ISO: Sony "WATCHman"
jfoust at threedee.com
Sun Aug 20 08:43:34 CDT 2006
At 02:45 AM 8/19/2006, Tim Shoppa wrote:
>There have been various items sold under the "Watchman" name over the
>years, and I seem to recall some company selling a small portable videodisc
>player (using a tiny disc and a completely incompatible format) in
>the late 90's/early 2000's that seems to have faded into obscurity.
>Was this Sony maybe? In any event at that point in time the display
>technology was not CRT but some kind of LCD.
I thought he was talking about the late-80s / early-90s item
from Sony that played 8mm video tapes. About the size of a
thick paperback book, with a 2-3 inch color LCD (then novel)
it had a TV tuner and nice in/out jacks, so it was popular
There are several other disc-based kid's players. One out now
is called "VideoNow". My son picked one up recently for $10
from one of his friend.
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