Originally Posted by leo3
I wish I had known they were discontinuing this model and Insignia mp3 players, I would have bought a backup one also. Now I have to pay big money for a new battery.
Management let a great product go, and now the options for a good mp3 player like this one is more costly and has less features.
Don't feel too bad. I bought a second as a back-up. They were dirt cheap for me, as I worked a short stint at a Best Buy last year for a few months ( with my employee discount, I think I paid about $30 for each one).
As I was saying, both Pilots developed an audio bug that became worse and annoying over time. The audio would start a little crackling noise every so often. Then, days later, it would get so much worse that listening to the Pilot was unbearable.
The Insignia Pilot has a great spec sheet of features. Too bad the components used to build it aren't worth a damn. It IS Insignia after all; it's a budget player alternative from a company with a so-so rep.