Can some-one please tell me :
What is "Organic EL screen" ?
I am new to MP3 players.
I want to buy one that does not only play mp3 files but also play and record the radio aswell as record voice/sound/dictation.
Anyway, I am not interested in the "flash memory" ones because even though they are "remove-able memory" they do not contain that much space. And, those that do are too expensive.
And so, I thought it would be best if I get the one that has "internal memory" (hard drive) that can hold music aswell as data files so I can easily transfer important data files from my pc to it and carry it on my pocket always.
Anyway, as I was shopping around, I came across :
MP3 USB Key, Internal Memory and Hard Drive (3 types of MP3 Players/Recorders). Now, I am spoilt for choice. I mean, what's the difference between the "Internal Memory" type and the "Hard drive" and the "MP3 USB Key" type MP3 Players/Recorders ?
And, if the "MP3 USB Key" type is a "remove-able memory" then why do the following links advertising "MP3 USB Key" Mp3 Players/Recorders technical information section mention that they do not have "removeable memory" ?
I am going to ask the website these questions but usually it takes 3 days for a website to get back and I can't afford to wait that long as I need to buy one immediately and so I need your brilliant helps.
Anyway, after checking a lot of brands and models I have come across many technical words that I don't understand. I have listed them in BOLD below so please try to explain them to me as much as you can.
I am not expecting anyone to explain every single technical words which I have listed but if anyone does volunteer to do so then GREAT !!!
I am not just simply listing the technical words because if I do that then maybe you too won't understand as some-times different websites list different words (which you have never heard or read before) explaining the same thing. And that is why I have listed the "context" aswell as the links so you can check the "technical information" of each MP3 Player/Recorder on the links yourself to check-out the full contexts of each products's technical descriptions.
Please note that I am not spamming the links because I don't own them and I am not affiliated with them either otherwise I would have listed my referral links.
Please look-out for the BOLD text for those are the words which I do not understand and need help to understand them and look-out for underlined text because those are my questions.
MP3 USB KEY
CREATIVE USB MP3 MuVo TX 512MB
Functions : Data support
LCD panel : Reversible LCD screen for left/right hand use
Other information : 5 band customized equalizer and 4 preselections (Jazz, Rock, Pop, Classical)
What does data support mean here ? What kind of support ?
MEMUP Music Drive I 256 MB MP3 USB 2.0 key
Functions : MP3/WMA player, USB key, dictaphone
dictaphone ? Is this the built-in microphone that I speak into to record my voice ? I wonder upto how far these can record !
CREATIVE USB MP3 MuVo TX FM 512 USB2 key
Record Function : FM/ vocal recording
Other: Audio anti-shock system
What is "vocal" ? Sorry ! Didn't understand anything about "vocal" from :
INOVIX MP3 USB 256 Mb black key
LCD panel : Backlit LCD screen
What is this "back-lit" ?
CREATIVE MuVo TX FM USB key - 256MB
Functions : Dictaphone, Data support, FM radio and recorder
LCD panel : Reversible LCD screen for right/left handed operations
Compatible with ID3 Tag
What is this ID3 thingy ?
INOVIX USB key / MP3 iMP-10 - 512MB
Other information : 9 folders, with 99 files in each
What are these 9 folders usually named ? And, I guess the 99 names are 99 music files ?
INOVIX USB 2.0 key Mp3 FM radio iMP-64 512MB
LCD panel :
LCD 128 x 32 points Dot-Matrix
Type LED backlit (Blue)
ID3 Tag version 2 display: Album, Artist, Title
Display: Audio format, playmode, trach Nr,
battery status, volume control, equalizer, recording status,
lock, USB connection, track remaining time
Other information :
Decoder : 65 MIPS DSP
Recording from FM radio.
Firmware upgradbale via user
Compatible with Win Me/XP/2K & Mac OS X
Built in radio
"Lock" ? Lock what ? And "Equalizer" ? Equalize what ?
MSI USB Key MP3 128Mb
Supported formats : MP3 et WMA
WHat is this "et" ?
TYPHOON USB key MP3 Revolution 128 Mb
Direct Encoding from any audio source
What is this "lecteur MP3" and what is it meant by "directly ENCODING" ?
NEONUMERIC USB key MP3 Neo-Ilyn 512MB
Record Function : FM radio encoder, direct encoder, dictaphone
ISM TECHNOLOGIE I-Bead Ice USB key 256Mo + Charger
Functions : MP3 player/USB key/Memory support/ Encodable FM tuner/Dictating machine function
TWINMOS USB Mobile Music MPM S11 256MB
Other information : Auto-reply, 5 mode equalizer
LIVE MUSIC USB MP3 256Mb key
Included accessories :
Silver round the neck strap
AAA alcaline battery
Manual in french
IRIVER Player MP3 iFP-180T
Record Function :
Radio and dictaphone encoding
Does this mean the MP3 Player can also record music played in it's internal radio ?
MP3 WITH INTERNAL MEMORY
NEONUMERIC MP3 Player Neo Safa LCD 512 Mb
Record Function : Direct recording (FM, audio source, microphone)
Multimedia Functions : FM radio (20 presets) E-book, PC net PC, data storage, memo functions, digital image album, games
Advanced Functions : variable EQ, 3D stereo sound, slow and fast play, CD-Sync and VOR
What has "ebook" got to do with any of this ?
SAMSUNG YP-T6X 512 MB MP3 Player
Record Function : Dictaphone and MP3 converter
Multimedia Functions : 7 curve equaliser, adjustable with SRS WOW External hard drive
OREGON MP3 Player MP 100 black
Removable Memory : No
InterFace : USB 2.0 for rapid file transfer (USB Flash Drive)
I thought that all I have to do to download music files from my pc to my MP3 Player or upload music from my MP3 Player to my PC is to hook-up them both with a USB cable so what does a remove-able medi "flash card" got to do with any of this ?
MEMUP KoolSteel 256 MB FM MP3 player
Multimedia Functions :
Direct encryption from external sources
Use as infrared remote control
ID3 tag display
Retractable USB connecter
DRM 100 compatible
Lithium-Ion Polymer battery: 30 hour battery life
INOVIX MP3 IMP-33B 1024Mb player
Firmware upgradable via the user, 6-mode equalizer, playmodes (Normal, Repeat one, Repeat all, Shuffle, Repeat S),
decoder : 75 MIPS DSP STMP3501
Recording : Vocal ADPCM recording format, encoding in MP3 format (FM recording), recording via integrated
recording via integrated ? Don't understand this atall.