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1. Gateway DMP-210 4-in-1 128 MB
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2. Gateway DMP-310 256 MB Digital
3. Gateway DMP-X20 20 GB Jukebox
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4. Gateway DMP-110 4-in-1 64 MB Music

1. Gateway DMP-210 4-in-1 128 MB Music Player
list price: $99.99
our price: $94.99
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Asin: B0000YVBR2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Gateway
Sales Rank: 23320
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Hold up to 2 hours minutes of MP3 or WAV files with the integrated flash-memory audio player
  • Store images, documents and more with the plug-and-play, direct-connect USB interface
  • Record up to 9 hours of notes, lectures, and meetings
  • Listen to your favorite radio station
  • Unique, 3-line backlight, full graphic animation and ID3 tag support

Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY GATEWAY !
DO NOT BUY GATEWAY !
...Broken unit without any support.
After waiting 2 weeks for the product
it arrived defective. It would not even power on.
Seeing that it was only a few days until Christmas,
I went to my local Gateway store (40 miles away) for service.
The store would not deal with any Amazon.com purchase.
I then spent half a day on the phone with Gateway customer service/abuse.
Gateway refused to provide any support to any product not purchased through them.
Even though this is an official Gateway branded product.
One technician (JJ - possibly badge#010) was particularly rude.
Gateway just didn't care that I had a defective Gateway product.

My family was thinking about buying a computer & digital camera.
Now, after this aggravation with Gateway, I will definitely
never recommend any Gateway product ... never.

Stay far away
from Gateway !

4-0 out of 5 stars nice player
I think this is a great little player. Lots of options for a good price. USB is great for loading songs. Very easy. Only place I think Gateway cut a corner is the earbuds aren't very good. Otherwise a great unit. ... Read more


2. Gateway DMP-310 256 MB Digital Music MP3 Player
list price: $129.99
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Asin: B0000YVCPS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Gateway
Sales Rank: 19864
Average Customer Review: 3.31 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Hold up to 4 hours minutes of MP3 or WAV files with the integrated flash-memory audio player
  • Store images, documents and more with the plug-and-play, direct-connect USB interface
  • Record up to 18 hours of notes, lectures and meetings
  • Listen to your favorite radio station
  • Unique, 3-line backlight, full graphic animation and ID3 tag support

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Gateway MP3 - A great buy!
I purchased Gateway's 256mb MP3/WMA player, model DMP-300, which is similar to the DMP-310, but without the radio.

Connection to my computer is provided via a USB cable, (included in the purchased package), and downloading an MP3 music file is a simple drag and drop function, from my computer to the MP3 player. For me, that's great. I want to listen to music, not reengineer the technology.

Sound quality was a great surprise. It is very clear, given the size of the headphones that come with the player.

The DMP-300 is a 3-1 device that gives you the ability to listen to music, store data files, or use as a voice recorder.

Dimentions: 1.53" x 3.39" x .52" and weight: (without the AAA battery) is 1.13 oz. Very compact and light! And the number one reason I chose this Gateway MP3 player.

Capacity of the model DMP-300 is 256mb, and I've been able to store about 52 of my favorite songs. Can't say for sure how much time total that is... but it's nearly 3 1/2 hours.

Menu functions are straight forward. Some of my favorites are the ability to set the player to repeat all, or as much of a song that you want to hear. There's also the Random play, which mixes up the listening order, and an intro feature that plays the first 10 seconds of each track. There is also a feature that allows you to adjust the units 10-band equalizer to your preference.

Buttons are easy. Play, stop, Rewind/Previous, FFwd/Next.
Two obvious volume control buttons, + and -.

I wish the unit allowed programed play, but it does play the songs in the order that they are recorded. A little forethought, programed play is easily accomplised in the order I record my music.

The unit has adjustable contrast for the disply. A blue backlight is also provided and can be turned off, or the duration of backlighting can be set for a shorter or longer period, depending on your preference.

It's just a great unit. The sound is clear with no background noise. Simple and straight forward to use, with some features that make playing your music a pleasure. Not a task.

