5G iPod better than I thought

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mikemodena, Oct 29, 2005.

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    mikemodena

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    Well.. I didn't expect to be getting a new iPod but ever since my mini died I have been feeling very lonely without music on the go. I have a 1st gen mini I bought for my girlfriend's birthday last week but I would feel guilty about using that. I sent my mini in for repair and will probably be getting a new unit from apple sometime during the week.

    For the past few days I have been working on a website for my town's Mayor and his campaign (www.phantom9.us/mayorborer) and I got a much bigger check than I expected. I went and cashed it and couldn't even close my wallet, so I had to go to CompUSA and buy a brand new iPod :D Oh, I forgot to mention I also had a $100 gift certificate they gave me for the fiasco with my PowerMac. I did pretty good because my friend Dana works there and got me $20 off with his discount. The problem with that was I gave the cashier $200 and I got like 60 cents back, and I was wondering what kind of a discount does he get.. then I looked at the receipt and it said I paid $180. I wanted to raise hell but in fear of getting Dana in trouble, I decided to let them close for the night and when the register was over $20 they would give it to him to give to me.

    The iPod is beautiful.. I watched a few episodes of Diggnation on it and it looks absolutely amazing. I have to buy some episodes of Night Stalker to catch up on and I can't wait to watch it. I didn't notice any scratching as I've read about but the back does get fingerprints on it immediately. The colors on it are amazing and look great.. Now I need to actually look for album art. Anyone know where a good place to get it from?

    Well, I'm very excited about getting the iPod.. thanks for listening to my rant. :D
     
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    eXan

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    Congrates on your new iPod. I was too thinking of buying 30 gig white one, but I realised that i *want* but don't *need* one :)

    Im happy with my Black and White U2 Special Edition :D
     
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    EricBrian

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    Yeah, love my black iPod, too! :)

    Been watching Night Stalker on it and am amazed at how nice the video is. Can't wait for Apple to add more shows to the store.

    About scratching... I left the plastic protector on it until I get my protectors from http://www.screenguardz.com/mediaplayers/ipod-video--g5

    I keep bragging about it to my coworkers and I fear they hate me now. LOL
     
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    mikemodena

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    I used 3 eMacs in my schools studio to go through about 4541547 hours of footage in FCP to get clips of his stance on things... I edited it, threw in the title.. then exported them 1 by 1 uncompressed. I took it home on a FW HD to my G5 and used Compressor to encode it at h.264 300kbps. Took a couple hours :p
     

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