"Excellent player with only minor problems."4.5 starson by irsFi
Pros: Built-in codec support; excellent screen; fast transfers; beautiful sound; clean and versatile GUI; sturdy; etc...
Cons: Short load times; occasional system hang-ups; no in-line remote (currently); no removable battery
Summary: Cowon A2 30 Gb
Overall this player is excellent:
The screen is beautiful and displays the clean and customizable GUI wonderfully.
Pictures, movies, and text display with great detail.
Relatively intuitive control interface, though there is a small learning curve.
Battery life is excellent.
Enough hard-drive space for most users.
Gigantic list of features (Radio, Recording; TV; BBE; MP3 Enhance; Bass Enhancer; 3D Surround Sound; Picture viewer; Text viewer; USB Host; can be used as an external hard drive)
Cowon updates the firmware on all their players CONSTANTLY (even their older players).
System occasionally hangs or pauses, especially when changing certain settings.
Some files aren't supported.
Poor built-in speakers.
Not sold in stores.