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Curtis SMPK8990 Sylvania 8 GB 4.3-Inch Touch Screen Video MP3/MP4/MP5 Player (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 4.3 Inch Touch Screen HD MP3/MP4/MP5 Music and Video Player
- 8 GB Build in Memory, expandable card slot for an additional 16 GB
- Full function Media Center includes, Movies, Music, Books etc.
- Supports following file formats; JPG/ BMP/GIF, MP3/WMA/OGG/APE/FLAC/ACC/WAV, MKV/AVI/RM/RMVB/MP4/MOV/VOB/DAT/FLV/3GP/TXT
- Includes: Built in Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery; Earphones, USB Cable, Power Adapter, CD Driver, Manual
This Amazing MP5 Media Device comes with a beautiful 4.3-Inch Screen. You can playback all your video files in crisp High Definition! Navigate through your e-Book, Pictures, Videos, Music and more with the super sensitive touch screen. With 8 GB you will have more than enough memory to store all your movies, songs, pictures and books. There is an expandable memory slot which allows you to add an additional 16 GB of memory to this MP3/MP4/MP5 player. the Built-In Microphone allows you ultra long recording time. The Desktop widget gives you custom controls, and use the smart file search to find all your favorite media. There is also a Video Component TV-Out (720p). You can play tons of files on this MP5 player including; JPG/ BMP / GIF, MP3 / WMA / OGG / APE / FLAC / ACC / WAV, MKV / AVI / RM / RMVB / MP4 / MOV / VOB / DAT / FLV / 3GP/TXT. Don't miss the hottest new Media Player on the market.
Top Customer Reviews
Large beautiful HD screen
Easy seeking (fast forward / rewind)
Multiple audio channels (eg. English/Japanese/etc.)
Supports very wide variety of filetypes
Attractive physical design
Decent battery life
Everything else, including the touchscreen
Not for music or ebooks! Yes it can do both, but if you're looking for a true MP3 player or an ebook reader, look elsewhere.
Bottom line: Think of this as a handheld VLC media player. Looking for a portable video player? This is the one.
But for 50$, it's a steal.It interfaces to any computer through a min-usb cable, which is very convenient
I bought two of those to use in demonstration prototype.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
One thing I want to note, is that I hope no body makes the mistake that I did and approach this product as if it were like a traditional mp3 player. In that the older devices, from iPopds, to Zunes to the others (Sony, Phillips, etc) do a lot of the arranging and sorting for you.
This device arranges items in the order that they are set as files. The way you see them, while adding them via your computer, is likely the way that they are going to be displayed. It allows for the user to sort and arrange his music, videos, eBooks, whatever, in the way that best suits him as opposed to automatically doing it in the way that best suits the browsing capability of the device.
Really, if you are looking for something versatile that allows for a different kind of personalisation and comes with a lot of desirable features for a low price, this is it. I bought an mp3 player that was far less advanced for $80.05 and returned that one once I had gotten this one figured out.
I hope the developers continue with this product.
The response of the unit is excellent, so right after i click a song it begins playing, without a lag time. I was able to easily load my music and video files and find it easy to find them through the on-screen menus. Navigating the menus in general is pretty straightforward and basic.
I am very happy with the value that I got for what I paid.
I was HUGELY disappointed in the manual. It was obviously written by someone who knows very little English. There is a LOT of incorrect information. Fortunately it is easy to use common sense and weed most of it out. I really suggest downloading the full sized manual at: [...]
It is also very questionable that all the literature (including manual and product box) refer to file formats that are not supported. For instance, AVI is the only video format that (apparently) will work.
I have had to return it because the battery will not hold a charge. Amazon has been very good about taking it back and sending a replacement in an expedited manner. I am optimistic that this is an unusual situation and that my replacement will work to my satisfaction.
ONE YEAR LATER - I was unable to get one of these that would hold a charge. Even the parent company would not back up their product or send me one that would be assured to work properly. That is too bad too. It has so many things going for it.
I am still searching for the right electronic device to serve my needs.
I would now give it one star.
Do not buy this if you don't have the time or inclination to get it to do what you want. If you want something that you just dump files onto and it organizes everything for you, then you'll have to pay more for it or it won't have as many file types supported.
When charging the device, make sure you turn the switch to the 'On' position or it won't charge. You wouldn't think this by reading the manual, but you should know by now that the manual stinks.
I got this because of the price and the wide range of file types supported. I haven't tested all of them that are listed, but if it only plays the ones I've tried so far then that's enough for me. This was $20 cheaper than my old mp3 player that broke and it does 4 times as much stuff, so I can deal with a little extra hassle setting it up.
pros - does what it says it does - at least for a month. i held onto it for a couple of weeks before i gave it to him and it worked well at first. see cons below.
cons - manual useless; charger not working at all after using it to charge the media player a few times. son has had to plug it into a laptop/netbook instead in order to charge it; earphones that came with it very uncomfortable and after less than a month of use is no longer working (had to replace), tiny sound.
would've rated a 5/5 if not for the charger and earphones and the product no longer working after a month. all it shows (dec 4th, 2011) is a black screen/frozen in black screen mode (don't understand why they would have this feature at all).
update - called tech support for manufacturer (transfer of call to india). no help at all even after the person finally understand what the problem was. will never buy this brand again.
amazon - ended up returning the item to amazon, which was an easy process. however, as expected with an electronic item return, didn't get back the entire purchase amount. will never buy electronics of this sort from an online merchant again. "stars" remain at a "1".