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Harry Ballzz
02-15-2005, 10:25 PM
Yo, all I might buy an iPod but I don't know what the requirements for one would be. Do I need an Apple comp? Does it tell me how to load songs on it? Would I have to pay for more then just then the iPod to get songs on there? Stuff like that.

against
02-15-2005, 10:29 PM
1. No, you can use a PC.
2. Yes, it tells you how to get song on there and comes with a program to do it, though I prefer this (http://www.ephpod.com/download.shtml) more.
3. No, you can transfer song for free.

Hope that answers your questions. :)

Harry Ballzz
02-15-2005, 10:33 PM
Thanks that answered most of them, but do I have to buy a port or something or does it come with that?

against
02-15-2005, 10:38 PM
It comes with the cables you need. A USB cable and a FireWire cable. You can choose which one you want to use.

Harry Ballzz
02-15-2005, 10:41 PM
Ok thanks a lot! One last question! Recommend anywhere to get 1 cheap besides ebay?

against
02-15-2005, 10:44 PM
I think Apple gives an academic discount if you're in school. At BestBuy they have a $100 mail-in rebate (at least where I live). That's all I know of.

Harry Ballzz
02-15-2005, 10:57 PM
Ok thanks a lot! +rep ;)

mercedes-benz
02-16-2005, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by eric@Feb 16 2005, 03:29 AM
1. No, you can use a PC.
2. Yes, it tells you how to get song on there and comes with a program to do it, though I prefer this (http://www.ephpod.com/download.shtml) more.
3. No, you can transfer song for free.

Hope that answers your questions. :)
Eric, Eric, Eric.... *sighs* Not just ANY Pc a Mac or windows pc ;) (Unfortunatly I use linux so.....)

aphex
02-16-2005, 01:07 AM
DONT BUY AN IPOD. THEY ARE A RIP JOB!!!!
The rechargeable battery in them only lasts for 2 years and then you cant get a replacement and you have to buy a new ipod.
I suggest shopping around for different brands.
The best at the moment would most probably be the iRiver and other brands like Philips are worth a look too.

Harry Ballzz
02-16-2005, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by pwndesign+Feb 16 2005, 06:01 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (pwndesign @ Feb 16 2005, 06:01 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-eric@Feb 16 2005, 03:29 AM
1. No, you can use a PC.
2. Yes, it tells you how to get song on there and comes with a program to do it, though I prefer this (http://www.ephpod.com/download.shtml) more.
3. No, you can transfer song for free.

Hope that answers your questions. :)
Eric, Eric, Eric.... *sighs* Not just ANY Pc a Mac or windows pc ;) (Unfortunatly I use linux so.....) [/b][/quote]
What do you mean?

blunt
02-16-2005, 02:55 AM
Originally posted by soari@Feb 16 2005, 06:07 AM
DONT BUY AN IPOD. THEY ARE A RIP JOB!!!!
The rechargeable battery in them only lasts for 2 years and then you cant get a replacement and you have to buy a new ipod.
I suggest shopping around for different brands.
The best at the moment would most probably be the iRiver and other brands like Philips are worth a look too.
bull---- dude, that was ages ago. apple now do a service to replace the batteries.

thought irivers are better imo.

Harry Ballzz
02-16-2005, 01:07 PM
So... I should buy 1? Or save up for something else?

-LoGiK-
02-16-2005, 01:27 PM
I have an ipod and I like it

blunt
02-16-2005, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by Harry Ballzz@Feb 16 2005, 06:07 PM
So... I should buy 1? Or save up for something else?
depends really, i wanted a recording function and an fm radio, better battery life and an optical/line in/out so i got the iriver h120....i also like it how windows recognises it as a hdd so you can put anything on your iriver....

Harry Ballzz
02-16-2005, 01:49 PM
Whats an iriver?

Bona Fide
02-16-2005, 02:03 PM
www.iriver.com

It's a company that makes multimedia players. I have their H320 and it is seriously a MUCH better value than the iPod. It only works with USB, but for about the same price, you get a full-color screen, an FM tuner, and a carrying case. You also get full support and a much longer-lasting battery.

