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Samsung YEPP YH-999

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and battery. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the value for money, while many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Samsung YEPP YH-999 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung YEPP YH-999

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Samsung YEPP YH-999 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability, build quality, size, battery

reliability, value for money

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung YH-999GS 20GB Portable Media CentreSamsung YH-999GS 20GB Portable Media Centre

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung YEPP YH-999

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Samsung YEPP YH-999 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

design, usability, portability, sound, battery

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Samsung YEPP YH-999 PMC (20GB)

 

First, the basic design is different from that of most portable video players, including the Creative Zen and the iRiver PMP-120 . These devices use a horizontal, Game Boy-like design with the screen at the center and navigation and selection buttons...

Compact, ergonomic, and visually appealing design; built-in kickstand; strong bookmarking feature; intuitive PMC software; impressive integration with Windows Media Player 10.0 and Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE).

Subpar battery life; no removable battery; no programmable preset buttons; controller buttons a bit small; no audio- or video-recording capabilities; works with Windows XP and Windows Media Player 10.0 only; no higher-capacity option; average audio...

If you want the most stylish PMC, look no further than the YH-999; if you need a battery that goes the distance, try elsewhere.

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Samsung YH-999

 

So you've just managed to get yourself that spiffy new mp3 player. They've been on the market for a while now, but prices have come down, and features have gone up, so you decided it's time to be on the cutting edge of technology and forgo CDs for...

While the YP-999 is the smallest and most portable PMC yet, there were some sacrifices made to get there.

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YEPP YH-999 GS 20 GB Portable Medi...

 

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YH-999 Portable Media Center

 

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Samsung YH-999 review

 

Samsung gets the Microsoft seal of approval

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Samsung YH-999 PMC

 

The arrival of the Samsung YH-999 PMC (portable media center) provides the first serious challenge to Creative's well-received Zen PMC. Many industry analysts question the need for portable players that combine music, video, recorded TV and pictures...

If you've got a Media Center PC, download a lot of movies, spend your time travelling and can handle the price tag, it's worth considering a Portable Media Center. But despite its good looks the YH-999 is let down by insufficient battery life and the...

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Samsung YH-999 review

 

A few years ago the YH-999 might have seemed gimmicky, but now our lives are rich enough in multimedia content to justify a portable device to access this stuff on the move. Digital photos, video, MP3s and TV can all be transferred to the Samsung. It's...

Tank-like build ; Big screen ; Simple navigation interface

Dull screen in brightly lit environment ; No TV tuner ; Can't play DVD files ; Short battery life

Battery performance on the Samsung is also slightly depressing. We averaged 3 hours for video playback and a much more respectable 12 hours for audio only

EISA Award - Best Product

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Samsung Yepp YH-999

 

Paving the way to a totally new concept of products, the Samsung Portable Media Center Yepp YH-999 uses the resources of the Microsoft Portable Media Center platform. You can access digital media files anywhere, anytime, since the 20 GB, 1.8 inch Hard...

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Samsung YH-999GS PMC

 

A portable media player based entirely around windows PMC operating system and it works!

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"The Media Mobile Player that is tied to XP"

 

I got this media player 5 years ago and I had problem with syncing.So I basically bailed out using it and as soon as the Windows Vista and 7 came , thats the end of this player.Such a waste.It has a nice video monitor.

Monitor is very good, navigation is easy, audio is good.

ONLY works with Windows XP and Media Player 10..

Product Specifications

The YH-999 is an all-in-one multi-media device and one of the first highly anticipated Portable Media Center devices. Designed to play audio and video contents anytime, anywhere, it is both thin and light at 3.8 x 4.2 x 0.8 inches and 7.9 ounces. In addition to playing and storing high-quality WMA and MP3 music files in its spacious 20GB storage, the product also plays Windows Media Video (WMV) files at 320 x 240 resolution and 700 kbps. Its 400 Mhz PXA 255 CPU will ensure a smooth playback of media files on its stunning 3.5-inch, 320 x 240 trans-reflective TFT LCD screen. YH-999 also features an embedded composite video output port to connect the device to a TV for content playback. Even large media video files can be transferred in a matter of minutes via its USB 2.0 connection.

Battery

Rechargeable Battery:Rechargeable

Digital Audio

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

Digital Multimedia Devices

Autonomous Use: Yes
Device Type:Portable media center
External Control Devices:Remote control
Key Features:Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player/Digital audio player / Digital photo viewer / Digital video player / External HDD function
PC Interfaces:Hi-Speed USB

Digital Storage

Capacity:20GB
HDD Capacity:20GB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:4.2in
Weight:8oz
Width:3.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Type (JK):TFT
Output Type:Color

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:YH-999/YH-999GS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung YEPP

Miscellaneous

Compatibility:MS Windows XP Media Center compatible

Motion Video

Video Playback Formats:AVI / MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 / WMV/MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 / WMV/MPEG-2 / WMV

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:JPEG
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