Philips GoGear Opus 8GB MP3 and Video Player with 2.8 Inch LCD (works with BBC iPlayer)
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- 8GB capacity stores up to 1800 MP3 songs and supports multiple formats
- 2.8" LCD full colour display for video playback and intuitive SuperScroll navigation
- Easy video downloads from the Internet like YouTube, MySpace or iPlayer
- FullSound brings CD listening experience to MP3s through high-definition headphones
- FM radio with RDS and 20 presets, album art display and voice recording
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Enjoy unrivalled sound on the Philips GoGear Opus Portable AV Player featuring FullSound™. Prepare to be entertained on the go - record online videos directly to your player and then view them on the cool 2.8" QVGA colour screen.
Your music and videos on the go - everyday
- Fullsound™ to bring your MP3 music to life
- Sound Isolation headphones to minimize environmental noise
- Lossless format (FLAC), MP3 and WMA playback
- Playback WMV videos purchased online or from your library
Easy enjoyment on the go
- More content choice, with Napster, Audible and BBC iPlayer
- 7.1cm/2.8" QVGA LCD color display for superb video enjoyment
- Playback DRM-free music from your iTunes library
- Create playlists or delete songs directly on the device
- Up to 30-hour music or 6-hour video playback.
Easy and intuitive experience
- Easy video downloads from the Internet to your GoGear
- Folder view to organize and view media files like on your PC
- SuperScroll™ to find what you want in a fast, simple way
Antenna type: Headphone/Earphone cord
Battery charging indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Battery technology: Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Built-in battery: Yes
Built-in camera: No
Built-in microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): No
Cables included: USB
Card reader integrated: No
Channel separation: 45 dB
Colour of product: Black
Connectivity technology: Wired
Depth: 1.09 cm
Display diagonal: 7.11 cm (2.8")
Display number of colours: 262144 colours
Display number of lines: 7
Display resolution: 320 x 240 pixels
Equalizer bands quantity: 10
Equalizer modes: Classic, Hip hop, Jazz, Pop, Rock
FM radio: Yes
FM recording: Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Frame rate: 30 fps
Frequency range: 20 - 18000 Hz
Headphone connectivity: 3.5 mm
Height: 5.9 cm
Image formats supported: JPG
Interface: USB 2.0
Internal memory type: NAND
Internet connection required: Yes
MP3 bit rates: 8 - 320 Kbit/s
MP3 playback: Yes
Mac compatibility: No
Optical drive required: Yes
Photo feature: No
Picture viewer: Yes
Player media type: Flash-media
Preset stations quantity: 20
Rechargeable battery: Yes
Shock proof: No
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 84 dB
Slide show: Yes
Splash proof: No
Supported radio bands: FM
Total storage capacity: 8 GB
USB charging: Yes
USB powered: Yes
USB required: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video formats supported: MPEG4, WMV9
Video playback: Yes
Video recording: No
Voice recording: Yes
Volume control: Digital
WMA bit rates: 5 - 320 Kbit/s
Weight: 95 g
Width: 10.6 cm
Superior sound experience with FullSound™ and noise isolating heapdhones
Enjoy unrivalled sound on the Philips GoGear Opus 8GB MP3 and video player featuring FullSound™. Prepare to be entertained on the go - record online videos directly to your player and then view them on the cool 2.8" QVGA colour screen. If you need more storage capacity than 8GB, the Philips GoGear Opus also comes in 16GB and 32GB versions.
FullSound™ to bring a CD listening experience to MP3
Philips' innovative FullSound technology faithfully restores sonic details to compressed MP3 music, dramatically enriching and enhancing it, so you can experience CD music without any distortion. Based on an audio post-processing algorithm, FullSound combines Philips' renowned expertise in music reproduction with the power of the latest generation Digital Signal Processor (DSP). The result is fuller bass with more depth and impact, boosted voice and instrument clarity, and rich detail. Rediscover your compressed MP3 music in true-to-life sound that will touch your soul and move your feet.
