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"I bought this one after ...

By Brent R Verified Reviewer from Undisclosed on 12/31/2005

I bought this one after reading the reviews on the Coby 7" model. I liked the idea of the swiveling screen and the slightly larger screen was also appealing. Most negative reviews related to these type players deal with the player not lasting long. Since I haven't had the player more than two weeks I can't comment on that aspect. It's probably been used about ten hours total (6 in the truck) and is working flawlessly as of now. We bought the player for our daughter (8 months) for Christmas. We frequently make long trips to visit family in another state so we thought it would make the trip a lot easier for her. The player is absolutely awesome! The color and screen resolution is amazing. I'm very pleased with it so far. Another thing I was worried about was the sound (so many players get horrible reviews in this category). I was pretty shocked at how loud and clear the audio was. During our trip down the interstate the volume was kept at no more than 1/2 of max and I could easily hear every word perfectly clear from the front seat. With the volume maxed out it would have been obnoxiously loud and headache medicine would be necessary. The swivel screen is awesome so that it makes a "tablet" that fits nicely into it's case. If I had to think of negatives: The case that comes with it is nothing more than a sleeve to allow it to hang up in the car/truck. It might offer very minimal protection but I would feel better with something that was a little more padded and completely closed. Also, the remote works great but it lacks one feature: volume control! The unit itself uses a small wheel to adjust the volume so I can see why it would be difficult to have the remote control that feature but it is definitely something that is missed. You can mute with the remote but cannot alter the volume level without doing it manually. At this point I am very pleased with my purchase!!!!

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