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The DarkSide 09-25-2009 06:08 PM

Cowon O2 for the masses:
 
I have 1 on the way, so I'll be using it as a video only player myself. The Audio playback is really only a factor for me in respect to playback w/my shows and movies, so I should be fine ***crosses fingers***.

dfkt 09-25-2009 06:11 PM

That's what it does, the only thing it does: it plays videos. A really good thing if you don't have to transcode 99% of your stuff anymore.

The DarkSide 09-25-2009 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dfkt (Post 401131)
That's what it does, the only thing it does: it plays videos. A really good thing if you don't have to transcode 99% of your stuff anymore.

Thanks dfkt, now I'm 100% sure I made the right decision!!! :D

Also, big thanks to EnzoTen as well!!!!

kasrhp 09-26-2009 07:19 AM

Darkside, yes, it plays anything. Its real nice. And it plays smoothly.

Audio does sound good when you use it. But its just the UI that makes that more un-enjoyable. But, typical Cowon sound.

dfkt 09-26-2009 07:24 AM

I would say it's technically even better than typical Cowon sound. The O2's TI Davinci has less hiss, roll-off, and crosstalk than Cowon's usual Wolfson implementations.

Of course that doesn't help when there's no BBE/EQ in video mode, and the gaps between audio tracks are longer than the tracks themselves. :p

The DarkSide 09-26-2009 04:29 PM

Well, I'm keeping it as a video only portable, so it should be sufficient for my needs. Then again, I could alway resell it and get the Archos 5 250gb for video. Either way I'm still doing OK.

dfkt 09-26-2009 04:34 PM

You're doing fine, the O2 does play videos. No matter how annoyed I am about the many little idiotic shortcomings of the firmware - it DOES play videos. ;)

And instead of an EQ I frankenstein'ed my iBasso T4 to give me acceptable bass.

The DarkSide 09-26-2009 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dfkt (Post 401526)
You're doing fine, the O2 does play videos. No matter how annoyed I am about the many little idiotic shortcomings of the firmware - it DOES play videos. ;)

And instead of an EQ I frankenstein'ed my iBasso T4 to give me acceptable bass.

Heh, gotta' do what you gotta' do. No Archos 5 for me then. Thanks, now I'm really happy.

Marvin the Martian 09-26-2009 05:11 PM

How's the O2 battery life? :D

The DarkSide 09-26-2009 05:16 PM

Supposed to be pretty solid for vids. Audio 18hrs, video 8hrs. I'll be doing video only.

dfkt 09-26-2009 05:28 PM

Make that 4-5 hours for video, and 10-12 hours for audio in reality. With the screen brightness turned down.

The DarkSide 09-26-2009 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dfkt (Post 401565)
Make that 4-5 hours for video, and 10-12 hours for audio in reality. With the screen brightness turned down.

Well, then I may actually need the Archos after all,................

TwystedMonkey 09-26-2009 07:11 PM

From what I remember about the Archos 5 the O2 absolutely destroys it in terms of battery life....

That and to be able to play half the video types the O2 does out of the box get ready to give Archos more money..... It was a 20 bucks per codec pack last time I checked...

kasrhp 09-27-2009 01:25 PM

agree with twystedmonkey. The Archos battery is on weaker side. The screen is bigger, higher res=battery drain. I looked into the older Archos 5, and the batteries were abysmal.

The o2 is a truly hardcore vid player. You wont be disappointed.

The DarkSide 10-01-2009 09:05 AM

I have it, and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!! The O2 is the SHIT!!!!!!!

dfkt 10-01-2009 09:11 AM

LOL... let's see what you say tomorrow.

(Split the thread from the firmware thread, by the way...)

The DarkSide 10-01-2009 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dfkt (Post 403227)
LOL... let's see what you say tomorrow.

(Split the thread from the firmware thread, by the way...)

Oh, your funny,................

Marvin the Martian 10-01-2009 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The DarkSide (Post 403225)
I have it, and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!! The O2 is the SHIT!!!!!!!

I was gonna sayhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...sswithoutp.gifbut then I remembered that I'd seen it already, both in the review and in the classifieds. Glad to hear you like it!:)

The DarkSide 10-02-2009 05:57 AM

Considering how I can set the O2 to start by playing the show/movie I was looking at last, in the same place I left off at, I'm happy as a pig in poop!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the damn thing.

Now, as mentioned by dfkt in the past, I wish it had the exact same UI as the D2. Then it would be the perfect friggin' shizzle people!!!!!!!!! Well, battery life can always be better - but it's sufficient for my needs.

kasrhp 10-02-2009 06:48 AM

DS, you need to jump on the "new UI bandwagon" for the O2!
Currently, 100% of o2 owners are on board.


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