Gigabeat S vs iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by lu0s3r322, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    My friend recently got a 60Gb Gigabeat and he says its better than the iPod 30gb. The things he has going for him are: price and storage. He also says that the iPod has poor sound quality. Is this true? I need some pros about the iPod to prove him wrong.

    Pros about the iPod: Video playback 3.5 hrs compared to Gigabeat 2.5
    More accessories
    .1-inch bigger screen :rolleyes:
    Supports multiple photo formats
     
  2. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    I would simply ask how well it syncs with the computer. I know I plug my iPod in and within seconds it has all the music and videos on it that are on my computer.
     
  3. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Isn't the Zune a ripoff of the good ole Toshiba Gigabeat?
     
  4. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    I think he's right.

    Pros of the gigabeat:
    not so fragile (no scratched up surfaces)
    better video support (supports vongo rental video)
    better interface (more dynamic and flexible)
    cheaper (60gb is going for $299)
    screen is higher res
    can rotate vertically and horizontally for optimal video viewing

    so it has its own things going for it. Why must everything be a competition to prove the iPod is somehow better?
     
  5. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    gigabeat doesn't work with a mac.

    ipod works with windows/mac. seamlessly.

    KNOCKOUT!!!
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    >95% of this world's mp3 user are using windows. plz be realistic.
     
  7. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    RITTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
     
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    And iPods work with iTunes running on Windows computers.

    What's your point?
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    my point is
    is not a big deal for most people, u get it?
     
  10. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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    Maybe he/she meant that this is a MacR- and not a WinR-site so most people will say KNOCKOUT!!!!!!, because >95% of the people here don't care for a product which is restricted to Windows and have more or less no idea what to say about the Gigabeat S.

    But we will see.
     
  11. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    Lack of Mac support is a realistic gripe; plenty of non-iPod MP3 players have Mac support, so why not the Gigabeat?
     
  12. clevin macrumors G3

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    Gigabeat is mp3/video player, I didn't find many of them (Zen, Sandisk, Zune etc) spt mac other than iPod.
     
  13. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    iPod has a clickwheel and can view lots of different types of photos and can download photos right to it with an optional accessory!
     
  14. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    This is a deciding factor for me right here. I can't even use the damn thing on my computer? Seems like I pretty big con.

    I can't be more realistic than my actual real-life situation. In which I use a Mac.
     
  15. clevin macrumors G3

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    yeah, me 2, i would go buy a gigabeat/zune if they spt mac, lol, but face the reality, they probably don;t care about you and me anyway, or, for now.
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The Gigabeat supports the Plays For Sure stores, correct? If that's the case... then if purchasing music or videos is at all important... it's a dying product, as Microsoft is unlikely to continue to dote on PFS now with Zune out.

    But don't worry about proving him wrong. Purchase what you want based on what you want to get out of it.
     
  17. clevin macrumors G3

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    yeah, thats the biggest problem about Zune too, I expect M$ to open it if they are serious about compete in this area.
     
  18. netdog macrumors 603

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    Still, it is clearly a knockout. iPod owns the market, at least for now.
     
  19. clevin macrumors G3

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    I know, but competition is good thing, I sure would like iPod to add build-in FM, larger screen and WiFi in next version. that would be nice.
     
  20. Minty macrumors newbie

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    I found this to be such a silly comment i had to register just to respond :D

    First things first... are you drunk? .... No?

    Have you taken ur medication this morning?.....No?

    Did you lose ur thumbs in Nam losing ur ability to navigate an iPod?..... yes u say?

    Ahh soz dude that explains it : /


    Better Interface? Laugh out Loud tbh :p
     
  21. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Let's contrast.

    Pros of the iPod:
    It's prettier
    better video support (supports iTunes video... sorry to disagree, but this is subjective)
    better interface (i love the click wheel)
    screen is same res, and slightly larger (sorry to break it to you)
    better battery life
    works with Macs
    has more accessories available
    has higher hard drive capacity
     
  22. archurban macrumors 6502a

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    why you get bother since you have used mac? who care? use ipod as you used to. all work. igore them. whatever.:rolleyes:
     
  23. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    Buying electronics needs to be about what meets YOUR needs. If you don't want a gigabeat, then don't buy one. I don't understand why everything has to be seen as something available for trouncing by the iPod. Just like if you don't like gay marriage, don't get one- if you don't like the gigabeat, then don't buy one. I don't see why we have to discourage everyone else in the free world from buying one just because the apple fans among us don't like them. It really just makes everyone seem even more like rediculous fanboys.

    And yeah, I use Windows. I'm here because I use a mac in my labs but use windows personally...and the gigabeat works a heck of a lot better with media center (including syncing my recorded TV shows with no hassle! something the mac and iPod can never do) than the iPod does.
     

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