First Impressions: It looks like a dvd player. It seems cheaply made. It is wide screen. The speaker volume at max is LOUD (at least to me), I turned it down to about half way. The screen seems bright and clear to me. My husband said the screen quality is passable, but I don't really notice things like that. To put a DVD in, you lift the cover and snap the DVD in place.
- Plays DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CDs (both regular and mp3), and picture disks (jpg). (It might do more, this is what I tested)
- It has component video out (no video in). It also has a switch to switch between widescreen and normal format.
- The buttons on the player are: volume (up/down), play, pause, stop, skip (forward/back). There is also a brightness knob.
- I can do everything with this portable player that I can with my full-sized dvd player, skip, repeat, memory.
- Hacks (haven't tried them personally): Region free and also one to let you play VCDs
- Car adaptor
- You can't control the volume or brightness from the remote.
- This is more related to the case I bought to hook it up in my car, but the remote sensor is hidden under the edge of case so I can't use the remote. Putting a cd case under the player so that it sat higher seemed to fix the problem
- You can't select from a DVD's menu with the buttons on the player, so don't loose the remote. You can hit play and most DVDs will play.
- Battery won't charge unless player is turned off.
- Max of 254 pictures/songs in a folder on a cd.
- Battery life
- Playing a full length movie
- Screen brightness in a car
This player is exactly what I expected. It's a good price and seems to do everything I want it to. Assuming it holds up, I would recommend it.