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Insignia Pilot with Bluetooth NS-8V24 - Digital player / radio - flash 8 GB - WMA, Ogg, MP3, WMAPro, protected WMA (DRM 10) - video playback - displa

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and performance are generally positive. The usability and value for money are also appreciated, but there are some negative reviews about the headphones and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Insignia Pilot with Bluetooth NS-8V24 - Digital player / radio - flash 8 GB - WMA, Ogg, MP3, WMAPro, protected WMA (DRM 10) - video playback - displa is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Insignia Pilot with Bluetooth NS-8V24 - Digital player / radio - flash 8 GB - WMA, Ogg, MP3, WMAPro, protected WMA (DRM 10) - video playback - displa

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Insignia Pilot with Bluetooth NS-8V24 - Digital player / radio - flash 8 GB - WMA, Ogg, MP3, WMAPro, protected WMA (DRM 10) - video playback - displa from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Insignia NS-8V24 Pilot 8GB USB 2.0 MP4/MP3/ FM/Bluetooth w/2.4" LCD (Black)

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Insignia Pilot with Bluetooth (8GB)

 

Somewhat surprisingly, Best Buy's own Insignia brand of MP3 players has gained quite a bit of popularity among consumers lately. That's not to say that the devices aren't good (quite the opposite, actually), but in this image-conscious market, "cheap"...

The Insignia Pilot is an incredible value for a media player, and it's packed with features: Bluetooth, FM radio, line-in recording, photo and video support, and Rhapsody DNA Integration. It plays back a wide variety of audio formats and is compatible...

The Insignia Pilot's sound quality is only so-so, and it's on the large side for a flash player

The Insignia Pilot won't please audio purists, but it's a great option for feature hounds who appreciate a good value--and the ability to listen to music sans wires.

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Insignia Pilot With Bluetooth 8GB

 

The Insignia Pilot is a basic MP3 player with a lot of features and broad audio format support. It's a great value for those looking to just place some music on a player and go. Its design and interface isn't anything particularly special and won't...

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Look ma, no wires!

 

I went to the park today and can't believe that everybody is still using wired headphones! Ever since my giant 3 battery Walkman in the 80s I feel like that was the biggest downfall while doing physical activities like running or working. I like the...

Simple interface, simple to add music-since I have my music organized in Windows, Bluetooth is awesome with good range, FM radio allows me to listen to PRI and sports events, universal mini-USB cable works with other devices, low cost

The dial wheel does feel a little cheap, but who cares at these prices. The sound quality with the headphones seemed weak, but my bluetooth headphones are amplified so no problem

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Couldn't be more pleased...paid 35.00 at Geeks.com

 

Wide range of uses...Great

wish i knew how playlist worked

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Insignia Pilot with Bluetooth (8GB)

 

I went to the park today and can't believe that everybody is still using wired headphones! Ever since my giant 3 battery Walkman in the 80s I feel like that was the biggest downfall while doing physical activities like running or working. I like the...

Simple interface, simple to add music-since I have my music organized in Windows, Bluetooth is awesome with good range, FM radio allows me to listen to PRI and sports events, universal mini-USB cable works with other devices, low cost

The dial wheel does feel a little cheap, but who cares at these prices. The sound quality with the headphones seemed weak, but my bluetooth headphones are amplified so no problem

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Bulletproof - Replaced my iPod!

 

When I was out shopping for another iPod, I came across this and it suddenly made perfect sense: A company SHOULD be able to take the iPod concept and run with it, improve upon it. That's exactly what Insignia did with this 8 MB Pilot. More features,...

Contrary to the CNET review, the sound is actually BETTER than my old iPod. For what they would have charged to fix the iPod, I got this 8 MB player with video, bluetooth, FM radio, etc. LOTS of features and well-designed. My Mac sees it as a HD

iTunes compatibility would've been nice, but I can understand how it'd also get in the way ; Sometimes the menu is tough to negotiate while driving... but that's a very minor complaint

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An audiophile quality player at a good price (on sale).

 

In this review Cnet dissed the audio quality and then later listed this player as one of the best for audiophiles because can record and play uncompressed pcm (CD quality or better) audio, as well as other reasons. They should upgrade this review. They...

Audio, video, easy to use, expandable memory, many features

No voice recording (minor omission), gets greasy easily from oil on your hands, the video menu needs more options like the audio menu has

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Just 2000 songs on 8gb player?

 

I agree with the previous reviewer on the 2000 song limit. I also utilize wma files and have about 5.5gb of music which is about 3400 songs. Imagine my surprise when this otherwise wonderful player would only accept 2000 songs. I called the customer...

Lots of cool features, long battery life

Only allows 2000 songs to be loaded

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O.K., but there are two flaws that would prevent me from getting it again.

 

What can I say? I am very disappointed that there has not been a single firmware update for this mp3 player, ever. And the sound quality is sub-par. At first, I really liked this mp3 player, but because of the lack of support, I would not recommend it...

Cheap, not an iPod, full of features

Lack of firmware updates, so-so sound quality

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All I can say is WOW

 

I really hadn't planned on buying this, but I wanted something better than my old Sansa when I go to the gym and I needed something I could wear on my arm. I was browsing around Best Buy and spotted this at the SAME price as the 4gb model. SOLD!! (it...

perfect size, great sound, great capacity and great price

The on/off slider is a tad difficult when you have a skin on it

Product Specifications

Bring your favorite music, photos and movies with you wherever you go and enjoy them without needing wires thanks to this MP3 player's built-in Bluetooth ability. Its 8GB internal flash storage holds MP3 files, photos and videos, and built-in Bluetooth wireless audio lets you listen to your music with compatible Bluetooth headphones (not included). It supports MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, WMA DRM, WMA Pro, OGG, WAV, Audible, MPEG4 (30 fps), WMV (30 fps) and JPEG formats.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Line-in recording / Photo playback / Radio / Video playback
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Digital Video Playback: Yes
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital recorder / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player / radio

Battery

Run Time (Up To):25hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:Audible / MP3 / Ogg Vorbis / Protected WMA (DRM 10) / WAV / WMA / WMAPro

Digital Storage

Capacity:8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.4in
Height:1.6in
Weight:2.1oz
Width:3.3in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:8GB

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Insignia
Model:With Bluetooth NS-8V24
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Insignia Pilot

Radio

Preset Station Qty:20
Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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