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Samsung YEPP YH-999

Samsung YEPP YH-999
alaScore 80

69 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Samsung YEPP YH-999. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviews about the size and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and design also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, portability, performance, size

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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 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 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and durability are overall positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical views about the price and reliability.

usability, portability, durability, size

reliability, price

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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. Reviewers really like the sound and portability. The performance and usability also get good feedback.

design, usability, performance, portability, sound

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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: John Morris (cnet.com)

Samsung YEPP YH-999 PMC (20GB) review: Samsung YEPP YH-999 PMC (20GB)

 

Intro Creative and iRiver were first to market with a Portable Media Center (PMC), but Samsung took the time to get the design right. The $500 Samsung YH-999 is the only PMC that is nearly as portable as a hard drive-based MP3 player or other...

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.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Sandesh M. (bytesector.com)

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.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by: (futurelooks)

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

 
Jun, 2005

Expert review by: (whiningdog.net)

YH-999 Portable Media Center

 
Dec, 2004

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Samsung YH-999 review

 

Samsung gets the Microsoft seal of approval

Microsoft's attempts to force its own standards dampens the YH-999's appeal

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Guy Dixon (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Jul, 2005

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

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...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by: (lordpercy.com)

Samsung YH-999GS PMC

 

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

Consumer review by: elise81 (shopping.com)

Good for the traveler

 

I purchased this last year on ebay. I bought a refurbished unit for under $200. I would have never paid full price. But for under $200, it's a good product.

Nice screen size, easy to use

Windows mobile runs slow, need to recharge a lot

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: elise81 (epinions.com)

Good for the traveler

 

I purchased this last year on ebay. I bought a refurbished unit for under $200. I would have never paid full price. But for under $200, it's a good product. The screen size is great. It is large enough to see the video, movie or picture. The unit ...

Nice screen size, easy to use

Windows mobile runs slow, need to recharge a lot

Oct, 2006
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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

Configuration

Built-In Microphone: No
Built-In Radio: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
Radio Function: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

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

Display Technology:TFT Display
Touchscreen: No

Display (Projector)

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

General Features

Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Hard Disc Drive
Type:Audio/Video Player
Video Playback: Yes

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

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: No
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG4 Playback: Yes
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: No
WMA Playback: Yes
WMV Playback: Yes

Still Images

Supported Still Images Formats:JPEG