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Creative Zen Vision
4.2 out of 10

Creative Zen Vision

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Overall 2

Lasted just up to the point I lost all my photos!

Thomas A Gibbins, Amazon
6 March 2014
  • 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!
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Overall 10

great for the plane

J. Lyons, Amazon
28 December 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 2

wost customer service ever!

Jules H., Newegg
27 November 2007
  • Summary: I bought this in march. after a few months it started to crash and freeze. i rebooted and realoaded the firm ware. then my machine wouldn't turn on. i took the battery off and noticed a screw fell out, i put it back in, and unfortunatly did not fix the problem. i emailed creative customer service.
  • Pros: nice screen. lots of functions
  • Cons: poor battery life, poor design and engineering.
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Overall 6

Making the best of it

Derek D., Newegg
26 September 2007
  • Summary: I bought this product in an attempt to avoid purchasing a more popular multi-media device. Now that I have it, and have compared my device to a number of others out there side-by-side, I am dissappointed in my purchase.
  • Pros: Huge screen. Buttons are spaced well for easy navigation. Lots of digital space. Easy management of media.
  • Cons: As other reviewers stated, the screen is best viewed slightly canted. Not a huge problem, but it is a downfall. When linking the device to a TV using the provided RCA cables, there is an increasing delay between the sound and the video. The longer you watch, the more obvious it gets. "Shadow" spo...
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Overall 4

Good, but not as good as the W

Jeff E., Newegg
15 August 2007
  • Summary: Once I RMA'd the second one, they sent me a vision W. I was originally a little upset, because I specifically wanted the standard format for the higher resolution screen, but after using it, I realized it's way better.
  • Pros: not an ipod. huge screen, great resolution
  • Cons: The first one broke and wouldn't connect to the PC, so I sent it back to newegg, the second one lasted a month and then wouldn't boot. All the while things weren't to smooth usually anyways. The screen has a really low field of view. But check out the other thoughts too.
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Overall 10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
22 July 2007
  • Summary: Don't buy this if you want a chic, tiny little MP3 player. Do buy this if you want an amazing portable video/music player for trips, or to take with you in the car or camping. Don't waste your money on Apple Ipods, they are junk compared to Creative's lineup.
  • Pros: Amazing screen, full 640x480 resolution looks great. You don't have to sync to manage your music! Good battery life. Easy to navigate and operate. Somebody actually realized that a speaker would be a nice feature for a MUSIC player...
  • Cons: It isn't pocket sized.
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Overall 8

Great Amazon & Creative support!

M. J. Bergeron, Amazon
5 July 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Great Toy

Martin T., Newegg
27 June 2007
  • Summary: My girlfriend uses it for music. I use it to backup pictures from CF right after the photo shoot. Makes me feel safer than just relying on the CF card
  • Pros: Plays all my music, copies pictures (RAW&JPEG) from CF Cards! Plays divx and wmv9
  • Cons: occasional freezes and lockups. The Media Library does not support unicode characters - it only displays small boxes that don't give you a clue about the artist or song name
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Overall 8

Good but too much Glare!

Erik M., Newegg
22 June 2007
  • Summary: I highly recommend that you also purchase an anti-glare screen protector. These are widely available - just g**gle it. Some other worthy purchases are the optional Compact Flash 5 in 1 adapter, the extended life li-ion battery and a protective case.
  • Pros: 640x480 screen measures 75mm x 56.5mm. Excellent sound quality. Metal casing. Feels well built. Very logical and simple software. Compact Flash slot adds to storage capability. Plays back unprotected AVI. Fast transfer times between unit and computer.
  • Cons: Screen glass is very shiny- tons of glare depending on your lighting. As others have mentioned, you have to tilt the screen just right to view it without getting cross-eyed. Otherwise the screen colors and clarity are very nice (if you hold the unit still). Also, buttons respond a little too slow.
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Overall 10

Very Creative

Sanket S., Newegg
12 June 2007
  • Summary: Still figuring how to set the background pics and trying to change the default theme. Overall, this player is wonderful.
  • Pros: Very Large LCD and very easy to navigate. This player also plays .avi files, so no need to convert anymore like ipod or zune. Best of all its cheaper than other players.
  • Cons: I think the speaker is not loud enough. It has everything except games.
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