Summary: This machine would be great if it worked like the manual says it should. First off, the controls are not, NOT intuitive, the labels notwithstanding. After owning it for a few months, I just got past the "Basic Playback" after fiddling and experimenting with the controls. This was necessary because the manual is wrong. Here is EXACTLY what it says: Basic Playback Operation: 1. Access the main screen. 2. Use Left/right double arrow to select the file you want to play 3.