Deflep, like you, I was looking for an inexpensive portable dvd player and I ended up buying the Panasonic DVD-LS5 (costs roughly around $300-$400). Let me tell you it's the best purchase I ever made! The extra $100-$200 are definetley worth it. It has a lot extras that make watching dvd's great. The best feature is the built-in DTS and Dolby Digital surround sound. You can plug in your headphones and it sounds like your actually listening to movie theatre quality sound!! It's perfect for watching music or concert dvd's. I highly recommend it!