It's been a long time coming, but here's my first review in about 2 and a half years! I have always had to go out and buy cd's, but now i have found a way to save my money. I recently bought an Mp3 player, and I have used it non-stop since. I just download music off the internet, transfer it onto my player, in only a few minutes. I have never regretted buying one. What is mp3? Mp3 stands for mpeg 1, layer 3. It is an efficient way to store music or other audio content onto your computer. Mp3 files can be anywhere from 1/4 to 1/20 the size of a commercial cd audio file with the bit rates from 8kbps to 320kbps, while retaining a high sound quality. you can store mp3 files on a computer in such a way that the file size is relatively small. this means that you can take a big file off of a cd, put it onto your computer using a CD ripper, which will compress the file for you, and then you will be able to put it onto an mp3 player. Mp3’s have become increasingly popular since Napster was introduced. With Napster, people store mp3 files on their computers, and using the internet, you can then download these files off of them onto your computer. You are then able to put these files onto an mp3 player, as they have already been compressed. How can I get music for my mp3 player? As I have said above, there is a program called Napster where you can download music files onto your computer, which are ready to be put onto your mp3 player if you want to do this. You can also download music files from other websites on the Internet, onto your computer. You can also get a program, which will copy music from a CD, compress it and put it onto your computer, without affecting the CD in anyway. Once you have it on your computer, you can then transfer it onto your mp3 player using the management software and cable connections, which you get with this MP3 Player. What are mp3 players? Mp3 players are sma ll, personal music players. They store music on small multimedia cards, so there are no moving parts. T his means that you can move your player around, or even drop it, and the music will not be interrupted. You can download MP3's off a computer onto your MP3 player through either a parallel PC cable, or a USB cable, which will come with your MP3 player. Most players come with a 32mb memory, which will give you half an hour of near CD quality music. You can decrease the size of these files though, and I have been able to fit one and a half-hours of music onto 32mb. Once you have the music onto your MP3 player, you can listen to it, or if you get fed up with the music you have on it, you can delete it and replace it with more music. THE YELO DMP32: The LG MF-PD360 is a portable digital MP3 player. It is a small lightweight player, with excellent performance. When you buy this MP3 player, you will be supplied with a 32mb MMC card (which I will explain later), but you can buy MMC cards with a larger memory, although they are expensive. The unit has no moving parts and is unaffected by movement, or being dropped, which is excellent. It features powerful sound, Super Bass and a four preset equalizer. You are also supplied with PC connection leads and management software, so you are able to transfer music onto your MP3 player. Anyway, here are the details: WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: The LG MF-PD360 will easily fit in your pocket, with dimensions of about 3 inches square and 1.5cm in width. It weighs only 60 grams with two batteries. The player looks quite Smart. It has a shiny silver coating, with a remote control with a small screen on the headphones cable. This screen displays information such as what number track is playing, the volume, the name of the song and if the battery is low. There are small buttons on the side of the player, which allow you to play a track, stop it, change volume, and change the equalizer sett ing. This makes it easier to use, although you will probably use just the control on the headphone line to c hange options, and the thumb wheel to increase/decrease the volume. On the right hand side of the player is the earphone jack, and the data port which you connect the cable to, to transfer the music to your player. You will find a little sliding door on the back of the player, which when you open, you will find two 16mb MMC cards. You can take these out, but I would recommend leaving them where they are, because they are only small and if you break them, they are expensive to replace. Overall, the player looks great, and it is very small and easy to use. The little screen is excellent, as it tells you what options you have selected, and what is happening. It is a good little MP3 player. OPTIONS ON THE LG MF-PD360: ~ PLAY (power on) PAUSE - To start playing the music on your MP3 player, you just have to press the play button. If you then press it again, it will pause the song. The play button is also used to turn the MP3 player on. You have to press it once to turn it on, and then again to play the music. ~ REPEAT - If you press this button, it will repeat the song you are listening to at that point. You can then press it again to repeat all of the songs in the memory of your MP3 player. ~ EQUALISER - There are four settings for this. They make the music which is playing slightly louder etc., and each one makes the music sound slightly different, so you can select the one which you think the music sounds best with. ~ VOLUME - There are two buttons. One makes the volume go up, and the other makes the volume go down. When you are changing the volume, it is shown on the screen. It goes from 0(very quiet) - 30(loud). ~ STOP (Power off) - You can press this to stop the song which you are listening to. If you press it again, then it will turn your player off. If no button is pressed for three minutes when it is in stop mode, then your player will automatically turn off. This is excellent, because if you forget to turn your player off, you will not waste your batteries. ~ HOLD - If you use this, then it will hold the current settings of the player. If you push the sliding button down, the hold facility is turned off. There are also other things on the MP3 player. It has an earphone jack, so you can plug your earphones (which come with the MP3 player) in. Low battery indicator, which means the screen will show LB when the batteries are low, and it also has a socket for an optional belt clip, which does not come with the player. SOUND QUALITY: The sound quality on this player is excellent, as long as you