"An incredible little device"4.5 starson by cypher543
Pros: SD card slot, large screen, DivX support
Cons: Not all WMV files will work
Summary: The Creative Zen is a fantastic MP3 player! The videos are incredibly sharp, the audio is great, and it has a SD card slot! At first, I didn't like that I had to navigate around a lot to get back to the main menu. But, the Zen has a "My Shortcut Button" which you can assign actions to. In my case, I assigned it to the "Jump to... > Music" action, so it takes me right back to the main menu.
The Zen has native DivX support. I was able to use Dr. DivX to convert all of my YouTube FLV files and place them directly on my player without further conversion by the included software. WMV files gave me a lot of trouble, though. It's best to just stick with DivX if possible.
There are a few people here complaining about the startup time. Personally, I don't see what they are talking about. Holding down the power button for a second or so instantly shows the ZEN splash screen every time. It's even faster if the player has gone into idle shutdown. Just press the power button and you're immediately taken to the song or menu you were originally viewing.
Overall, if you're looking for a great MP3 player to give as a gift or even one for yourself, the Creative Zen is the best choice!