Myvu Personal Media Viewer Solo Plus Edition (MA-0495)
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- Bright full-sized image that's daylight viewable
- Comfortable, lightweight, see-through design with slim profile maintains your natural vision
- Slim design
- Easy access to video controls on pendant
- Comfortable, noise-reducing in-ear earbuds
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brand new but taken out of the pkg & brand new longer life battery installed paired up with 2 additional chargers, 1 for wall plug & the other for car lighter. Also includes universal adapters for all composite video devices.
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YES, it can make you cross-eyed if you don't adjust the proper distance from your eyes and if you wear glasses to watch tv, then I think this product should be passed on because w/ my 20/20 vision i had some issues of blurryness.
The screen distance and size is marginal but acceptable. If you wish to watch some blockbuster special effects movie, I tested it with Star Wars: A New Hope, and it was decent, not spectacular in the least but again acceptable.
I purchased them so that when the tv was being used for video gaming and/or I wished to watch a film unpopular with others in the room, I could plug this into my portable dvd player and be unbothered by the "hijacking" of my tv.
So, it serves it purpose with barely a plus more.
I've watched both classic films and sci-fi special effects films and found the sound far superior than the pitcure quality. However, as I tweeked the glasses and the dvd player the situation improved and the film experiences acceptable.
I am sure I will invest in a higher quality product similar to this one at some point in the future, but this product will suffice until then. As someone who never attempted to view a film in this manner, I am mildy amused and sufficiently satisfied to keep them as long as a full charge can be achieved and multiple films viewed on a single charge. I was unaware of the charging situation and assumed it charged directly through my dvd player a HUGE MISTAKE, as the glasses cut out in the middle of a classic film making me quite annoyed. The instructions, though simple, are far from thorough and a full charge through the USB port on the controller pod is necessary in order to watch anything full-length. We will see how it performs once full charge is achieved. If not then they're being returned because they are quite useless unless a charge of at least 4 hours at a minimum can be achieved.
A further review with a follow-up will be updated within the next few days.
That said, I returned the product to LordShopping, who promptly accused me of returning a product that they had not sent to me.
"Hi, we just received the Myvu Media Viewer back from you. Upon close inspection of the item, we noticed that the Viewer you sent us back does not match the one we have on file for this item. We scan all our products before we ship it out and the serial # on the item you sent back does not match any of our transactions."
This is an inexcusable way to treat a customer. I stated that it was the one and only such Myvu viewer I ever received, and of course had a record of receiving it from them. This was on February 4 and still have neither received a message from them, credit, nor a returned functioning product. I have filed a complaint with Amazon.
I will avoid buying products from LordShopping and expect an apology if they ever figure out where they messed up.
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First, the bad. The main problem is a lack of contrast in the image - dark shades and blacks seem to blend into one uniform grey colour. It's a bit like watching one of the early LCD TVs from 5 or so years ago - you can fiddle with the controls all you like, but the best you will get is "not bad" contrast. The image sharpness isn't great either, but then you are looking at a screen with less than half the resolution of SD television, so that's hardly a surprise - the image is quite watchable anyway, but I wouldn't want to try and read subtitles on it. There is sometimes a bit of flicker in the image when you first start watching something, but this seems to subside over the first couple of minutes. Finally, when watching in a completely dark room, there is a bright "halo" around all 4 sides of the screen, presumably where the LCD backlight bounces off various bits of the casing and the optics - a bit annoying, but not terrible.
The good - the picture is fine in all other respects. It seems to my eyes to be about a 12" screen hovering at arm's length - in terms of the area of your field of view it occupies, it is roughly on a par with my 32" TV about 12 feet away, but it looks like a small screen much closer than that. (Hardly surprising, as that's what it is...) The sound is excellent - the included earbuds are made by Ultimate Ears, and they provide very decent sound quality, with good levels of bass and clarity. The glasses are fairly lightweight, and certainly comfortable enough to wear for an hour or so without feeling the need to take them off - the fact that you can see around the edges of the screen means that you don't get any disorientation or motion sickness when wearing them.
For the money, they're great for anyone who finds holding the screen of their iPod up to watch it to be a drag. They aren't a high-end video product, and they don't even begin to compare with a decent HD LCD TV, but for what they are aimed to do, they're excellent value.
Don't bother buying any light blocking surrounds 'cos the picture brightness is fine and I think it's quite useful to have some periphery vision available when you are using the glasses as it would probably help prevent any motion sickness.
If you enjoy watching films on long journeys and find the ipod screens just too small you'll love these. Great fun!