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Should I buy an iPod?
« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2005, 02:25 PM »
I was hoping some of you could help me out here.

I've been thinking about buying an iPod (or similar item) for a long time, but for the price, I'm really weary about doing so. I suppose I've heard so many good things about iPod's, that I'm curious to know the downsides of owning one, too.

Durability is my main concern. I've heard that people have accidentally snapped their iPods in half! Cracked screens, just by pulling it out of the box? I'm usually a really gentle person, hell, my SEGA Game Gear doesn't have a scratch on it, but we're talking about a pencil-thin instrument that would be used at the gym and on jogs, right? Have you guys experienced any major problems with this? Will a cover/case solve the problem?

Sound Quality - Perfect, great, good, mediocre? I'm very picky about the sound and that it be full ranged... If this thing doesn't have a deep bass, I don't want it. I can't allow myself to listen to Pink Floyd without it.

How is the interface? I want to have the freedom to play albums at a time without being bothered to click anything, but when I do have to use a menu, is it overly complicated? Can you change the fonts and colors? Is there any room for customizing?

I love the idea of having a slideshow of my favorite photos while listening to music - does anyone use this feature? How do you like it? With the screen being so small, I was wondering if you could really so much to it.

Hopefully someone can help me out.

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Re: iPod or Other mp3 Player?
« Reply #62 on: December 30, 2005, 03:55 PM »
The iPod equivalent is the iPod Shuffle.  Wife has one, and it is the size of a 5-sticks gum pack.  Holds about 120+ songs, and costs about $100.  It is a Flash memory stick in essence, but has great sound quality

Ha! She should have gone with the Sony Bean...695 songs (1GB), excellent sound quality, cute shape, and all for about $140.  :)
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Re: Should I buy an iPod?
« Reply #63 on: December 30, 2005, 05:14 PM »
Buy an iPod mini (or the new Nano).  You won't regret it.

The deep bass is going to be produced by your headphones.  Get the big ear-muff kind, or buy the snap-on adaptors that provide a better fit and deeper bass sound.

Bought a Mini in June, have not regreted it.  NO problems so far, and mine has a couple of scratches from dropping the thing.  Still works perfectly fine.

Only downside:  Cost (about $200-250 for 1,000 songs) and the size.  By size, I mean it is so compact you may forget your have it in your pocket and damage it accidently.  Have a case or clip it on to your belt, to correct this minor problem.

PM me specific questions.  My wife has an iPod Shuffle (120 songs for $100)
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Re: Should I buy an iPod?
« Reply #64 on: December 30, 2005, 07:08 PM »
Buy a Nano. It's relatively cheap, for 500 songs its $199, for 1000 songs its $249. The sound even on the pack-in earphones is great, and buying a case for it would make it much more durable. Other Nano features:
-Color Screen
-Easy-To-Use Click Wheel
-Photo Capabilities (Slideshow too, but I never used it)
-Backlight
I would strongly recommend buying a Nano. You can PM me more specific questions about the Nano too.

And yes, you can play albums from start to finish without clicking.
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Re: Should I buy an iPod?
« Reply #65 on: December 30, 2005, 07:25 PM »
Whatever you end up buying, buy an iPod and buy one that does video.

Also, make sure you buy these headphones:



They'll adjust perfectly to fit your ear and can seal out the sound of a crying baby on airplanes.

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An urgent question
« Reply #66 on: January 7, 2006, 01:47 PM »
I have a really urgent question. I was going to listen to some 'tunes on my Nano but it woudn't turn on. I pressed all the buttons, woudn't turn on. Charged it two times for the full three hours, still doesn't turn on. An answer would be appreciated.

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Re: An urgent question
« Reply #67 on: January 7, 2006, 04:44 PM »
I have a really urgent question. I was going to listen to some 'tunes on my Nano but it woudn't turn on. I pressed all the buttons, woudn't turn on. Charged it two times for the full three hours, still doesn't turn on. An answer would be appreciated.

Is it locked?

Or - lock it and then unlock it, place it on a flat surface and hold down the middle button and the play/pause button at the same time. Hold them without touching any other button for about 30 seconds or until it revives. This is a reset feature, but you won't loose any data doing it.

