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Creative Zen Vision W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 449 reviews of Creative Zen Vision W. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and size. The sound and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the portability. Some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Creative Zen Vision W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Creative Zen Vision W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Creative Zen Vision W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and sound. The portability and usability also get good comments, whereas views are divided on the durability.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Zen Vision: M Premium Accessory PackZen Vision: M Premium Accessory Pack

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Creative Zen Vision W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 user reviews of Creative Zen Vision W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance and sound. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the portability, while many are negative about the reliability.

design, usability, size, sound, performance

reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Creative Zen Vision W 60 GB Widescreen Multimedia Player (Black)Creative Zen Vision W 60 GB Widescreen Multimedia Player (Black)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Russ Fischer (laptopmag.com)

Creative Zen Vision:W

 

Creative's widescreen update of the Zen Vision line is a solid choice for users who just need the basics.

High-quality video playback • Good control layout • Intuitive menus • Supports many file formats

No DVR option • Lacks video playlist support • Mediocre audio battery life

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (pcmag.com)

Creative Zen Vision:W

 

Creative has literally expanded its Zen Vision line with the new Zen Vision:W portable media player: the W stands for widescreen. Unfortunately, the player isn't particularly sleek, and its audio battery life is shorter than it should be for a device...

Nice-looking 16:9 screen. Good video quality and format support. Powerful built-in speaker. Intuitive interface. Removable battery. Supports PlaysForSure and Audible. TV output at 720-by-480. Excellent viewing angle.

No kickstand. Short audio battery life. Body feels bulky. No DVR feature. No video playlists or sequential playback.

This is a solid product with lots of features, good audio/video quality and a decent price, but its bulk and somewhat disappointing battery life keep it from shining.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (pcmag.com)

Creative Zen Vision:W (30GB)

 

Creative's latest portable media player has plenty to offer, but it's lacking in a few important areas.

Nice-looking 16:9 screen. Good video quality and format support. Powerful built-in speaker. Intuitive interface. Removable battery. Supports PlaysForSure and Audible. TV output at 720-by-480. Excellent viewing angle.

No kickstand. Short audio battery life. Body feels bulky. No DVR feature. No video playlists or sequential playback.

on the vision's screen, photos look sharp and crisp, and colors are vivid with true blacks. there are pan, zoom, and rotate functions, though the zoom feature is quite slow, and thumbnails take a while to load the first time, because they're generated...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Cyrus Farivar (engadget.com)

Creative Zen Vision W debuts in US

 

As expected, Creative went and released the Zen Vision W here in the US. We know that this hit Singapore late last month at COMEX, and CNET managed to review one already -- but what we didn't know is that the Zen Vision will play content from Amazon's...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Creative Zen Vision W 30GB

 

The Zen Vision W quickly brings Creative up to speed in the blossoming world of portable video. And how could it not, with its splendid 4.3-inch wide-screen display, intuitive control set, removable battery, and CompactFlash slot? Bulkier than the...

Beautiful wide-screen display; durable design; intuitive interface; holds up to 60GB; supports wide array of video formats; plays FM radio; supports TiVo To Go and limited movie downloads; syncs with Outlook; removable battery; CompactFlash slot is...

Bulky body that's just a tad heavy; no line-in audio or video recording; no kickstand; TiVo To Go requires file conversion and third-party MPEG-2 decoder.

The bulky but easy-to-use Creative Zen Vision W and its nice screen will dazzle video lovers who don't require video recording.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: James Kim (cnet.com)

Creative Zen Vision W review

 

Editor's note: A new, less bulky version of the Zen Vision W 60GB will be available soon in the U.S. market. It will reportedly have the same weight and dimensions (5.27 inches by 2.95 inches by .86 inch) and weight (9.73 ounces) as the current 30GB...

Beautiful wide-screen display; durable design; intuitive interface; holds up to 60GB; supports wide array of video formats; plays FM radio; supports TiVo To Go and limited movie downloads; syncs with Outlook; removable battery; CompactFlash slot is...

Bulky body that's just a tad heavy; no line-in audio or video recording; no kickstand; TiVo To Go requires file conversion and third-party MPEG-2 decoder.

The bulky but easy-to-use Creative Zen Vision W and its nice screen will dazzle video lovers who don't require video recording.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Creative Zen Vision W reviewed

 

We were all stoked about the Creative Zen Vision until we discovered what a let-down the screen turned out to be. Therefore we're understandably wary going i...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (pcmag.com)

Creative Zen Vision:M

 

The Creative Zen Vision:M is our new favorite iPod alternative, though we doubt it will sway the iPod-loving masses.

Good design. Excellent screen. Very good audio and video quality. Broad feature set.

Short battery life. Requires a dongle to sync, charge, and output to TV. ; function Video(mypage, myname, w, h, scroll) { var winl = (screen.width - w) / 2; var wint = (screen.height - h) / 2; winprops =...

The Zen Vision:M's interface is identical to that of its bigger brother, with every bit as much polish and logic as that of the iPod. Getting around is simple, and we have lots of love for Creative's contextual menus, but the My Shortcut button proved...