;)

blunt
02-16-2005, 02:12 PM
this is iriver (http://iriver.com) they are a company that have been making cd players and mp3s for a while now....

if you live in the uk, check out advancedmp3players.co.uk (http://advancedmp3players.co.uk) they have a very good service and do price beat too....

against
02-16-2005, 02:13 PM
I know of a way to replace the battery yourself and how to get it to run on a linux box. http://ipodhacks.com and use google to find out about linux with an iPod.

Harry Ballzz
02-16-2005, 03:10 PM
Can you add songs to an iriver and stuff like an iPod?

blunt
02-16-2005, 03:22 PM
yeah, its an mp3/ogg vorbis/wma/wav player of course!

Harry Ballzz
02-16-2005, 05:20 PM
I just got back from Best Buy and they had iPods and Irivers. The guy recommended an iPod but he said Irivers were really good too. Then he suggested a Shuffler. The shuffler was $100, the iPods were from $200 - $500. Then the iRiver was $279.99.

Bona Fide
02-16-2005, 07:18 PM
Don't even get me started on the iPod Shuffle. I have not seen a bigger waste of $150 in my LIFE.

iPod Shuffle 1GB (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002ZAIM8/qid=1108599355/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl147/104-8185449-7146314?v=glance&s=pc&n=507846)

iRiver 790T 1GB (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00024VTKE/qid=1108599422/sr=1-6/ref=sr_1_6/104-8185449-7146314?v=glance&s=electronics)

For $150 you get a piece of plastic with no screen, and basically nothing except for the ability to choose random songs. For $35 more, you get an LCD screen, an FM tuner, and a voice recorder, as well as the ability to record from any audio source.

Harry Ballzz
02-16-2005, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by bonaf!de@Feb 17 2005, 12:18 AM
For $35 more, you get an LCD screen, an FM tuner, and a voice recorder, as well as the ability to record from any audio source.
And what would that be?? :blink:

argulor
02-16-2005, 09:00 PM
Originally posted by Harry Ballzz+Feb 17 2005, 01:13 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Harry Ballzz @ Feb 17 2005, 01:13 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-bonaf!de@Feb 17 2005, 12:18 AM
For $35 more, you get an LCD screen, an FM tuner, and a voice recorder, as well as the ability to record from any audio source.
And what would that be?? :blink: [/b][/quote]
The iRiver 790T 1gb

Joe
02-17-2005, 12:22 AM
how are you guys gonna leave CREATIVE LABS out of this? IMO they are better than iRiver and Ipod and MUCH cheaper than an Ipod. you can get a 30GB Creative Labs mp3 player for $200 while a 20GB Ipod is $300, in other words you get 10GB more for $100 cheaper... you do the math ;)

criticaldistance
02-17-2005, 12:56 AM
i have an ipod and i dunno how i ever lived without it..

i know there are other alternatives out there, but nothing beats an ipod for the intuitive interface and ease of use.. just my 2 cents :D

MattV
02-17-2005, 01:55 AM
I heard that you have to send your iPod battery in after 3 months so they can rebuild it or something.

I own a Rio Chiba it's the 256mb model, and you can add an extra GB of music on it because it has a space for a card.

It's only about 140 Canadian and it's easy to use. The only thing is the battery life is only 18 hours, it uses 1 AAA and it uses a 1.1 USB going to the 2.0 USB. It comes with its own program which is easy to use and if you have Windows Media Player you can transfer the music without using the software that Rio provided.

All in all it's a sweet MP3 and I will keep it for about 2 years and then buy another Rio model when they come out with a better one. The overall size is the size of my cell phone, which is a LG TM250, so it fits in your pocket. ;)

criticaldistance
02-17-2005, 02:48 AM
Originally posted by MattV@Feb 17 2005, 06:55 AM
I heard that you have to send your iPod battery in after 3 months so they can rebuild it or something.
nah.. the battery should last for at least 2-3 years depending on how you take care of it.. if you're in warranty apple will replace the battery for free, or for $99 out of warranty, but you can get kits online to do it yourself for like $35... it's not really as big of a deal as some people make it out to be.

