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Creative Zen 2 Gb

Reviewing: Creative Zen Zen 2 Gb  |  Rating:
By syari on
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I bought this great Media player about 3-4 months ago. Bought it much more expensive than anywhere else because where I live I couldn't buy it retail. Had to order it from somewhere else.So you can get cheaper than the price I paid.

This Media player is as small as your average credit card and weighs about 65 grams. It has a 2.5" TFT screen which supports 16.7 million colours. Yes, it surely gives a beautiful, vivid colour display.

It comes in different capacity. 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB and a 32 GB. I have the 2 GB one. Reason I chose the smallest capacity was because I don't need to store many music. Further, it has an SD card slot. So I got myself a 4 GB SD card and that gave me 6 GB of space.

Now, what are its capabilities? It plays mp3, wma, wav and aac. It also has the capability to play videos in the following formats; MPEG, WMV9, MPEG-4, DivX, XviD. Mind you, you still need to convert the videos to the size of 320 x 240. They have a converter software along with the application that comes with the Media player. But the converter as I experienced, only converts all the videos to wmv. I used a software called Any Video Converter to convert my video files. Get the free version.

It stores photos in JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF formats. It has a voice recorder which I find the quality quite good, because it kind of diminishes the background noises. It also comes with an FM radio. Which I think a good thing.

The downside of the media player is that, when you use the SD card, it is not fully intergrated to the media player. Which means, they don't play automatically like the music or movies you store in the flash memory. For me, it is still okay. I store my music on the flash memory and only my movies in the SD card.

Another con is, also related to the SD card, whenever I try to do a forward or rewind of movies from the SD card, it gets jammed up sometimes. Freezes. The solution to this is, reset it. You need a pin with you at all times. People complain about this. But what I do is, I wrap a pin in paper and just keep it in the leather case which I bought with the player. Very, very useful tool.

Overall, I would say, I really love the player and worth the money I paid for it. If you are looking for a player other than Ipod, this may be it.