Excerpt: In the spirit of full disclosure, I bought this new Toshiba SDP93S portable DVD player for my 70 year old father who is decidedly UN-technologically adept. In fact, one could say that my father goes out of his way to be ANTI-technology, mostly just to be grouchy I think and because it all confuses him!
Summary: The Company, Sonmez Accessories was very good to deal with. But, the refurbished product let me down. I did a lot of research before buying. A lot of people gave good reviews. Maybe it's just being used by them to quiet the kids. I thought the 9 inch, 800 X 400 display resolution should look better than the 7 inch, Toshiba SD-P1750 player, with a 480 X 234 pixel resolution. I am still so impressed with the Toshiba SD-P1750.
Summary: This, for me, was a 100.00 piece of crap. I bought it less than a year ago at Best Buy. It never worked properly. It played maybe half the DVDs I tried to play in it. I'm talking brand new just out of the box DVDs. It took forever to load, didn't load at all sometimes, had not so great sound quality, and sometimes the sound and the video were not in sync.
Summary: We bought this for our kids to watch while flying and it was a lifesaver. The picture can be seen from all angles and the sound is fine (you really have to be targeted in how you push the volume buttons). Also, you need to be sure that the disk is all the way in before you try to start it up. For the price it is a very nice product.
Summary: Like many people,I was a little put-off by the reviews that warned of noisy operation and the like. I did a lot of research and concluded that for this pricepoint,it was worth the risk to try it out. Boy,I am glad that I did! The unit is easy to setup and play. My test was to play a DVD with a great soundtrack. Loaded Beverly Hills Cop 1 and plugged my Sony Pro headphones into the unit. All I can say is "Simply Stunning" through the headphones.
Christophe M. Mathias "Mr Lucky got it wrong", Amazon
15 March 2010
Summary: Within a month of purchase it started freezing or occasionally refusing to display movies. By 3 months it plays maybe 1 in 3 of my movies. Noisy, jumpy, contantly freezes.. just a pointless purchase. I will never touch a Toshiba item again.
Summary: This player has one of the best video pictures I have seen for a portable player. The only reason why I did not give it 5 stars is because it will not play a disc unless you "finalize" it. For example, if I burn a couple of divx movies on a single disc, I need to finalize the burn process, which means I will not be able to add anymore files to it. In the case of a DVD-RW disc, this totally defeats the purpose of a rewritable disc.
Great player, lack of format support is frustrating
M. Harp, Amazon
16 January 2010
Summary: Great player, I've used it for a month or so now. Swivel is nice, it's not too heavy or bulky and picture/sound are good via headphones. Biggest disappointment is that it only seems to support .divx files, not mkv (which is Divx-Plus) or avi. So if you're using HandBrake or some other free ripper, you also need to buy the DivX converter software and store a 2nd copy of every movie in the .divx format.
Summary: After a lot of research I bought this unit for my wife. She's OK with it, but I don't like that it's so noisy. It's really loud for a disk spinning. If your laptop made this much noise, you'd be alarmed. Second, I've used it little, but the display features are unimpressive. For example, I couldn't find a way to display in a clear way time remaining. Not recommended.