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#28051 16-Nov-2008 23:08
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Hi There!

I have reached the end of life of my trustworthy creative vision M which is everything I ever needed, except it was big and heavy and hdd based.

I am now in the market for a mp3 player which needs to be able to do the following things:

Good Battery Life.
Excellent Screen capable of playing xvid and divx and mp3 files
Great sound quality
Flash based preferably minimum capacity of say 30gb but it can be via expansion cards I guess.

I don't mind spending decent money to get a decent product so price is of secondary concern.

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#179753 23-Nov-2008 22:42
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Can't really go past an iPod...

 
 
 

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  #183577 11-Dec-2008 17:02
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i've heard Creative fromtive are having real problems with their new players, so stay away from Creative

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  #183579 11-Dec-2008 17:08
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A good player is a Samsung T10 brought one last year for the daughter and I use one myself.  Has FM radio, does video, bluetooth a well featured little player and long battery life.  Plus you dont need to use the software to place mp3 on the player all drag and drop. Yes a iphone would be nicer but lots more cash to front up with.  Mine is 4GB




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  #183607 11-Dec-2008 18:33
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nate: Can't really go past an iPod...


Someone banish that troll back to the bridge he crawled out from under.


Sandisk make some nice units . . .

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  #183630 11-Dec-2008 21:15
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scottjpalmer:  Someone banish that troll back to the bridge he crawled out from under.


Pffft.  You have no idea.  How many units has iPod sold worldwide?

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  #183681 12-Dec-2008 08:42
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nate: How many units has iPod sold worldwide?


Doesn't mean they are good, just means they are good at marketing.

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#183696 12-Dec-2008 10:02
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scottjpalmer: Doesn't mean they are good, just means they are good at marketing.


Let's not turn this into a who is right and who is wrong.  I'm right. You are wrong.

Back on topic, I like the iPod as it integrates with my car stereo, is nice and light plus sync'ng with iTunes is a breeze.  There is also a raft of adapters and other goods you can get for it.

Having said that I've only ever owned an iPod so I don't have anything else to compare it with.

All this is my 2 cents.  Except the part about Scott being wrong.  That's gospel truth.



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  #183700 12-Dec-2008 10:21
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Hi All

Now for my 2 cents worth.

I have had a I-river H-10 now for about 3-4 years and it has never missied a beat or song for that matter, even after a total emersion in a bucket of water, maybe somethingto do with its name "I-River"

My 2 kids also have them and they have performed well, not that I am suggest you go and by a H-10, but they have proved super reliable and are solid as a rock. Their friends have gone through 2-3 Ipods in the same time.

My Son has a I river X-20 and he loves it. It does all things you asked for and has neat features like, user replaceable batteries, sterio speakers and a additional memory card slot. He has had it for over 18 months now and given it a real tough time and it is still performing the same as the day he got it.

I haven't seen any X-20s in any shops but there appears to be plenty for sale in internet shops on the net and in my unbiased opinion they are great reliable MP3/4 player well worht looking at.

Cheers Paul.



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  #183708 12-Dec-2008 10:59
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Some of the new Sony Walkmans look very nice & have generally received good reviews.  Only up to 16 GB currently though.  Reportedly have good battery life, but latest models do not have FM tuner.

eg (likely can get them a little cheaper elsewhere)

Video Walkman NWZA829KB 16GB
Video Walkman NWZS739FB 16GB  Noise cancelling



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  #183947 13-Dec-2008 23:45
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just bought a sony walkman for my son and he loves it, it uses mpeg 4 which is easy to convert to and it is drag and drop, he opened it and with in 5 minutes he had 4 albums on it. it has fm preset, he could find "the rock" station within seconds and it sounds great . im bought it after reading bad reviews for the phillips gogear and great reviews for the sony.

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  #183955 14-Dec-2008 00:39
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My Concern over the Sony is the low capacity. 8GB isn't enough for me, and without an expansion card, its a loss. I think the sansa view is the way forward though it seems to have its share of issues.

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  #183983 14-Dec-2008 10:11
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I bought a Cowon D2 16GB in August.  I whole-heartedly recommend this device.  It fulfills all your criteria - plays most audio formats, very very long battery life and is expandable with SDHC cards.  It plays videos, but the slight downside with it is you need to use their video converter before it can be played.

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  #183988 14-Dec-2008 11:08
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my sony only has 4gig but battery life for videos is only 10 hours so he has to recharge after watching 3 to 4 movies anyway so he just replaces them at the same time.

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  #184151 15-Dec-2008 00:13
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networkn: My Concern over the Sony is the low capacity. 8GB isn't enough for me, and without an expansion card, its a loss. I think the sansa view is the way forward though it seems to have its share of issues.


16GB model is readily available, but yes, no expansion card slot.

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  #184154 15-Dec-2008 01:57
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I've had a Creative Nomad Jukebox , a boxy Creative Nomad thingy , a video ipod and a classic ipod.

Out of all of them that I've I used I'm liking my ipods the most. The Sync feature is what I like about it the most. I used to have no end of trouble syncing my creatives to match the music I had on my computer. Seriously I would tell it to copy again and again and again and again.  Each time it would purposely not copy tracks over. It was frustrating - i'ld spend 30 mins trying to get the thing to sync perfectly only to get down the road and be missing a track i wanted to listen to.

With the ipod however it's just open itunes *sync* works perfectly the first time. I love that I can buy tracks on the itunes store and have them downloaded and synced onto my ipod by the time I get out of the shower to go to work :D

Battery life's pretty decent too . Movies,games, ipod notes, world clock, stop watch , calender are some more added extras - while they may not effect your buying decisions they're still pretty nice (I love watching Fair Go vidcasts @ BK :D)





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