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Creative Zen V Plus 2GB Portable Media Player

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uplateanyway


quality posts: 0 Private Messages uplateanyway

Note: This post contains pricing information for future reference because it is generally not available elsewhere once the next Woot has been offered.

Creative Zen V Plus 2GB Portable Media Player
$32.99 + $5 shipping
condition: Refurbished
product(s): 1 Creative Zen V Plus 2GB Portable Media Player

sweryap


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sweryap

Seems a little old, does creative zen make new players?

jjcool


quality posts: 2 Private Messages jjcool

What are the chances that woot has the 2GB version at the same time that crapbox has the 4gb version? I am much more comfortable buying one from woot, rather than those thieves on that other site.

Flamingeye


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Flamingeye

Bah...better deal than off MidnightBox a month ago...that one was $37.

Great player though, I love mine. Loads of features.

SRidgway27


quality posts: 0 Private Messages SRidgway27

Absolute piece of wittle schnookie-pies. I ordered the Zen V last time, and sent it back because it would not power on after the first time. Don't waste your time or money.

fuzzboy42


quality posts: 0 Private Messages fuzzboy42

http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-players/creative-zen-v-plus/4505-6490_7-31960037.html

insaneflame24


quality posts: 0 Private Messages insaneflame24

Gotta love the "creative" description, if you catch my drift.

jamesbottomtooth


quality posts: 41 Private Messages jamesbottomtooth

what is that cable/adapter for?

does this have non standard phone jack?

also, this is just 2 gigs? non expandable with sd card or anything?

RobGlenn


quality posts: 0 Private Messages RobGlenn
Flamingeye wrote:Bah...better deal than off MidnightBox a month ago...that one was $37.

Great player though, I love mine. Loads of features.



Does it have voice recording?

Zeno


quality posts: 9 Private Messages Zeno

Nice player. If you miss the sale, these are available as refurbs from the Creative website store, for about the same price.

ap210


quality posts: 47 Private Messages ap210
fuzzboy42 wrote:http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-players/creative-zen-v-plus/4505-6490_7-31960037.html



Damn.

James Kim.

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lanikei


quality posts: 1 Private Messages lanikei

Absolutely loved mine when I had it and its new owner loves it just as much. It was only replaced bc the hubby bought me a Shuffle - and I couldn't not use the gift.

Screen is great, and it's one of few players I've found that bookmarks (perfect for audiobooks). Sound quality was decent, though I immediately scrapped the earbuds that came with it. FM radio reception was pretty good.

I hated the Creative software, but fortunately, you can drag and drop the music as needed. IIRC you have to use the software for images and videos, but I didn't play around with that much.

Awesome little player for the price (I paid over 100$ for it), and it fits quite nicely in the hand, very sleek and curvy.

WootyWootWoot


quality posts: 6 Private Messages WootyWootWoot

jamesbottomtooth


quality posts: 41 Private Messages jamesbottomtooth
WootyWootWoot wrote:Reviews from the last time this was sold here:

http://sellout.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=1879384&PageIndex=1&ReplyCount=56



not V Plus

stangg172006


quality posts: 0 Private Messages stangg172006
WootyWootWoot wrote:Reviews from the last time this was sold here:

http://sellout.woot.com/Forums/ViewPost.aspx?PostID=1879384&PageIndex=1&ReplyCount=56



so it costs more now? hmmm...

lanikei


quality posts: 1 Private Messages lanikei
jamesbottomtooth wrote:what is that cable/adapter for?

does this have non standard phone jack?

also, this is just 2 gigs? non expandable with sd card or anything?



Mine came with a mini to mini cable - I think the idea is that you can plug it into, say, a CD player, and record directly to the player. It's PC-free. It's a totally standard headphone jack.

To answer someone else's question, yes, there is voice recording, but I can't personally vouch for the quality.

And unfortunately, yes, it is just 2 gigs - nonexpandable. That was perfectly fine with me, but obviously it depends on what you want to use it for.

pakron


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pakron
stangg172006 wrote:so it costs more now? hmmm...



No, this time around it is the Plus version (radio and video added).

Btw, with shipping this version is $6.75 cheaper here than directly from Creative (also refurb (rox0rz!)).

yeeha18


quality posts: 0 Private Messages yeeha18

If there were IPODS being offered, say, a touch 8gb for 50 bucks ;)

diabolicwyvern


quality posts: 0 Private Messages diabolicwyvern

A friendly reminder,

The refurb (rox0rz!). Zens do not always power up immediately. Most of the time, you have to charge it for a while first.

BTW: Have a Zen V Plus...Love it!

Failoan


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Failoan

So does this make a good deal? I desperately need a new mp3.

