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Old 08 November 2005, 06:09   #41
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Aghhhhhhh get a grip.

Apple Ipods are a huge success for one reason only - MARKETING

Yes they are great players - fantastic even.

But there are loads of other great mp3 players.

http://www.creative.com/products/mp3/ for a start - these guys were making mp3 players when apple were still struggling to sell there Macs and mobile audio was just a twinkle in their R&D departments eye.
iPods ar a success largely due to word-of-mouth. They do what they say they will do, and do it very well. The design is *spot on*. Far better than that Creative cr*p.

And as for marketing? What marketing? The odd TV advert? A poster here and there? Come on, admit it. iPods are the benchmark.
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iPods ar a success largely due to word-of-mouth. They do what they say they will do, and do it very well. The design is *spot on*. Far better than that Creative cr*p.

And as for marketing? What marketing? The odd TV advert? A poster here and there? Come on, admit it. iPods are the benchmark.
Are you real????

IPODs are bought by people who don't even KNOW there are other MP3 players out there!!!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4417344.stm

Have a look at this class action lawsuit if you think they are so great!!!

IPODs are way over rated and way over priced for what they are!!!
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IPODs are way over rated and way over priced for what they are!!!
Don't make me laugh.

Go on then...name a better player.
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Don't make me laugh.

Go on then...name a better player.

Well.... my little 'n cheap Sony thingy was still playing my tunes last weekend on my little 'bike trip into France/Belgium whilst my mate with his techno Ipod thingy spent his time humming to himself as it crashed...again...
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Don't make me laugh.

Go on then...name a better player.
Just open your eyes a bit and look around

http://www.neurosaudio.com/store/prod_442.asp

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10...ive_zen_micro/

And in what way do you define better?

Copy protection and all the other crap is NOT the way to go!!! All I want is a player that will handle files I want it to handle all the time and transfer where I like when I like.

Personally I use my SPV500 phone - does a great job and I have a 2gb card in it - ample!!!
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Well.... my little 'n cheap Sony thingy was still playing my tunes last weekend on my little 'bike trip into France/Belgium whilst my mate with his techno Ipod thingy spent his time humming to himself as it crashed...again...
Model of Sony?
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Model of Sony?

How the feck would I be expected to remember that? I struggle with modern technology at best...... It's blue... if that's any help.....Oh and it's round...
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To be honest I have big reservations about anything Sony makes other than their cameras and TVs - their DVD players will only play genuine discs - their cd players don't like copied discs and have you seen the spyware shit they have put on their latest album that infects your PC worse than any virus?

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,3...9235149,00.htm

Disgusting!!!
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- their DVD players will only play genuine discs - their cd players don't like copied discs !
Copyright protection? Is that an issue for you?
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