An iPod Video...without the iPod.

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  1. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    I'm looking to just getting rid of my 5.5 G iPod Video and getting a good old 4G iPod.

    However, I know I'll miss photo's and videos.

    Are there any devices out there like the iPod Video, but without the music? You know, that will let me see photo's and videos?

    I doubt it, but thanks anyway.
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    There's the Archos players, but they kinda do all of that as well...
     
  3. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

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    Wait a bit for a widescreen iPod in November.
     
  4. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Wow...that a terrible idea...you want something to show Vids, Pics and Music, and you have something that does it all, and you want to get rid of it?


    Also pretty much anything that does vidoe will end up doing music too

    Keep the iPod
     
  5. MP4-22 macrumors member

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    Yah, sounds like a PSP, but that might be a bit expensive if you don't plan on playing games.
     
  6. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Zune.


    But why do you want two devices to do something that most players do in one package? Try looking into a Creative portable media player.
     
  7. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I'd say a Cowon A2 or the Archos machines if you don't mind larger players. These have the most flexible video and photo support.

    PSP - natively supports iPod video format and is USB Mass Storage. I use it and the Zune for watching iPod format video podcasts.

    The Zune is an option, but I wouldn't use it if I was going to run it on a Mac. XNJB is inelegant to say the least for me - which also IMO rules out the Creatives.
     
  8. Mr.Texor macrumors regular

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    If you want it just for pics and video, then archos is the way to go, imo.. unless you are into photography, both the epson p-3000 and p-5000 are really nice. They have an CF/SD card reader for when you are taking pics. They also let you see RAW pics. The only problem is that the video support is really bad :(
     
  9. SkyBell thread starter macrumors 604

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    The reason I'm asking this is because I'm really sick of my 5.5 G iPod breaking all the time.

    Really ticking me off.
     
  10. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    Now I know I'm not the only iPod serial killer.
     
  11. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    what breaks?
     
  12. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    'Cause that is a fact ladies and gentleman. ;)
     
  13. Telp macrumors 68040

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  14. zap2 macrumors 604

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    My friend broke her iPod, cracked the screen, and now complains about it(has a Mini, but she has vidoes ect)...and I'm like "You cracked the screen, quit whining, its your own fault"


    Not saying Cassie did this, but if its something that you did do, other devices are going to have that happen also
     
  15. Telp macrumors 68040

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    If its a broken screen, its easy enough to fix yourself.
     
  16. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Not for her :rolleyes:
     
  17. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Hahaha...well then she should get a friend to do it for her. It saves a lot of money and its awesome. :)
     
  18. SkyBell thread starter macrumors 604

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    Screen broke the first time, sent it in, they fixed it. Then it just kind of died on me. Wouldn't boot. Sent it in, they fixed it. Now, I'm having problems with the headphone jack not outputting right. I've got a bad feeling that if I send it in, it'll just come back with more problems. And in general I'm just sick of dealing with it. If I can sell this one, I plan on getting a 4G iPod to replace it(I love those 4G's; never gave me a problem). But as explained in my first post, I'd also like to view photo's and video's, and I'm wondering if there is a seperate device for doing so.


    Indeed. What I try to fix always ends up more broken.
     
  19. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Seems if you've sent it in enough times it may be eligable for a new one/refurb under the lemon policy.. That's if apple has one.;)
     
  20. Telp macrumors 68040

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    How much? And yeah...if its the same ipod youve sent in repeatedly maybe try getting a new one? Or just buy a 4thG off Ebay.
     
  21. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    No offence, but this is a horrible idea.

    I've had iPod's since they were first introduced, and in my humble experience the newer the iPod the better it behaves. They don't age incredibly well.

    Just buy a new 5.5g or wait for a refresh.
     
  22. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Let her do what she wants. Personally i think they should bring back the design of the 3rd Gen. Its a beautiful design.
     

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