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Submitted: Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 09:59
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G'Day all,
A bit off subject ..... can anyone advise on a good value MP3 player? I know we have some gadget people on this site. I'm looking to buy one for my son, as it keeps him entertained on long trips. I'm looking for a 20G hard disk version and not particular on any one make, although I'm not a great lover of the Ipods, only because I think their a fair bit over priced. Any ideas?
Regards,
Bazza.
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 10:18

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 10:18
Hi Bazza

I have a JVC MP3 stereo in the car....you can fit about 10 albums on a CD and it's got radio and line in for DVD sound if you want to hook a DVD player up as well. I do agree with the Ipod price but it's good just for the fact that you can store so many more things than just music on there, photos, movies etc.....
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Reply By: Jarrod - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:00

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:00
Howdy Capt.

I just bought a samsung 1 gig portable Mp3 player for the Neice's 10th. $170 from dick smith, that'll hold up around 350 - 400 songs. Fm radio, mic input, can record FM and voice as well... I went for this , as she can use it as a flash drive (usb) for any other media as well. It can be connected to any PC running xp and is automatically recognised. I know that an Ipod is probably "The thing to have" as a kid, but it needs the operating Software on any computer it is hooked up to.

I'll have a go at putting in the hyperlink...

Samsung 1 gig Mp3 player

Jarrod.
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:01

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:01
I'd be surprised if you can get a 20GB MP3 player much cheaper than the iPod. You certainly won't be getting the quality. There are a range of iPods from the 512 MB shuffle, to the top of the line iPod photo. There are 4 and 6 GB Mini models which are quite cheap. 6 GB is more than enough for most kids.
They are all here:
http://store.apple.com/133-622/WebObjects/australiastore.woa/80405/wo/Yt6ErOn0URjZ2xqrjbH19F0Kxvs/1.0.0.11.1.0.6.7.0.2.1.3.0.3.1.3.1.1.0
The Sony equivalent of the iPod is more expensive, but is likely to rival the quality.
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Reply By: Member - AVA 191 (QLD) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 17:01

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 17:01
gidday Captain,

looked at these on Saturday - JB's had Creative brand for $429 - dont know if they are better or not - someone may tell us here.

I can vouch for the plusses of not having to repeat a song when driving from Brisbane to Perth. We used an Ipod for that trip a coupla weeks ago and it worked a treat.
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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 19:41

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 19:41
Bazza

I use a Iriver iHP-140 . 40gig hd. You can get other versions with 20gig hd drives
Iriver International site.

Do a yahoo search (australia) and you will find plenty of Australian online stores that sell them.

Regards

Paul
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Reply By: viz - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:06

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:06
I bought an iPod with the Mac about October last year, and it is the best toy I have ever bought :) I record all my CDs as MP4s rather than MP3s (better quality) and together with an FM transmitter attached (iTrip) it is the beez neez - throw your CD stacker away. I record radio programs via the net and when we are sick of listening to music (hardly ever) we listen to an interview or something. My mum who is in her 70s wants an iPod real bad (- next birthday...)

Went to Brisbane from Sydney a few weeks ago and listened to all the Supertramp (there - telling my age!) albums without a repeat all the way to Brisbane. I also have a portable speaker (Altec Lansing InMotion) setup attached as well, runs of the Thumper in the tent, so we have music in the tent as well :)

All I can say is get one, though you may need two or three if you have teenagers, 'cos otherwise you will never get to use it... (Maybe MP3 player is the way to go! :)

/viz
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