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Newbie with a big decision to make

by ComputerWiz / May 12, 2004 8:00 AM PDT

I can't decide which harddrive player I want to get. I've heard so much crap for all players out there. My choices are iPod, Dell Jukebox, and Creative NOMAD Zen Xtra. I'm not worried so much for the battery life but I want a player that will last me a long time.

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Re:Newbie with a big decision to make
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2004 9:27 AM PDT

Why is 18 months not a concern?

Hint: average time till you notice the NiMH batteries or such are fading.


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Re:Re:Newbie with a big decision to make
by rcgcfn / May 17, 2004 12:38 AM PDT

The Neuros uses a lithium ion battery, it works almost better than when I got it. It costs less than almost any of the other players, and it is very versitile in the ways you can use it. check it out at http://www.neurosaudio.com
i have one, and i researched these for a loong time

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My mistake to note any particular battery.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2004 1:47 AM PDT

LiOn has the same issue.

In about a year, we'll see the fallout.


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Re:My mistake to note any particular battery.
by rcgcfn / May 17, 2004 6:20 AM PDT

At least a replacement is about $8 for Digital Innovations to replace it with a new one for you.

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Re:Newbie with a big decision to make
by callmemarc / May 19, 2004 7:04 AM PDT

I can't speak on the Dell or Ipod but I have owned a Creative Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra 40gb and I can tell you that it is a very good player. It has decent battery life, a nice screen, good sound and ease of use. Some drawbacks... you have to use the creative mediasource software to put songs on it and the player puts out very little bass. I just got an IRiver IHP-140 about a week ago and although it is a little more expensive, I would recommend it highly. It puts out lots of bass, is smaller, has twice the battery life, doesn't require software of drivers for music transfers, has recording capabilities and an FM tuner and is just a very good player overall. You can't go wrong with either of these players so it just depends on how much money you want to spend.

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