I received this Samsung mp3 player as a gift for Christmas in 2006. I really wanted an mp3 player, and didn't necessarily care if it was an Apple ipod. As it turns out, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I fell in love this little inexpensive Samsung!
The player only has 2GB's so that might not be enough storage for some people, but for me it's plenty. You can download any mp3, or WMA file, jpg, text, and video. (However, it wouldn't download an Mpeg4 movie file when I tried that.) It comes with a recharging cord that connects to the USB port of your computer. Software is included so you can manage the downloaded media. It's not fancy, just straight forward and easy to use and understand. For my first mp3 player it's been perfect.
The downside is that most mp3 accessories are specific to the Apple ipod. Many websites cater to the ipod users, so 'generic' mp3 owners like me might have difficulty finding extras, such as a decent docking station.
If you're a beginner like me, the Samsung YP-T9J is a good introduction to mp3 players. Someday, maybe I'll join the 'big girls' and get an ipod, but for now this is all I need.