"Greatly Disappointed"1.5 starson by bazoo
Pros: Good sound quality, Album art displayed
Cons: where is the movie playback capabilty?
Summary: I have used CL mp3 players for serveral years now, always upgrading to bigger and better. The best for me was the 30gb Zen Vision because it played all major video formats: mpg, avi and wmv. The only drawback to it was the non-user replaceable battery (which btw, the new Zen also sports), which I burned up by trying to upgrade the firmware after having it for roughly a year.
So I was pleased when Creative announced a new smaller player that also had the same video playback features I loved in my old one.
When I finally bought it, my initial reaction was that the player felt cheap and toy-like. The screen is awesome although small and the colors are beyond belief. And I am nerdily pleased that it shows my mp3 album art.
Imagine my surprise though when the package SAYS it will play all the same video formats as my old Vision but all the reviews say it only plays wmv (the other formats are only after conversion? ***...)
OK, fine. Except that the converter that comes with the player won't convert my files AT ALL and even my own video converters don't seem to appease the Creative Labs gods as none of my videos will transfer.
I either get the error message that says the file "exceeds the playback capabilty" or flat out says the file was "rejected."
To top it all off, the player froze on me within the first hour of playing around with it.
I don't need this aggrevation. I'm returning the player tomorrow.
Sorry, Creative. You laid a stink bomb with this one.