The CD units were made to be durable as they also had a doublt plan for the unit ie: using it as a portable cd player. limitations did include that it had to be plugged into the wall for it to be used as a cd player tho. So needless to say it had to endure some rough and tumble wear.
Yea, but hes right. I have both the Duo, and the original TG-CD unit. I bought the Duo new about 3 years ago, and it MIGHT have 40 hours of total playing time on it since then. It died 3 weeks ago. Just wouldn't come on one day when I wanted to test a few discs.