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The MicroPhoto is a reliable and inexpensive player for what it costs, but the screen is an OLED screen and can't be seen outside. It's very dim. I don't mind iPods, but I've had bad experiences with them in the sense that they have been unreliable. I've never tried the Gigabeat, so I can't tell you anything about it. If you want a reliable, inexpensive player, go with the MicroPhoto. If you want the 30GB capacity and don't mind taking the risk, go with an iPod. Personally, I LOVE my Creative Zen Vision W, but that isn't on what you're looking at.

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Nice advice, thanks. What about the Zune, though?



I think the Zune has potential to be a pretty good player. There are some pretty unique things about it such as sharing songs via Wi-Fi. I'd say it's pretty reliable, with the main problems being the bugs that every new electronic device has. One thing I don't like about it is the bulk. It's a pretty thick and heavy player, but if that doesn't bother you, I'd go with it over the iPod due mainly to reliability.
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Well I live in Canada... so can I still buy a Zune and use it? I also heard that it feels like it's a brick in your pocket, is that true as well? One more thing, I also heard the the song transfer software blows.
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Re: What kind of MP3 Player?

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brush fire wrote:
The MicroPhoto is a reliable and inexpensive player for what it costs, but the screen is an OLED screen and can't be seen outside. It's very dim. I don't mind iPods, but I've had bad experiences with them in the sense that they have been unreliable. I've never tried the Gigabeat, so I can't tell you anything about it. If you want a reliable, inexpensive player, go with the MicroPhoto. If you want the 30GB capacity and don't mind taking the risk, go with an iPod. Personally, I LOVE my Creative Zen Vision W, but that isn't on what you're looking at.

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This player is AWESOME, but how do you fit in your pocket?Smiley Sad It looks too big to fit into a pocket...
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Well I live in Canada... so can I still buy a Zune and use it? I also heard that it feels like it's a brick in your pocket, is that true as well? One more thing, I also heard the the song transfer software blows.



You should be able to. It does feel like a small brick. Weight isn't a HUGE issue for me, but if it is for you, you probably won't like it. The thing about the song transfer is that you can only listen to the song three times or have it for three days before you have to buy it.
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brush fire wrote:
The MicroPhoto is a reliable and inexpensive player for what it costs, but the screen is an OLED screen and can't be seen outside. It's very dim. I don't mind iPods, but I've had bad experiences with them in the sense that they have been unreliable. I've never tried the Gigabeat, so I can't tell you anything about it. If you want a reliable, inexpensive player, go with the MicroPhoto. If you want the 30GB capacity and don't mind taking the risk, go with an iPod. Personally, I LOVE my Creative Zen Vision W, but that isn't on what you're looking at.

Message Edited by brush fire on 01-25-2007 07:01 PM

This player is AWESOME, but how do you fit in your pocket?Smiley Sad It looks too big to fit into a pocket...



I haven't had any problems fitting it in my pocket. The only problem I could see is tighter fitting pants. That would not be pleasant.
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i am a nutcrack wrote:


brush fire wrote:
The MicroPhoto is a reliable and inexpensive player for what it costs, but the screen is an OLED screen and can't be seen outside. It's very dim. I don't mind iPods, but I've had bad experiences with them in the sense that they have been unreliable. I've never tried the Gigabeat, so I can't tell you anything about it. If you want a reliable, inexpensive player, go with the MicroPhoto. If you want the 30GB capacity and don't mind taking the risk, go with an iPod. Personally, I LOVE my Creative Zen Vision W, but that isn't on what you're looking at.

Message Edited by brush fire on 01-25-2007 07:01 PM

This player is AWESOME, but how do you fit in your pocket?Smiley Sad It looks too big to fit into a pocket...



I haven't had any problems fitting it in my pocket. The only problem I could see is tighter fitting pants. That would not be pleasant.