High-definition headphones for precise sound
These ergonomically designed headphones with exceptional noise isolation feature precisely direct soundwaves from the speaker to your ear drums with the highest definition. With sound isolation, you will hear and enjoy greater music details at a lower volume than is possible with normal headphones. Based on a thorough understanding of the human ear canal anatomy, the sound isolation earphone's angled acoustic design creates a perfect seal between the ambient sound source and the ear canal, thus eliminating unwanted background noise while delivering sound directly to your ears. Even at a moderate volume setting, you can still discern music details without noise distractions from the environment. Earphone sleeves are available in three sizes to provide the best fit.
Lossless format (FLAC), MP3 and WMA playback
Your GoGear player supports a variety of audio file formats based on lossy (eg. MP3 and WMA) and lossless (eg. FLAC) digital compression techniques. With lossless compression, files sizes are larger but of higher quality since there is no loss of data in the compression process. With lossy compressed files, there is some loss of data but the files are smaller and so it's more convenient to store a lot more music on your GoGear player. The choice is yours.
Play back WMV videos purchased online or from your library
Your GoGear player supports the widely popular WMV format, as well as the Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology from Microsoft that protects videos purchased or rented online. Use WMP11 to transfer such content to your GoGear device and enjoy your video clips on the go.
2.8" QVGA LCD colour display for superb video enjoyment
A snazzy 2.8-inch display screen on your GoGear player offers QVGA resolution for superb video quality and crisp, vivid images. Plus, you can navigate easily within the control menu or browse your media files while enjoying music and video entertainment on the go.
Create playlists or delete songs directly on the device
The Playlist on the go function lets you easily create playlists on your GoGear anytime, while on the move. Likewise, the Delete function simply lets you remove any media that you don't want on your player. No need to rely on your home PC to create playlists and delete files. Now you can conveniently manage your music library directly on your GoGear - anytime, anywhere.
Play back DRM-free music from your iTunes library
Now you can play back music from your iTunes library (without any conversion) on your GoGear player. GoGear supports the AAC codec used by iTunes library to rip and store music. Simply drag and drop your iTunes music to your GoGear via Window Explorer. Please note that your player does not support music purchased from the iTunes store.
More content choice, with Napster, Audible and BBC iPlayer
Enjoy the best content on your Philips GoGear with Napster, Audible and BBC iPlayer. With access to over 7 million tracks on Napster, find old tunes and discover new music with radio stations, playlists and Automix. Audible offers over 50,000 audio books from publishers, broadcasters, entertainers and business information providers. Buy content a-la-carte or use a monthly plan to take audio books with you on your GoGear. In the UK, catch up on any BBC TV programmes from the previous week that you missed. Download them to your PC from the BBC iPlayer website, transfer to your GoGear and enjoy!
Up to 30 hours of music or 6 hours of video playback
Forget about the hassle of having to recharge your GoGear player battery constantly. This long-lasting player allows you to savour your favourite tunes for up to a whopping 30 hours of continuous music playback or up to 6 hours of video playback - all on a single charge. Now you can sit back and listen to music all day long or watch the equivalent of 3 movies back-to-back wherever you go.
SuperScroll™ to find what you want quickly and simply
Double action search keys allow easy speed control when scrolling through large libraries. You can choose to move through your playlist one song or video at a time or just press and hold down a little harder to SuperScroll™ swiftly to your desired file.
Folder view to organise and view media files as you do on your PC
Folder view is an optional directory view of the GoGear player that lets you view all the files on your player as if it were a computer. Once you select Folder view, opening any supported file (i.e. music, pictures or videos) is as easy as selecting the file and hitting Play.
Easy video downloads from the Internet to your GoGear
View videos on the go with Internet Video Download, an easy-to-use feature that lets you download videos from video sharing sites (YouTube, MySpace or Google Video) to your GoGear. Install the PC application provided, connect your GoGear to your PC and use Internet Explorer to visit your favourite video sharing site. Choose a video and click the Download button that appears when you hover the mouse cursor over the video. No need to wait - just move on to other videos and start downloading more.
Storage capacity based on 4 minutes per song and 64 kbps WMA or 128 kbps MP3 encoding. Actual transfer speed may vary based on your operating system and software configuration.
1GB = 1 billion bytes; available storage capacity will be less. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced.
*Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
The screen, the navigation of the menus and their appearance that really lets things down though; the fonts look blocky and the video looks smeary and not especially bright (the brightness controls on my pre release model don't seem to make any difference at all.)