use a bit rate for your files of about 128kb/s. There is no jumping, due to no moving part, and the sound is crystal clear, however, if you like your volume very high, and to make the sound quality even better, I would advise on buying better headphones than the ones that are supplied. BATTERIES: This player uses two 1.5 volt Alkaline (AAA) batteries. These can last for up to 10 hours, but I have not been able to use it for that long without the batteries running out yet. However, it also comes with a lithium battery, which can be recharged, and gives you about 6 hours of play. MULTIMEDIA CARD (MMC): This is what your music is stored on. The LG MF-PD360 Audio unit stores and plays the MP3 files from this external flash memory card. You are supplied with two 16mb cards, which are installed and ready to use. You can upgrade up to 128mb however, but this costs a lot more than the player does! You can access these cards by sliding open the cover on your player. You should not remove these MMC whilst playing a track or when uploading MP3 files though!!!!! MP3 PC MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE: When you buy this MP3 player, you are also supplied with a USB cable and the software to transfer your Mp3 files. You must install this software onto your PC which is very easy to do. Next, you have to plug the cabl e into the USB port on your computer and then the other end into the side of your MP3 player. You can then open this program, and look through the MP3 files which you have on your computer. You can then download them onto your player by pressing on them. The names of the files, which you have on your MP3 player, along with the file size and the date of download are shown on a screen. You can also erase files off of your MP3 player by using this program. You can select the ones you do not want anymore, and select to take them off. This Mp3 player can also store other files apart from Mp3’s, so you can use it to transfer work files etc. CONCLUSION: The LG MF-PD360 is an excellent MP3 player. It looks smart and performs brilliantly. The sound quality is excellent, and the battery life is good as well. It is very easy to transfer files onto your player, even if you are new to MP3 players. It has many functions, and the buttons on the player itself make it very easy to use. I bought this MP3 player for just over £130 when it first came into the shops and I believe that this is an excellent price for a good MP3 player, as there are others which cost over £300. However, I'm sure that you can get this cheaper now. This is a great MP3 player, however, the 32mb may not be sufficient. I would also consider buying your own earphones also. For its price, I definitely recommend it. I hope this helped your buying decision.
I won my player in a competition and was delighted, but at under £200 this player is affordable compared to many other models and represents great value for money. The player is only the size of a couple of matchboxes (71x76x15mm), and at under 60g (without battery) is one of the lightest and most easily portable MP3 players on the market. It also looks really cool with a white face and diamond shaped blue mirror in the centre. The LG MF-PD 360 is a small, light and very stylish MP3 player from the Korean manufacturers LG (Lucky Goldstar) and is a great buy for anyone who wants to listen to their MP3’s on the move. The MF-PD 360 has a twin slot MMC (Multi-Media Card) system which means that two 32MB or 16MB memory cards can be inserted. The player comes with one 32MB card (which is about the size of a postage stamp) and this provides enough space for over Half an hour of music encoded at CD quality. Although this doesn’t sound like much, the amount of music increases rapidly as encoding quality decreases. The package includes a USB cable, which allows quick download times, and software, which downloads the MP3’s from the hard disk to the player’s memory card(s). Unfortunately this means you can’t download to the player if your PC doesn’t have a USB port. The software requires Windows 98 and a P133 processor with 16MB RAM. Therefore this player is only useful if you have a PC made in the last 2-3 years. I would also recommend a fast Internet connection because downloading the MP3 files can rack up quite a hefty phone bill. The battery power comes from a rechargeable Ni-MH battery, which slots into the player and provides about 6.5 hours of playback. An ordinary AA battery can also be plugged into the player in the provided battery case. This will give about 8.5 hours of playback but the batteries aren’t rechargeable and the battery case takes up extra pocket space making the player less por table. The player can also play without using up batteries when plugged into your PC with the USB cable. Also included is a remote control and, of course headphones. The remote is almost as stylish as the player itself: slim but feature packed in silver plastic with a cool display that is backlit by a brilliant blue light. The remote has a clip so it can be clipped to your clothes and is almost as long as the player itself. This allows for a big display area and loads of buttons. The remote control actually has more buttons the player itself, including Repeat, Random, Bookmark and Sound (equaliser) functions. The headphones are also quite good because although they are the in–ear style they are quite comfortable to wear. The only problem is that they make a clicking sound at high volumes. I have been really pleased with my player and would I recommend it to anyone who needs their music to be portable and wants a player that is good value for money.
This MP3 player is incredibly slim and light, and I would almost consider it a piece of jewelery!! It looks very special, and far more expensive than it is or feels. The sound quality is good and could rival most other MP3 players. The software is a little basic, but there is plenty of shareware/freware you can download from the net so it doesn't really matter. The manufacturers fail to point out that it is actually compatible with Macs, you must download the software (less than 300k!) from their website. The build quality is fairly lightweight too, although you can expect that. Nothing feels like it's about to snap off or anything. Also, I have found the earphones to be unusually well fitting. My only complaint with this little beauty is that all those lovely shiney surfaces (pearl finish front, with a mirrored blue diamond shape) shows the fingermarks like hell!!