This is a refurbished product and I was hesitant to buy it because of some bad reviews, but the price was great and I decided to take a chance and I am glad I did. It only stays charged for about 4-5 hours but it can be plugged in to continue watching. It comes with a remote and can be used on a TV as well. I haven't tried that feature yet. I have to say I would never pay the high prices of a new never used portable DVD player. It's old technology. I wanted something portable to watch all my old DVD movies and for me, refurbished was the way to go and I highly recommend this product.