Jan, 2006

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Rick Broida (cnet.com)

Creative Zen VISION: M review

 

Creative Zen Vision:M

Available in five colors, the Creative Zen Vision:M has an incredible screen, a simple interface, excellent video battery life, an FM tuner and recorder, and a voice recorder. It features a customizable Shortcut button, and it supports a wide range of...

The Creative Zen Vision:M has no iTunes-like video content--yet. Some will find the touch-pad controller frustrating. The black model scratches easily. The documentation is skimpy. You must use an adapter for transfers and power, meaning that...

The dazzling, DRM-friendly Creative Zen Vision:M gives the iPod a run for the money as the current high-capacity WMA champ.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Ian Bell (digitaltrends.com)

Creative Labs Zen Vision 30GB Review

 

The bottom line is that the Zen Vision is undoubtedly, a very cool product

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

Creative's Zen Vision W is the widescreen multimedia MP3 player for movies, music and photos. Its high-gloss, scratch-resistant 16: 9 display with adjustment makes all content fit the entire screen, and its large hard disk stores up to 120 hours of movies, 15000 songs or many thousands of photos. The player has a Compact Flash slot for the transfer of stills from digital cameras, and it supports popular movie and audio formats as well as Album Art and customized wallpapers. Additional features include a built-in FM radio, a microphone for live recording, and connectivity to external TVs and speakers.

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:8
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):90 / 97
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.1

Battery

Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable
Run Time (Up To):13hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cable

AV Cable Type:Digital player data / power adapter

Carrying Case

Color:Black/Tungsten black
Material:Leather/Silicone
Recommended Use:For digital player
Type:Case

Design

Color of product:Black / White

Digital Audio

Supported Audio Formats:Audible / MP3 / Protected WMA (DRM) / WAV / WMA

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Digital AV player
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function / FM tuner / Memory card reader / Voice recorder
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB
TV Standards Supported:NTSC / PAL

Digital Storage

Capacity:30GB/60GB
Flash Memory Cards Supported:CompactFlash Card type I / CompactFlash Card type II
HDD Capacity:30GB/60GB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in/1in
Height:3in
Weight:10.5oz/9.7oz
Width:5.3in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5 / 3.7 / 4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272 / 640 x 480
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:4.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9cm
Display Type (JK):TFT
Output Type:Color

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:13 / 16
Continuous video playback time:4 / 4.5 / 5
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF / JPG
Video compression format:AVI / AVI, M-JPEG, WMV9, XviD / DIVX, M-JPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV / DIVX, WMV, XVID / WMV9
Video formats supported:AVI / AVI,M-JPEG,WMV9,XviD / DIVX,M-JPEG,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,WMV / DivX,WMV,Xvid / WMV9

General

Designed For (MG):Portable player
Product Type:Player battery/Power adapter - car
Subcategory (MG):Power adapters and chargers/Specific batteries

Header

Manufacturer:Creative Technology
Model:Car Charger/M Leather Case/Vision Docking Station/Vision W/W Battery/W Skin/ZEN Car Charger/Zen Vision Screen Protector/ZEN Vision:M Sync Adapter
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Creative/Creative Zen/Creative Zen Micro/Creative Zen Vision

Miscellaneous

CE Product Type:Digital player docking station/Digital player screen protector
Color:Black/White
Compatibility:Intel VIIV Technology

Motion Video

Video Playback Formats:AVI / DivX 4.0 / DivX 5.0 / Motion JPEG / MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 SP / WMV / XviD/DivX 4.0 / DivX 5.0 / Motion JPEG / MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 SP / WMV / XviD

Other Features

Bit rate:128 kb/s
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 1) / XP 64-bit / Microsoft Windows XP (SP1), XP Pro x64\n / Windows XP SP1+
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.89 x 2.93 x 0.791
File type:JPEG / BMP / GIF / PNG / TIFF / MP3, WMA, WAV, Audible
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:3.5mm \nComposite TV-Out / Stereo mini-jack (3.5mm)\nComposite TV\nStereo audio out
Media types supported:MP3, WMA, WMV9, MPEG1/2/4-SP, Motion-JPEG
Minimum hard disk space:170
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Creative MediaSource\nCreative Media Explorer\nZENCast Organizer\nAudible Manager\nYahoo Music Engine\nWMP10
User guide: Yes

Performance

Sleep Timer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 1.1 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:13 / 16
Continuous video playback time:4 / 4.5 / 5
Number of batteries supported:1
Rechargeable:Y

Power Device

Input Connector Type:Automobile cigarette lighter
Voltage Provided:5V
Voltage Required:12 - 24V

Radio

FM radio: Yes
Preset stations quantity:32

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:BMP / GIF / JPEG

Storage

Compatible memory cards:CF
Player media type:Flash-media / HDD
Total Storage Capacity:30 / 60

System Requirements

Minimum processor:25/20 mm / Intel Pentium II / AMD K6-2 / Intel Pentium III, AMD Duron
Minimum processor speed:1000 / 350
Minimum RAM:256 / 64
Minimum system requirements:USB 1.1/2.0
Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:8.43