I was looking for a reliable, cheap, DVD player and purchased this Philips DVD player. I've been very happy with it. It gets a lot of use and it continues to work great. My kids like to operate it themselves and the controls are simple enough that they are able to do that. After several years of use the only issue we're having in that the DVD tray doesn't always like to open. Sometimes I have to push the eject button two or three times before it will come open but considering all the use it's gotten this isn't bad at all. Sound Quality It's as good as my TV speakers allow for. Durability I've had this for years and my little kids like to operate it themselves and it still works great Ease of Use Even my young kids can operate it.