Summary: The wide range of functionality makes the Creative Zen Vision a good choice for anyone who needs a multipurpose device: movie fans who like music, radio listeners who want to record their favorite shows, or photographers who like to listen to music during a long photo shoot session.
Summary: Against the Archos AV500, the Zen Vision just loses out thanks to a lack of TV recording and a 4:3 screen. However, it is much easier to use and offers a pleasant picture quality, even if the screen is far too reflective. It also looks like a premium device, with a sleek chassis.
Pros: Detailed screen; easy to use; perfect Windows Media Player integration.
Cons: Highly reflective screen; no recording options; limited hard drive.
Excerpt: Creative have decided to ditch Microsoft's Portable Media Center initiative along with their operating system for Creative's own in-house operating system, more codec support and a plethora of other features that I'm going to tell you all about in this review.
Conclusion: – Small, attractive design – Easy to use and excellent navigation – Supports the important video codec’s – Expansion slot (but why only compact flash?) – Poor software – Very directional screen, prone to a lot of glare – Bass distorts at high volumes with supplied ear buds – Requires video...
Pros: Small, attractive design; easy to use; supports various video formats
Cons: Poor software; playing video can be complicated; poor audio quality
Excerpt: Creative's second stab at designing a blockbuster AV player looks and feels good, weighs only 8.4 oz. (238 grams) and offers a high-resolution 640x480 display. But for $400 you also have to take some good with the bad.
Excerpt: Creative has, well let's just say they have a knack of being just that. The Zen Vision:M is no exception to the kind of ease and functionality that Creative incorporates into their devices. But let’s just see how functional it really is shall we.
Summary: The Vision is one in a long line of Zens. This 30GB fellow majors on vision, including a 3.7in widescreen and an AV-out jack. Jack of all trades, with a few mastered The new Zen is a welcoming chap and embraces many an MPEG, plus AVI, DivX and WMV.
Summary: Support for all common video and audio formats, coupled with a sleek, lightweight design and improved user interface help make Creative's Zen Vision, a top-notch media player - provided you have a Windows PC.