I've just got into the DVD sceen but got offered a Sony DVP at a very reasonable price - say no more, and snapped it up. The DVP-FX1 is only the same thickness as thick paperback book and I was surprised that the recharchable battery lasts four and a half hours. The only trouble when the battery is attached is the weight of the DVP-FX1 goes up considerably. The screen is a seven inch LCD but the picture is not as good as the one you get from the TV at home. The speakers although very small have a very good sound although I use a pair of headphones not to disturb others and has surround sound built in. The controls are at the front of the player but there is also a remote control which has most of the functions but is quite bulky compared to the rest of the player. A nice little toy that is handy for when I'm on the train to London it most certainly breaks the journey.