I bought this for my dad for christmas . When i hooked it up it only produced sound - a cd played fine , but with a dvd i only got the audio - no picture ! Let 's face it - when you want to watch a movie you want to see a picture . As i travelled internationally and did n't want to haul it back on a plane with me it was an expensive addition to the recycling bin . Had to buy my dad a different dvd player locally ( panasonic ) which worked just fine . Save your cash - go for a brand that actually cares about their reputation .