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Matsui MAT120 Refurb 2GB MP3 Player - just £13.98 delivered @ Dixons !

Description : Fantastic value! This compact MP3 player can store up to 600 songs. Has an 8 hour battery life, voice recording function and a LCD display! Perfect for listening to your favourite tracks whilst on the go. This is a refurbished product and comes with a Full 12 months warranty.
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#1
Thanks for this. Will order one for my son.
#2
Hi,i bought one of these from dixons at xmas thinking it was a good deal,its 2gb which fits a lot of songs on but BEWARE it does not recognise folders which is a nightmare as all your tracks get mixed up,if you have 500 songs and you want to listen to song 250 you have to press next track button 250 times till you reached your song which takes hours as its quite slow,not sure if they have sorted the problem out but you should check first as it will drive u crazy:w00t:
#3
I got one of these when they were £25 (had just been reduced from £50), good sound but like leighbeef said it's a nightmare if you fill it up and want to listen to a specific track as it plays them in alpha order it takes forever to scroll through them.

Apart from that it's a great little player.
banned#4
JUST got mine......

had to sent it back as thought it was a rechargeable mp3 player- as ad said- vattery life 8hrs

anyway theres no charging feature- didnt fancy buying batteries every 8hrs!!
#5
I actually prefer devices which don't have built in li-ion batteries. The only benefits with built-in rechargeables, in my opinion, is that they usually last a bit longer on a single charge and they're a tidier solution. Other than that, I don't get the fixation on "built-in batteries must be included". I bought my Sony DSC-W1 digicam over the competing Canon one because it takes regular AAs.

Why?

- You can just use standard rechargeable batteries, which can be bought at any electronics store. They're very inexpensive and more than one can be charged at a time in a regular battery charger.

- You can carry an extra around with you in case one runs out. With a built in battery this isn't normally easily done - there's not usually a way to recharge them without it being plugged into to the device.

- When rechargeable AA the batteries reach the end of their life you can replace them easily and cheaply. When built-in batteries reach the end of their life they're often expensive and difficult to replace.

- If you use AA/AAA rechargeable on the go and they run out you can just pop into a store and buy disposable ones. You can't do this with devices with built-in batteries...

When I'm shooting snaps on holidays all the above are very important.
#6
I just got mine and compared to my old one, i am really pleased with it. It costs only a couple of quid more then a 2gb flash drive and mine does support folders and sub folders. I presume it has a different firmware, because when you turn it on it find the new music and allows you to search via Album and/or Artist.

I totally agree about using a external battery. My old one died and the battery was internal so nothing you could do with it and this new is only a fraction bigger.


Great Buy
#7
£12.98 at Currys:thumbsup:

Not going to mention the 50p discount the Gary_rip posted a while back;-) :whistling:
#8
got one of these for the mrs last christmas, Not impresed at all,
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[SIZE=2]voted hot anyway, purely for the price[/SIZE]
#9
Shengis
£12.98 at Currys:thumbsup:

Not going to mention the 50p discount the Gary_rip posted a while back;-) :whistling:


Bought one from Currys for GBP12.98 - 50p discount (NHS2222) - 44p (quidco)
Delivered in 2 days. Comes with the 'new' firmware, version SDK2.611.CMA061111, which gives a second menu that allows sorting by artist and album. Although songs are listed in alphabetical order instead of track number, using an ID3 tag editor such as this to add the track number to the song title will fix that problem quite easily :)

Note that the transfer speed is the slower USB1.1 instead of USB2.0.
Decent sound quality, the earphones supplied are a bit [email protected] though.
Overall, great price for a decent 2GB player with 12 month warranty.
#10
Lots of bad reviews about this model online. Can't vote hot just because it's cheap...

btw, isn't this same model that was part of the 3 for £20 deal last week with the outdoor pool and soaker? If so, they're pushing this hard to clear.
#11
Comes with the 'new' firmware, version SDK2.611.CMA061111, which gives a second menu that allows sorting by artist and album


I take it those of us that have already bought one before the fix can't add this firmware now?
#12
Money Spinning
I take it those of us that have already bought one before the fix can't add this firmware now?


You can update the firmware. There is a big cnet forum thread about it here, with a link to a RAR file and some instructions about how to update the firmware.
However, I think one of the files (desktop_.ini) in the RAR file has a virus (came up on my virus scanner), so just make sure you don't touch that file.

Also, you should probably try to scan through most of the posts before doing anything, since a firmware update is always risky. I did not have to do a firmware upgrade and cannot vouch that it'll work...

Or, if your matsui player is still within warranty period, you could go ahead and flash it with the new firmware, and if it dies, bring it in to claim another one with the new firmware. :p

Good luck!
#13
does this still need a battery if you use it as a usb flash drive?
#14
twe
does this still need a battery if you use it as a usb flash drive?


Will try that out when I get home later this evening, and report back to you.
Wouldn't recommend using it as a usb flash drive though, because of its low transfer speed...

UPDATE:
Yep, I can confirm that it can be used as an USB drive without the battery. Hope that helps.
#15
Just got two of these today. They are new but in a white cardboard blank package with a Matsui sticker on the side. I updated the firmware via the link that was posted on this page. It does make it sound like its simple drag and drop in the instructions that come with it. You need to use Windows Media Player so all the MP3s play. It is slow transfer speed it uses 1.1 not 2.0 USB. So it could take you over an hour to copy all the files over.
#17
Does any body know if this will 'shuffle' your music?
#18
Freers
Does any body know if this will 'shuffle' your music?


Yes it will. But only within a single artist, or a single album, or all your music.
You can't create a custom playlist (with different artists and albums) and shuffle within it.
Hope that helps.

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