Summary: Four years ago I permanently installed this unit on my boat which is kept in the (salt) water year round. The positives are that 1) the unit is very robust, taking lots of pounding in my boat; 2)the picture is very good; and, 3)power draw - at 12v - is minimal. The negatives are that 1) the sound is barely loud enough; and 2) the salty air environment was very hard on the dvd mechanism which stopped functioning after 2 years.
Summary: This is a great tv I got it for my son in the Explorer. It is a little heavy however but the quality of the picture more than makes up for it. The sounds is great too. It has a screen protector that has come in very handy and a remote controll. For the price it is a steal. THanks for a great way to travel.
Summary: Okay, it isn't really that portable, as in "airplane-friendly portable" - it IS a bit large. But if you want a smaller, "MORE portable" TV/DVD as a second set in the house, this baby really cannot be beat. The model I have has an excellent display, true scan LCD. And, it is TOUGH, to boot - it actually fell off an 18" high table onto a brick floor with absolutely no damage save a scratch on the end. Mostly luck, I suppose, but also built-in durability.
Summary: I originally bought this as a gift thinking it would be great to have a small LCD TV for my husband's desk and a portable DVD player for traveling. Problem is they no longer make the "optional battery pack" as advertized so it really isn't portable.
Summary: I find this unit is well built and it has an excellent picture with a good quality signal source in. While a tad heavy relative to what you would guess while looking at it, I transport it easily in a 15"H x 3"W x 18"L padded portfolio laptop-styled carry bag and use it mostly on my boat. I have had no trouble playing any DVD's in it and they too present a very fine picture.
Summary: Pros>>> - Big Screen - Great sound - Versitile positioning options - Great connectivity options Cons>>> - Very poor screen resolution. Everything is pixelated and fuzzy (not good when you're expecting a DVD quality picture) - Very heavy. I expected it to be somewhat heavy given the screen size, but it's quite a bit bigger than I expected. Much bigger and heavier than my 3 year old notebook - Won't play DVD-R's.