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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

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 5.1 x 14 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: SMPK8990
  • ASIN: B004W7DSG0
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 15 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88,141 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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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.

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By mimidube on Jan. 23 2014
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love it, Even loaded it with some cartoons for my grandson to watch in the car. I would reccomend it to anyone
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lewisgmb on Sept. 12 2011
This little PMP as a nearly useless touch screen, very bad navigation and a kafkaesque interface. The screen is washed out and the battery doesn't last.

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Akio on Aug. 24 2011
Pros:
Large beautiful HD screen
Easy seeking (fast forward / rewind)
Subtitles
Multiple audio channels (eg. English/Japanese/etc.)
Supports very wide variety of filetypes
Attractive physical design
Decent battery life

Cons:
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.
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By very pleased on Nov. 22 2011
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I have very little knowledge of computer stuff. But this was very easy to use. Opened it plugged it in. Sent it from my VLC player to the device and played it with no trouble within minutes. I am really hoping my kids are as pleased as I am. Touch screen worked well, volume was fine, picture fine. I havent tried music or pictures yet because I thought this would be the most difficult. Merry Christmas :)
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful
So it isn't half bad after all... June 4 2011
By Moonie - Published on Amazon.com
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After some dithering with it, I find that it is not all that bad...

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.
39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Impressive June 4 2011
By paghit ralbag - Published on Amazon.com
This is a versatile Music + Video player and e-reader. I have had many digital MP3/media type devices in the past, but none performed like this one. The screen is large and bright, it plays movies in high definition. Also the touch screen is sensitive, making it easy to navigate through screens. There is a built in speaker loud enough that i can watch my movies on it and hear clearly. The battery life is decent; I can watch a movie and still have battery remaining, but I charge mine daily so I haven't had a problem. I do like the fact that the unit comes with a proper AC adapter and USB adapter, so i can either charge it through my computer, or plugging into a wall adapter.

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.
33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
So many things to like about the SMPK8990 June 28 2011
By mizzfreckle - Published on Amazon.com
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I really like the quality feel of this MP3/4/5 player. It has substance without being heavy or cumbersome. It feel solid and like it will withstand use. The display is large enough to be helpful and it is designed with good graphics and an excellent file system. I still have not loaded it to capacity and I have included almost everything I have wanted to have on hand. I especially love that I can use it horizontally or vertically. Music files work best in one direction and TXT files work better in the other.

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.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I love this, but that doesn't mean you will. Nov. 8 2011
By duder - Published on Amazon.com
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I read all of the reviews for this item before I bought it so I can say that pretty much everything that they said is true.

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.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
not working after a month of use Dec 2 2011
By K. Fuller - Published on Amazon.com
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got this as gift for son.

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".

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