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#300515 - 04/06/10 02:21 AM Advice for a mobile media newbie.
grunt Offline
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Ok I知 finally dragging myself kicking and screaming into the mobile media age starting from scratch (i.e. I have nothing not even a cell phone or a laptop anymore). All the help sites I知 finding are geared to just one or two uses so it would help for me to narrow down my search to what types of devices I would benefit from. So here are the main things I知 looking for in order of priority:

Required:

Playing mp3 (possibly other formats) of audio in my car which presently has only an AM/FM cassette player (add car).

Play movies and TV shows at work on a built in screen (w/option to hook up to larger screen and play from CD/DVD nice).

Play movies, TV shows, mp3s on long 13 hour plane flights (w/option to hook up to larger screen in hotels and play from CD/DVD nice).

Access internet at work w/o using the DOD network (have to check if other hot spots available or cell only access).

Wireless network with my home network and allow me to control what music is playing. (Presently running Media Monkey on my Vista box with files stored on a NAS but willing to entertain other options).

Access internet world wide (most likely from hotspots in hotels and military bases but from a cell network wouldn奏 suck).

Nice:

I would prefer to stay away from needing to convert to proprietary file formats.

Playing turn based strategy games nice.

Ability to run or recharge off foreign electrical grids w/o a transformer very nice.

Access Netflix 展atch Instantly content most anywhere.

Access my NAS anywhere.

Any other cool feature I haven稚 thought about yet being so out of the loop on this.

I have no specific budget but prefer not to buy 澱leeding edge tech. Multiple devices are not a problem and having some redundancy on trips might be nice I just want to avoid getting something only to find out I doesn稚 accomplish something I thought it could do and then have to buy something else.

Any help/advice appreciated.

Cheers,
Dean
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#300516 - 04/06/10 02:29 AM Re: Advice for a mobile media newbie. [Re: grunt]
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iPhone. But I'd wait until the next one comes in the summer.

Android is almost there if you are really averse to Apple.

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#300517 - 04/06/10 02:38 AM Re: Advice for a mobile media newbie. [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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The only adversity I have to apple is converting files to their format which I thought was necessary?
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#300521 - 04/06/10 06:33 AM Re: Advice for a mobile media newbie. [Re: grunt]
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Archos 5 or 7 sounds like fitting your needs
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#300524 - 04/06/10 07:33 AM Re: Advice for a mobile media newbie. [Re: EFalardeau]
grunt Offline
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Those do look cool. I like that they also support PAL and SECAM I haven稚 been paying attention to that. From what I知 seeing the 7 screen looks nice but a couple of the 5 versions seem to have some other useful features. One thing that痴 been frustrating me about all this is no one device seems to get it all right even for just one or two uses. Also I think the 7 at least, and probably all of them run off Linux which is nice.
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#300529 - 04/06/10 09:25 AM Re: Advice for a mobile media newbie. [Re: grunt]
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 Originally Posted By: grunt

The only adversity I have to apple is converting files to their format which I thought was necessary?

Gah! The false info out there is utterly infuriating. Apple devices play MP3s just fine.
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#300533 - 04/06/10 09:41 AM Re: Advice for a mobile media newbie. [Re: pmbuko]
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Does that mean Apple supports FLAC or any other non-Apple lossless format? That's cool.
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#300539 - 04/06/10 10:05 AM Re: Advice for a mobile media newbie. [Re: EFalardeau]
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Now you're being sarcastic. :P
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#300540 - 04/06/10 10:13 AM Re: Advice for a mobile media newbie. [Re: pmbuko]
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A feature, which in my opinion should be required, is that the player show up as a mass storage device. So you can manage the files on it as if it was just a USB drive. As opposed to requiring proprietary software to copy media files to the player. That way if you have any other file you need to transport, you just make a "Junk" folder or what ever and store your stuff there.
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#300545 - 04/06/10 10:39 AM Re: Advice for a mobile media newbie. [Re: ClubNeon]
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You can easily enable your iPod's hard disk mode via a check-box in iTunes.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1478
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