Summary: Only after I returned it I cared to read the review at AnythingButiPod [dot]com and found every little detail in that review to match my experience with the V5. I've had to deal with Cowon customer service for my X5 back in the day (new battery) and I know I don't ever want to deal with these...
Summary: I think the protective case should be shipped with the player. I had it for 3 days and then the screen cracked when I had it in my backpocket and sat down and I'm a normal guy, not fat. It should not crack that way, period. Didn't even bother to have it replaced for $190.
Summary: Cowon V5 media player can play MKV files, which is really hard with iPod Touch. (you need a third party app to play those files, and the performance sucks.) The real problem with this gadget is that the screen is very easy to be cracked, and the repair cost is almost $190 just to replace the screen.
Summary: I've had this for a good 3 months now and everything seemed to be working fine. Then I took a plane to California and the touch screen does not work while up in the air. When I got back on the ground everything worked fine. Other than that this is a great media player.
Summary: I was a big fan of the O2PMP. Once I bought this, I knew it was mostly an upgraded version of the O2, but it still doesn't disappoint! The codecs featured are more robust and I have not found a video file it won't play. It plays everything!
Summary: This is the Third unit I have bought from cowon I have owned The A3 and the Q5 the cowon Q5 is total trash and was a waste of money while The A3 was great with decent battery life but it's headphone output jack just died on me so it was time for a new unit.
Summary: The Cowon V5 is the best video mp3 player I've ever owned. It has all the features I could want and works for all my multimedia needs. The price for the refurbished one I bought was at a good price. There was nothing wrong with it when it came in the mail, it was practically brand new.
Summary: The Cowon V5 is the best sounding PMP I have ever owned. The preset audio tweaks great. The video player was great too I didn't use it much but i was able to download some files from videos from youtube and play them. The reason for purchase was mainly for MP3 player.