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Cowon iAudio X5L, Ipod Photo, or Archos Gmini 400/402?

which one should i buy based on overall features???

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In reply to: Cowon iAudio X5L, Ipod Photo, or Archos Gmini 400/402?

Ipod is out of the question: no features, high price.

Gmini: very beautiful display, video(divx, xvid) 30fps, playforsure(402), tv-out (display contents on tv), avg. battery. (i think it is fine for me because it lasts during the day and i charge it during the night) cf card slot/usb host

X5: i don't know much about. screen is not as big as gmini, only plays video at ?15fps, longer battery life than gmini.

it really depends on what you want more. longer battery life, or bigger screen, better video quality.
I chose gmini400.

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i like tha x5l cuz of the battery life, but do u think its possible for archos to make a longer battery life as well.?

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differences between gmni400 and gmini402

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The archos site doesn't tell much about it except for the CF slot and price difference, could it be one of them discontinued ?

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this is what i would do...

In reply to: Cowon iAudio X5L, Ipod Photo, or Archos Gmini 400/402?

i would go with the x5l if you want a smaller player that fits in your pocket better. its the size of an ipod. i would go with the archos gemini if you dont care about size (its like a psp) if you dont care about size or price.

personally i am thinking of getting a x5 myself. i think its the best bet feature, money, and size wise.

i wouldnt go for the ipod because it doesnt do anything but play music.

you are in the same situation that i was in a couple days ago!!!! and i thinkim going for the x5. i was also considering the creative zen sleek but it didnt have a color screen.

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IMHO, if you want something for watching videos, get a PVP, most likely the Creative Zen Vision. It looks amazing.

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the gmini 400 is almost the same size as the ipod.its a litlle shorter and a little(not noticeably)fatter. i own one and my friejnd owns an ipod so i kinda know. might wanna check your measurements next time.....

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sorry, i was confusing the 420?

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sorry i sounded all mean! i feel embarrased. that was so nerdy

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lets narrow it down to archos and x5l

In reply to: Cowon iAudio X5L, Ipod Photo, or Archos Gmini 400/402?

I have all 3 of the devices you are contemplating the purchase of.
The ipod looks and seems to be a great player but its sound quality is not even close to the archos or the cowon .The gmini is very similar to the x5l as far as handeling files but the x5l beats everything /sound quality / build /volume and battery life (not to mention its the best looking). All handhelds are too small for movie viewing and require tediouse file transforming to play . However the archos av 340 (I also own this )will record video easily ....really depends on what you want ...but ipod always has less of everything but it does hook up for music downloads.

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