Johnny Golden wrote:
Would be keen to hear your thoughts on the V8000HDW when it arrives, set2374... and also any info on battery life for Vi200. The external battery idea is worthy, too - Raz, in your experience can most (all?) of these players be used (i.e. to watch videos) while they are charging via USB?
I ordered it on the 3/29 and I am still waiting for it to arrive. I was starting to have a little buyers remorse because I didn't go for the T11TE, but I just saw a demo of v8000hdw on youtube and I was really impressed. The viewing angles look terrific--the screen looks good even when viewed from the bottom in the demo. The same person did a demo on the T11TE and there definitely was noticeble color inversion if you're not watching head on. I have no concerns with batterlife on the v8000hdw--every report makes it out to be marathon runner. This makes loads of sense because it's using a very efficient SoChip (which puts all of the functions on a single chip--as opposed to using a separate audio DAC, you save a lot of power. I have been told the screen is also LED backlit (not TFT) which saves energy. Couple solid power management with a 3000mah battery and there is no reason you shouldn't be getting 6+ hours of video. I am excited again.