Excerpt: We recently purchased a Creative Zen Vision: M media player. This device plays music and video files and has a small screen for viewing videos. It also has the capability to send video out to your TV set, with a cord that needs to be purchased separately.
Summary: This is my second Zen Vision and fourth Creative MP3 player. My former Creative MP3 players all have served me well in the past. I am replacing my Zen because I mistreated the last one; dropped on concrete from over six feet high. When I looked at the Zen Vision, I also compared the Ipod and other players. I liked that the Zen was cheaper to a comparable sized Ipod and included things like radio receiver and voice record without an additional module or cost.
Summary: I have purchased 4 Zen vision 30 GB players in the last 8 YRS. 1 new 3 refurbished. These Mp3 players are the best on the market. I have only 1 complaint. Creative will not repair them or replace a battery. Creative tells you to purchase a new or refurbished player. Thus 3 refurbished players.the player is durable and compact with a long battery life between charges. If I could purchase a refurbished Zen 30-GB I would they're that good. Creative Are You Listening!!!!
Summary: I just wanted to say that each of these reviews is, in its way, valid. I have had positive and negative experiences with Creative's products, but, when it came to crunch time, I opted for the refurbished unit. I haven't had this particular device for even 24 hours, but I previously owned an 60GB version of the same. I was loving life as well, until the day I fumbled and dropped it on it's corner, while it was playing back a track.
Summary: I find this to be a great MP3 player. I have only had it for a few days and it seem to fit my needs very well. The controls work very well. I find it easy to use. The price/size ratio made this decision easy. I like the software that came bundled with this player. It comes with Yahoo Music Player which is a very cool program with a very small footprint and some cool features. I am very satisfied with this purchase.
Summary: We are a Zen family, we love this product more than the other recommended product. The 4+ hours for battery power is great for long trips. The movies and music are great to watch and the product is very durable. I purchased this zen for my youngest and she loves it.
Summary: FYI...if you are going to grab this one....beware. It is not supported by Windows 7! Not in XP Compatibly Mode, Creative has made no new drivers to support it. I have had mine for about 4 years now and it is great! But if I ever upgrade to Windows 7, I am S-O-L! Good luck!
Summary: I am astounded the Vision M got such bad reviews. I have had mine since 2006 and it has taken more abuse than I ever though possible. At this point in time I own 2 broken Zunes, My zen however while the outer case is a bit worn the internals work as good as the day I got it. I have only had to reset my device once and that has been the worst of it. I will stand by creative products, and I doubt I will be let down!
Summary: There are few players with the ease of use, sound quality, and durability of the ZEN:M. I've gone through about 4 Zen's in the last several years. The first one was a store return to Sam's club and I had my suspcions about it at purchase, but when I contacted Creative about 10 months after buying it, it was still under warranty and they graciously replaced it. The replacement Zen was wonderful!
Summary: some products zen has are quite good. The zen stones were great still have mine from nearly 4 years ago, and it still works great, use it daily. the first ever zen touch I had 7 years ago, was great as well, took repeated beatings and even an under water adventure. after drying it in the dash of my car for a week the thing booted up started up and worked fine I finally broke the thing after ALOT of abuse it was a great player and at the end I was just scratching my head...