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Old 08-08-2006, 03:58 PM   #1
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What MP3 Player should I buy?

My Rio Karma has just died. I am sad, we had a rocky relationship and it was not reliable but now i have to spend money replacing it...

So, what would people recommend? I have done research but you can never beat individuals opinions.
Especially, EVERYONE who does not have an ipod says DO NOT get an Ipod. What do people WITH ipod's think? Are they reliable, etc.

I am not too bothered about fancy things like Video or photo's or anything. I do not care about aesthetics or anything like that.

I just want a 20GB + player which will be reliable, and has good technical support for when the inevitable happens and it goes wrong.

What do people think of Creative Zen's, Iriver, Iaudio, and Sony's? Good points, bad experiences. Any info is helpful and appreciated.


So, please help me, what should i buy?
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:09 PM   #2
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Re: What MP3 Player should I buy?

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Especially, EVERYONE who does not have an ipod says DO NOT get an Ipod. What do people WITH ipod's think? Are they reliable, etc.
I've had my iPod for almost 2 years, and I have had no problems with it. It even survived a gouge-inducing smack on the sidewalk when my dog pulled me down while we were on a walk. I love my iPod!
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Get an Ipod. period.
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Old 08-08-2006, 11:06 PM   #4
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Get an Ipod. period.
Yeah, My Ipod is awesome even thought I don't have the U2 Ipod..
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:42 AM   #5
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iPod's are miles ahead of any other mp3 player on the market. Plus the selection is very nice. If you can wait a while before you get a new one, wait and see what Apple's 6G ipods look like. A REAL video ipod would be .
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the ipod is the best mp3 player on the market, i've had mine for 2 1/2 years and it still works fine...

i am waiting to buy a new one (since i'm out of space on mine) until apple updates them, hopefully in the next couple months.
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I would wait a few months until Microsoft release their MP3 player that is to compete with (read: eradicate) Ipod.

Prices will fall.
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:32 AM   #8
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Re: What MP3 Player should I buy?

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I just want a 20GB + player which will be reliable, and has good technical support for when the inevitable happens and it goes wrong.
I find that Apple's techinical support is the best type of "help desk" I've ever experienced.
My u2pod broke a few months after purchase and I brought it in to an Apple store genius bar. The guy checked it out and promptly gave me the paperwork to get a brand new one, free of charge. I thought I'd have to wait for one but he just pulled one from the stockroom (read, this is AFTER the u2pods had been discontinued) and gave it to me. When I got in the car, I noticed a line going across the screen and brought it right back.
I got another iPod, free of charge and this time he extended my warranty an extra year from that date.

Even when I've called they've walked me through everything quickly and accurately.

If it weren't for the fact that I'm inexperienced with Apple computers, I would have bought a Mac notebook.

In conclusion: iPod.

Microsoft is too late to the game to devastate the iPod.
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I would wait a few months until Microsoft release their MP3 player that is to compete with (read: eradicate) Ipod.

Prices will fall.
Even though the microsoft one would MAYBE be more advanced we still have
U2 doing the ipod commercials and have their own U2 ipods.

Beat that microsoft! Ha!
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Re: Re: What MP3 Player should I buy?

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Microsoft is too late to the game to devastate the iPod.
Yes that is true, Ipod just came out at the right time, They just went to a commercial blast and did like 5 comercials. Now that's good marketing!
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Even though the microsoft one would MAYBE be more advanced we still have
U2 doing the ipod commercials and have their own U2 ipods.

Beat that microsoft! Ha!
Some of you sound like you don't want things to change, that you want Apple to continue having almost the entire market all for themselves. That's no better than having Microsoft in the same position. Let them fight. It can only benefit the consumers.
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Good point, but I have to support Apple because I have an Ipod and Mac computer...
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I want an iPod, but I'm pissed that:

1) iTunes still uses that mp4 format

2) There's no more iPod minis. I was flash memory and I want more than 4 GB, but I don't need a 60GB portable hard drive.
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