3-0 out of 5 stars 3 stars for my first MP3 player
The CONs:
- it does drain a battery. I feel like I have to change it often, but its a AAA to thats probably why
- the navigation button doesnt always work as well as it should. I feel like its difficult to skip to the next song...forget this if at all if you are working out doing something high impact....you need a steady hand to do it and several attempts
- volume level doesnt go that high
- radio doesnt pick up stations and its not easy to set them
- cant do your own playlist in the the order you want. It sorts it alphabetically. You can do random but sometimes w hen working out i want to put songs in a certain order

PRO's:
- so small and lightweight!!! this is a great feature.
- i have the 256 mb capcity and sometimes i fit 90 songs on it.
- its really easy to plug and play into a computer!
- great for a commuter

I got this as a gift and as its my first one I have to say overall I love it as its much smaller and easier than a cd player when working out and commutting. However when I really think about it when I do get another one I probably will be checking out other ones unless they improve the navigation buttons and battery life. But seeing as how I have no experience with other MP3 players I dont know if this is a norm or not.

4-0 out of 5 stars Decent MP3 Player
I bought this as an upgrade to a 128 MB player, and thus far, don't mind it. It holds a lot of music (110+ songs in MP3Pro format, use MusicMatch to convert for free). The screen is big enough and shows all the nessisary info, though for some reason, the song time is messed up occasionally. Though, for example, it is a 4 minute song, the display says 2 minutes, and every second on the countup timer takes 2 seconds. Strange, but not really a crisis.

It's dirt easy to transfer songs, too; just plug the player into a USB port and drag and drop in Windows Explorer. Windows 2000, ME, and XP have the USB driver built in, too.

I like the size; not too big or too small. I wouldn't mind it being a sliver smaller, but oh well. I like the earphones that come with it too; nice and small, yet comfortable. The belt clip and neckstrap are nice, too.

I havent used the FM tuner much, but when I did, it picked up the popular stations well, but none of the weaker stations. The voice recorder is great for recording notes to yourself, but too weak to make recordings of a lecture. You can record from the radio, too, which is cool, if not kinda pointless.

The navigation button is frustrating at times -it pauses when I try to skip forward, or it doesn't do anything when I press forward- but I usually get it. It doesn't have a browse feature, either, so you must manually go through all the songs to get to the one you want. One thing I hate is the battery life; it seems that every few hours I must change it. It's probably more like 6, but still.

The customer service is great, too. My first one had a loose wire and kinda melted (kool to look at, anyhow) and I called them and it was replaced within 10 days, free of charge.

PROS
-Cost: only $125 now
-Size: about the size of two of my fingers (I'm a big guy though)
-Capasity: Over 4hrs/110 songs w/ MP3Pro.
-4 in 1: Works great as voice recorder, FM tuner (for strong stations), and thumbdrive.
-Included Accesories (Belt clip, neckstrap, USB extention cable)
-Great customer support.

CONS
-Buttons don't always work.
-FM tuner bad on weaker signals.
-Battery life: 5-6 hrs.

1-0 out of 5 stars Buy a Nomad Muvo Instead
I bought this player as a replacement for my Muvo which died after about a year of use. That came with just 3 months warranty so there was nothing I could do about it. About Gateway's DMP-310:

I like the extra features. The voice recorder and FM tuner are a nice bonus and the display is great. It ultra-portable and it comes with its own leather case with belt clip attached which is also very nice.

What I don't like: The volume quality is terrible! I am comparing it with the Muvo which is built in the same way, so I don't understand why the volume would be so different. Battery life is the pits! I have had this player for four days now and have gone through as many batteries. Each has lasted less than 2 hours, even after turning off the backlight feature and setting the energy saving mode on. I'm not sure if I got a bad apple or if this is common with these players, but it appears that I will be spending more on batteries than on music. The Muvo, was not the greatest battery saver either, but I could at least expect to get a week of use out of it before the battery died. This DMP-310 requires a daily battery change even with light use.

