Product Type: LG Electronics MP3 players
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Performance only meets entrance-needs...
Member Name: rEsa
Date: 06/03/01, updated on 06/03/01 (308 review reads)
Disadvantages: missing options
LG's entrance device into the portable MP3-World offers to the occasional user everything that it needs, for whom, that has higher requirements, works it somewhat dearless finished and the configuration is too unbalanced.
Processing/quality: The "Fancy" Design, how LG recruits on the packing, is habituation needy. Especially the unnecessary and actually disturbing issued roundness at the top side, reliably one of the first places where a damage with falls occurs, in addition
makes more difficult you acces to the "Hold" slide switch. All in all the device is to large, if Design items would have omitted, could the device be surely many smaller. The housing works at first sight stable, with medium pressure to it, it gives way in many places already. The flaps for Cardslots and batteries are dangerously unstable, the control elements makes a spongelike impression, the pressure point (Click) is hardly noticeable. If you pour the PD330 a little, there is clear rattle to hear, control elements and flaps have very much freedom of movement in their guidance. With 60g (without batteries) the device is lighter as a Slim Line Walkman, as already mentions, without unnecessary design elements, it was possible to save also on wheighting. The phones-socket made already after few hours scratching noises if the plug in the socket was moved.
Features: The PD330 has 2 MMC (Multi Media Card) Slots for cards up to 32 MB, so you can use a maximum of 64MB, correspond approx 60 minute to hearing benefit with highest quality (128kb Samplingrate). Against the manual and packing-imprint delivers LG the
PD330 meanwhile with one 32 MB MMC, and not with 2x16MB MMC. The music files are copied with a parallel cable on the device, which results in in the case of simultaneous use of a printer at the same PC in disadvantages. At special functions are to the user available: Intro Scan (allude all title for some seconds), MP Bookmark (these set bookmark
s and branch to), Repeat (repeat an individual title), random (playback of all titles in coincidental lining up sequence) and x-Live sound function (x-Tra bass system). With this MP-Playera cable remote maintenance is delivered, which displays some information in a LC-display such as playing time of the current title, use of the MMC Slots and the battery
status. Additionally are all control elements at it, like the device,
are equipped also the remote maintenance with a "Hold" function, in order to protect the keys against inadvertent operation. Also the processing of the remote maintenance is not convincingly, the dramatic even, which some control elements are to be found only at the remote-control: With damage or loosing of the remote maintenance you must do without x-Live sound function, MP Bookmark, Repeat/Random Play and Intro Scan. Also remote maintenance is actually too large, the PD330 itself can operate without remote maintenance too. At the remote maintenance the headphones will be connect by an typical socket, you can also operate another headphones with the remote maintenance together, if the sound characteristics provided are not enugh or this has a defect. The remote maintenance is equipped with a stable clip, with which
it can be fastened even to fixed clothes well. You need 2 micro batteries (also called "lady" or "AAA"), the possibility to load Akkumulators dirket in the device is missing, exactly the same as a link for a power pack. The life span of the batteries in the PD330 is not particularly long, more than 5-7 hours sound may one from a few
Lady's not expect. The acquisition of 2 sets Akkumulators and a battery charger is advisable when frequent use.
Software/transfer: The provided Software convince at all, the installation runs problem-free on different Windows versions (not under NT!) and the handling is quite simple even for untrained PC
users. With the so-called "MP Expl
orer" by the way also different files can be transferred except MP3 to the device, with
this the user has a genuine Multi Media Card server, e.g. to transfer files to another computer. With the MP Explorer are available both MMC Slots such as drives, i.e. you can shift files of and to the PC/MP Player at will. The transmission speeds of the
files rank within the middle area, 16 MB in approx. 5-8 minutes are transferred, with USB here surely a faster handling has been possible.
Sound characteristics: On headphones arrives the sound clear and strong, at all, good sound characteristics can be certified. Only the volume limitation would have more highly to be set, sometimes is still too much ambient noises to be heard. Better sound characteristics can be obtained with better headphones, the headphones of the Groove series from Sony improved the sound again noticeably. The x-Live sound function is moderately useful, even at high volumes, it began to over-cry itself, The sound is sufficient generally, in order to store the music also with 96kb Samplingrate and
to experience still quite good hearing benefit, with which the playtime can be extended around a half hour.
Scope of supply: The MF-PD330 is delivered according to standard with cable remote maintenance, in ear headphones, a 32 MB MultiMediaCard (with older distributions 2x16MB MMC), a belt bag with sturdy tie-clip
and 2 Micro batteries.
Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Power output: 2x 2.5 mW
Memory: 2xMMC Slot for max. 64MB
Current supply: 2xAAA 1,2-1,5V
Dimensions BxHxT: 71x95x19 mm
Weight: 60 g (without batteries and MMC)
Result: The MF-PD330 is to be called unique a riser model, for those, which want ocassionally hear some music and does not place high requirements, is this device an appropriate selection. For people which plan the constant use of the device and place higher requirements some
benefits are missing: because of the missing USB interface is frequent change at the PC announced, if the music program is to be modified, the processing leaves to be desired and is not not suited for hard outdoor or school satchel application. For the listners with trained ear might be also the sound characteristics still to bad, also the limitation on 64MB memory affect themselves in this case bad, cause then, in each case an sampling rate at 128kb will be used, which limits the hearing benefit to approx. 1 hour.
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