My experience is different that the others here. When I started buying DVD players, I bought Toshiba and Sony, they both died withing months of their warrantees expiring. I figured that DVD technology was just a fragile technology so I bought the cheaper players. To my chagrine, they wouldn't die. I would wait and wait for one to die so I could upgrade, finally, I would just buy and replace a functioning player. I have a six year old philips in the basement that has been used daily for 6 years. I have several other no names on a shelf that still work. There are two $40 players in the kids rooms that play at least 10 hours a day that are a couple of years old and still going strong.
Personally, I would get a $40 Philips at Walmart. They play everything you through at it and I've never had one die. On the other hand, my 2160 is the only DVD player in our main room we use it as our DVD player. I don't know what I would replace it with if it broke but I don't worry about it.