3-0 out of 5 stars Dimal Sound
I bought this as a replacement for my Nomad Muvo which just died after about a year of use. I really like that it is a flash MP3 players and that there are no internal moving parts, so it won't skip like hard drive based MP3 players. The radio tuner, recorder and display are nice features. Note that these features make the unit slightly larger than the Muvo. The worst thing about Gateway's DMP-310 is its sound quality. It's dismal! I am comparing it to the Muvo which pretty much is built and works in the same way. I expected similar sound quality but it's considerably less even using other headphones (the ones that came with the Muvo). While it may be good for running (no skiping) it's not that good for running on a treadmill (not a loud treadmill at least). ... Read more


3. Gateway DMP-X20 20 GB Jukebox Player

Asin: B0000YVCS0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Gateway
Sales Rank: 21647
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 20 GB drive holds up to 8,000 .wma songs
  • Comes with an FM tuner and voice recorder
  • 2.5-inch backlit LCD display
  • High-speed USB 2.0 connection
  • Compatible with Windows 2000 and XP

Reviews (20)

3-0 out of 5 stars Audible and voice recording - could be better for me
I've had the DMP-X20 for about 3 weeks. It's a nice piece of equipment but as far as I can tell it's not the holy grail of players.

I should preface my review by saying my primary interest in the Gateway was not for the MP3 player, but for the Audible player. I was also interested in the voice recording feature. While the DMP-X20 provides both options, they're a bit clunky. Previously I was using a pocket PC (Dell Axim) as my player, which worked pretty well but didn't have the capacity I wanted.

The DMP-X20 only supports Audible format 4. This format is 4 times the file size of format 2 (the format I had been using), which means more disk space is required and longer download times of books over the internet. I found this very disappointing. The other drag is that I cannot drag-and-drag Audible files to the player as I could with my pocket PC (at least by any means I can understand). This disappointed me as well because Audible's user interface program isn't what I would call user friendly.

There is a limitation in the number of bookmarks you can use, and I'm not sure why.

The voice recording works pretty well, once you get it going. However, it takes so long to switch to the recording mode. This makes it impractical if you plan to use it to make quick voice recordings. It also doesn't have a convenient way to stop and start recordings with the intention of separating a meeting into different tracks. Not as fluid as other digital voice recorders I've used. The upside to the voice recording is that the mic does record fairly well. One thing that seems a little weird is that I haven't been able to delete my voice recordings. I've followed the instructions but the menu they say should appear doesn't. Either I'm doing something wrong or their firmware upgrade has a glitch.

Customer support was not very helpful when I contacted them via their web site. I just received back from them a canned answer that didn't answer my question. But hey, they're primary business is computers, not MP3 players ... though my experience would deter me from buying a PC from them.

There also doesn't seem to be a feature that "wakes it up" the player. If you let it sit and it shuts itself off, you have to turn the power switch off and back on again for it to come on ... just tedious, you know?

The protective case - nice concept but it frays along the edges. Sloppy craftsmanship.

The radio - works about as good as any FM radio without an antenna. If you don't need the antenna where you live, you'll love it.

NONE of my criticisms add up to this being a bad player, it's just not the holy grail.

On the upside - it feels pretty solid, though I haven't dropped it yet. A tad heavy but nice dimensions. The scroll wheel is awesome! As compared to my pocket PC, the controls are much more user friendly, especially when driving.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Jukebox
I have owned this jukebox for 6 months now (as of May 20 2004) and love it. It sounds great (with good headphones), is easy to use, well made and the price is right. So far I have loaded over 3000 songs and I use it every day. The unit has performed flawlessly. I would recommend this over any other jukebox on the market. Almost all the problems that some of the other reviewers had are corrected by the following update. Don't pay any attention to what they say. This is a fantastic jukebox. We own 2 of them.

Tom

Update!!!

There is a Firmware update that allows 4000 playlists. It also corrected numerous other glitches, most I was unaware of. This seems to indicate Gateway is serious about supporting this player. The update was easy and went flawlessly. I still highly recommend it after 3 months of regular use.

Here's the improvements

"Reason for Update

Version 2.3
·Increases the maximum number of playlists to 4,000.
·When the unit tries to play an unsupported wave format, a message displays noting that the format is unsupported. Before, the unit would hang up.
·Added support for WAV files created on the PC in the following format: PCM at 8000 Hz, 16 Bit, Mono.

