About every 12-18 months, we have to purchase a new DVD player for our home workshop -- a very dirty and dusty environment. Purchasing this machine was a great decision. It arrived extremely fast and it works like a charm. (And you can't beat the price.) I've purchased a few "refurbished" items in the past but this one was unbelievably pristine. We are EXTREMELY satisfied with our purchase and when we destroy this one we'll be back for another.