specs and features
most prominent control on the unit is the pad that allows you to control the music
play. Rather than have different buttons for Play, Pause, Stop, Stop, RWD, and
FWD all the controls are operated from this one simple control. To
the left of the LCD display are the Repeat, Dir, Mode, and Navi buttons. These
buttons allow you to skim through the disc to find the music you want. What was
immediately obvious was that this format allowed the music in the disc to be broken
up by genre. Rather than scrolling through several songs alphabetically you can
organize your music by genre and then skim through that genre alphabetically.
of the nicest features that I found on the AVC Soul Player was the included remote
control. The remote features the same control pad as the unit for music play.
Also on the remote on the left side is the volume control and an EQ selection
button. Are you very active? On
the right side of the unit is a hold button that when activated will lock out
inputs from the rest of the remote. I took the unit for a jog and once I locked
in my selections had no problems whatsoever. Speaking of going for a jog - the
carrying case features a belt loop and the remote features an alligator clip to
attach it to your shirt. For as large a unit as this is that was pretty nice design.
Were I to make one change I would have added a belt clip to the actual unit that
could be removed rather than including the case. If you are wearing elastic waste
clothing you have no belt to attach the unit to so you are forced to carry the
unit in your hand.
in anti-skip protection worked very well and I didn't experience any problems
while jogging with the unit set to 40 secs. skip protection. In the car 10 secs
was more than enough skip protection. Oddly, the skip protection selector on the
player is located on its bottom. Unfortunately it isn't included on the remote
so you need to flip your unit over and make sure you have your skip protection
selected.. One interesting problem I ran into with the remote occured when I clipped
it to my shirt. The silkscreening on it has all the symbols for playing printed
upside down. I'm used to the play button facing right - it faced left. What really
became confusing was that the forward and reverse buttons were now inverted -
and what you assumed was reverse was actually forward. This problem can very easily
be fixed with an update to the silk screening on the remote but its something
to be aware of. I wouldn't want to see people interupting their workout to figure
out whats going on with their player.