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Old 26-12-2012, 21:28
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Would anyone be kind enough to give me pros and cons for this please? How good is the picture quality playing videos in the form of movies and TV shows? And is the screen big enough for such in your opinion? Sorry to sound like such a novice - I kind of am!
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Old 26-12-2012, 21:35
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it's got a small screen and isn't suitable for watching anything on it really.
there are watches with bigger screens these days.

you'll be wanting an ipod touch (or similar) if it's video viewing you are interested in.
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Old 26-12-2012, 21:41
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Ah many thanks chenks Any cons to the touch?
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Old 28-12-2012, 12:27
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As a tool for carrying music it is unbeatable in my opinion. Hidden into the car and connected to the audio system..it just plays away on shuffle all the time.
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Old 28-12-2012, 12:32
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Ah many thanks chenks Any cons to the touch?
Only the lack of memory compared to an Ipod Classic unless you've got deep pockets.
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Old 28-12-2012, 15:55
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Only the lack of memory compared to an Ipod Classic unless you've got deep pockets.
I think you will find the larger memory iPod touch fits in shallow pockets too *giggle*

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Old 28-12-2012, 17:09
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I got a 64gb iPod touch for Xmas. I've got all my music on there, about 80 music videos, 2 movies and 10 TV episodes and all my apps and games. I still have about 25 gb left.
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Old 28-12-2012, 18:42
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I got a 64gb iPod touch for Xmas. I've got all my music on there, about 80 music videos, 2 movies and 10 TV episodes and all my apps and games. I still have about 25 gb left.
You must not have much music then as my moderately sized collection is around 60GB (8000 song) at 256 kbps AAC. I would guess lots of people are way over that.
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Old 28-12-2012, 18:46
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You must not have much music then as my moderately sized collection is around 60GB at 256 kbps AAC. I would guess lots of people are way over that.
most likely the majority of people don't really need (or want) to carry about their entire music collection though, and only take what they are currently listening to.
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Old 28-12-2012, 18:51
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most likely the majority of people don't really need (or want) to carry about their entire music collection though, and only take what they are currently listening to.
My issue is I can never decide what I will want to listen to so that wouldn't be possible for me.

Although I have my whole collection on both iTunes Match and Google Music so I just tend to stream it or download as required.
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Old 28-12-2012, 19:23
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most likely the majority of people don't really need (or want) to carry about their entire music collection though, and only take what they are currently listening to.
I agree I only take a small portion of my music collection around with me at anytime. I don't see the point of carrying it all about.
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Old 28-12-2012, 19:40
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I agree I only take a small portion of my music collection around with me at anytime. I don't see the point of carrying it all about.
One minute you carry all your music collection about with you with space to spare and the next you only take a small portion as you don't see the point in carrying it all... which is it?
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Old 28-12-2012, 20:39
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One minute you carry all your music collection about with you with space to spare and the next you only take a small portion as you don't see the point in carrying it all... which is it?
When I said all my music I didn't literally mean all the music I own. I meant all the music I need, all that is important to me. Sorry if I wasn't clear
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Old 28-12-2012, 20:45
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When I said all my music I didn't literally mean all the music I own. I meant all the music I need, all that is important to me. Sorry if I wasn't clear
Ahh you can see why i though that with what you said though
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Old 28-12-2012, 20:55
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Not exactly suited to video.
You could just buy a 5" Galaxy Player and add a 64GB card. Being a 'swiss army knife of functions' it is more suited as is many a cheap big phone.

And the Archos 5 250GB is on Amazon at 99.
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Old 28-12-2012, 23:12
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My iPod Classic 160GB has only one function - to carry my library of audio books. I got a new one for Christmas to replace my ancient iPod. I'm so used to falling asleep at night listening to audiobooks, I'm an insomniac without it ! Battery life is very good, and tiny screen less likely to crack if slept on
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Old 29-12-2012, 20:37
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You can connect an iPod classic (or other iPods) to a TV and display the video. The result is not great but it is more than watchable.
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Old 30-12-2012, 00:59
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64gb iPod touch should be fine, have a look on the Apple referb store for a 4th Gen touch

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/FC...uch-64gb-black

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Old 30-12-2012, 23:22
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My iPod Classic 160GB has only one function - to carry my library of audio books. I got a new one for Christmas to replace my ancient iPod. I'm so used to falling asleep at night listening to audiobooks, I'm an insomniac without it ! Battery life is very good, and tiny screen less likely to crack if slept on
My old 30gig iPod has a virtually dead battery, but then it pretty much lives in the car (Alpine IDA-X100 head unit, better interface than the iPod for car use).

You can connect an iPod classic (or other iPods) to a TV and display the video. The result is not great but it is more than watchable.
Used to use mine a fair bit for video, resolution wasn't great as you suggested - iirc VGA resolution was the highest it could handle. Watching on the built in screen was a chore ....
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Old 31-12-2012, 22:39
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Thanks all
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Old 13-04-2013, 15:13
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For anyone who owns a classic I've read a lot of reviews on amazon from people saying that the volume is too low, do you find this as well?
I want a classic for the storage but i like to listen to music pretty loud! anyone?
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Old 13-04-2013, 15:26
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If 68GB is OK for you consider the Sansa Zip.

The Classic does not seem to have the volume booster that you have with this.
They were also trying to get Rockbox to run on the classic which would fix that too.
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Old 13-04-2013, 15:30
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I have an iPod Classic 160GB and it is excellent for my music collection. I have only 23gb left of it and I just use it as back up for my music in case anything happens with the external that I have.
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Old 13-04-2013, 15:41
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it should be. well my music on the laptop is 152gb but a lot of that i never listen to! currently my walkman is 16gb [14.7] and it's just not enough, i'm always having to delete and put new stuff on...
the sansa looks pretty good i've noticed this one though...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cowon-Androi...keywords=cowon

really great reviews but again the memory is a little low ideally wanting 64gb+
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Old 13-04-2013, 15:41
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what is rockbox too by the way, do you reckon that will happen or?
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