Summary: Every month, manufacturers unleash even more MP3 players to an increasingly confused public. Not only do these devices have wildly divergent features, but ongoing format wars mean the MP3 player you choose dictates where you can buy your digital music. These devices are anything but one-size-fits-all. First, there's the question of design.
Summary: I'm a Korean who wanted to buy the PMP from IRiver last Christmas. I have been going to lot's of electronic markets in Seoul and have found that the sellers did not recommend the PMP from iRiver. After reading the advertisment on the iRiver site, I was so keen to purchase that gadget, yet after looking at the sellers' expressions and listening to their recommendations, I have found that this PMP was not the best machine.
Summary: Fairly savvy PC/Smartphone user; VERY disappointed in this. Quality was a bit cheap - plastic stand and USB port covers were fairly flimsy. Many typos in user manual (operationgs, for example) and even the word FM Tuner on the actual screen was spelled FM Tunner. Bad form. Many instructions in manual made absolutely no sense; written by someone in Asia with a mediocre command of English.
Summary: This is a warning about i-riverI do not have this specific i-river product, but I have purchased two of their products in the past, and the quality of both began to deteriorate within months. Both of them damaged numerous sets of headphones, wearing the connectors to the point that only one earpiece would work.
Summary: Wow I just love this new media player - plays songs at Top Level quality sound, crystal clear picture too - nice everything! It's got TONS of space - 40GB of disk space which is enough to watch movies, thousands of songs, and is portable to take with you anywhere. Easy to connect to the computer as well, simple USB cord. Just plug it in and go.
Summary: I got this for xmas, and despite being 26, i play with it everyday like a child with their favorite toy. I'll try to really cover the points that i was concerned about, as the general stuff such is pretty well explained in the description. Size: Yes it's a bit bigger then the ipod or the music only irivers, but it's still smaller then a cd player, and is about the same size as the new gameboy DS.
Summary: I was looking for a player that could play my huge library of .wmv format TV shows (I have 200GB of them) and according to the Amazon review here I would have been mislead into buying this product. It's NOT a .wmv player. If you want that, go for the iRiver PMC-120, which is a Portable Media Center device and natively supports .wmv files. Unfortunately the PMC has much less useful functionality than the awesome PMP model.
Summary: I have had my PMP 140 for around 15 days. In this review I will briefly describe the pros and cons of this device Pros: this device is all you need, with a 40 GB storage capacity, you can store 160 hours of full length movies, 1200 hours of songs, and thousands of pictures. It can record directly from any source with a headphone jack, it has an integrated voice recorder, it has a FM tuner, and it even has a stand. The screen is 3.5 inches, so it is pretty decent.
Summary: This is a good product, it works well and has the advantage over the iPod of letting you dump the music files right into the device folder without using iTunes. It has a great screen that is larger than the Photo iPod and runs .avi videos well. I have over 200 music CDs, hundreds of photos and I'm backing up my laptop hard disk to it. However, it is clumsy with the user interface but I hope iRiver will have an operating system upgrade soon to fix the problem.