Pros EXCELLENT BATTERY LIFE.THE LONGEST AVAILABLE
Cons NONE REALLY, UNLESS YOU WANT TO NITPICK
Summary 13 HOURS OF BATTERY LIFE WILL GET YOU THROUGH LONG PLANE RIDES WITH EASE....IN MY OPINION THE BEST OUT THERE
Pros Features are awesome
Great video quality
An open BUTTON!! (NOT a slider!)
Cons Speakers take much room
Empty space left of speakers
Summary Have you ever wanted a portable dvd but with good quality?Oops, i didn't notice this was LS86, i reviewed LS82. Sorry for that mistake. If needed remove.
Look no further. Panasonic has created a phenominal portable dvd unit and has long been my favorite. I own this unit, in a matter of facts its right infront of me. The quality is simplly awesome. I'm watching Dan In Real Life on this thing right now as I'm typing and it looks better then (yeah im for real) my 42" sony hdtv. I am not kidding. The battery life is around 8 hours, but amazon says the battery life is up to 12 hours. Well i been owning the dvd for about 7 months, and never replaced the battery. The features are nice. 2 headphone jacks, audio and video output (or input? not sure never used), LCD size/brightness control feature, Top Menu, Menu,and AV Select. A nice, big navigational pad, containing up, down, left, and right big buttons plus a nice enter key in the middle. A big open BUTTON (not a slider!!) and speakers on the side are very good. Gives nice sound. Now the big part, a free style viewer screen! You can "pop-out" the screen so its like sticking out and make it flat so the dvd is as if the screen was built into the cd tray. Electronic skip protection (just a extra feature). And with the good comes the bad... The price. It costs (used - very good) $280 on amazon and the retail is $250. If panasonic would lower the price to maybe $150 then i would by like 50 of these. I recommend this for travalers, parents who have kids that want to watch movies in the car and people who want to work on the computer without having to look somewhere else for the TV. My unit is right of my screen and is good, but only problem the screen is a little too big to snugglly fit on my desk without me having to move stuff. The speakers are taking up most of the space, and there is a little blank space left of the speakers.
Video Quality: 11/10 (BEST OF THE BEST!)
Speaker Quality: 8/10 (Lacks bass)
Playback Compatibility: 10/10 (No blueray, because this was released before blueray existed)
Overall: 9.5/10 (I need my bass!)
Updated on Oct 27, 2008
Pros This product looked good, very streamlined.
Cons flourescent light containing mercury, too many warnings. Seemed to be too fragile for everyday use by a child. Seemed to complicated for the person it was being bought for.
Summary I have never seen a portable dvd player without a remote control. Also the list of warnings really bothered me. Flourescent light with mercury. Do not touch display. Possibility of exploding if it gets too hot. We charged the battery and noticed the warnings and just boxed it back up to return to the store. It looked nice but we couldn't get past the above issues.
Pros No Remote --- Wrongly advertised
Cons No Remote --- Wrongly advertised
Pros small and light
Cons I would not recommend this dvd player to anyone as mine had hardly any use and it stopped reading all DVDs. Battery life is short.Customer service is of no help.
Summary Go for another cheaper brand!