We got this dvd player to replace the Coby DVD player that we had nothing but trouble out of. Memorex was a brand I had heard of before so I had high hopes that this would be a decent dvd player, but I was left disappointed. It was only slightly better, if that, than the dvd player it replaced. Our kids could open the disc tray more often, but the remote buttons would stick a lot for no apparent reason. There wasn't anything in the grooves, the buttons just stayed pressed down. The discs read most of the time which was fantastic, unless you tried to rewind. I'm not sure what caused it but if you went to rewind the dvd player went haywire and would skip numerous scenes before randomly stopping when it wanted to. Since it was a second dvd player for us and wasn't used that often it wasn't too bad for the price. If you are looking for a full time dvd player you should probably look elsewhere, but this makes an okay dvd player for a spare room.