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Old 07-12-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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New MP3 Player?

So my Video iPod is started to die on my after over 2.5 years.

I need a replacement, but I really don't know what I should get. I would like to consider a product NOT by apple, but iPods own the market for a reason. Plus, I like the idea of getting an iTouch so I have a portable wifi device. However, I'm up for anything. Plus, I kind of HATE iTunes after they started updating and messing up the windows version about 4 years back...

Any recommendations?

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Price Range: ~$300 (USD)
MUST LAST AT LEAST 2 YEARS.
16GB+ of storage
Video
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Wifi would be nice, but not required

Lot of people have been recommending me a Zune...
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:40 PM   #2
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I love my Zune (30gb first generation), and I haven't had any issues with it except the leap year bricking incident that was fixt in a firmware update. The only real negative thing I have to say about the Zune is the software, like iTunes - it just sucks.

What took Apple a multitude of tries to get right with the iPod, Microsoft got right on the first try with the Zune - music, videos, pictures, podcasts, radio, marketplace, and games available on the first generation.

Though, at this rate, if you want to get a Zune, i'd recommend waiting for the Zune HD, that one will have touch screen capability, but I'm not sure how big the HD size will be.


Good luck in choosing dude.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:55 PM   #3
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Well I have an Ipod classic and I use ml_ipod with winamp which is much better than Itunes

My bro has a zune and he has been pretty happy with it. Though not sure if you can use it as a hard drive like you can with an ipod classic.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:26 PM   #4
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Zunes can be used as hard drives if you get zSuite.

It allows you to interrupt the sync and access the drive, since MS has it setup so it can't be detected as a drive until the sync starts and the window of opportunity closes once things start transferring via Zune software. So, pretty much, the window is only open for a few seconds (before first transfer after the sync has connected), where zSuite would come in and take over.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:04 PM   #5
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Ah sweet then.... I would recommend you a zune as well then
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:11 PM   #6
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I have a 120 GB iPod classic...I love it. When the next big leap in capacity comes in the iPods I will replace this one.
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I plan to stay with this one until it dies, my last one was a 4th generation one. Had it for over 4 years.
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For me, The hard drive skip... I had to hit it a few times to make it work. Decided to buy a new one, still works if I hit it though
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I love the design of the Zune much more than the iPod personally. I also hear the Creative Zen is a good Mp3 player.
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:53 AM   #11
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Seriously, I'm an Apple person, so I'd go with some form of iPod. A 16 Gigabyte iTouch is exactly $300...

...or get a Zune. I dunno.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:37 AM   #12
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I got a basic iPod with 4 GB of space. All I need really, none of that fancy shit, I mean, I have around 700 tracks on it, but only like 25 of them I actually listen to. I find no point in buying new mp3 players.

Oh video, oh that's a different story, I thought we were talking about regular music players and not that video ipod shit. My bad.

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To tell the truth, I don't really trust sony anymore. Every since they messed up with MP3 players back in the day. Plus, their products have gone down hill since the "good old days." I really am considering a iTouch or a Zune HD since I've been hearing so much about it.
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To tell the truth, I don't really trust sony anymore. Every since they messed up with MP3 players back in the day. Plus, their products have gone down hill since the "good old days." I really am considering a iTouch or a Zune HD since I've been hearing so much about it.
iTouch has some really good apps on it. Jailbreaking it extends capabilities, but voids warranty.
Then again, it's made by Apple.
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I have a 30GB zune and it's amazing. I'm thinking of getting the 120GB from Newegg once it's in stock again.

Apple products ftl.
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:08 PM   #17
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i have a 30gb ipod vidyuh using rockbox firmware. i hate apple and cant stand fucking itunes, so this rockbox firmware is amazing. i can play flac files all day long as well as adjust a lot more sound settings than with the original ipod firmware. plus i dont have to use that piece of shit itunes to sync. in fact, i dont have to sync at all... i just put my music in ipod/artist/album and it just works! ()

and rockbox comes with a bunch of games and a gameboy emulator if youre into that kinda thing.
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I always wanted to try rockbox but I never got around to it.
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Truthfully I love the idea of the iTouch. I want a portable wifi device. But the limitations and such are a pain in the ass. Also, the prices of an iTouch is MUCH HIGHER then an iPhone. Yes, the iPhone is subsidized, but even with the handful of extra options, it doesn't make sense. Plus, I really don't think there is that much of a subsidy...
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I always wanted to try rockbox but I never got around to it.
you should give it a shot. i love it and would never go back to the shitty ass apple firmware.
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