01-09-2009 12:57 PM
I have known numerous Ipod owners who are on their 2nd/3rd ipod because of faulty components. Apple is a perfect example of selling a bad product for a quick buck. When you go to use your Ipod one time, and it won't even turn on, I bet you will be missing your Fuze.
01-09-2009 12:58 PM
Not being able to upgrade memory on an Ipod or other mp3 player is ridicilous these days. Sandisk got it right when it realized that memory continues to drop in price and that current memory needs do not reflect future needs. Just look at the Ipod Touch. It costs a fortune yet only gives you a maximum of 32 Gb. In two years or so, all video players will have a minimum of 32GB. In two years, I can upgrade the memory of the Fuse so that it rivals most competitors memory capacity. That's a luxury that I have with Sansa and not Ipod.
01-09-2009 01:00 PM
my next door neighbor is on his 5th ipod in past 2 years no exageration. lmao
01-09-2009 01:16 PM
iPod people stick with them because they don't know any different. It's unfortunate but that's the way it is. I have one (4G 8gb Nano) but I got it for free. It is a very good player but no better or worse than a lot of others. I absolutely HATE being tied to iTunes, however. I would never have paid $150 for it.
As someone else mentioned, take a look at the Apple forums. They are filled with people complaining about bad hardware, buggy software and the fact that Apple decides what you need; mainly because Steve Jobs has an ego the size of a planet.
01-09-2009 02:32 PM - edited 01-09-2009 02:36 PM
The iPod supports the Apple lossless codec. Of course its proprietary - its Apple.
Its quite possible that switching to an iPod will fix his problem. Or not. Maybe he'll get a different set of problems.
All I know is that I'm really happy to avoid iTunes. It actually used to be a reasonably good piece of software a few years ago. Now it takes ages to load because they're constantly bloating it...and they intentionally break stuff so you can't use old versions. You should read the iTunes terms of service...its like, "we can break this or completely shut you down whenever we feel like it. Disagree with these terms, and you can't put music on your iPod."
Message Edited by bdb on 01-09-2009 02:36 PM
01-09-2009 03:09 PM - edited 01-09-2009 03:10 PM
All my friends have Ipods and a couple have Zunes. The people with the Zunes are like "Zune's are better than Ipods, it's the same thing + FM radio." Well guess what, the Fuze is a Zune + MicroSD compatible, even better. Both have better screen resolutions, I'll give them that. However, I hate that on the Fuze if you click an artist, you get albums. I wish you would just get the songs. The touchpad on the Ipods are kind of annoying though too. There's no accelerated scrolling like the fuze and you aren't actually moving a wheel like on the Fuze, and it feels unnatural and takes forever to scroll through the entire library. The Fuze is a little bulky though and the battery life isn't very good for me, only like half the time what it says you get. The stock headphones aren't very comfortable as opposed to the nice Apple headphones.
Message Edited by shenanagins1091 on 01-09-2009 03:10 PM
4 GB Red Fuze, Black Silicon Case, Red JVC Marshmallow Headphones. A 1 GB m240 as well, those were the days.
01-09-2009 04:43 PM
He's gonna poop his diaper when he finds out the iPods don't come with manuals, either.
Manuals are online. Anyone who can't figure that one out isn't smart enough to have a MP3 player and should return it to point of purchase before they hurt themselves.