A lifesaver from a person that just lost a Zune HD
Carlos Burgueno "alan_cb", Amazon
5 April 2011
Summary: I got this device from a swap meet in the Imperial Valley with a shocking price of 4 dollars. It was the best deal I've ever got in my life! 4 dollars for a 4 gb mp3 player is just unbelievable! Here are my opinions of this device: The good: -Sound quality is very good, better than iPod. -The weigh of the device is acceptable.
Summary: I got mine about 2 years ago. This model was the RD2762B; which, I guess, already has a firmware upgrade pre-installed on it. Reading most of the other reviews I'd have to say I was lucky to have mine last as long as it did. I can only think of 2 times where I might have had any shock to it from dropping it. When it died I knew... "File System Corrupted" came up every time I powered it on. I've heard that is due to the sensitivity of the hard drive.
Summary: I had gotten my rca lyra at wallmart, no damage in the packaging, looked good, I got it home, It lasted a month, I dropped it 3 times, and the third time it messed up and starting saying files corrupted and file error. Something came loose in its hard drive, and I couldn't get it to work again, do not buy!
Jeffery "Baron von Rassilon; listening to any..., Amazon
26 January 2008
Summary: I have always bought RCA. This is the first of thier prouducts that failed after one year. It worked great, easy to download music. It sounds great too! But... after one year, the battery went out. I called for repairs and the warrenty went out 2 months earlier. The cost, 99.95 to fix, not including S & H. The Lyra is made by a company named Thompson. They really don't care about customer service or a lasting product.
Summary: Just like with a number of the other reviewers, this MP3 player lasted for about six months and then the battery wouldn't hold a charge. Is this a problem with the MP3 player or just a number of people upset and therefore writing bad reviews? You decide; but no matter how cheaply I could buy this player, 'I won't get fooled again'.
Summary: I had this player for about 2 years and just seem to be encountering problem after problem with this player, I have finally replaced it with an IPod. First, I could never get it figured out how to import a playlist. Even after several calls to technical support who could not help me either. It freezes up every now and then too, you just have to wait for the battery to die before it fixes itself.
Summary: Well after reading all the other reviews I am shocked. I have had mine for well over a year and not had hardly any issues with it. It does freeze once in a while but what I found causes it is there are album cover files that can download along with the music file. When the Lyra tries to read the album file it freezes. I have found about thirty songs out of hundreds I have on it to be corrupted by having the album cover file that came throught the download.