I'd go with the Creative Zen Stone, cheap, easy to use has FM Radio, comes in 1 or 2GB I believe.andyoxon said:I need a 'basic' MP3 player 1-4GB, with DAB radio, or FM tuner.
Any recommendations sony, samsung, philips?
What is the best format -Direct USB or cable?
What is DRM 9?
The Creative software is a bit naff really, but you can do all that with Windows Media Player, either using the 'sync device' option or just using it to rip files to MP3 and then dragging and dropping.andyoxon said:Thanks. The Zen Stone Plus 2gb appears to have to FM tuner. I think I would like at least an FM tuner - DAB seems not as common/more pricey.
Is DRM only applicable to music downloads?
Does the Zen stone come with software to allow you to transfer tracks from CDs to the player?
Sounds like it just needed new firmware. Had to upgrade the firmware on my Zen to get it to work on Vista.NickM said:DAB chips are power hungry - that's why portable players still use FM.
One caveat re. MP3 players: even when they come from the same manufacturer the means of accessing them seems to be inconsistent. I bought a Creative Zen V Plus 4GB, but it required Windows XP (which I don't have, and don't want). I can create MP3 files from digital or analogue sources with Cool Edit, and don't want Creative's software (or Windows Media Player) on my PC either. Unlike twowheeledwriter with his Zen Nano Plus, I could find no way of accessing the V Plus player as a drive in Windows Explorer to put music on it, so I sent it back and got a refund.
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