Granted , i have only used this dvd player for about 2 hours setting it up for my mom for christmas , but that was long enough for me to find problems with this dvd player .
First , the player did not allow me to access the menus of dvds .
When i hit " menu " it told me , " playback only . "
I actually had to re-open the drawer and close it to get back to the dvd menu .
This is extemely lame .
The remote is flimsy-feeling and awkward to use .
In addition , it only seems to work if you 're about five feet away from the player , although that may have been just the batteries that came with it .
The player does seem to play dvds adequately enough .
It also has an optical out , which it should .
I think for about $ 40 more , you can probably find a much better dvd player than this though .