Excerpt: Some people, or at least the manufacturers and market gurus, regard it as most important to keep youngsters entertained whilst adults are on the move in their hectic lifestyles. It is necessary and very important requirement for modern day living. They think that it is an invaluable asset to be able to watch your favourite TV shows or movies whilst in the car, on the train, in a plane or even in the kitchen.
Excerpt: This relatively cheap player will suit those who want to keep the kids quiet in the back of the car. The USB port also gives you the option of inputting your own recordings etc. However, picture quality is not the greatest, despite the anti-reflection screen for in-car use. Sound is average, and as with most items in this price range, is much better through earphones than through the integral, rather tinny speakers.
Excerpt: This is a good quality product that offers good value for money in the short term. Although as with most electronic products, the value will deteriorate over time and should be anle to get a cheaper version next year. It incorporates most of the latest features and technology that is currently available on the market. After using this product for a few months I have not so far come up against any reliability issues but only time will tell.
Excerpt: Keeping 2 kids under the age of 7 entertained on long car journeys to and from the Lake District (a 3 hour drive) used to be a real pain. My wife tried personal stereos but this resulted in arguments over the CDs and I wasn't keen on spending £100+ on MP3 players especially when they rarely listen to music. Only one thing was guaranteed to keep them quiet and that was gluing them to TV screens.
Pros: Excellent playback and sound quality, really portable, long battery life, supports lots of formats
Cons: The price and the really small remote control