AWEsomeSmiley Very Happy I try to fit my psp into my pocket tooSmiley Happy
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brush fire wrote:
The MicroPhoto is a reliable and inexpensive player for what it costs, but the screen is an OLED screen and can't be seen outside. It's very dim. I don't mind iPods, but I've had bad experiences with them in the sense that they have been unreliable. I've never tried the Gigabeat, so I can't tell you anything about it. If you want a reliable, inexpensive player, go with the MicroPhoto. If you want the 30GB capacity and don't mind taking the risk, go with an iPod. Personally, I LOVE my Creative Zen Vision W, but that isn't on what you're looking at.

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My iPod mini is almost 2 years old now and the battery life is still just as good as the day I bought it. Infact, if not the natural discoloration of the click wheel caused by two years of heavy use and oils from my fingers building up, you could easily mistake it (appearance and performance) for a brand new iPod mini. Apple released statistics showing that the iPod actually has the lowest failure rate of all major mass produced electronics.
 
OP: For the Zune, forget it. The sales of the Zune are falling by the day. The DRM is absolutely insane and you can't use the device as an external hard drive unless you hack it. As much as 60% of the music you get from the Zune Marketplace will be restricted from being "squirted", as Steve "I'm Going To Eat Your Children" Balmer put it, to other Zune players. The Zune is nothing but a DRM machine. Plus the screen is FUBAR'ed because it has a 4:3 pixel aspect ratio, but its stretched out to 16:9 so the video looks distorted and stretched.
 
The Toshiba Gigabeat S.... it's not selling well either. Not even single digit marketshare. Toshiba has a knack for literally dropping products from their line and support for them. Just go read user experiences with Toshiba notebook PCs. THey've had several lines that were problematic that they simply dropped and refused to honor warranties for.
 
The iPod is your best bet. It has the lowest failure rate and you've already got an iTunes library setup. Plus, in all honesty, buying anything besides an iPod is a DOWNGRADE from your nano. You don't trade in the Porsche for the Ford Pinto, you know?
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Be prepared to get pounced on by fanboy Sauron

Yeah, that happened to me in the thread I posted about when I got my iPod stolen


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www.anythingbutipod.com.


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brush fire wrote:
The MicroPhoto is a reliable and inexpensive player for what it costs, but the screen is an OLED screen and can't be seen outside. It's very dim. I don't mind iPods, but I've had bad experiences with them in the sense that they have been unreliable. I've never tried the Gigabeat, so I can't tell you anything about it. If you want a reliable, inexpensive player, go with the MicroPhoto. If you want the 30GB capacity and don't mind taking the risk, go with an iPod. Personally, I LOVE my Creative Zen Vision W, but that isn't on what you're looking at.

Message Edited by brush fire on 01-25-2007 07:01 PM


My iPod mini is almost 2 years old now and the battery life is still just as good as the day I bought it. Infact, if not the natural discoloration of the click wheel caused by two years of heavy use and oils from my fingers building up, you could easily mistake it (appearance and performance) for a brand new iPod mini. Apple released statistics showing that the iPod actually has the lowest failure rate of all major mass produced electronics.
 
OP: For the Zune, forget it. The sales of the Zune are falling by the day. The DRM is absolutely insane and you can't use the device as an external hard drive unless you hack it. As much as 60% of the music you get from the Zune Marketplace will be restricted from being "squirted", as Steve "I'm Going To Eat Your Children" Balmer put it, to other Zune players. The Zune is nothing but a DRM machine. Plus the screen is FUBAR'ed because it has a 4:3 pixel aspect ratio, but its stretched out to 16:9 so the video looks distorted and stretched.
 
The Toshiba Gigabeat S.... it's not selling well either. Not even single digit marketshare. Toshiba has a knack for literally dropping products from their line and support for them. Just go read user experiences with Toshiba notebook PCs. THey've had several lines that were problematic that they simply dropped and refused to honor warranties for.
 
The iPod is your best bet. It has the lowest failure rate and you've already got an iTunes library setup. Plus, in all honesty, buying anything besides an iPod is a DOWNGRADE from your nano. You don't trade in the Porsche for the Ford Pinto, you know?


Sorry. I can't hear you over the fanboyism.
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