View Full Version : Do you prefer the 5.5 generation Video iPod or the iPod Classic?

Nov 10, 2007, 10:34 PM
After reading to many reports about the iPod Classic's sluggishness, I thought I'd ask people who've owned both the Video and the Classic which they preferred.

Nov 11, 2007, 07:24 AM
I much prefer the Classic. Better battery life, updated visuals/features, far greater bang for your buck capacity/price ratio, along with all the perks of the 5.5 hardware, it's a win/win for me.

Nov 11, 2007, 07:56 AM
Classic, it's the only one that's big enough :cool:

Nov 11, 2007, 08:42 AM

I can't stand the Classic, think it looks a bit ugly IMO. I'd love a Classic UI on a 5.5G though.

Nov 11, 2007, 09:05 AM
Got to be the 5.5 here.

Since rockbox does not yet work on the classic how else can i play my flacs on the move.

Once rockbox is ported to classic thoug hthe extra space would be nice though.

Nov 11, 2007, 09:40 AM
Classic all the way.

It's just plain beautiful, and the front is extremely hard to scratch. (compared to 5.5G, where the instant you expose it to the air it is scratched)

The UI is actually more responsive than my 5.5G was after I updated my classic to 1.0.2. If you run 1.0, however, it is PAINFULLY SLUGGISH. (dont know why someone wouldnt update)

Nov 11, 2007, 09:47 AM
The classic is my first iPod - because it's the first one I've liked enough to want to buy :)


Phil A.
Nov 11, 2007, 01:03 PM
The classic without any shadow of doubt - it's awesome :D

Nov 12, 2007, 01:05 AM
I like the look of the 5G, feel of the classic (brushed aluminum), strudyness of the classic, and the UI of the 5G.

Mac OS X Ocelot
Nov 12, 2007, 01:07 AM
Question: do the classics have the flat face like the 5G or is it rounded like the older ones. They look rounded in photos. I hate the flat face. It's annoying to hold. Aluminum ftw.

Nov 12, 2007, 03:26 PM
I like the ease of getting video-out on the 5th gen compared to the classic.

That is-if you have a classic, you'd need a new dock and cable, while for the 5.5, the old dockand cable could be used-and no authentification chip means more compatible accessories compared to the classic, which requires this chip on the cable and dock.

Nov 12, 2007, 05:15 PM
Hmm hard to say since I haven't tried a classic. One big plus would have to be it's not as prone to scratches as the 5G was.