Yeah hehe, though 30gb is plenty for me, since my other player was 20gb, and that was only just filling up (with data also), so it depends what you want I guess. In surveys carried out, alot of people don't need 60gb, but they'll probably bring one out soon.
As for the Creative Zen Vision M, it came today
Its great, and its just recharging now, since it wouldn't let me update firmware with it in the state I got it in (battery was on one bar)
Still, i played the videos, and the colours, etc are as crisp as anything I could hope.
The picture quality is also great, with vibrant colours and a kewl zoom in feature. Though I have to agree that its a bit sluggish when it comes to loading the thumbnails, though its not a big issue.
Music quality now, the most important bit.
The sample music is useless with bass levels not even speaker shaking. Though I docked it, and put some of my own stuff on (which worked by dragging and dropping into My Computer, though wouldn't let you create folders, etc, though the firmware will fix that) and the bass on those are excellent!!! Though, I'm a bit confused about the EQ... If I make a custom one with Bass Boost on, and the bass levels on full, it distorts, but the standard ones work fine.
Again, it may be a firmware issue.
Now, dragging music onto the device using USB 2.0 was not as fast as I'd of liked, with 1 song taking approx 3-5 seconds to upload. My older player I remember was slightly faster than that.
Buttons around the sides of the touch one seem a bit stiff at the moment, but I've heard those will wear in better as I use it, and do take a bit more pressure thean I would think to press them. The Creative Micro had touch buttons, but they seem to have taken these out.
Another little niggle is the side scroller buttons. They work good for scrolling through songs, but don't seem to work when you want to go through videos or pictures... I would have thought it would have countered as a side scroller moving sideways, yet you still have to use the up and down touch buttons to scroll sideways, to then go down within the menu. Not a big thing, but it would have helped.
Oh, and even though the up and down keys produce clicks when moved about, the side ones don't
But overall, I am very happy with it
And I will be putting my collection onto it in around 2 hours!!! Its time to start getting my music ready I think...
I'll report on battery life at a later date. Any questions will be welcome, hehe
Music doesn't take as long to upload once you start sending more tracks to it.
Video conversion is very fast!!!
I'VE SUCCESSFULLY TRICKED MY PLAYER!:
Well, I had a player before which catorgarised stuff in Folder structures and not about the ID3 tags. So I've sort of achieved the same type of thing with this one that catorgarises in Artist/Album/Genre.
If you go into the Artist, and then select that, it then displays Albums, and after that the tracks.
So I've made it like a folder structure by calling the Genre on ID3: eg. My Music. Then as the Artists on the ID3: eg. Kage.
and then the title as normal, so that it displays on the screen the same way as it would on a PC with a folder structure.
I've simply then just made Genre the main music finder!
I did a test that I finished last night:
Final time was 13 hours 17 minutes, using my real time test conditions. Creative states 14 hours. Not bad at all.
You can finds the report here: