Creative?s Zen Portable Media Centre was one of the first to use the Windows Portable Media Center interface. The 20GB hard drive will store up to 85 hours of movies and Creative claims users can get up to seven hours of video play or 22 hours of audio from the removable Lithium ion battery.

It has to link to a PC running Windows XP to download content which is displayed on a 10 cm back-lit LCD. It supports most but not all video and audio file types but because it uses Window?s Media Audio with Digital Rights Management, it is compatible with music downloaded from Australian on-line music providers.