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IPOD v. Dell DJ

Postby gfantasy » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:21 am

I currently own the Dell DJ (20G). However, I was thinking of upgrading to the IPod Video (30G). Does anyone have any experience with either and would be willing to share some info.?
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Re: IPOD v. Dell DJ

Postby Coppermine » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:39 am

gfantasy wrote:I currently own the Dell DJ (20G). However, I was thinking of upgrading to the IPod Video (30G). Does anyone have any experience with either and would be willing to share some info.?


I do know that the Dell MP3 player doesn't compare; in fact, according to CNet reviews, nothing compares to the Ipod except the recently-released Toshiba Gigabeat.

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The big advantage is that Toshiba uses Windows mobile media player pretty efficiently and it seems to be the only thing that can stand up to iTunes, plus the user friendliness of the iPod. I guess it depends one what you prefer software wise; I like WMP better than iTunes personally so I'll probably go for the Toshiba... but then again, Microsoft is coming out with an MP3 player pretty soon that could be pretty good (I think it's going to be called a "Zune.")

The iRiver Clix is unique and has been well received as well.

You gotta do your homework before buying electronics; I've been burned enough to not just buy based on price or brand.

http://reviews.cnet.com/Music/2001-6450 ... ?tag=glnav
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Postby gfantasy » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:57 am

Cool. I was actually considering waiting for the Zune too. Do you know how much they'll be charging for it?
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:58 am

gfantasy wrote:Cool. I was actually considering waiting for the Zune too. Do you know how much they'll be charging for it?



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Specifications

* 4.4 × 2.4 × 0.58-inch (11.2 × 6.1 × 1.5 cm) footprint
* 5.6 ounces (160 grams)
* 802.11b/g
* 30 GB hard drive
* 3 in. QVGA screen, 320×240 resolution
* Supports 640×480 for high quality video-out.[5]
* Radio Data System enabled FM receiver
* Support for H.264, MP3, WMA, WMV, MPEG4, .JPG and AAC
* 12 hour battery life when playing music, 3.5 hours playing video, with WIFI off [6]
* $249 MSRP price tag

Features

* Will be able to send media files (images, music, videos) from Zune-to-Zune via WiFi. If the media files have Zune DRM they will only be enabled for usage for either three days or three plays, whichever of those that comes first.
* Ability to flag tracks received from Zune-to-Zune transfer, for download from the Zune Marketplace.
* Able to play movies and videos
* Automatically detects and adjust display to either portrait or landscape, based on whether it is being held horizontally or vertically.
* Updatable firmware
* Ability to create profiles/tags, now called "Zunetags".
* The Zune will feature the ability to synchronize with an Xbox 360
* The wallpaper on the Zune can be changed to any user specified image
* The Zune will have Podcast capabilities


Looks pretty awesome so far.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:06 pm

I have a Dell DJ and have no problems with it at all. And considering that I don't use it for working out or anything like that, the fact that it's bigger than an IPod doesn't bother me in the least. I don't plan on buying anything else for a long time.
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Postby gfantasy » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:42 pm

I think I may just wait til the Zune comes out and see how it is. For now, I'll deal with the DJ.

It's an OK machine. I think iTunes makes the iPod a better tool. I dont like the Dell Software.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:49 pm

IRIVER ;-D
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Postby gfantasy » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:51 pm

acsguitar wrote:IRIVER ;-D


eww. i had that first. i really didnt like that.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:51 pm

I'm happy with my IRiver too.
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:59 pm

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The Clix is supposed to be money cash, but it maxes out at 2GB.
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