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Postby gfantasy » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:42 pm

I'm waiting for the Zune before I make any decisions.
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:09 pm

gfantasy wrote:Again. How does that affect the product's quality?


It doesn't, but Cu is spot on basically. Like I said, the iPod manages to be a well-functioning MP3 player that's practical, is of superb quality, and it has great product support. By that I mean, the iPod has opened up new doors for other companies to build services/products that cater to iPod users. That's why the iPod has an edge over the iRivers and Toshiba Gigabeats of the world, on top well-placed, well-targeted, and well-executed ad campaigns, which tend to lure the 20 year-old college emo kid yuppie more often than not. In fact, the iPod really is a part of our vernacular just like saying you've Googled something. I do perceive the iPod as the status symbol of our current generation also (by that I mean, teens up into late 20's, early 30's even), but it's gotten to the point where the whole iPod phenomenon is just annoying in my opinion.
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Postby BxBombers951 » Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:56 pm

i have the video ipod and i love it, bring it everywhere and its never given me a problem.

the only bad thing is watching a video KILLS the battery
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:57 pm

Microsoft ZUNE!
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Postby Coppermine » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:18 pm

Cleveland Steamers wrote:Microsoft ZUNE!


word, I'm all over it... mostly because the Mac-freaks are all denouncing it as "worst MP3 player ever" even though it's not out yet.

We'll see.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:05 am

I just bought an 80GB iPod and it's great. I hate most things Apple, but the iPod is easy to use, fairly small in size, and holds a ridiculous amount of media. It ain't cheap but IMO, it's worth it.
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:16 pm

I love the look of the Zune, the fact it will work great with a computer (Ipod is somewhat a pain in the ass), you can download from other Zune's wirelessly, has a larger widescreen for videos, and will have the ability to wirelessly connect with my XBox 360. I may not buy the first generation, but early in 2007 when they realease an updated and larger hard-drive then I'll be the first to purchase.
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Postby Yoda » Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:22 pm

The problem with Microsoft products is that they are very cheaply made (thus cheaper price tag) and they don't test their products so you get stuck with a lot of buggy software/hardware.

I have used enough MS products know that there are always superior products out there.
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Postby DK » Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:10 pm

BxBombers951 wrote:i have the video ipod and i love it, bring it everywhere and its never given me a problem.

the only bad thing is watching a video KILLS the battery


Turn off the backlight if you can. It saves the battery hours of power.

Very content with my 30GB I-Pod as of now, although it's my third. The first had a hard drive crash (replaced seamlessly with no cash out of my pocket by Apple per the terms of insurance) and the second one stolen (which I had to pay for- :~( - it wasn't my fault it was stolen though. I left it with a friend who I thought was intelligent enough to not leave the I-Pod alone against a wall while he went and did something else. Guess I was wrong.)
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Postby Half Massed » Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:47 am

The Ipod's the safe bet. You know what you're getting and you know there won't be any trippy bugs or anything like that that you might get with one of these new ones. Of course, a new one could have a great feature or two that makes it better for you, but there's pretty much no risk when it comes to an Ipod in terms of product expectancy. The interface is simple, the software is simple, the product is good sized and simple to use.
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