"Get something better for $400.... Video ipod is a better choice even after buying all the other crap"1.5 starson by Jonfri04
Pros: High Res Screen , Decent Sound,
Cons: Slow Interface, Screen is from a palm so it looks best only when the whole interface is turned vertical.... Oh yeah ...IT FREEZES CONSISTANTLY....
Summary: The Creative Zen vision has a varity of constant problems that I encounter.
1. The music mangagement seems to be very slow, when browsing though songs. When browsing and pressing the scroll button rapidly, the vision will freeze, and lock up. (Removing the battery is the only remedy) 2. When viewing photos, transferd from a camera, the vision will freeze, also when scrolling though lots of photos.
3. When playing music, the vision freezes when pressing play or pause too many times, advanceing to next track too many times. The Random tracks.... really is not random at all, as the same track can be heard in one sitting, as well as a majority or only one artist. When playing video the vision has many problems, due to specific codec support, and bitrate resoulution capibilities that are not found any where in documentation. This seems to be a (hit and miss)issue. When playing a video, and pausing or playing the Vision will lock up, and freeze, as well as scrolling (FF and REW). The Connection between the USB and the computer seems to work sometimes, and sometimes it wont recognize it.
These problems cannnot only be seen on my device. One has to only check the disscussion forums on your website. There are hundreds of comments posted about the very same issues I have mentioned. A promised firmware update by the end of december 2005 never happend. Saddly the things mentioned above, keep me from enjoying the Creative Zen Vision.