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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by davidyee, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. davidyee

    davidyee Maple Leaf

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    My oldest son, whom some of you may have seen in posted peewee football pictures, has asked Santa this year for an IPOD.

    I wanted to throw out what opinions or experiences members of the forum have experienced with these machines? Are they reliable? Is it easy to load them up with music? What about other competing brands?

    I'm hoping to throw this onto Santa's sleigh by the end of November.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I have a dell mp3 player (made by creative) and have had no problems with it. I personally feel they are just as good as an ipod they just don't get all the hype.
  3. peacockaja

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    We've got one of the older ipods & 2 of the newer video ipods and have had no problems at all. I would suggest getting a protective cover such as an iskin for whatever player you choose as they will get accidently dropped from time to time. I'm sure they've saved ours.
  4. Cochese

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    Ive got the 5th generation 30 GB Ipod and its awesome. Works as good now as the day I got it.

    The Itunes program is very easy to use, so putting music on them is a breeze.

    I had a Creative Zen MP3 player and the damn thing barely lasted 2 weeks before I took it back for an Ipod. Ipods are hyped for a reason, they are great machines.

    Mine has survived a few drops, but I really wouldnt recommend being rough with anything with so many moving pieces if you actually expect to have it more than a year.
  5. Yeagermeister

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  6. davidyee

    davidyee Maple Leaf

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    ...it nice when you can get assistance like this.


    Another quick question. Given this boy is only 10 years old, the cost of music becomes an issue at his age. How does one go about transferring the present CDs he has to these players? Is it intuitive and simple?

    If one has to go to ITunes to pay $1.99 per song I would expect that the charges rack up pretty fast.
  7. Yeagermeister

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    You can rip mp3's from cd's you currently own through windows media player. I don't know about the ipods but my player let's me copy ones I have made to the player. There are also other and probably much better programs you can buy to convert the songs to mp3's. One program is called Music Match and you can pick it up for around $20.
  8. JPM

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    I had an Ipod Nano and ITunes allows you to rip CD's directly to the nano. I I currently have two Creative Zen Micro's and their software also allows you to rip CD's to the player. It's a pretty easy process.
  9. Cochese

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    Hell, if he is 10 years old, he should be allready learning the trade of internet piracy.
  10. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    True but I was trying to keep it legal. :D

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