I bought this player for my daughter to use on a road trip to Disney World. I bought it, along with two other players that were the same price around the time of all the great Christmas sales. I bought all three hoping to compare them, and find the one that I liked best. This Toshiba model FAR surpassed the Panasonic and Cody brand players I bought. First, it was the easiest to use. There were no silly menus to use, and the buttons were the same as those on my home DVD player. It also felt a more solidly built and was the least prone to skip if slightly bumped. This was important to me, as I knew we would be using this player in the car and were likely to go over the occasional bump in the road. The Toshiba also had a remote control, which the others at this price point did not have. Lastly, the Toshiba seemed to have a slightly better picture quality than the other two. It was very hard to notice much difference because the screen is so small, but the colors seems a little truer. After a little more research, I also found that this Toshiba had a longer battery life than the other two models, but I didn't actually get to test that myself.