Written on: 16/08/2004 by Bauer (1 review written)
Long battery life
Great sound through headphones
Compact unique design
Came with cases, Car adaptor, cool credit-card sized remote
No screen protection
Doesn't play DVD-RAM
Get the occassional jump on DVD-R discs
Bought my Nextbase SDV17-A Tablet about 2 months ago. I bought it especially for my trip to the USA (to watch on the plane and train journeys), and what an excellent buy it turned out to be! I am a big fan of the TV show 24, and I recorded all of the 3rd season onto DVD-R's.. I managed to watch around 5-6 episodes (which including adverts are 1hr long each) before the battery finally ran out- I was very impressed, as I'd read prior to buying it that the battery life was 3-4 hours.
This player can play pretty much anything you chuck at it, its multi-region and about the only formats I've found it doesn't play are DVD+R's and DVD-RAM.
I'd say my only gripe is that you have to be Kinda careful with the screen, as obviously unlike the 'laptop' style players there's nothing really to protect it properly.... but apparently the screen has a special protective coating which (so far so good) has prevented mine from any scratches etc.
All in all, I'm very impressed with mine and would recommend it to anyone.. it was fairly cheap too- I bought mine from Gadgetshop.co.uk for £250, which compared to what you'd have paid not so long ago is very reasonable indeed!