hey all, after searching the vast internet I've come to you guys for help. I'm hoping your knowledge and experience can either help me or direct me to the info i seek. I'm looking into getting a tablet, well 2 actually, for my kids. I'm eyeing some from Velocity, PanDigital, and Colby in the <$150 range. Really, I'm just looking for an alternative to the portable DVD players for my kids. I've had 3 of these units before and I hate them. They are big, bulky, noisy, and all those wires...uhhhhhgggg. Researching these tablets has been pretty crazy. Lots of caveats with them, but it seems that I dont care too much about some of their faults or limits. I dont care much about wifi(whether it goes in and out), internet/email browsing speed, flash, which ebooks they can read; All i really care about is, can it play movies reliably and have ok battery life(4-5 hrs)? Idk if the resistive vs capacitive screen or ARM CPU are necessities for what my purposes are. If it can play only mp4s, thats fine. I will be ripping DVD's and encoding them to whichever format I need. I will get a 32gb sd card so it can store more movies, but it seems all the tablets have this an SD card slot. Obviously I'm looking at these cheap tablets because they'd be for my kids, and I'd probably spend the same amount on a decent DVD player. Being able to DL apps would be a bonus, but again its lower on the totem pole. If there is a way to DL apps to the sd card and install them to the tablet great. It might be nice to let them doodle in paint or play a game instead of watch a movie. Again, my main focus is to put movies/tv shows onto the sd card and have them watch movies on them. Can you guys offer any help, maybe based on personal experience with any of these tablets? Thx in advance.