"What a disappointment!"1.5 starson by esiegel76
Pros: Decent battery life and you can record direct from a video source.
Cons: No easy way to load videos, video quality suffers at times, unit locks up on occasion and no kickstand.
Summary: I was really disappointed in my purchase of the AV420. I read all these great reviews on this site, but was let down when I finally bought it. First off, there is no way to easily load your movies onto this thing. As far as I can tell, you either have to record them in real time or use other conversion methods to get your movies on there. Maybe there are easier ways, but since the instructions contain about 3 sentences on how to load video onto the device, I was left searching google for all the answers. Secondly, the video that I did record in real time (direct from DVD) often had glitches and lapses in quality. Additionally, when I was watching the movies, the unit would freeze up on occasion...forcing me to reboot the device. Lastly, the unit has no kickstand, so using this thing on a plane or other travel situation is not easy. I had to prop the device up on a deck of cards to watch it in my plane seat. Yes, the unit does come with a nice cradle, but the cradle has tons of cables attached to it permanently, so it's not practical to travel with the cradle. There were a couple other smaller problems too. The external speaker isn't worth using at all and the headphones that came with the unit were defective. On the good side, the unit does have a good battery life and the unit on the whole is fairly user friendly. In summary, I spent a lot of money for this thing and was supremely disappointed. My only hope is that the store will give me a full refund so that I can try out the Samsung Yepp instead.