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Postby RugbyD » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:12 pm

looking into getting one for Christmas. Anybody have any advice or personal experiences to relate? I'm just starting my research and the first thing I notice is that there is a wide price range. One thing i don't plan on needing is 2 screens.

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Postby bigh0rt » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:13 pm

I got a 7" one for Christmas last year and have used it twice. It's pretty neat.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:44 am

i'd stay away from the no-name brands. the wear and tear portable devices get really puts a premium on quality craftsmanship. after that, i'd probably pay attention to battery life. a friend of mine had one that tended to die after two hours. he had to replace batteries mid-movie quite a few times. that was about 4 years ago so they probably have better battery life now. then make sure it has the outputs that you need. if you are just going to use it for travel you dont really need a whole lot. if you want to also use it a home and hook up a home theatre make sure you have the right outputs for that.
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:20 am

bigh0rt wrote:I got a 7" one for Christmas last year and have used it twice. It's pretty neat.


I think that pretty much sums it up; they're pretty cool, but you have consider their practicality. There is definitely something lost from watching a film on a 7" screen; and that said, you'd probably rather watch a movie at home. Depending on how often you travel and find yourself in need of entertainment away from home, it may even be more practical to just get a video Ipod.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:12 pm

Get the cheapest one possible.

DVD Technology is so "Old" now that anyone can make one.

They are cool though I think you will like it if you go on lots of trips.

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Postby teddy ballgame » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:04 pm

I got a nice one a few years ago for my birthday. It's cool, but I don't use it very often. Obviously they weren't around when I got mine, but I'd also go for a video iPod instead as Cu suggested.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:33 pm

If you want something that plays movies check this out

http://www.woot.com

only 120 bucks for 20 gigs.

That'll hold 5 or 6 dvd's at a time if you want that quality


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Postby Coppermine » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:39 pm

acsguitar wrote:If you want something that plays movies check this out

http://www.woot.com

only 120 bucks for 20 gigs.

That'll hold 5 or 6 dvd's at a time if you want that quality


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Yeah, but it only supports WMV and ASF files. No MPEG or DivX.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:41 pm

Coppermine wrote:
acsguitar wrote:If you want something that plays movies check this out

http://www.woot.com

only 120 bucks for 20 gigs.

That'll hold 5 or 6 dvd's at a time if you want that quality


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Yeah, but it only supports WMV and ASF files. No MPEG or DivX.


oh well thats pretty frickin awful....

But if you took the time to convert from DVD to wmv..blah nevermind...cancel that recommendation.

Just buy a cheap laptop from ebay and use it
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