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Old December 2nd, 2006, 11:13 PM   #41
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The Zune is pretty cool. I messed with one. I like the feel. However the features weren't really what I needed.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 12:58 AM   #42
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No, we're totally going into the red with this, but it's Christmas.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 07:52 AM   #43
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I bought a 32" Visco LCD from Walmart.com

Total cost to my door was $669.66

I've got it hooked up to my computer right now.

It's gr-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-reat!
oooh! Porn in wide-screen!!! You must be in heaven
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 08:34 AM   #44
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oooh! Porn in wide-screen!!! You must be in heaven



It's porn. But it's geriatric porn!!!




That's what he's in to....
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 09:48 AM   #45
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So are you going to use it as a TV, or a computer monitor, or both?

I've been thinking that I'd like to put a 27" or so on my docking station at work so I can work with some massive spreadsheets and such, but I'm waiting for prices to come down.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 09:53 AM   #46
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oooh! Porn in wide-screen!!! You must be in heaven
LMAO! Now would I do that?

I will use it as a TV eventially. But we have to move our bedroom around and we had other things going on this weekend.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 10:04 AM   #47
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LMAO! Now would I do that?
*Sandra Shine nods her head*
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 10:12 AM   #48
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Why is it superior? I mean it has more accesories, but other player have better sounds, screens, and are compatable with more formats. Zen also has FM tuner, Outlook compatibility, and recording capability, all of which IPOD does not. I really don't see why you would even come close to thinking it is superior.
It's the total package - primarily the integration of both the iPod and the itunes software. Although Itunes content is DRM'd there is a workaround - you can burn a cd of the purchased content which strips the DRM and then rip it to .MP3 format at which point you can do anything you want.

The other options - recording, FM tuner, Outlook compatibility are all ancilliary to me, I want the iPod for music storage and playback only. Even with it's video playback capability, the screen size is way too small and the lack of video sales on itunes confirms it......
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 10:13 AM   #49
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sandra shine? who's that?
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 10:23 AM   #50
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The woman in most of Drew's user pics.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 10:49 AM   #51
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I can't see how an IPod and all it's proprietary workings can make it appealing enough that you're willing to burn the stuff to a CD then re-encode it to be able to use it the way you'd like to, then you still consider it a great device.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 10:49 AM   #52
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 10:50 AM   #53
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I don't buy that much content from Itunes - I still buy CD's and rip them.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 10:53 AM   #54
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note that DRM isn't just an Apple issue - Microsoft has their own WMA format and others selling audio and video content implement it as well to discourage file sharing......
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 10:57 AM   #55
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And BTW, $0.99 is a total rip-off for a song - especially as a flat fee.

The industry has completely eliminated the distribution cost. They no longer have to print and circulate CDs, and they're charging a dollar a song?
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 11:16 AM   #56
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Now here's something funny:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hilary...ic-_b_439.html

Hilary Rosen, the former mouthpiece for the RIAA and leader of the fight to control how you are able use the content you buy is upset that she can't put music from other sources on her IPod.

I don't think you could script a better irony.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 01:02 PM   #57
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note that DRM isn't just an Apple issue - Microsoft has their own WMA format and others selling audio and video content implement it as well to discourage file sharing......

yes but some players make it a point to be compatable with as much of them as possible.

Futhermore if your going to burn, you are best to rip to wma. since the file size is smaller. I burn most of my music from my own CD's as well. I could and would never use Itunes since most the music they supply sucks ass anywayz.

Also, IPOd screen does suck, but other players screens do not. Creatives is bigger with more color and plays about 5 different video formats.

Also can't believe you would have no use at all for an FM tuner.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 01:04 PM   #58
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As time passes I find myself with less and less need for an fm tuner. I don't know that I've found any interesting music stations for a long time.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 01:17 PM   #59
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I'm curious about the satellite tuners that also do MP3s...
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 04:42 PM   #60
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Simple bottom line dumbass question: Can I hook the Ipod up to the USB on my computer and download MP3's?
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