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Is 160gb too much for a portable video player?

I am interested in the hard drive size but its no where my price range.

Do you think its worth the price. Is it too big?

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really depends ....

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how much does it cost and how many movies will you want to keep on the device at one time?
I've found that my iPod movie rips come in around 6Gig per 2 hour movie (but i guess that depends on bitrate ripped)
Of course, if you dont have 160GB on your computer hard drive in the first place, the point is kind of moot.

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Vector: movies on iPod

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Vector:

It seems you know a thing or two about ripping movies to your iTunes, to upload on your iPod?

I have my movies at about 1-1.5 gig with a bitrate of 128. The quality seems good... is there a reason why you opt for a higher bitrate that makes your movies approximately 6g?

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honestly

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honestly i just use the defaults for the software i have as far as the video, and bump up the audio rate. I only do that because I have a hard time hearing my video sometimes.

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What do you plan on doing with it?

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If you only plan on listening to music then take in to account...
a minute of music is about 1 MB of space. This differs a bit with different encoding methods, but a 128kb/s MP3 is about 1 MB per minute.

If you want to store a TON of movies on the device then 160 is the way to go. I have an 80 gig with movies that are about 1-1.5 gigs (which look fine watching on a 19" monitor and even better on the iPod's screen) so you could store over 100 movies on the device.

My point is that 160 gigs is a lot of space. An 80 gig drive would easily store more then enough movies to keep you entertained for entire weekend spent at the in-laws.

I have the 30 gig Gigabeat and it holds enough junk to keep me entertained for a week (provided I don't sit there all day everyday watching videos on it).

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(NT) it's never too big

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Too much

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I have several movies, videos, and tons of music on my 30 GB Archos AV500, and I still have room left over. It really depends on how you encode your videos. Archos makes the best portable video devices, period. They were the first to do it, and they continue to be the best at it.

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HD Space

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Take as much space as you think you need and double it.

I also own an Archos, handy little things. Now I have two PVRs in my house and setup with the IR blaster it does a pretty good job.

I only needed the 30gig because between my laptop, my GFs laptop and my portable laptop drive enclosures I have almost 1 TB, but I RARELY need to transfer anything onto it once I have left the house. Holidays, trips, anything, with that thing packed full, it is hours and hours.

Besides, how long are you really away from a computer that you need 160gig worth of music and videos? The Archos I have sync's up really fast. I loaded mine with like 20 movies and got to watch one on my last trip, just because I was so busy. I couldn't imagine needing 160gig of movies, "just to have around".

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(NT) Nothing is ever too much...

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Of Course

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Don't you know the 640K law?

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Not if you watch TV seasons...

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I filled my 20gb Cowon A2 immediately with seasons of lost, 24, etc. 20gb gets you like 2 seaosons and 3 or 4 movies, definately not enough for a long trip.

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size

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there is no thing as too big.

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(NT) Which portable has a 160GB drive?

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Yes

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Quite simply, yes. High quality video is always worth having and it comes at a high file size / price. If you're going to watch stuff on a small screen at least make sure you enjoy the experience as much as possible.

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