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<br>Welcome to the site.
<br>The majority of MP4 players can display .txt ebooks. The most difficult thing is finding one that doesn't require you to have specific line breaks and such to display them.
<br>If you want something that's easy for elderly parent, perhaps get one that has a larger display is my best recommendation.
That was my thinking, I know the relative in question could get along with either a 2.8inch or larger screen, though I doubt she could comfortably read from anything smaller.
The players I have are 1.8 inch screen players but I think you might want to get one that's larger than this.
<br>So you want one that plays MP4 videos, music and such as well?
If it was possible, yes. Mainly as presently she's looking at a few months on her back unable to move after hurting her spine. She likes reading obviously, but likes to watch her favourite soap-opera when the mood takes her.
Or only really need it for eBook reading? The main reason why I ask is that Amazon has this fantastic players that are specifically designed for eBooks. Take a look at these:
Yes, I looked at the amazon ebook readers as you sugested, I had looked previously but there's two problems with them. One they're only usable in the USA (apparantly something to do with licensing the books and them using a specific to amazon format). Whilst I am in the UK. The other being that to import them would cost £200+ VAT and customs charges which would take us way beyond budget.
She would rather 'make do for a couple of months, than waste money on something like that' (her exact words). Obviously, she doesn't percieve she'll get a lot of use out of the device once she leaves hospital.
<br>If you're looking for an MP4 player as well, let me do more searching and come back to you on this.....<br>
<br>Hope that helps.
Thank you, I appreciate the assistance.