Summary: I've owned this unit for a little over a year. I bought it specifically to use as a monitor and speaker only. I've never used it to actually play a DVD. I feed a video and audio source into it from the head unit in the front of the vehicle. I bought this specific unit because at the time, it was the best option. While it worked, it worked well. The unit stopped playing video only recently. Audio was still fine.
Product Satisfactory..Amazon Order History saves the day
26 November 2012
Summary: [[ASIN:B0014KROZO Coby TFDVD7051 7-Inch Portable Tablet Style DVD/CD/MP3 Player, Silver)) We purchased a Coby portable DVD/CD player for our daughter last Christmas. The player has worked well..but at about 10 months the battery would not recharge . We have been trying to get it replaced but have found that you can't get that battery anywhere but through Coby. Even went to a place that builds batteries and they can't build it. So that's a bit of a hassel.
Summary: I was worried about other portable dvd players, since the reviews were sometimes saying that screens would have problems since they swiveled. I thought this would be an autofeed, like in most car cd players, but it is not. You have to flip up the screen to access the dvd. It does not turn the way other potable dvd players do though, and seems solid, but may be difficult for a child to lift the screen(who it was purchased for).
Summary: I bought this before taking my 6 year old on a road trip as a way to entertain her in the car. This tablet was a godsend! Very durable and easy to use - she had no problem changing DVDs and figuring everything out herself. She ended up not putting it on the back of the seat, instead just held it on her lap. The earphones it came with were either defective or just bad quality, because they broke very quickly. I ended up having to buy her new ones.
Summary: Highly recommended entertainment unit to keep your child busy! My 18mth old son was starting to get ansy after 30-45min in the car, I purchased this TV days before our road trip from NYC to NC and it was a life savor. It kept him entertained with his favorite cartoons and learning interactive DVDs the entire trip to and from. The charge last a few hours and the quality was clear for him to see...
Summary: I am giving this product 2 stars for the picture quality and ease of use. I'm also ONLY giving this product 2 stars because I bought it Feb, 2011 and it finally quit on us yesterday after acting sort of..."quirky" over the last 3 months. "Quirky" in that it didn't always play, it would sometimes stay stuck on the blue V-ZON screen until I would have to turn it off, then turn it on again. Occasionally that did the trick. But, as of 1 day ago, it no longer works.
Summary: As usual amazon has fast delivery and easy returns if you need it, no fault to amazon on this. The product arrived and went to use it but apparently the car charger was dead. I checked the fuse in the adapter and made sure the outlet worked with other devices. I think this would have been a decent DVD player but I opted to find another brand since this was DOA.
Summary: I am reviewing this after having purchased 2 of these tablet DVD players. The first one lasted almost 2 years with heavy play so when the first one went ka- put I looked for another single tablet type but could not find anything similar in price. I don't need 2 players of a second screen so I don't want to pay for it. Since the first one survived 2 years, I thought it is a good value even if replaced every 2 years.
Summary: I wanted a small DVD player I can use at the gym while exercising on a treadmill, elliptical machine, or stationary bike. The flat design of this Coby is ideal for this purpose; I can place the player where people traditionally have placed magazines or books. It works great! The picture and sound quality are good, and the controls are simple and logical. I have no complaints about the design or basic functioning of this player.
Summary: I bought this device to use on plane and road trips for my son. I gave this a four star rating only because to navigate and change some screen settings(contras,brightness, etc.....) are cumbersome. We actually haven't used it on any trips yet, but we have used it at home for at least five hours. The overall quality of this unit is very nice for the price. The picture quality excedded my expectations. The sound out of the speakers are nice and loud.