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Creative Zen Vision W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 388 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. Views about the performance and sound are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the connectivity. Views about the reliability and portability are different.

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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 87/100 = 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. People are impressed by the size and sound. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Reviews 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

Jul, 2016

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. People are impressed by the performance and sound. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the portability, while many are negative about the reliability.

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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)

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Creative Zen Vision:M

 

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. !

The Zen Vision:M is our new favorite iPod alternative and should appeal to lots of people, but we have a feeling it's still not going to sway the iPod-loving masses.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Creative Zen Vision:W (30GB)

 

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.

Feb, 2007

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: 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: James Kim (cnet.com)

Creative Zen Vision W review: Creative Zen Vision W

 

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

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Rick Broida (cnet.com)

Creative Zen VISION: M review: Creative Zen VISION: M

 

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

Expert review by: Grahm Skee (anythingbutipod.com)

Creative Zen Vision W - a Look Back

 

Digging though old posts I came across a review I started but never finished dating back to 2006. The photos are even watermarked before we had a logo.

Nov, 2009

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.

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

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 (Projector)

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

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

Power Device

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

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:BMP / GIF / JPEG