MrXindeed


quality posts: 0 Private Messages MrXindeed

Does anyone know how to change the recording settings?
I use my ancient Creative Nomad to record concerts.
I plug a mic into it and record as wav files.
I have the Zen V from the last time they were on Woot, but it seems to only record at 128k WMA format.
This would be much easier to smuggle into a show, but I want to record in better quality.
Anyone know if this can be changed?

yeeha18


quality posts: 0 Private Messages yeeha18
Failoan wrote:So does this make a good deal? I desperately need a new mp3.



2 GB is hardly anything today.

waacodemon


quality posts: 12 Private Messages waacodemon
yeeha18 wrote:2 GB is hardly anything today.



but not everyone needs every song known to man, if you know how to just pick like 20 albumbs or whatever and change em out when ya get sick of em, this could save you some money i would assume, just take a lil more time changing albums, but who doesnt have a extra 5 minutes? My opinion, i personally, have no idea how good this is, just commenting on how 2GB can be something, just cause ipods has 80GB, doesnt make 2GB worthless

I once ate a cricket.

SailorButterfly


quality posts: 14 Private Messages SailorButterfly
waacodemon wrote:but not everyone needs every song known to man, if you know how to just pick like 20 albumbs or whatever and change em out when ya get sick of em, this could save you some money i would assume, just take a lil more time changing albums, but who doesnt have a extra 5 minutes? My opinion, i personally, have no idea how good this is, just commenting on how 2GB can be something, just cause ipods has 80GB, doesnt make 2GB worthless



I have a 2GB Nano and it's perfect. I only keep songs I really want to listen to on it. If I had 80GB, I'd spend the whole time pressing the Next button. l o l

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MrXindeed


quality posts: 0 Private Messages MrXindeed

This probably won't come with an installation CD, and all of the files from the CD are not available at the Creative site.
You can download the Creative Software Installation CD from this site.
http://xxmycreativexx.blogspot.com/
You'll need to sign up for a free account (no spam)
Once signed up go to the members section and look for the forum topic Creative Zen V Plus Installation CD (the ZenV and ZenV Plus CD is the same).
The CD is divided into 6 .rar files, you'll need WinRar (or similar) to decompress them (the trial version is fine ( http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm ), I think any unzip utility will handle .rar files also.
The files are on MegaUpload or Rapidshare, if you don't have an account at one of these sites you can only download so much per hour, so be patient, or spend the $10 and get an account.
For your convenience here are the links (so you won't have to sign up for the site above if you don't want to).
The files are the same so you can alternate between the 2 sites if you run out of bandwidth on one or the other.

MegaUpload Links:
Part 1
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7FECLX90
Part 2
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PTBLUKCI
Part 3
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CH9GWGEW
Part 4
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FI23BA2D
Part 5 (NOTE: part 5 has the wrong name. You will have to rename it to: Creative Zen V Plus Installation CD.part5.rar after downloading in order to unrar it)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6Z690RC5
Part 6
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P3816NRM

Rapidshare Links:
http://rapidshare.com/files/63184766/Creative_Zen_V_Plus_Installation_CD.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/63252236/Creative_Zen_V_Plus_Installation_CD.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/63271526/Creative_Zen_V_Plus_Installation_CD.part3.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/63290393/Creative_Zen_V_Plus_Installation_CD.part4.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/63305772/Creative_Zen_V_Plus_Installation_CD.part5.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/63393924/Creative_Zen_V_Plus_Installation_CD.part6.rar

BTW, each chunk is about 90 MB, so you'll need about 500 MB to download it all, then another 572 MB to decompress it.
Once decompressed just burn the files to a CD.
Once burned it will autorun when the CD is inserted.

waacodemon


quality posts: 12 Private Messages waacodemon

uh *looks at mega post above me*

i pass.

I once ate a cricket.

Failoan


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Failoan
SailorButterfly wrote:I have a 2GB Nano and it's perfect. I only keep songs I really want to listen to on it. If I had 80GB, I'd spend the whole time pressing the Next button. l o l



I agree I used to have a 20gb mp3. It was just such a hassle shuffling through the bad music.

Failoan


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Failoan
MrXindeed wrote:This probably won't come with an installation CD, and all of the files from the CD are not available at the Creative site.
You can download the Creative Software Installation CD from this site.
http://xxmycreativexx.blogspot.com/
You'll need to sign up for a free account (no spam)
Once signed up go to the members section and look for the forum topic Creative Zen V Plus Installation CD (the ZenV and ZenV Plus CD is the same).
The CD is divided into 6 .rar files, you'll need WinRar (or similar) to decompress them (the trial version is fine ( http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm ), I think any unzip utility will handle .rar files also.
The files are on MegaUpload or Rapidshare, if you don't have an account at one of these sites you can only download so much per hour, so be patient, or spend the $10 and get an account.
For your convenience here are the links (so you won't have to sign up for the site above if you don't want to).
The files are the same so you can alternate between the 2 sites if you run out of bandwidth on one or the other.

