Customer Reviews: Coby TFDVD9952 9-Inches Portable DVD Player
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on August 9, 2011
Purchased this for my 2yo on an 8-hour drive. Worked well - do not really know what I would do without it. Used both in car and in a hotel. 2 chargers - 12V DC and AC proved to be invaluable.
Video/audio quality is adequate as are remote and controls.
Never bothered to use 2 sets of earphones provided or a second monitor.
Played DVDs and DVD-RW. So far never tested AVIs or MP4.
Harness buckles do render headrest unusable for a tall passenger.
Replacing a disk with player in a harness is cumbersome. You are almost certain to inadvertently turn it off by catching the sliding ON/OFF switch on the harness.
Would be nice to store the remote with DVD.
Overall after 1 week of using it I am pretty happy with the purchase.
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on September 9, 2011
I used to have a flip down DVD player in my old vehicle. When I bought a new one I decided not to get the DVD system factory installed.
My husband and I have been looking at different dual screen DVD systems for a few months. The ones we saw were over priced and poor quality...
I saw this one, read the reviews and looked at the price and thought it was great.
We use it several times a week and my boys LOVE it. They can listen with the included headphones or I can plug it into my car speakers and they hear it all around. It is definately durable.... on 3 different occasions my son has pulled the middle seat forward, to let my son in the 3rd row out of the car... each time he slammed the TV/DVD unit with the headrest of the seat. It still works as if it were brand new!
I would recommend this to anyone looking to purchase a dual DVD system for their vehicle!
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on June 29, 2011
We bought this specifically for a 12+ hour car drive from Northern California to Disneyland. We have two young children who just don't like to sit still, but this kept them entertained. We loved that we could hook it up to our car speakers so we could hear the movie too.
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VINE VOICEon September 7, 2011
I bought this product so that our grandchildren could be occupied while on a 10 hour trip. The screens are large the cases sturdy and the connections secure. Our grandchildren are about the same age and sex so watching the same things worked great. I also bought two childrens head phones (A MUST HAVE) so the adults in the car could have conversations. The battery, when fully charged, I assume, will allow for viewing an entire movie. The picture quality is very good and bright. Because of traffic it ended up being a 16 hour trip and without the DVD player the adults would have really gone nuts. The product is well worth the money.
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on October 1, 2011
I bought this after returning the Slyvania dvd player for having poor sound. We had this Coby for two days and then it wouldn't recognize the disk anymore. I took the disk out and tried others but when you push play it still says "Load Disk".

It worked once, the sound was decent and the video quality was decent. I've read tons of reviews on tons of dvd players and I think I've figured out; you get what you pay for. This is a cheaper dvd player, I was hoping to save money and have a good purchasing experience however I'd rather pay a little more and get a Sony or Philips and have back all the time I've spent messing with this one and all the time it takes to return it, wait for another to arrive, ect ect.

Save yourself some trouble and buy a reputable name brand.
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on November 24, 2011
The straps to hold the device on the head rest broke the second time we changed a DVD.
Changing a DVD is a pain in the ---.
The player does not keep track of where the movie was so everytime you stop the car for more than 20 minutes you lose where you were on the video.
This is the third one of these we have had. The other two had problems but not NEARLY as bad as this piece of junk. And since we didn't use it for a car trip until after 30 days of ordering it, we are now stuck with it. This is eactly why buying online is cheaper becuase you get inferior products with less return options.

grrrrr. I am going to think twice before I order anything over $100 from amazon again.
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on June 23, 2012
All and all I am very happy with this product. We purchase this for our toddler kids for a road trip in our van. The power cord would barely reach from the closets power outlet so we purchased a car extension cord at radio shack. We actually had to stop at radio shack another time because my son damaged the wires connecting the two video player by pulling on them. Although he is only two he grabbed them with his toes and then gave a few good yanks with his hands.
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on December 20, 2012
I needed some dvd players for a long road trip planned. These were a great price and i loved the way that they opened up to put in the dvd's, so that they wouldn't get loose, but we used them maybe a handful of times and not for long hours at a time and they just stopped working. They would play a movie to a certain point and then say no valid disk and freeze up. Also, they are not Dual players cause you can only watch one movie at a time not 2 seperate movies kind of a waste.
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on February 20, 2012
These worked well for a short time. However, after about one month, the second DVD screen started to short. We would have to wiggle the cords around to get the picture to appear. Then after about 2 months, the second screen stopped working all together. It seems there is probably a short somewhere. Would not buy these again. If we want to pay labor and shipping we can send them to Coby, but by that point it's worth just buying a new set.....and not a Coby set from Amazon. Will buy from Costco next time, they will take anything back.
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on October 7, 2011
The screen shakes when the vehicle is on the highway or if you get too close to the wires connecting the two units together.
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