Summary: 20 GB media player does it all. Keeps your documents, pics as well as music and videos, movies as well. I am not a fan of the heft of it but my husband doesn't mind the size and this was a gift for him. Adapts to IPod car adaptors but again, bulky to carry around. Great for traveling though.
Summary: I've had this product for about 3 years! I took it everywhere I went and just watched Cowboy Bebop and Firefly on it. It works like a portable hard drive. You just drag and drop! Well videos you have to convert first. It has it's own speaker, a stand, and is generally EASY to handle! My only complaint is that its a little bulky to take for a jog or whatnot. Also the user interface takes a little getting used to.
Summary: Dear Amazon, I been proud to be your customer, but this Sellor has cheated me. The poduct was advertised as New in Box and before buying it I had asked the sellor if I would be provided a Sales Receipt stating that the item is infact New, because iRiver will not help without the receipt. Upon receiving the item- I noticed that there was No Receipt,No warranty Card, No cables,No Owner,s Inst.Manual,No Quick Start Guide,No host Cable etc.
People who don't like it don't know how to use it.
B. Alvarez "Antic Mitch", Amazon
4 May 2008
Summary: Most of the people who don't like are the people who don't know how to record the radio or how to put movies on it.It's a good product that is very organized with a big screen compared to ipod video, and is only about $200 used. So if I were you I'd buy it.
Summary: I have had my media player for about 3 weeks and it is great once you figure out how to work it, the user manual is a piece of trash!Converting dvd to the formats that are supported takes a bit of time and finding a freeware program to do it is a little hard but can be done.Picture quality is very good audio quality is good battery life is great.I also wish that you could record video directly to the hard drive.Would make loading movies alot easier.
Summary: I just wanted to point out to the guy that gave the PMP a bad review because he couldn't get an AVI file to play that AVI files CAN IN FACT BE ONE OF MANY DIFFERENT FORMATS. So unless a video player actually supports all the formats, you'll run into this with any player. And unless the company pays licensing fees for certain formats, the support will be shoddy.
Summary: I have had this for a few years now. It is outdated, but it does what it is supposed to. The sad thing here is that Iriver used linux to create this, but when challenged to provide the source the made a pretty weak effort. Thus this product never reached it's potential. I use it to watch movies and listen to music when flying. I built a AA battery adapter to extend the play time and recharge. So like I said it works.
Summary: It does what it says it will do. However, the player has enormous trouble with Xvid, regardless of settings. Plan on only encoding in Divx. With Divx, it can handle 1500kbps, 640x480@30fps and lots of B-frames. It also must have CBR-MP3 to play the video in sync, so if you have VBR with anything, you must encode it over to CBR. The screen isn't particularly detailed because the pixel size is so large.
Summary: This is a geat product that I have been waiting for. But, the fact that this device could not record any movie (comparing to: Lyra RD2780, Archos, and more are coming with movie recording capability) really make this product inferior. I have called the customer service and they told me that they don't have any plan to support the movie recording capability.