"The most useful gadget ever invented."4.5 starson by rab67
Pros: Stunning sound & picture. USB host. ext TV playback
Cons: No MPEG 2. Text viewer word wrap. Button layout.
Summary: Look and feel is just right. Firmware is up to 1.81. It plays and records just about everything it could be expected to. Quality is high. Battery life long. Audio stunning.
CNET reviewer: "PVR recordings are listed in some arcane Cowon nomenclature (Video_051216.001.asf, for example) instead of something handier, such as the time and the date of the recording."
Sorry to see that he was flummoxed by an international date format (YYMMDD), whilst making his first recording on 16 December 2005. He should get out of the US more often.