_Veritas_
02-17-2005, 09:34 AM
Yes, iPODs are great little toys, I suggest you get one as well.

DJFuhai
02-17-2005, 11:09 AM
I'm with n3ptun3 on creative labs here, it may be in the UK (and i not sure what the exchange rate is) but surely this works out a hellova lot cheaper per GB than anything i've seen so far

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=5736

Xodius
02-17-2005, 12:33 PM
Out of interest, how do you delete songs on iPods? I know it sounds stupid, but there are a couple of songs I don't listen to anymore, so I was wondering how to delete

criticaldistance
02-17-2005, 12:58 PM
you can't delete songs directly off the ipod :( you have to connect it to your computer and delete the songs through itunes..

Xodius
02-17-2005, 01:02 PM
Thought so, but I guess Its better than accedently deleting an album you downloaded off the internet that you don't have a backup of

Harry Ballzz
02-17-2005, 05:48 PM
So what does this do? http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=5736

DJFuhai
02-17-2005, 06:03 PM
tis an mp3 player/portable hard drive just like the iPod minus the kudos. Simply because its from a lesser known company in the field and doesn't have the brand association to the average Joe in the street it means you can pick up a lot more storage for a lot less money without losing out on practicality too. All that storage means a lot to people like me with nigh on 1k albums :D

Harry Ballzz
02-17-2005, 09:41 PM
So I should go with this? http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=5736

DJFuhai
02-18-2005, 06:18 AM
its up to you m8, i've done my research and made my own opinion, and since branding doesn't make a difference imo but since storage for price does i settled on the 60Gb creative jobby, either way i'd go find some stores with em in and test em out before commiting to buy online.

Harry Ballzz
02-18-2005, 09:42 AM
If I were to buy it off that site... Do they accept American money?

hazzel_frazzel
02-18-2005, 12:07 PM
My mate has one of those. They are kinda big though. Check the dimensions on that site and see if you mind the size. It should accept your credit card.

criticaldistance
02-18-2005, 03:28 PM
Originally posted by Harry Ballzz@Feb 18 2005, 02:42 PM
If I were to buy it off that site... Do they accept American money?
buy one from america if that's where you live... trust me you'll save on shipping..

why not just go to your local best buy and check them out... dang.

Harry Ballzz
02-18-2005, 06:31 PM
Originally posted by criticaldistance@Feb 18 2005, 08:28 PM

why not just go to your local best buy and check them out... dang.
Why not read all the posts... dang.

Joe
02-18-2005, 07:04 PM
yeah just go to best buy and get it, thats where i got mine. and if i were you i wouldnt get the 60GB, i would either get the 20 or 30, cuz i got the 30 and theres no way in hell im gonna get 7500 songs on there that i actually like

StarOceanFayt
02-19-2005, 03:19 PM
Creative has nice mp3 players, but I like iRiver the best. iRiver's sound is amazing.
www.cnet.com <- thats where I go to read reviews and see which mp3 players are good

aldudturn
02-20-2005, 06:42 AM
Dude, you wont regret getting an ipod, trust me. Ive used the Creative and its too big and not as responsive as an ipod. GET THE IPOD! lol

Harry Ballzz
02-20-2005, 10:24 AM
Ok, is there any certain type of iPod? Or is there just diff colors along with diff amount of space?

Bona Fide
02-20-2005, 10:27 AM
iPod Mini : 4GB. 5 colors. $250

iPod : 20GB/40GB. 1 color. $300/$400

iPod Photo : 40GB/60GB. 1 color. $500/$600

iPod U2 Edition : 20GB. 1 color. $350

Harry Ballzz
02-20-2005, 11:26 AM
Ok, thanks. Is there any particular reason to get the iPod mini? Or is just smaller and cheaper?

EDIT: Since I can't really afford an iPod would this be a better buy?

http://www.iriveramerica.com/prod/hd/h10_red.aspx

deafeningSILENCE
02-20-2005, 05:24 PM
i have a dell dj. Much more reliable than a iPod.