Summary: Nice battery life, radio has great quality, love ability to record radio, music easy to upload. Voice notes are very handy, and I love how you can view videos and pictures RCA Opal 4 GB Video MP3 player with 1.8-inch Display, FM Radio, and Voice Recording (Blue)
Summary: I purchased the Opal a couple of years ago. I was satisfied at first, but then it would die after a couple of hours just listening to the radio. Even quicker if you play a mp3. Finally RCA came out with a firmware update. Its amazing how long it will play between charges. I'm talking days. I'm very pleased with the Opal. I would have given 4 star if i had not had trouble at first.
Summary: I recently got a new mp3 player, and though I like that one better, I still think the Opal is good for the price. It has good sound quality, and 4GB was enough to hold most of my music. I also love the radio, especially the fact that you can record music off of it (something my new player can't do). I've also found it to be pretty durable. Not long after I got it, I dropped it in a sink of water, but it didn't seem to damage it.
Summary: The first one stopped working after eight months. I returned it and got a replacement which took nearly two months. The replacement battery started to die after two months. I was told I was out of luck because the "original" warranty was in effect in spite of getting a SECOND unit and that the original warranty ran out. Screw you RCA. I'll stick with Apple.
Summary: Mp3 players are not complicated things ... most of us can just throw the software and booklets away when we open a new package. This player however had alot of quirks and internal problems. I wish I had actually had the booklets for this one. Unfortunately my son secretly bought it and threw even the receipt away. System crashes, memory wipes, black screen, yah ... and then Grand Death March after only 5 months of use.
Summary: I got this as an upgrade to my RCA Pearl, a 1gb player I got a few years ago before video was the thing, and I'm pretty impressed. The music plays loud and clear and the video doesn't lag or skip like I've seen on some of my friends' players. It's got some slight drawbacks, but you won't find another 4 gig video mp3 player for less than $80. It even has an FM Radio tuner if that's your thing, though I've yet to use it.
Summary: This is the THIRD RCA MP3 player that has died on me. I stupidly keep replacing them or returning them. But they keep dying in after 8 months of light use. Do not buy this unless you want to purchase a new one every year. I thought the features would be nice, radio, etc. But this thing is a piece of junk. Do not buy an RCA MP3 player. They may be cheap, but they will not save you money in the long run.
Summary: We bought 3 of these RCA MP3 players on black Friday from WalMart when they had them (the 8GB ones) on sale for $49. I gave the first to my oldest son (17 years old) for his birthday. He used it a few times and the screen stopped lighting up. We did all the suggested troubleshooting to no avail and had to mail it in to Audiovox for repair (WalMart would not take it back after more than 15 days).