Capacity 8GB
Storage medium? Flash memory
Manufacturer product code(s) 70PF2073001E5 / 70PF2073001Y5
UPC / EAN code(s) 5390660139376 / 5390660139406

  • Display (Display)

    The display eases the use of the player, even if the device is only used for listening to music. You can, for example, easily browse through songs and artists, adjust the settings, or, if supported by the player, watch images and videos.

  • Display size (Display size)

    The diagonal of the display in inches.

  • Resolution (Display resolution (nnn x nnn))

    Resolution refers to the amount of horizontal and vertical pixels the device uses to generate the image on screen, i.e. the physical number of columns and rows of pixels creating the display. The resolution is given as horizontal pixels x vertical pixels ("width x height").

  • PC connection (Computer connection)

    The player is usually connected to a computer via an USB or FireWire-cable. Quite often, however, the player end of the cable requires a special connector designed by the manufacturer.

  • Storage medium (Storage medium type)

    MP3 Players can use either flash memory or hard disk drive (HDD) to store the MP3 music files. Flash memory is a non-mechanical solid state technology, and therefore it is lighter and more power efficient than HDD. Flash is also more resilient to such hazards as dropping or fragmentation. On the other hand, HDD offers more storage capacity than flash memory: flash-based players only offer storage capacity up to 32 gigabytes (GB), while HDD players reach up to around 250-300 GB.

  • MP3 (MP3 playbck support)

    Usually all digital music players are capable of playing MP3 files. However, the playback of various forms of DRM protected files is often limited to a number of players. The same applies to more special file formats, such as FLAC, Ogg vorbis, AAC and WMA.

  • Headphone jack (Headphone jack type)

    The headphone jack most commonly used is 3.5 mm in diameter. Sometimes a smaller 2.5 mm jack is also used, which saves space. The downside is that most headphones are equipped with a 3.5 mm plug and require an adapter to fit into the 2.5 mm jack. Some manufacturers also use their own proprietary jacks.

  • WiFi / WLAN (Integrated WiFi / WLAN)

    Some modern players have the ability to transfer data through Wireless LAN (WiFi) connection. However, the connection is seldom used for data synchronization, but rather to provide access to the Internet or proprietary services.

  • Memory card slot (Memory card slot)

    Some MP3 players have a slot for external memory card, which can be used to connect memory cards containing music for playback.

  Rating: 3 / 5 Value for money: 4 / 5

The Zen V Plus is a great MP3 for the casual user, however, if you want something for Video playing, this is not the item. The only reason is because the videos are saved in Uncompressed .AVI, which means the smaller files can end up being 600mb (the size of a DiVX movie). The quality of the music is very nice, and the software thats included is decent. The only problem is that I haven't been able to put a ZenCast on my player (the software is included). The protective screen over the player is very nice for the first few months, but after awhile, the screen begins to get small "chips" in it which become a big pain to see. The screen is also hard to see in the light, you have to put your hands over the Zen. You have probably heard of the Zen V Plus locking up frequently, and let me say it does. You have to wait for the battery to drain dead, or void your warranty and take it apart, and take the battery out and then put it back in. Then you have to charge it, which sucks because sometimes you're in the car and you don't have a charger (even if you do you still have to wait for the battery to die down. You will notice a Line-In jack, which is still a little confusing to me. I haven't been able to figure it out. I believe it can record from a radio, via the cable that is provided. There is also something else, the battery. You will notice that one time the battery will appear to be low. Then when you look at it, it's back up so you really can't tell just by looking.

I would suggest this product to people who don't want to spend alot of money, but you get some bang for your buck compared to the other choices out there.

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