Summary: I love creative stuff. Or at least I did. Then I bought this cool mess and it let me down hard. Froze with no hope of retrieval. Sent it back and they sent me a new one (good customer service) I then gave it to a friend and it worked for him for a good wile. Good luck!
Summary: I've had this 1 year now. It's great for air trips. I watch a movie, then put on songs. I have about 10 movies, 80 pictures and 400 songs loaded. The batery lasts about 4 hours for video or 2 hours of video and 5 hours of music. I use DVDshrink (freeware) and CloneDVDmobile to copy movies to the viewer. It does occasionally lock up but if you remove the batery and reconnect it the veiwer always restarts.
Summary: The player does all that it says. But everyone's worst nightmare is getting a bad one out of the box, which happened to me. I called Creative support and the helped me confirm the hard drive was defective. Then I told Amazon and in 5 minutes had a prepaid return label and a new player within the week. That is great in anyone's book. Still getting used to the player, but it works great!
Summary: THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I HAVE EVER BOUGHT!!! It did cost some money but it was totally worth it! Not only is it easy to use, has amazing video and audio quality, but it is also pretty much indestructible!!! I have , by accident, dropped it on carpet, tile, and concrete and it hasn't even scratched it! I love it and recommend it to anyone and everyone! I even recommend it over an ipod!
Summary: I asked for the Zen Vision for my birthday. I chose this one versus the Apple iPod because of the larger screen to watch movies, removable battery and built in FM radio and voice recorder. My parents were a little bit wary of buying it for me - saying that they only say the point of listening to music and $390 was a lot to pay for gift. However, once I got it, it was definitely worth the money. First of all, it was a lot smaller and lighter than I expected.
Summary: Before buying this one I did a lot of research and narrowed down my options to either the 5th gen 30gb ipod or the creative zen vision,and i don't regret getting the zen vision at all. I've just compared the two below Zen vision:Resolution 640x480 with a huge 262k 3.7inch lcd screen ipod video 30gb:320x240 with a 65k 2.5inch lcd screen Zen vision:It's got a built in preview speaker which is great if u have to get a preview of the song ipod video 30gb:no previw speaker...
Good quality, inexpensive portable video, music and photo storage/viewer
SasamiKawaii "(Anime and Art film freak)", Amazon
12 July 2006
Summary: Works great! First of all it syncs with Windows very easily. Unlike my iPod 3rd Gen with XPlay which takes ages to connect and change folders, this guy connects quickly and without hassles. The screen is incredibly sharp. It allows for great detail when you rip a DVD to your CZV or when you watch subtitled videos, eg anime fansubs. Video is smooth even when many things occur at the same time. No jerkiness.
Treat this review as your bible to MP3 / multimedia shopping
Martin "Martin", Amazon
2 July 2006
Summary: OK, I did too much research on these devices ... so I am here to share : I will break down Pros / Cons / General Advice / Why Creative over an IPOD. OK ... giving this 5 stars, not because it is perfect ... only because *all things being equal*** it is best in its class. Pros - SMART drag / drop (which is HUGE if you were an 'old time original napster dude, where you downloaded everyone song you ever wanted, and still have the collection). SMART means this ...
Summary: First, a word of caution. This is a totally non-techie review, and applies only to my personal experiences with the Zen Vision. Your experiences will undoubtedly be very different from mine. The Zen Vision is a great little machine, but not without its minor flaws. It plays videos on a 3.7" diagonal LCD screen. And since it has a 30GB hard drive, it will hold a lot of videos. It also displays .jpg photos, and of course, it plays music too.