Summary: It is a simple MP3 player, with only one flaw that bugs me. I don't like the fact that you can't charge it without a power cord. I would have given it a five if it were chargeable through the usb port. Simple interface plus it is easy to copy music on it (Just drag and drop). Would be great for a cheap mp3 player/radio for jogging.
Excerpt: I recently bought a Philips HDD070 2GB MP3 Player and radio, and I would like to review it point by point. Advantages: Inexpensive compared to the competition: At the period i got the device it cost around £109, the only other hard drive mp3 players cost closer to £175.
MP3 Player? more like a box of useless conponents.
25 May 2007
Excerpt: Where to begin with this so called mp3 player. At first my one was a pretty good mp3 player. I could load music on using the software supplied and i could listen to music. Although it would freeze every so often i just thought that this was the price you pay with owning an mp3 player. Wrong! When the player froze during starting up i was unable to turn it off or do anything with it until the battery had died.
Pros: erm it is good for about a month
Cons: everything from the moment it was designed .
Excerpt: I got one of these for Christmas. I had been using a cassette player, which I loved because it was indestructable. I've put tapes through the washer and dryer and they've still played perfectly. But it is a bit annoying carrying a dozen tapes around and the sound quality is a bit shoddy, to say the least. So I asked for an MP3 player thinking any of them would be better. Nope. Do not buy this. Sony do some quite good cassette players for very cheap. Tapes only cost 50p.
Pros: Small . . .
Cons: Temperamental, rubbish memory . . . generally useless
Excerpt: Ok I will review it point by point. Advantages: Cheaper than the competition-At the time i got the device it was around £109, the only other hard drive mp3 players were nearer £175. Though this is no longer the case so this advantage is somewhat rebundant. Dcent display-Simple and clear display with easy to use and understand control's. Though it's no Ipod or Iriver to be honest. LCD display which is pretty enough for it's job.
Pros: Cheaper than the competition, decent display, great headphones . . .
Cons: Useless software, small memory, no longer worth the money, dated . . .
Excerpt: Dear reader, I got this as a present of some friends. At first i was very pleased with it and i still am to this day! The sound quality of this is phenominal. This product sounds fantastic with all headphones. This product is very simple to use. When i got it all i had to do was put in the CD into my computer, choose some music i wanted to put on it. Click on the TRANSFER button and within seconds it was on there ready to use!
Pros: Easy to use, small, good quality, very loud, look quite cool .
Cons: Head phone break easily, screen not that big .
Excerpt: I bought this product for my partners Christmas. It looks good, the price looks good and the blurb about it impressed me. I'd also read a couple of reviews and they all seemed fairly positive. Oh how wrong I was. Firstly the software that comes along with the product has not loaded. Secondly having contacted Philips on 4 seperate occasion by email I still await a response 2 weeks after my original email.
Excerpt: I know this review seems to come out of the blue, because all the other reviews are praising this product, but it has to be said. I have purchased one of these and have not been satisfied. I originally bought a HDD065, and after several weeks of usage, the hard-drive corrupted and i lost everything on it. I contacted Philips and they were extremely helpful and offered to pick it up; which they did. They sent e-mails telling me what was going on, which was re-assuring.
Pros: Small, slim, looks really good, easy to use
Cons: hard - drive corrupts easily, soft - ware is poor
Excerpt: I purchased the MP3 player from Sainsbury's for £109 and was delighted when I recieved the package. When I got home I found that the CD software wasn't really up to scratch. The software was very hard to use and I got confused between the Music box software and the HDD software which is what you are supposed to use to put your MP3's on to the device. I managed to work it out eventually with much frustration.
Pros: Looks and feels great in the hand
Cons: screen a little hard to see and buttons sticky
Excerpt: I bought the Philips MP3 player in December 2004, from Tesco online for a modest price of £139 for the 2Gb version. After a long journey to the Amtrack depot, I finally managed to obtain my MP3 player. When I opened the box, it looked a fantastic MP3 player and was a lot smaller than I had imagined. Unfortunately, the software was very poor to use, but after finally transferring all the songs, I was impressed with the quality of the sound.
Pros: Radio, good sound quality
Cons: Unreliable, poor build, fragile, no colour screen