Summary: We purchased the unit with an extra screen to survive a 10 hour drive with 2 kids back in Fall 2003. It still works great and still keeps the kids quiet. Cost a lot more back then but I am please to say we have gotten our money's worth many times over. Great Purchase.
Summary: I have had this for a while and gotten some good use out of it. However, once the remote died (It would cost $75 to replace) I have been unable to watch DVD's satisfactorily. There are buttons on the unit for going forward and back a scene, but no menu button and no buttons that let you navigate around menus (also no fast forward or rewind buttons). I tried to watch TV collections, but with some of them it is now impossible to view anything but the first show.
Summary: I was happy when I bought this, as this is very compact and useful to play both casette and dvd. But sooner, the casette player stopped working if I hookup the LCD monitor (I am thinking that this is because of the power input is not sufficient to play both LCD monitor as well as Casette). However, I can play DVD and view it in the LCD monitor. If I do not use the attached LCD monitor, but redirect the output to a regular TV, then Casette works with out any problem.
Summary: this the second one I bought. The first one came with an inoperable vcp (VCR without ability to record). I sent it back and got a refund. I bought the second one and the dvd did not "read' the dvds. This time I sent it back to Audiovox and paid the 14.00 for shipping. They paid for the return shipping and it has been working well since that time. Overall it is good for us to have both formats. The unit comes with great carrying bags and protective wrap for the screen.
Summary: I have owned this product for about a year now. I also purchased the extra screen so each of my children would have their own to view. Unfortunately, I can't recommend this product. Within about 2 months, the second screen quit working. Within approximately 4 months the DVD player stopped altogether. Now we're stuck with only the VHS portion of the player and one screen. It's better than nothing, but for what we spent on both items, it should have held up longer.
Summary: We bought it for long driving trips but on the first trip out, the unit stopped working after 2-3 hours. No signal connecting the screen and the unit. Had to return it (after driving it all the way to southern Cal from bay area and then back). Couldn't figure out what the problem was. Screen was ok because it powered up. Very compact (although it weighs a lot -- help with the bouncing of the road.) Wish someone would update the unit. Sure is nice for the kids.
Great choice if you have a large VHS Library as well as DVD
6 September 2005
Summary: There are many more compact DVD units out there at this price but the built in VHS player meant we didn't need to replace all the kids classics at $10-$20 a title. Great unit is you what VHS with DVD and can handle the size (SUV and Minivan ok). It's really a transportable home/car/hotel unit as it needs an external power supply. A great feature when buying an additional screen means the kids can watch different movies ( one VHS one DVD) at the same time.
Summary: We love the unit. It's versatility was exactly what we were looking for in a portable unit. The ability to play both format simultaneously is awesome. The unit is a bit on the bulky side but it can be managed easily. We've place ours on the floor board of the second row seating....hooked the monitors on the driver and front passenger headrests. The picture and sound these monitors put out are great. The remote is easy to use and fully noted with what is what, etc.
Versatile system, does more than it claims! However, it may not last forever
1 September 2005
Summary: We picked this up recently, along with an additional screen. The picture looks great and sound is good too. While hanging it between two seats in the van put it too close to my toddler twins in bulky car seats, we were able to set the base between the two front seats and have them look down.
Summary: i bought this for my kids (ages 2 and 4) to use while on a long roadtrip. it was great, picture and sound. They shared 1 monitor strapped between the 2 front seats. we didn't have to spend a lot of $ on new dvd's because we already have an abundance of vhs's. i am impressed with this product, the price is great!