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Old 6th December, 2005, 08:00 PM
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I need an MP3 player

im getting paid this week and it just so happened that my current mp3 finally kicked the bucket after 2yrs of use. so i want to get a new mp3 player that has 100 times more space than my old one.

what mp3/photo players are out there that are good quality, have more than 20GB of space and arent too expensive( something i can get on ebay).

If i can i dont want to go with an iPod just because i see so many of them go out for repair through work.
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Old 6th December, 2005, 08:49 PM
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What kind of price are we aiming for here, they have a nice 20GB iRiver H10 Photo/Mp3 player on ebay, take a look!
http://cgi.ebay.com/20GB-iRiver-H10-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 6th December, 2005, 09:07 PM
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i dont get paid untill friday....that looks like the one for me....can you hold one for me? and can i get cheaper shipping?
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I'd get the Sony Walkman 20GB. It plays MP3s. that's it. That's all you need.
I don't see why a photo viewer is at all essential...unless you are very desperate to show pictures to friends on the move. Which you can pretty much do on a digital camera anyway.
What I'm saying is if yuo really want something good, stick to what you really need. The core function should always be top priority.
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Old 7th December, 2005, 12:04 AM
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I'd get the Sony Walkman 20GB. It plays MP3s. that's it. That's all you need.
I don't see why a photo viewer is at all essential...unless you are very desperate to show pictures to friends on the move. Which you can pretty much do on a digital camera anyway.
What I'm saying is if yuo really want something good, stick to what you really need. The core function should always be top priority.
Strangly enough I agree with this.
If you want a MP3 player get an MP3 player, if it does extra, well thats a bonus.

What you want - in order of sound quality then reliability (my personal opinion)

Sony Walkman 20GB
iRiver
Sony 1GB MD Player (with several 1GB Mini Disc's)
iPod

My opinion is the iPod is overhyped and overpriced, much like Mac computers.
The sound quality is average (at best), the menu is above average, the battery life average, reliability is average (at best), support is well... Mac support.

The sony has excellent sound quality, a reasonable menu (once used to is quite good), above average battery life, and high reliability. Also I have only good things to say about sony support (never heard of the walkman needing it though).

The iRiver's sound is almost as good as sony's, and I haven't heard anything bad about them from users. I like the menu, and the battery life is above average. I only know a couple of people who have one and they haven't needed support yet.
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I would stray FAAAAR away from the stuff that sony has been putting out. Sony finally got the message recently that people wanted to play a popular music format (something called 'MPee3') instead of their own music format (Atrac3) and thus have begun supporting MP3 files with their devices.

I hear that some of the new Sony HDD-based music players are pretty good devices. However, as far as I know you still must use the terrible abomination of code Sony calls Sonic Stage to put music on the device. I believe you can download the software from the internet for free. Before you even consider a Sony device, play with that software and see if it still seems appealing to you afterwards.

I'd advocate the iPod but I'm a bit biased towards that side. It unfortunately seems that 'thinking different' has gotten everybody looking the same. :P
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Do ipods play ogg files?
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Do ipods play ogg files?
Nope, but I don't think you'll find a very wide selection of ogg players. Haven't ever looked though.
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one of my buddies at work is offering me his 40gig 3rd gen ipod for....i think....$150 is that a good deal?
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one of my buddies at work is offering me his 40gig 3rd gen ipod for....i think....$150 is that a good deal?
What is wrong with it? Yes, it seems like a good deal. Cheapest I can find is $250
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nothing is wrong with it that he told me about....i only saw him for 10min at work today so...i'll find out later this week but hes the kinda guy who wouldn't sell you something that is broken without telling you that it is.
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Well i would go for this deal your friend is offering you i doubt you would find a deal as good as that on the internet.
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take the Ipod deal.
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