Portable DVD players are a must for someone who spends a lot of the time on the road. Since we were needing a new one I looked up several different brands before finding this RCA portable dvd player. The main reason we bought this one besides the fact that it is a RCA and that is our brand of chocie is that it has a bigger screen than the other ones we were looking at. The screen is clear and crisp- the picture is brilliant and bright and I have no issues watching movies, cartoons or episodes of tv shows on it. The sound is just as good, I was a little wary of not being able to hear it while in the car, but I have no issues with that and the sound is just as good on the speakers as it is when you put a set of headphones in it or listen to it over the car stereo system. The portability of this dvd player is great, it is small but not too small, and compact so it fits into purse or backpack for easy storing etc when on the go. It is sturdy and mine has fallen a couple times and stood the test of being bounced out the car, with no real damage other than a scuff or two. I am blown away with how good of a device it is for how cheap I got away with paying for it. It was under a hundred dollars and works better than my laptop for playing movies. It is a must have, and would recommend it to anyone. Great buy and great dvd player.