MegaUpload Links:
Part 1
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7FECLX90
Part 2
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PTBLUKCI
Part 3
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CH9GWGEW
Part 4
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FI23BA2D
Part 5 (NOTE: part 5 has the wrong name. You will have to rename it to: Creative Zen V Plus Installation CD.part5.rar after downloading in order to unrar it)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6Z690RC5
Part 6
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P3816NRM

Rapidshare Links:
http://rapidshare.com/files/63184766/Creative_Zen_V_Plus_Installation_CD.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/63252236/Creative_Zen_V_Plus_Installation_CD.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/63271526/Creative_Zen_V_Plus_Installation_CD.part3.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/63290393/Creative_Zen_V_Plus_Installation_CD.part4.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/63305772/Creative_Zen_V_Plus_Installation_CD.part5.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/63393924/Creative_Zen_V_Plus_Installation_CD.part6.rar

BTW, each chunk is about 90 MB, so you'll need about 500 MB to download it all, then another 572 MB to decompress it.
Once decompressed just burn the files to a CD.
Once burned it will autorun when the CD is inserted.



Would we actually need all of this inorder to use it though?

*edit* The item description also states it does come with the installation cd.

Bestinwest


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Bestinwest

these work for vista?

diabolicwyvern


quality posts: 0 Private Messages diabolicwyvern

My 1GB Zen Plus wooted last year works perfect with VISTA.

-+-INSTALL CDS ARE INCLUDED!-+-

parkermc


quality posts: 23 Private Messages parkermc
Failoan wrote:So does this make a good deal? I desperately need a new mp3.



Yes, it's a good deal on a great little player. We have the 2Gb and 4 Gb V Plus players here and love them. I don't know that I will ever watch much video on them, though. The screens are very small, but the video does work well. The sound is great, too.

rambo91145


quality posts: 4 Private Messages rambo91145

if you use XP you dont even need drivers. it recognizes this as a mass storage device and when you open windows media player just click the sync tab and you can create playlists or sync your library/certain songs. easy as pie! i love mine! i bought mine full retail a year ago though :-( $120 at BB :-( now i know, so i woot!! :-)

TheWorkGuy


quality posts: 0 Private Messages TheWorkGuy
jjcool wrote:What are the chances that woot has the 2GB version at the same time that crapbox has the 4gb version? I am much more comfortable buying one from woot, rather than those thieves on that other site.



Yeah, I seem to recall this happening last time, when woot had the 1GB Zen, MidnightBox had the 2GB...
Doesn't look like I'll be getting either tonight.

TWG

ElisComing


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ElisComing
SRidgway27 wrote:Absolute piece of wittle schnookie-pies. I ordered the Zen V last time, and sent it back because it would not power on after the first time. Don't waste your time or money.



I bought the 4GIG last time and it is great! Bought the wife a 4 gig earlier for over $100. It has a cord to plug into another device and record. I recorded a special news conference here in Salt Lake City yesterday from a small FM radio and it worked perfectly. The sound quality from the voice recorder is quite good also. I don't know if I would buy a 2 gig unit but if you don't need to hold a bunch of books it will hold a lot of songs!! BTW, love the bookmarks!!

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waveman007


quality posts: 1 Private Messages waveman007
jjcool wrote:What are the chances that woot has the 2GB version at the same time that crapbox has the 4gb version? I am much more comfortable buying one from woot, rather than those thieves on that other site.



Especially if you can by the 4GB refurb (rox0rz!) from creative directly for just $49.99 ( http://us.creative.com/shop/shopcategory.asp?category=84& ) - they are thieves in deed! The 2GB version is 35.99+shipping over there, so this is just an ok woot...

Alohamora


quality posts: 6 Private Messages Alohamora
waveman007 wrote:Especially if you can by the 4GB refurb (rox0rz!) from creative directly for just $49.99 ( http://us.creative.com/shop/shopcategory.asp?category=84& ) - they are thieves in deed! The 2GB version is 35.99+shipping over there, so this is just an ok woot...



From Creative the 2g V+ is $35.99 plus 8.89 for shipping = 44.88 so this woot saves you about 15%. http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?product=16774

I got a 1gig V+ a while back from woot and I think it's great, bookmarks, fm tuner, great audio quality. The screen is to small for watch video, but the feature is there.

Also, it's seen as a removable hard drive on XP so you can just drag and drop your files on to it. You don't need the Creative software.




gtmaster303


quality posts: 9 Private Messages gtmaster303

where does woot get all of these refurbished mp3 players from?
honestly, i dont think i have ever seen a non refurbished mp3 player on woot.

thanks, but no thanks. i got my zune.

Jonas4321


quality posts: 23 Private Messages Jonas4321

Don't you think this is a bit spendy for a 2G player, even a good brand name, refurbied to boot? For $20 plus shipping, maybe.

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That's why I haven't made thousands of posts...

LanceWithABee


quality posts: 0 Private Messages LanceWithABee

My kids currently have 512K MP3 players (thanks WOOT). They will love these. Thanks Woot!