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Old 10-25-2008, 02:43 AM
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Default Hands-on with the Cowon O2 PVP

And it's actually a favorable review: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-12519_7...CmoreStories.0
I really can't wait for the S9 next!!! COWON is startin' to take shizzle over people - enjoy, & the prices are great on Amazon in the US: $219.00/8gb - $249.99/16gb - $299.00/32gb. Sweet indeed!!!
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:52 AM
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With statements they make like: “If Cowon's right, 8 hours of video playback would put the O2…” makes me feel like they didn’t even test it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:17 AM
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Seriously. The article is named "Hands-on with the Cowon O2 PVP"

A hands-on is NOT a review.
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Seriously. The article is named "Hands-on with the Cowon O2 PVP"

A hands-on is NOT a review.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:22 PM
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Actually, a hands on can be considered a mini review, so changing the thread name was unnecessary. Complaining about semantics was kinda' unnecessary also. I never said the opinion of cnet was law, but at least it was leaning in the right direction. And, this article is before their full review, which will be about 1/4 of an EnzoTen review - which is why you guys will still complain. The cnet reviews, even though long winded, never really review the player like Enzo does. CNET reviews, & walk through's, are always mostly opinion. I posted this mearly to show that the player was now starting to receive coverage, especially from major (***CRAP***) sites LIKE cnet.

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Old 10-25-2008, 02:44 PM
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the O2 is more sexy than the itouch :P
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Actually, a hands on can be considered a mini review, so changing the thread name was unnecessary.
What would you prefer it be called? As you know cnet called it "Hands-on with the Cowon O2 PVP" name your tune and we’ll make it so

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Complaining about semantics was kinda' unnecessary also. I never said the opinion of cnet was law, but at least it was leaning in the right direction. ...
I wasn’t complaining about semantics, if you understood my post above, I meant that if I had my hands on one, I’d take the time to test something as simple as battery life (unless we were talking about the 60 hrs of the i7, I quite after 40+ hrs) rather than say “if cowon is right,” a measly 8 hrs isn’t much to test and say yea/nay if you have your hands on one. Just pointing out that their “hands on” as well as their bias reviews typically suck.
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Old 10-25-2008, 04:39 PM
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Actually, WalkGood, I wasn't referring to YOU nitpicking over semantics. The name can stay AFAIC, but from what I've been led to believe it's the OP who is supposed to request a name change - unless the thread is WAY off the mark, or the title is very misleading, or confusing. As for their "hands on", yeah, the DO SUCK!!! But I was just happy that it got a SOMEWHAT positive reception, and that was more the theme that I was shooting for. Not a debate w/other members (other than yourself) who've never even used a Cowon DAP/PMP/PVP, or whatever they call it. I was mearly showing some love for the O2, and hoping to get a little site warmth going.
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according to this article, the ipod touch has a fm radio, and bluetooth

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according to this article, the ipod touch has a fm radio, and bluetooth

LOL
Read it again, it's just a list of extras that the O2 doesn't have, not a list of touch features. It basically say that what the O2 does, it does WELL.

Here's a quote from the acticle: "the O2 is unapologetically single-minded: it's just a damn fine portable video player with a good-looking screen and a great price."
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The DarkSide, sounds like you want one too
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The DarkSide, sounds like you want one too
Yeah, I'm gonna sell a few players to fund some new Cowon love. Only, I'm waiting for the S9 to also be released - see which is for me. But, yes I DO wan't some of the iAudio sweetness!!!
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Hmm damn, I should have waited off on the new D2 purchase, I guess now I'll just have to wait a bit longer and get the O2 also.. That'll make a nice addition to my Cowon Collection.
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Ugh.

Now, I can't buy a Archos 5, because all my videos are fully work without any conversion on the O2..... Deciding sure is hard.......
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Hmm damn, I should have waited off on the new D2 purchase, I guess now I'll just have to wait a bit longer and get the O2 also.. That'll make a nice addition to my Cowon Collection.
I feel the greed factor comin' into play me'self.
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Ugh.

Now, I can't buy a Archos 5, because all my videos are fully work without any conversion on the O2..... Deciding sure is hard.......
I'd go w/the O2, unless the web browser is a big draw for you. Then it's Archos for you me' friend.
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i'm getting a O2 and i'll actually review it when i have time.
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Same here... I'm just wondering how long it takes Amazon to get the preordered black 32GB one in stock.
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I wonder how the O2 stacks up against the Samsung P2?
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They're pretty much in very different leagues - hard to compare.
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P2 is a VERY different class of player, more comparabe to the S9 actually. Now, I can't wait for you guys to review this baby, hope Amazon get the ball rollin' and gives a speedy delivery.
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