The benefits of the Opus over other players I have tried are the media download options - you have a choice for a start. You can use the Amazon MP3 store, the iTunes store or you can buy individual songs or take a music subscription from Napster. The Opus came with a one month trial subscription and being able to, with a few clicks, legally download the top 40, or 100 was a revelation for someone use to paying 50-80p a track on other services. If you like popular music and especially if its for you kids then the monthly subscription is good value - unlimited music for one monthly charge. The only thing is that you need to keep up the subscription or the music is unusable. This is one of the few players that work with the BBC iPlayer service; you can download TV programs from the BBC website and sync them onto the Opus and watch them as you go out and about.Read more ›
Its a compact player, about the size of a smallish mobile phone, feels sturdy and has very easy to operate controls. Navigating the menu is simple and stress free.
The software is easy to install and run. Moving music from the created music library is straight forward, although some of my music that was stored in another form of music library had to be converted. Manually managing the library was a case of simpley dragging and dropping.
The lead connects the device to the computer and also charges it. A slight reservation of mine would be that you have to charge it from a computer so it would not necessarily be an ideal player for travelling. Battery life seems to be consistent with the manufacturers claims although I would be interested to see how it sustains with a USB set up.
The headphones are surprisingly good, usually supplied ones are quite low end, but these have good sound quality and come with three different sized ear pieces. I happen to be a fan of in ear headphones but can see this might be a minus point for some people.
The video play back is crisp and clear. Its easy to skip forward and backward during playback.
Its a plus having a radio, although being FM you are at the mercy of your area reception, I was testing it in a fairly dodgy place and it did wander slightly.
It has a voice record function which is a nice extra.
The GoGear comes bundled with a 30 day trial for Napster, a free audio book from Audible and support for BBC IPlayer. I particularly like the way that the GoGear is compatible with Audible and has a separate set of audiobook controls.
All in all a good little device for the money.
The controls are fairly simple to use with the volume situated on the top edge of the player and a play/pause/on/off button as well as the usual skip and return buttons. As I am used to using an iPod I found myself wanting to turn the buttons like the apple click wheel, however it was easy to get used to the Philips `super scroll' method. The files are organised as on your computer which means they are easy to navigate but sometimes you have to go through lots of folders to find the file you want to use.
Firstly, as a music player it is fantastic, the sound is clear and full, the headphones really enhancing the high quality of the sound. Windows Media Player is used to organise and transfer audio files which is a bit clunky compared with iTunes, but that is just my preference. Another handy function of this media player is the radio. It can automatically scan for channels using the headphones as a radio antenna and you can even record radio, however I couldn't find radio 1 when I used it.
Another positive of the Opus is that you can download videos from YouTube (as well as Google video and MySpace) which is handy if you are going on a long journey.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
OK - its 8gb, I can use BBC iPlayer - what can I moan at?
Well let's start with the pluses and there's plenty;
As I said... Read more
Our family have owned several MP3 players over the years - I bought my first one around 7 years ago. Read morePublished on 22 April 2010 by Chris F
Right from the up I have to say that it is a good looking mp3 player and the music quality it pretty good but the rest of the package has some problems. Read morePublished on 1 Mar. 2010 by Mr. D. Evered
This is a great mp3 / video player. It's very easy to use - pretty much just plug and play. It works easily with Real Player, and you can download and watch programmes from BBC... Read morePublished on 23 Feb. 2010 by M. Harding
As a radio/MP3 player - brilliant. All the software - i.e Napster, iplayer has not worked properly and the support staff have been totally inefficient. Read morePublished on 10 Jan. 2010 by C. Slocombe
once we understood how it all worked with downloads being inexperienced we were all happy.Published on 29 Nov. 2009 by Hughes
This is an impressive mp4 player for the price. It is very nicely designed, and looks smooth and sleek without being too bulky, although it is very prone to getting smudged with... Read morePublished on 28 Nov. 2009 by Miss
This MP3/MP4 is a really cool gadget. IPod owners will argue that they have the street cred but not having to fiddle around with iTunes and a straight forward interface matched... Read morePublished on 20 Aug. 2009 by Astore Stargazer
I've used a variety of MP3 players over the past 5 years or so (ever since I graduated from the ill-fated but much loved Minidisc format). Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2009 by Atticman