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Emprex MZ3 - Dissapointing
on 10 December 2008
Bought one of these as I had a spare 80G SATA disk lying around. Instructions are basic, but adequate and I soon had it up and running.
There are icons for 'Photo', 'Music' and 'Video' files and the unit will scan the disk and start playing/showing your files. It will also do a slideshow with background music.
What Amazon, or the manufacturer's website, or indeed the instruction manual don't tell you is that the device is limited to 2048 files of any one type. So 2048 photos, 2048 music files and that's your lot. You can have more on the disk, but the unit will just hang, needing the power to be removed to get it working again...
There is a 'File' icon which lets you browse the disk and you can find the extra files, but you have to navigate through the folders by hand, which will soon get very tedious.
Having said that, sound quality is ok, picture quality is ok and it's pretty well built, the main part of the case is black anodised aluminium, so it feels substantial.
I just can't help wondering: What's the point of a media player that can take a potentially huge SATA disk (there are people who will sell you one with a 750GB disk already installed) but can only handle 2000 files...