·In Audible Menu, the default selection was changed to always be the top of the list.
·Long WMA DRM files (> 12 min) caused the device to lock up.
·Player was resetting when selecting any playlist while playing any voice recording file.
·While playing the voice recording, sometimes the player shows "No Items" for MFM menus.
·During Audible playback, when PREV key was pressed, the player either reset or go into fast forward mode.
·While playing an Audible book, there are a couple of places that skip 10 minutes of the book.
·Audible automatic bookmark did not save when switching from Audible to Voice Recording Playback and from Audible to Bookmarks.
·When playing different types of tracks (MP3/WMA) from playlist menu, the player resets but starts the track after reset.
·With MP3 and WMA tracks in the hotlist, pressing the back key was not giving the same list view every time.
·Playlist names are not being displayed correctly.
·Resume last track does not work properly in from WMA module.
·Playlist name with 128 characters was not properly showing on display after scroll up/down.
·Playlist with identical names were blocked but last character was not nullified.
·Bookmark index was not correct. Selecting an existing bookmark played the wrong track.
·The X of Y on the play screen sometimes is incorrect or it disappears.
·While adding an artist to the playlist, it goes to the artist list menu in that state. If the play button is pressed, the wrong track is played.
·When more than 8 playlists were added, all the playlist names were not visible and the scrolling was missing when viewed by pressing select button through the play screen.
·If Output Setting is set to Line Out, the volume information screen is not displayed when in Play Mode and the scroll wheel is used.In Playlist edit mode, when moving a track, the Delete and Add selections should not be allowed to be selected."

1-0 out of 5 stars Great for Audible - otherwise unsupported & fatally flawed
Player does wonderfully with my over 85 aubible files but contrary to manual will NOT accept playlists from WMP (even version 9) and instead it scrambles lists back to alphabetic and frequently confuses songs from different artists.

Gateway's Support is staggeringly poor and basically they lie and cheat. After tens of emails since April and initial denials that there was any problem, every time I have asked them to take the machine back, they have said "just wait sir" the new software we are working on will solve this problem (note that the Feb 19 upgrade did nothing to help and their other solutions of reformatting (several times) and reloading all your files will just waste your time and try your patience). Finally today, they have admitted that gateway has no way of making a WMP playlist work but having confirmed this, now they say they WILL DO NOTHING FOR ME because the Warranty has expired!!!!! In other words their tactic was to spin out the customer exchange till they had an excuse to refuse to help.

If you want good audible performance and do not care if your albums play out of order, this is a viable buy - otherwise do not consider it, Gateway have no intention of supporting it further and their tech support team know nothing about the item.

1-0 out of 5 stars gateway digital jukebox-a scam for for your money
I purchased this as a gift for my husband. The unit has shut down and scrambled songs twice. The unit has been replaced twice. They never repair, only replace it with another dysfunctional unit. Customer service is horrible!! No support from Gateway. What a mistake. Do not buy this unit!!!!!!! You will kiss 300 dollars good-bye!

1-0 out of 5 stars Caveat Emptor!
This is a great little device when it's working. The primary reason I bought it was its Audible.com compatibility. Suddenly it became incompatible and the Audible techs finally informed me that this happens all the time and the hard drive needs to be reformatted to fix the problem. I've owned computers since 1979 and have never had to reformat a hard drive. So I checked with Gateway. Guess what? The DMP-X20 when purchased from a 3rd party is not supported by Gateway. Really! I gave them the serial number and they don't keep a record of serial numbers for MP3 players. They flat out refused to talk to me about the unit because I had no order number or Customer ID number. Fortunately, even though I've had the unit for about 3½ months, Amazon has agreed to accept its return. I'll be buying an iPod. Do not buy this unit unless you're prepared for zero support from Gateway. ... Read more


4. Gateway DMP-110 4-in-1 64 MB Music Player
list price: $69.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000YV8T8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Gateway
Sales Rank: 23410
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Features

  • Hold up to 60 minutes of MP3 or WAV files with the integrated flash-memory audio player
  • Store images, documents and more with the plug-and-play, direct-connect USB interface
  • Record up to 4.5 hours of notes, lectures and meetings
  • Listen to your favorite radio station
  • Unique, 3-line backlight, full graphic animation and ID3 tag support

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