Summary: It's true that the device is meant to be used with the Napster software, but you don't have to. It is also possible to use Windows Media Player 10 to synchronize your device with your MP3. As pointed by others, you can also copy the files directly and then rebuild the library with Samsung's recovery utility. In any case, you have to be a minimally technically skilled to do these tasks.
Okay, I have figured out how to use this YH-920 now!!!!
M. D. Cowan, Amazon
18 June 2006
Summary: I have had this YH-920 for a couple days now. I got it from a friend, but he had lost the installation CD for it!!!! So I thought I'll see what I can find on the web. Samsungs own site has support on it, which includes this player, allowing downloads of various software. After reading bits n bobs on the net, I downloaded the Napster software, which after a while I managed to get wokring.
Summary: I bought one six months ago, and I'm logged on now to find two more for my kids. I want to set a couple of things straight. You do not have to use the Napster software or even Windows media player if you don't want to. If you have MP3's or WMA files you can drag and drop them onto the unit using explorer, then you have to run a utility that comes with it to rebuild the library on the player. Very easy!!
Summary: I have this gear for more than two months since March/2005 and I am really amazed by its good quality of sounds when comparing with other no-name flash MP3 players. Its deep rich bass really give me lots of good listening pleasure. But this gear is not perfect and be aware the following: 1. YH-820MS will only display either English and Korean characters, nothing else. If U look other foreign characters, this gear is not the one. 2. Battery time is not very good.
Samsung has more features, better price than overated IPod
Brandon Boyd "5againstone", Amazon
23 February 2005
Summary: It says it all in the title: fm tuner, line in / voice recording, recording directly from radio, etc. This has many of the features that the IPod is lacking. I picked one of these up last week from Office Depot for $99 after mail in rebate. What a steal! Plus it comes with a case, line in plug, cradle charger, and more. ***Do not use the Napster software. That is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. Stick with Windows Media Player 10. Use the sync option.
Summary: i got my 1st hard drive mp3 player 2 days ago (samsung 920). all my friends own an IPOD and i was not too impressed with the size and price of an IPOD specially when there are other players of the same size with better features and almost half the price. i did not want to contribute to the rising apple stocks thanx to IPOD that got apple out of a financial crisis. so i did research and decided to buy the SAMSUNG YH-920. this player really ROCKS.
Summary: I got this device for $235 and so far I am quite happy with it. The device came with a remote (no LCD) and a case, Two things that I would have bought seperately for any other player on the market. I wanted a player with FM radio (which works great) and it is less bulky then the Zen Touch or Iriver H320. Just to clarify a couple of things said about this palyer. You can fast forward and rewind a song (press and hold >>| or |<<) and you don't Have to use Napster.
Summary: I've had this Samsung player for about a week now, and the more I use it, the more I like it. Hardware wise, this player is solid. 20 gigs of space, an FM tuner, a voice recorder and and line in are all excellent features in an MP3 player in this price range. The major concerns in previous reviews with missing features are actually easily overcome. To fast foward through a song, hold the >>| button.
Summary: The reason for the 4 stars is in the title. This is a first rate little device which does what it is supposed to do, does it easily and does it well. I guess I should start out by telling you that I purchased the Samsung as a replacement for a stolen ipod. The ipod is a first rate unit but I found quickly after buying it that you are limited in terms of buying music for the ipod and once you buy it it CANNOT be played on anything other than an ipod.
This is GREAT! (read this for some tips you might need)
T. H. Nguyen "TH", Amazon
28 December 2004
Summary: For the price you get so much more - 20 GB!, voice recorder, fm tuner (which is a pricey add-on to mp3 players that lack this feature). I just figured out how to rewind/fast forward within tracks (manual didn't provide much guidance) - I almost swore off this product b/c i thought i couldn't do this. [if you don't know how to do this, just hold down the previous button (to rewind) or next button (to ffwd).