"I have EXACTLY THE SAME thing that Erickhockman has!!"3.5 starson by monchis34
Pros: I have been doing all my burnings with this dvd player since around 2005. Has done me good up until now JANUARY 2010. Good thing it comes with NERO program. There are updates for this player and I havent really had any prob. up until now.
Cons: Wish there was a fix for this problem that I started having of not able to read DVD-R. Also more updates for the drivers. This player doesnt really have much support from SONY.
Summary: It is reliable for the 1st few years, is fast enough, comes with a good program to install it with for burning and all other stuff but there is not much support for this DVD player. Not much "light" for this player. And this type of problem of not reading DVD-R after it's been reading it before for several years is I think a big technical problem cause now you have to buy another expensive DVD player just like this one was. If we pay that amount of money almost $100 for a DVD player like this, it should come with some kind of support for these types of Critical Technical problems and be able to get our money's worth in technical support at least. I would buy it again ONLY IF it was no more than $30 now NEW, and had the technical support after some people have been having the same trend of technical problem. Ive had other DVD players and they've never had this problem of all of a sudden from one day to the next not reading the formats that they were created to read or burn. They were just slower in speed. which i would take a slower speed anytime than a dvd player that would mess up like that. In conclusion, what I am trying to say is that I was very satisfied with this DVD player for the time that I used it cause it did last me several years but I would only buy it NEW at cheap cause used would mean that it wont take long for me to start getting that same problem I'm having. And the price initially was high where now those players that fast cost half the price of what I got it.