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Old April 13, 2008, 11:01 AM
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Question MP3 Player Recommendations

Well my old 512mb player is about done so I need a new one, thought I would get some recommendations .
Heres what I want:

2-4g

SD slot, HCSD would be the cats.

@ least 12 hours charge. Real world time here, rechargeable AAA is fine, thats what I use now.

Has to do video too, @ least a 1.8" , 2.5" preferred.

I have decent buds so thats not important.

Compact but not ultra small:)

Fairly durable, if its going to break with the first drop forget it.

Cheaper is always better but $150 is about the top I want to spend, $100 would be better.
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Old April 13, 2008, 11:08 AM
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Creative Zen 4Gb - http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...reative%20Labs. Has everything you're looking for:

4Gb.
SD slot, with SDHC.
25 hours music, 5 hours movies.
2.5" screen
Buds? I'd buy my own.
Relatively compact.
Durable? I'd be careful with it, just like any other equipment.

And best of all, it's only $100...
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Yeah have had my eye on that one but I swore creative wasn't getting any more of my cash. I know sucks, would have fit the bill perfectly.
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Old April 13, 2008, 11:36 AM
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What about the Sandisk Sansa e200 series? I've always had good experiences with their products.
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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=28794

iAudio D2 is $50 more than than the Creative Zen (pricematch to DC), specs are pretty similar, other than greater file format support, and double the rated battery life.
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Old April 13, 2008, 02:31 PM
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I returned my Cowon A3 last week to NCIX since it would hold charge and the software was buggy - tried a firmware update to resolve the issue (as specified by Cowon) and the thing simply died in my hands.

A friend of mine has had a Creative Zen Vision:W for the past 2 years - dropped it twice, had static electricicity discharges that blanked the screen a few times... but the darn thing will not die. Will probably be my A3 replacement.
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Creative sucks?..why is that? I own a Creative Zen vision W and a Sansa E260 and I'm pleased with both..
P.S. Get a phone that knows to play mp3/wma/video lol
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DealExtreme: $33.22 Stylish 1.8-inch 2GB FM MP4 Player (Free EMS Express)

its a good site, i've order there before... its a bit slow and comes from HK, but still you get your stuff and its pretty good for 30 bux

DealExtreme: $118.00 ONDA VX747 3-inch TFT Touch Screen LCD MP4 Player - Jay Chou Themed (4GB) Express Shipping

this is good too ONDA is actually a very good brand in asia and it has touch screen.

If your gonna buy retail, buy a samsung P2 or a Nano
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Old April 15, 2008, 08:53 AM
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I returned my Cowon A3 last week to NCIX since it would hold charge and the software was buggy - tried a firmware update to resolve the issue (as specified by Cowon) and the thing simply died in my hands.

A friend of mine has had a Creative Zen Vision:W for the past 2 years - dropped it twice, had static electricicity discharges that blanked the screen a few times... but the darn thing will not die. Will probably be my A3 replacement.
dropped it only twice? I've dropped my iPod a good 15 times
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