For a generic mp3 player the slick mp3 player is a fantastic value! I received this for a Christmas present and have loved it since I opened it! I was excited to have a video mp3 player that I could also put e-books on, and I still like watching videos on it. The videos don't look distorted even though the view screen is a little on the small side. The only real compliant I have when it comes the view screen is that it makes reading e-books a pain.If you are reading a novel, the view screen only seems to pull up a paragraph,if that, at one time. Personally I don't even load e=books on it anymore. it's hard to format e=books into a format that will work with the mp3 player to begin with, and then to only get a paragraph at a time? It's way too time consuming to keep flipping. The sound is really amazing! In my experience with mp3 players I'd say the slick mp3 player's sound is actually a whole lot better than an iPod's sound. The sound rocks no matter if you are watching a movie or listening to an mp3, the sound will blow you away. For the price you just can't go wrong with this mp3 player. it's lasted me nearly 2 years and I hope it lasts me 10 more!