Summary: I went to the Philips.com website and located this mp3/video player. I clicked on the download Media Converter for this player. When I unzipped it from it's zip file and loaded it. Each time I tried to have it convert a video, it cause my XP to crash. I went on the web and did a google search and this has happen to a lot of people. You'd think by now, they would have all XP issues taken care of.
Summary: random shuffling is horrible. It had nothing random linked to it at all. You will easily realize the repetition and I am amazed that I have not yet broken this device given that its lack of innovation is quite frustrating. I cannot create a playlist. I cannot add a song to my favorite. This product is really junk.
Summary: Hard to load. Hard to orginize. Songs load out of sequence(rough when you load groups like Pink Floyd,Marillion, and Styx). Loading pics is a study in computer engeneering. Video? Forget it. It takes a special program just to down load from you tube! Want a good MP3 that is easy to use? Buy Creative. I had a 1GB Creative Nano that worked better than this thing. I bought it on sale, no wonder it was half off!
Summary: I decided to check out the reviews for this while shopping for a replacement MP3 player. I purchased this player at Walmart soon after its release. I paid about $70, which at the time I thought was a good price. I had paid about that for my brothers 2g Sony the year before, by the way the Sony is still going strong and has better battery life than his Samsung P2 8g.
Summary: Let me start with saying that although the players were a big disappointment I have to admit the sound quality was good when they would play. I initially bought this player from Walmart without doing any research (big mistake), Walmart had it for $59 + tax for a total of just over $63.
Summary: Thing constantly froze during regular use. Had to carry a sharp object to repeatedly reset the thing. Finally completely crapped out after 3 months. Bought a zune and couldn't be happier now. This is the last Philips product I'll ever purchase. Not even worth the $50 they sell for now.
Summary: I don't normally right reviews but felt it was my duty to do so with this product. I purchased this product at Wal-Mart. My initial impression was that it was a slick and stylish player. Very small, compact, thin... So far so good. The problem comes when you actually try to use it. Not user friendly at all. It's very easy to add music files to the player, however, it is very difficult to play them as expected. YOU CAN'T MAKE A PLAYLIST!!!!
M. Pettis "rarely goes out of way to review a..., Amazon
19 July 2008
Summary: I bought this product a week ago and am returning it asap, and I rarely return things, as I can usually find a way to work around things. I am a previous owner of an iPod Nano, and that may be coloring my criticisms, so take this as some disclosure. First, I found that random shuffle isn't really random. On the iPod I had, when I requested a random shuffle, it would actually shuffle the music and I could not detect any patterns in music sequence between any two shuffles.
Excerpt: Not what you are looking for, most definetly. Ive read alot of reviews and to be honest, i dont know how in the hell they can call this "superb" or "great". I mean, it gets the job done, but theres so much in the way. Music wise: The volume controls are weird, its like they go up 3 notches every time you want to increase/decease the sound. so itll go really loud/low really quick. Plus, you can only have 1 playlist, that SUCKS. and the headphones dont go to loud.
Excerpt: Very disappointing as I was looking forward to using it, mainly for radio and MP3 files. Transferring files was easy but I could find no way to create playlists - note plural - as indicated on the menu.I contact Philips support. Can I copy existing playlists across? No. Can I create a playlist offline and copy it across? No. Can I create more thatn one playlist on the player itself?