What about the Cowon M3? Perhaps the user is concerned about battery power and desires a player that doesn't *have* to have a backlight to see the display (in a lighted environment). Most monochromatic LCDs do not require a backlight to be usable. Early ipod models would fall into that category. The ipod Video (5.5g) is transflective in bright, outdoor light, but not so good with indoor lighting.