"Wonderful player with an abundance of features."4.5 starson by ArtC1
Pros: Almost a perfect 10 for my intended purpose.
Cons: Could use some firmware changes.
Summary: My primary reason for purchasing the ZVW is storing and viewing photos while traveling and I believe I have made a good choice. I purchased a CF card adapter and am able to upload photos from all of my digital cameras. Thanks to the ZVW I no longer need to lug my laptop around on photo shoots or vacations.
The screen resolution, color accuracy, viewing angles, etc. are excellent.
Sound quality is very good and I was quite surprised with the sound quality of the built-in speaker.
The graphical user interface (GUI) does the job in a fairly reasonable manner but I can think of many changes that I would like to see.
Voice recording is fair to good but given the size of the unit I didn't expect much.
The unit is very well constructed although a bit heavy.
I don't care for the positioning of the Navigation, Options and Play/Pause Buttons, they are too close together for large fingers.
Moving data within the ZVW is prohibited which is especially frustrating when it comes to importing photos from a Compact Flash. A minor firmware revision should easily fix the problem.
Overall, I think the ZVW is a fine product but unless you intend to watch portable movies or use it for photo storage as I do, it is much too big and heavy for an MP3 player. This is not a knock on the product, I don't think it was designed to be an MP3 player with many options, rather it is a Personal Video Player that plays MP3's.