Summary: I bought this quite some time ago and it was just awful! It would play maybe 5 songs and then die, even with the battery fully charged! Heaven forbid you try and navigate the menus while listening to the device! Couldn't even complete one song if you did that! This MP3 quickly found its way into a drawer and has disappeared since (good riddance). I bought a Zune 30gb about a month later and never looked back.
R. F. Peterson "What we learn from history is..., Amazon
22 December 2009
Summary: I recently purchase one of these Samsung digital audio players for use on frequent airplane trips. It has both strong and weak points, the greatest strength being excellent sound, the weakest being the questionable relationship with Napster. I would concur the those reviewers which made the following observations: - USB adapter connexion to the cord is a bit tricky, make certain the cord end has been pushed in firmly.
Summary: I run Fujitsu notebook running XP Pro and Cannon S50 Camera with my new samsung yh-925gs. I installed just the Driver from the site and use media player 10 to sync audio. Photos I just drop in the upload box in the HD. No problems here. Driver and WM10 thats all I need. No samsung software needed! Cheers.
Great 20GB player hampered by poor sftware and documentation
B. Wood, Amazon
22 December 2009
Summary: Like many others, when my Rio Karma died and replacements were not available, I ended up shopping around and getting this player. Overall, I am very pleased with the device. It looks great, is easy to use overall, sounds great, and the pictures add to the cool factor. My only two complaints about the device itself would be that you cannot delete tracks directly from the player (you have to use software through your PC) and that scrolling through music only displays title...
Summary: I got my YH-925 as a replacement for a YH-920 that stopped recognizing the hard drive. I haven't loaded all of my music back onto it, but so far so good. The sound is everything that I expected and playback is working well. I haven't tried loading pictures yet. Pros Not an iPod (if that matters to you) Low Price for color and 20 Gig Sound is good Battery life is good Looks nice Cons Not an iPod (if that matters to you) Cannot produce playlists from the device Importing...
Software not nearly as bad as some would have you believe
Z. Hofstad, Amazon
22 December 2009
Summary: I ended up with my Samsung as a replacement for my Rio Karma through a major retailer's service plan. It was either the YH-925 or the ipod, and even though the Samsung was brand new and basically unreviewed, I still preferred it to an ipod for a variety of reasons, which really don't matter for this review.
Summary: I've read all the reviews about how inconvenient it is to load music to this player using WMP and Napster. You don't have to go this route though. This player will function as a drag and drop if you do two simple things. 1: Change the windows settings to show hidden files. Then click on the device and open the music folder in the device. You'll see all the songs you have loaded in there. From there just drag and drop all your new songs right in the folder.
Summary: Bought the player about a month ago, and am satisfied so far. Some of my main points are: - Works fine with WMP10. You DO NOT have to use Napster to use this player, although the documentation that comes with it makes it appear that you do. I have had no issues, other than playlists, using media player to manage my music. - Only music db issue are tags with my music. It will display track name, artist and album fine, but for some reason, genre is a mess.
Summary: I am a bit baffles by some of the negative reviews (Especially the one that said the digital camera in the device sucked. It doesn't have one!). The only negative that I can say about this device is that it is slow to boot up when you turn it on, and slow to shut down. The display is vibrant, intensely colorful, and clear. Volume is easy to adjust and the menu system couldn't be much simpler.
Summary: Hardware look and feel is very polished, cooler than ipod, nice form factor and audio recording features not found on ipod. But software is quirky. Out of the box had to do a firmware upgrade over the net, and I mistakenly unplugged USB at the wrong time and hosed the drive and had to start over again, though had a similar experience with ipod too.