CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
Videonow Jr. Player (Yellow/Purple)
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- Chunky, rugged portable video player designed specifically for preschoolers
- Large, easy-to-push buttons include play, fast-forward and rewind
- Automatic sleep mode conserves battery life
- Ideal for car travel or long waits at appointments
- Plays personal video discs (sold separately) on the full-color screen
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We were deciding between the Videonow Jnr. or a regular portable dvd player for around fifty dollars more. We chose the Jnr. as our son would have broken a real portable dvd player in less than 10 mins. The Jnr. is extremely sturdy with rubber bumpers around the corners and thick raised plastic edges around the screen and buttons. It has already survived a couple of falls from up high onto the ground without a scratch.
The unit itself is easily held by our son and the screen is the perfect size for him to watch up close. The color screen actually looks quite good and the sound is also better than I would have expected for the price. The contrast control and backlight lets you see the screen fine in any lighting condition. The contrast and volume controls are also out of the way so you can set it just right and your young child won't be able to change the settings and get upset over not being able to see the picture. One thing we absolutely love is once the video disc is inserted into the player it is all but impossible for our son to get it out and play with it as you need two strong hands to eject the disc. This is great as our son loves to play with dvds and scratch them up!
This player takes 3 AA batteries and you will want to use alkalines. Non-alkalines will last only 1 hour but alkalines last the stated 5 hours easily. Our only misgiving is the battery compartment uses screws so you will either want to make sure you have fresh batteries before the car ride or carry a small screwdriver in the glove compartment to change batteries on the road.Read more ›
Some of the nice features of the Jr. include:
*Bigger Buttons for smaller fingers. (Play, Stop, FF, Rev)
*Double slide latches to open cover. This makes it more difficult for little ones to open the unit and mess with disk or damage the lens.
*Looks and feels durable. Ours has been dropped plenty of times and keeps working.
It does use batteries faster than other toys, but it hasn't been an issue since we keep recharables around.
Age two might be a little young for this toy. My son like to use the buttons like a video game (making elmo say the same 2 words over and over and over) . . . he also likes to tap it to make it skip. But these things are more annoying than harmful to the Video Now Jr.
Overall this is a great toy. My son loves it and takes it everywhere we go. The disks available are great (Wiggles, Sesame Stree, Dora, Blues Clues.) It also play regular Video Now Color disks. It is one of the most used toys in our house!
the one major negative about this player is the fact that the discs it plays are proprietary. You cannot play regular DVDs on this, nor can you play the discs on a DVD player. They do not cost that much, however and the episodes available are pretty good. My son has over 15 discs and he watches it even at home.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You cannot play normal dvds in this player. The selection is extremely limited. I had NO IDEA and ordered it as a video player. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ellen O.
We bought this for a 2 year old for his birthday so he could watch Elmo or one of his other favorites! Read morePublished 24 months ago by California shopper
This product is acceptable for preschoolers and younger childeren and can withstand whatever they throw at it. Read morePublished on March 19, 2007 by JennU
We've had this toy since Christmas of 2005 and my son still loves it. The only con is #1- now it's hard to find the discs/movies; #2- it goes through batteries like crazy so it's... Read morePublished on December 10, 2006 by Ami
Couldn't live without. It's great for a car ride, sitting in the Dr's office and out to a family dinner. The screen color is clear and the sound is great. Read morePublished on August 25, 2006 by J. Martin
My mother in law bought this for my daughter for Christmas when she was just 2&1/2. She absolutly LOVED it!! I couldn't get her to put it down for the longest time. Read morePublished on August 10, 2006 by Mommy of two
Just wanted to warn everyone that the purple and yellow Video Now Jr. like the one my daughter got for Christmas of '04 may not be replaced by the company if it is defective. Read morePublished on May 10, 2006 by Toy Mom