Hello again Night Surfer. Just looking through the old posts and came upon this one.
I don't think the player is completely gapless. Yes, there are times when as soon as one song finishes the next starts, but when you have one track merging with the next on the album, you can definately notice a very small (and I do mean small) gap between them.
What helps is the player automatically has a slight fade in/out at either end of the tracks.
I ideally wanted a gapless playback player, and although this one (in my opinion) isn't gapless, the gaps are that minute that in this respect I am extrememly happy with it- I don't mind gaps when they are this small, even when songs continue from each other.
I was pretty sure it was gapless before, but it is sometimes hard to tell as many songs fade out and have a "built-in" gap.
I have recently ripped a 26 disc audio book (each disc with 20 or so tracks) and many of the tracks cut off in mid-sentence. You would never know with the Z5, though.
Curious that they do not advertise this player as gapless when it so clearly is.
I have had occasion to wonder if Samsung even understands their own merchandise as I was given completely contradictory (and ,in both cases, just plain WRONG) information concerning Album Art from their support line "experts".