Okay but can be better
This Philips GoGear Muse 16GB MP4 Player is not much bigger than a credit card; it should fit into my palm nicely, except for the fact that it is oriented in the wrong way - the screen is in the landscape mode. You can't grasp the player like you can an iPod. The 3-inch touch screen is bright and the display HD. However, it is a source of frustration. It doesn't response well to the touch.
I am now on my second model of this brand of player. It's great to use, but by no means is it durable. My first one lasted roughly a month before the play/pause button broke, and the second one had the same problem a few days ago after a little over six months of use. Shame, because when it's working, this really is a fine player.
The video is fine. AVI works perfectly, MPG video is sometimes a little laggy and don't bother with mp4. The microSD slot (with an 8GB limit) is fantastic.
Do not buy
This product is horrible. You have tap on the screen multiple times in order for it to go through, even though it is touch screen. there's was a shortage in the device within a couple of weeks. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone, do not buy this product because it is a waste of your money.
It's alright... Doesn't work like I had hoped
Purchased this with the hopes of being able to use it for some video to show others, but I can't get anything to play on it other than what it came with. Works fine as an .MP3 player and the radio works well if you have it in the right spot. The photo's look great so that's definitely a plus and I've never used the recorder. Other than that, for the price, its a decent player, but nothing to write home about.
At first, I was excited to see that this Mp3 player not only would play my music but would allow me to listen to the radio, too. It's something I kind of missed when listening to my iPod. But, unfortunately, not much worked well.
Of course, I tried out the radio first. No go. I couldn't get any of the stations in town to turn in without static. For many of the stations, I couldn't get it to stop on the exact station number, though that may have been due to the touch screen. Or not.
A perfectly capable, affordable player
The ViewSonic VPD400 MovieBook HD has a wallet-friendly price tag, but it omits a lot of features. While not everybody needs Wi-Fi or apps with their portable media player, a touchscreen is absolutely necessary on a device like this. The navigational buttons are frustrating to use, especially if you have a rather large media collection to scroll through. If you can tolerate this setup, the ViewSonic VPD400 is a perfectly capable, affordable player - just don't plan on watching any MOV videos.
A good range of supported formats
The VPD400 has the basic makings of a PMP, but there are some drawbacks. The controls are hardly intuitive and would be a lot easier with a four-way button pad. More of a problem, though, is the erratic WMA playback. While this could be a fault in this particular review sample, if itâ??s more widespread, Viewsonic needs to look at the firmware in the machine. For Version 2, the company should also consider a removable battery.
Decent audio and video file support.
The ViewSonic VPD400 MovieBook HD has a wallet-friendly price tag, but it omits a lot of features. While not everybody needs Wi-Fi or apps with their portable media player, a touchscreen is absolutely necessary on a device like this. The navigational buttons are frustrating to use, especially if you have a rather large media collection to scroll through. If you can tolerate this setup, the VPD400 is a perfectly capable, affordable player.
MicroSD card slot for external memory expansion
The Viewsonic VPD400 is an ultra-affordable portable media player (PMP) designed to serve as an all-in-one solution for partaking in high-definition videos, photos, and even eBooks. It features a 4.3â?? display, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot, and a battery that can manage 6 to 12 hours of audio/visual playback.
the ViewSonic VPD400 is reasonably flexible, supporting MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, APE, and OGG audio formats.
The ViewSonic VPD400 MovieBook HD has a wallet friendly price tag, but it omits a lot of features. While not everybody needs Wi-Fi or apps with their portable media player, a touchscreen is absolutely necessary on a device like this. The navigational buttons are frustrating to use, especially if you have a rather large media collection to scroll through. If you can tolerate this setup, the ViewSonic VPD400 is a perfectly capable, affordable player - just don't plan on watching any MOV videos.
The VPD400 feels reasonably sturdy though not as refined as products from Apple and Creative.
ViewSonic's VPD400 is a portable media player aimed at anyone with a diverse media collection. It can play back many different music and video files and is easy to set up and operate. It doesn't have the same design quality or interface flair as Apple's iPod Touch, but it is much cheaper.
The ViewSonic media player is tagged with pocket-friendly price and backed with 1 year of warranty. However it omits so many features. Even though the Wi-Fi and apps arenâ?? t must on media player for many people, touchscreen is totally necessary on a player like this. The buttons for navigation are irritating to use particularly when you have huge collection of media to scroll through. If you can bear this system then VPD400 is greatly capable and reasonable player. But donâ??
External microSD card support
The Philips GoGear Muse is a compact MPEG4 player that does what it says on the tin. It is easy to use and the open nature means you can quickly and easily add content from a number of sources. But even though it is open in the sense that you can add content easily, it isnâ??t a connected device.
High-grade audio compatibility
The GoGear Muse 3 has plenty to admire, especially the high-grade audio compatibility and Micro SD slot. Its Sound Personalisation control is a user-friendly addition but in other areas the interface could be much more intuitive. DRM-protected content has to be managed through various different pieces of software. If you can overlook those inconsistencies, it's a good player. However, it is less slick than its big competitor and lacks the vast accessory market that supports Apple gear.
Expandable memory option
To sum it up, the whole experience was bittersweet. Though I'd like to say more bitter than sweet. The screen as mentioned earlier was THE biggest issue. The rest of the features worked out fine but the player is meant to provide a good experience while watching videos and that has not been accomplished with satisfaction.
720p HD video playback with HDMI-out
This PMP scores high on sound, build quality and file format support. It plays 720p HD video with HDMI-out option to to let you connect to your HDTV. But, its sluggish touch controls spoiled the whole user experience and you can get a better touch-based PMP at this price point.
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