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481 reviews | 4.3 out of 5
This little DVD player works perfectly. I'm always amazed at the nit picking reviews on an inexpensive item. If you want all the bells and whistles just go ahead and put $2 or 3 hundred more and get you a blueray player(bet money it won't work as good as this little player.# Took all of about five minutes to plug in the power cord and HDMI cable and program the remote to also control my Samsung tv. I have used the player for about 8 hours a day for the first three days after purchasing and it works flawlessly. Near HD quality picture #with HDMI cable) and great Dolby sound. If you want ease of use and an excellent inexpensive dvd player, this is a great buy. I'm very, very pleased with my purchase.
The tiny green dot is the only display on the DVD player, which I found odd... However, for the price I paid $15 more than the cheapest DVD player so I could have the HDMI output option, which is very necessary for the future of owning electronics. This model also plays DVD+/-RW's and has Dolby Digital output, options other cheaper models didn't have.... The only reason to upgrade from this DVD player is if you want: 1) a DVD/VCR combo, 2) a portable DVD player, or, 3) a blue-ray player.
Just wanted a simple, inexpensive DVD player with no frills. Got what I wanted and it works well with my other equipmnt.
I got this dvd player for Christmas for my dad. Not only did it arrive on time or that it was specifically what he wanted, but the quality was outstanding. It was easy to use, plus the choice between the HDMI or regular optic cables were very easy to set up. The thin sleekness to the player makes it great for Entertainment centers and open stands. Best DVD Player for the Price
I'm sick of all the bad reviews for this dvd player it's $40, of course it's not gonna have all the options on it, if you want a better dvd player you're gonna have to step up to one that's at lease $100.
For the $ this is a small (half rack) Dvd player. It also doesn't have any display except for a tiny green light next to the power button to let you know that it is on. I have run this DVD player for 2 weeks straight and it is quiet and does the job. Without the display, it is hard to trouble shoot a bad disc or if it is hooked up correctly. It is even difficult to tell the player is on with the small green light. I guess if you strip everything off a dvd player except for hdmi and digital out, this is what it is.
This player works great and remembers the last time you had the disc in and what was playing. Great for changing kids dvd's many times a day. :-) It is quite sufficient for our needs.
Quality DVD Player product! Great Price and fast delivery.
For all my regular DVD's......
Most reviews that I could find were pretty good. Using an HDMI cable it was super easy to hook up. But from the first use, the scenes woud tend to freeze up. I could fast forward for a few seconds and it would once again play normally; assumed it must have been a scratched disk. Then it happened on the 2nd dvd, and again on the 3rd. Finally on the 4th use it froze and quit all together. Couldn't even get the unit to power down via the remote or the front panel button. Finally unplugged it. After plugging it back in, it would not power-up, eject the dvd or anything else. Finally had to unplug again and take the unit apart to retrieve my dvd. Another annoyance was that the remote only seemed to work about half the time. I assume that was also a symptom of the faulty controls in general. It was a shame, because it was very reasonably priced the upscaling produced a GREAT picture.
The player is nice, the only problem is you don't get the HDMI cable in the box. Luckily I had one here otherwise I would have had to go back out and buy one. It is super easy to hook up and then make sure it is set up correctly with the TV. My suggestion is to put on the description that NO cable comes with it. You do have color coded cable, but that is for the volume only and NOT the HDMI, a little deceiving. I haven't used the dvd player yet other than to make sure something came on the tv and that it was hooked up correctly.
This unit failed after just over one year of use. It will no longer load a DVD, even brand new ones. I called Sony support and after trying many fixes it did work on one new DVD but took about 8 min. to load it. After the call, it would once again not load any DVDs. I could not buy an extended warranty from Walmart because the item cost less than $50.
I love this DVD because of its HDMI connector. It is also a great price and I had no trouble setting it up. Great picture and easy to use.
I really love this DVD player. It was very reasonable and the picture quality is awesome. It was easy to setup and it's easy to use. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because when I ordered it I wasn't aware tht this HD player didn't come with the HD cord. Tht makes no sense to me and wasn't in the description. Luckily I had one or I would've been upset if I had to pay for another one and then wait to get it.
I have had 2 units of this model DVD player. When it works, it is easy to use and does a great job. The 1st unit only lasted about 6 months. Because it was so inexpensive I got another one. The unit I currently have does not work properly anymore (after about 8 months). Right now the remote only works after the DVD is playing. Getting the player to turn on and actually play takes several minutes of manual on-off and pushing play and pushing eject several times. I use it infrequently, but the warranty is only 90 days. I am thinking of getting another throw-away unit because of the cheap price. I hate electronics in our landfills, but I really think this is how products are now designed.
I picked up this item at the will call desk at approx 10:00 AM, took it home, opened the package, connected it to my HDTV and attemped to play a number of different DVDs, I continually got a message on the screen (This DVD Can Not Be Played Due To Area Restrictions) I then called the Sony help number, talked to a tech rep who talked me thtough a procedure to reset the player, it did not change anything, and the rep told me it was a defective unit, I returned it to Walmart within a couple of hours of when I picked it up. I have ordered other items from Walmart and have never had a problem, This Sony DVD player appears to be a bummer.
I bought this yesterday but it doesn't play any DVD or CD. When I insert a disc I get the "Loading" message on my screen but after almost 2 minutes it reads "cannot play this disc". I'm taking it back tomorrow to exchange it for something else.
We have another Sony DVD Player that we bought last Spring and it has performed very well. This unit (DVP-SR510H), however,did not perform nearly as well. Firstly, I assumed it would have a digital readout at the front allowing you to see how far along the DVD. It doesn't have it. Secondly, so far we have played 6 different DVDs and two of them froze up towards the end of the movie. After watching over an hour only to not be able to see the ending is very frustrating.
Item couldn't even play a disc the packaging was a huge box with no buffer or bubble wrap to help keep safe as the item was a fragile DVD player. Could've broken during that time
A big step forward from the three-year-old DVD player it replaced. I especially like the ability to interchange up to six DVDs, stop in the middle of any, then go back and automatically resume at the previous stop point. Video quality is great, too, with a high definition-TV.
I was impressed by the video quality of this DVD player. But I was seriously unimpressed by the remote control. Instead of including buttons for such features as repeat and zoom, you have to navigate through a frustrating menu system to access those features. It’s as if one group of people designed the player itself (which works well) and another group of people purposely decided to make the player as inconvenient as possible to use (by designing a terrible remote control and menu system).
Other frustrating features of this DVD player include fast motion, slow motion and advance buttons that work in unintuitive ways and a counter that appears so momentarily that it’s nearly impossible to read (There’s another counter that will remain on indefinitely, but it is part of the menu system, and the menu blocks the video in the background). This unit also has a tiny power-on LED that is nearly invisible from across a large room. On the positive side, the remote control allows you to see screen shots of multiple titles and chapters simultaneously and it has extremely smooth and sharp slow motion (but it doesn't have frame by frame slow motion).
If I had it to do over again, I probably would have spent more time researching the features and remote controls of other models, and probably would have bought one of those other models instead of this one.