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anything but an ipod!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by The_Loose_Cannon, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. ok so i have my cheapo little chinese mp4 player that im in love with but i gotta face the facts, i need something a bit more high tech and sturdier than what i have with much more storage space.

    i really really REALLLLLY dont want an ipod. the only reason id consider it is because it holds 80Gs and thats a whole lotta stuff! i just dont want it because of A) itunes although i know how to get around it, its just a pain in the ass, B) the name ipod C) everyone friggen person in the world has one and its nausiating. wheres the originality?

    so guys, youre job is to convince me of an ultra cool mp3 player to get that has video capabilities and of course music. all the other nonsense stuff like pictures, games, things of that nature are just add ons and arent exactly my main point of focus for owning an mp3 player.

    i want something with rather large storage- like 20 or more. the bigger the better though.

    thats my main selling point. plus, i really dont know where to look. bestbuy is great and all but i mean its annoying and i dont want to do comparisons

    thanks guys!
     
  2. mushy_peas

    mushy_peas Wanna buy sum pegs, Dave?

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    try a sony walkman, they are good mp3 players and come in large sizes, like 60G. ipods suck, i have one and i really dont like it.
     
  3. tijuana1

    tijuana1 Make Love Not War

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    Try eBay. they have ipods that are supposed to be better thatn ipods. And their cheaper
     
  4. FR.

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    Um, Microsoft Zune? It has the same features as an iPod Video (so you have your space). Here's a picture and the official website for more information. :D

    [​IMG]

    WEBSITE:
    http://www.zune.net:80/en-US/
    If the link doesn't work, Google Zune.
     
  5. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Ahh I have an ipod but I don't really like it.

    I like to be different and I reaaally want this:

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    But sadly I've fallen in love with the iphone so I'll just be getting that =/
     
  6. miiguy

    miiguy All I can hear is you.

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    Let me know what you get Loose Cannon. I'm in exactly the same boat. :yesnod:
     
  7. Syntax

    Syntax That Canucks Fan

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    Zune's are only $200.00... Sounds like a reasonable price. I would suggest on getting a Zune.
     
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    wii_cammy Banned

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    Sorry to point out if anyne hasnt already an p3 player doesnt play videos as it only plays the mp3 files
    The difference with an Ipod is plays alot of files
    YOu will want an mp4 player for videos
    try the iriverclix

    Oh and btw apple are releasing a touch screen ipod in a few weeks called ipod touch
    It doesnt play vids but
     
  9. CCScandalus

    CCScandalus WiiChat Member

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    the sansa rhapsody is pretty sweet...

    you can add new music/channels without buying it everytime you plug it into your computer. it runs off of rhapsody, which is a music service. i'm not sure if you have to subscribe to rhapsody or not, but if you do, you get unlimited access to all their music, which has more than itunes. the biggest is 8GB, but since you can put channels and stuff on there, you don't really need it. this is good for someone who likes to find new music and stuff. it's bad ass. i've got rhapsody and i love it.
     
  10. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Don't tell me you don't have the urge to wear that :lol:

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  11. wow the zune is VERY inexpensive on ebay for a 30G

    why am i leaning towards one of these?
     
  12. WiiWouldLike2Play

    WiiWouldLike2Play CU Guild For Life! :DDD

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    My sister has a Zune. Lol, she doesn't even use it anymore. :rolleyes:
    The Zune is all right.. But, Jill .. it is REALLY awesome to put movies in them! Lol.
    Oh, and Rach, have you tried the iPhone in the Apple Store (if you have one)?
    I'd say it's all right. It leaves a lot of fingerprints though. :)
     
  13. all i want it for is to play movies and music. thats my main concern. finding accessories for this wont be so bad either since its much like the ipod and has AV cables, docking stations, skins ect.

    i smell my next christmas gift from my boyfriend!!!!!!! (along with a DS too achem)
     
  14. WiiWouldLike2Play

    WiiWouldLike2Play CU Guild For Life! :DDD

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    Then you should definately get Microsoft Zune. :] It's so right for you! :p
     
  15. i know that if i find one on ebay which i did for like 150 my bf is gunna want one too. hes a copy cat like that.

    this way if i do get it, i dont have to make it gender neutral :sick: i want a pink one! or maybe ill get a black one and then just change the skins. thats like our wiimotes. i have a pink skin on my remote hes got the black which is again gender neutral lmao (the other 2 motes are green and blue)
     
  16. paintba||er

    paintba||er WiiChat Member

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    Ya, the Zune sounds like what you want. I don't really like them since I'm not a huge MS fan and it feels kinda clunky to go through large amounts of music using buttons. It just feels like it needs a scroll wheel or something.

    Thats just a rumor. I thought those had stopped once the iPhone came out, since that is pretty much what it is. I think I would rather have a scroll wheel anyway.
     
  17. i think the touch screen rumor is just that a rumor. youre right paintballer. i actually googled it in an attempt to find something on it. alot of people are calling it bogus. it said something about "november" having a new one....i wont hold my breath.

    TBH ive worked my way around an ipod mini and im not a fan. i dont know why either because the ipod is extremely user friendly to its computer oriented teen/adult. i guess ive always been a "push buttons" kinda gal ( : drums: lol. yes i make bad jokes too)
     
  18. Nicko

    Nicko Lucozade Addict

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    Dunno if this one's already been mentioned but I thought I'd add my opinion on it. I personally own an 80GB iPod video which rocks, but if your really set against that I'd recommend the Creative Zen Vision:M. My friend had one of them and it's most definitely an iPod challenger. They come in either 30GB or 60GB I think and they play a much wider variety of movie files than an iPod and also have an FM radio. Over here it sells for around £135 so I'm guessing that's about $270 where you are (although you do get things a lot cheaper so that might not be accurate).
     
  19. AndThen?

    AndThen? pull the trigger.

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    "wheres the originality?"

    Why be original for the sake of being original? It's not like you're conforming, you just want an MP3 player. I'd personally go with an iPod.
     

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