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Travel Entertainment (Portable Video Player's and the like)

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1. Posted by roskelld (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

I've just been considering purchasing some form of entertainment to help pass those quieter moments during travel.

With two of us going, I'm hoping to find something that can keep us both entertained, so possibly some sort of HDD video player that will take two sets of headphones.

So far I've already dismissed the Ipod Video; I'm not a fan of the whole DRM thing. Plus I've got masses of music already ripped on my PC, and I'd like to just copy the files over to a player without any sort of restriction.

The one that's managed to stand out so far is this:

http://www.archos.com/products/video/archos_504/index.html?country=global&lang=en

The reviews don't say it's perfect, but I've not found anything that comes close to having the capacity and screen size.

What would or do you use for travel entertainment?

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Roskelld

I just bring a stack of books, in English.
I give them away, after reading.
Sometimes it is also possible, to swap them, at hostels and guesthouses, for others.

I dont bring MP3 players, or anything like that. I think things like that would just encourage people to think I am worth robbing.

Mel

3. Posted by roskelld (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

I did think about the book thing... but they'd probably work out to be much more bulky than something like the video player; although they wouldn't suffer from power issues and, as you said, add to our theft attraction.

One of the other reasons for a video player, is that we're planning on reaching New Zealand, and we wanted to watch Lord of the Rings when we get there... That's a very sad confession I know.

4. Posted by emma1979 (Full Member 126 posts) 9y

Hey, I really wouldn't worry about not being entertained enough to have to take a video player! You can pick up books and swap them when you're travelling so you don't really end up lugging them about with you and when you get to New Zealand there's usually dvd players in hostels with loads of dvds to choose from - and there will be copies of Lord of the Rings - if there isn't you can always visit the sites where they made the film and make pretend you're a hobbit ;)