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Anthem
09-14-2004, 12:01 AM
I've been toying with the idea of buying an MP3 player... anybody have some triumphs / major mistakes to tell us about? Anybody have one you love that's not an iPod? I like the iPod a lot, but 20gig is more than I need and it's hard to justify the price tag.

kerosene
09-14-2004, 01:58 AM
I think some of the Creative ones looked nice. I remember thinking they were a bit on the smallish side as far as storage goes though. Maybe that's changed. I was sort of perusing the market there for a while myself. Maybe someone on here knows what the "killer" mp3 player is.

NewType
09-14-2004, 09:48 AM
I think for the Crative ones, the largest memory size is 512 MB.

ChicagoJ
09-14-2004, 09:56 AM
I believe MagicRat has the iRiver version of an iPod.

I asked the same question several months ago, here's a link to the discussion:

http://www.pacersdigest.com/cgi-bin/bbBoard.cgi?a=viewthread;fid=2;gtid=33177;tid=3317 7

Based primarily on Rat's recommendation, I've also got the 20G iRiver.

MagicRat
09-14-2004, 11:57 AM
I believe MagicRat has the iRiver version of an iPod.

After several months of ownership, I still give the iRiver iHP-120 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:.

rushmore
09-14-2004, 12:35 PM
I love my ipod. I wouldn't go anywhere without it. I have the 20 gig and it's not big enough. I'm a music collecting addict.

If you want a smaller one, try the mini-ipod. You get about five gigs, and it's a lot smaller. They have some really great colors too. It's also a lot cheaper...

NewType
09-14-2004, 12:52 PM
I love my ipod. I wouldn't go anywhere without it. I have the 20 gig and it's not big enough. I'm a music collecting addict.

If you want a smaller one, try the mini-ipod. You get about five gigs, and it's a lot smaller. They have some really great colors too. It's also a lot cheaper...

I think the mini ipod is $250, while the 20 GB is $300. For $50, you get 16 GB more.

Personally, I have a 4G 40 GB and I love it.

Zesty
09-14-2004, 03:45 PM
I'd check out the CNET Editors' Choice selections (http://reviews.cnet.com/4521-6532_7-5021434-1.html?tag=subnav). You can do price checking for many web stores from that site when you find one you like.

Dr Huxtable
09-14-2004, 05:24 PM
The Creative players go up to 60GB. You're thinking of the flash based Creative players.

I have a 30GB Creative Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra. It has the best sound quality of any MP3 player (not an opinion, it's a fact). Plus it's the cheapest of the major HDD players as of now.

Shade
09-14-2004, 06:23 PM
http://www.pacersdigest.com/cgi-bin/bbBoard.cgi?a=viewthread;fid=2;gtid=88108

To thank me, you can let me use you as a referral:

http://www.freeiPods.com/default.aspx?referer=8452280

:angel:

Dr Huxtable
09-14-2004, 07:03 PM
Free iPods is so hard to get everyone to sign up correctly, then complete an offer. Sometimes I think it's not worth the effort. I tried doing it all by myself (used 56K since I got a new IP everytime), but they caught on some how. :(

TheSauceMaster
09-14-2004, 09:03 PM
anyways I have checked out the iRiver , looks pretty good and if MagicRat says it's 2 Thumbs up then I will consider it , if I decide this freeipod thing aint gonna work , I will probablt get a iRiver.