What's so urgent about your Nano not turning on?
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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #68 on: January 7, 2006, 11:56 PM »
Did I ever say how much I fondle my little white buddy?  Far too often, I know :-*

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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #69 on: January 8, 2006, 12:48 AM »
Did I ever say how much I fondle my little white buddy?  Far too often, I know :-*

Don't ever say that again.  Please.   ;D

It's not quite on topic, but still very much music-player related: anyone out there have a portable XM satellite radio player?  I bought my wife the car version for Christmas and she raves about it everyday since there's such a good variety of music.  The portable version can be carried around like the iPod, or used in the car or house stereo with it's FM transmitter. 



I'm just wondering how the music quality compares to the iPod.



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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #70 on: February 1, 2006, 04:25 PM »
QUESTION REGARDING THE IPOD SHUFFLE:

My niece got an iPod Shuffle for Christmas.  I set her iPod up on my home computer, since she was not allowed to build a library of music on her home computer.  My wife has a Shuffle and I have a iPod Mini.  We are able to load music on our own iPods by using the same iTunes on our home computer.  So I figured one more Shuffle would be no problem.

First, I had to update iTunes b/c my niece's version had to use the version packed with her player.  So I upgraded our iTunes on my home computer. 

Next, I created a new folder under her name for her specific iPod.  I then loaded about 80 songs onto her iPod from our iTunes library.  When I disconnected it and reconnected, iTunes showed the 80 songs on her iPod.

The problem is the Shuffle will not play!  I tried the various settings (Off, Play, Shuffle) and nothing.  I tried the volume, and nothing.  I tried skipping songs, and still nothing.

I told my niece to plug the Shuffle into her own computer and allow it to charge for several hours, since it was brand new.  She was still unable to play any of the songs after 5 hours of charging.

Is there anything else I can try?  My niece's parent are going to return the Shuffle since they believe it is defective.

Any suggestions?
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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #71 on: February 1, 2006, 04:46 PM »
Have you tried screaming swear words at it?

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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #72 on: February 1, 2006, 05:05 PM »
QUESTION REGARDING THE IPOD SHUFFLE:

My niece got an iPod Shuffle for Christmas.  I set her iPod up on my home computer, since she was not allowed to build a library of music on her home computer.  My wife has a Shuffle and I have a iPod Mini.  We are able to load music on our own iPods by using the same iTunes on our home computer.  So I figured one more Shuffle would be no problem.

First, I had to update iTunes b/c my niece's version had to use the version packed with her player.  So I upgraded our iTunes on my home computer. 

Next, I created a new folder under her name for her specific iPod.  I then loaded about 80 songs onto her iPod from our iTunes library.  When I disconnected it and reconnected, iTunes showed the 80 songs on her iPod.

The problem is the Shuffle will not play!  I tried the various settings (Off, Play, Shuffle) and nothing.  I tried the volume, and nothing.  I tried skipping songs, and still nothing.

I told my niece to plug the Shuffle into her own computer and allow it to charge for several hours, since it was brand new.  She was still unable to play any of the songs after 5 hours of charging.

Is there anything else I can try?  My niece's parent are going to return the Shuffle since they believe it is defective.

Any suggestions?

Sorry. I could help you out, but since you didn't say it was a "really urgent question" like Hunter of the Pegs above I'm not going to help you. At least not until we get an update of how things went with his "insanely urgent now I'm going to just ******* disappear" bull****.
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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #73 on: February 1, 2006, 05:18 PM »
I'm still trying to decide on which iPod is best for me... I really like the idea of being able to play video, but being on dialup, I don't see that I'll be downloading video's very frequently... I don't listen to that many artists who have music videos, either. Is there any way to import, say, a Family Guy episode straight from one of my DVDs? Or would I have to download them (and pay for the same episodes twice)?

One feature that I do think I'd definately take advantage of, though, is the ability to view photos.

In iTunes, I custom-sized all of my albums' artwork so that they'd look uniform... my concert recordings even have the concert poster for the 'Album Art'... Does the iTunes 'album art' feature exist in an iPod? So that when I'm playing a particular song on the iPod, the appropriate album art is on the screen?

With that in mind, my iTunes is extremelly organized, I've gone to great lengths to make sure all of my concerts have a uniform date fixed to the album title, for example. Will iTunes import all of this information into the iPod?

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Re: iPod-racing
« Reply #74 on: February 1, 2006, 06:08 PM »

Sorry. I could help you out, but since you didn't say it was a "really urgent question" like Hunter of the Pegs above I'm not going to help you. At least not until we get an update of how things went with his "insanely urgent now I'm going to just ******* disappear" bull****.

URGENT! URGENT!  (Don't want to re-program another iPod shuffle)  ;)
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