Short lifespan and too short of a warranty
I loved everything about this unit, but the video died after just 1.5 years of occasional use (it quits after 2 minutes and yet the audio works fine). The short Sony warranty left me in the cold, so to speak. This failure is not typical of Sony products (I own many) and I am very disappointed. I wonder if the poor warranty speaks to Sony's lack of confidence in this product. Frankly, I may have to rethink my loyalty to Sony products because I do not wish to endure the cost of premature failures in products that are relatively expensive to begin with.
In all fairness, my ratings would all be excellent in all categories for this DVD player had it been reliable.
December 15, 2009
Great Portable Player
I bought this a year ago, and still satisfied. Only now i'm replacing it because I saw that the new FX930 models out. It has everything you would expect from a portable DVD player, but with Sony quality.
A couple of Cons which stick out of my mind with the unit:
Poor MP3 playback options. When you put in a disc with MP3s, it lists them on the screen, but you don't get options to organize tracks in some way using the ID3 tags - not even a Shuffle option! You have to fast forward one by one. (Not easy when you have hundreds of tracks).
Also, the glossy top cover is very prone to scratches. Be VERY careful when taking this out, or even handling it. Accidents happen, so pay attention where you put at home, or put it in a bag or something when taking it out. (It's nice to see the new FX930 has a matte cover).
June 24, 2009
I've got this product for my 2 year old and we just loved. We've traveled with it more than 20 times (airplane, car, train) and is still perfect. A little bit expensive but "it's a sony"...
June 15, 2009
Best Portable DVD Player
I have ever bought. I take this everywhere with me and I find that the battery lasts as long as they claim. It's great to be able to take this player out and not have to worry about if there is a outlet and if I am careful I can get two movies out of one battery. I also like the looks. Great job Sony!!!!
March 23, 2009