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#120313 - 12/20/05 03:32 PM Re: High end for iPod
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
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Insulting and dismissive in the same sentence.


You gotta give the man points for efficiency.

But seriously, you do make a great point. At the end of the day, you just want something that works.
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#120314 - 12/20/05 03:48 PM Re: High end for iPod
GregM Offline
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Registered: 06/03/04
Posts: 171
Loc: Monroe, WA
To nobody in particular,

I bought a 2nd generation iPod in the Summer of 2002. I paid $299 for the ten gig model and since then have added about 700 of my favorite songs. Make that all my favorite songs. I didn't add my entire library since if I skipped past it on a CD, why add it to my iPod.

I used to take a few CD's to the gym with me for working out. I began taking my iPod which had all my favorite music available at my fingertips. I soon bought a new receiver for my truck with a 1/8" plug on the front. Now I had all my music available in my truck all the time. Once you get used to not having to switch out CD's you won't go back.

Well my beloved 10 gig iPod finally developed a problem I couldn't resolve. The headphone jack no longer transmitted sound properly. I cleaned it like I had many times before, all to no avail.

Well my new AVR240 receiver happens to support the dock feature on newer iPods. It isn't just about playing my iPod over my awesome axioms as I could do that with a 1/8" to RCA adapter. It is the way it works. The dock bypasses any amplification from the iPod and also allows the remote for the AVR240 to control all iPod functions with the iPods menus displayed on the receiver.

So with my old iPod not functioning properly, last night I bought a new 4 GB iPod Nano. With my current iPod only using 2.5 gigs, I figure I should be good for at least a couple more years.

With regard to sound quality, if I playback a good AAC compressed song over my AVR 240 receiver, it sounds as good on my Axioms as the original 44.1 CD did.

Basically the iPod is functional and cool for many people.

Greg


Edited by GregM (12/20/05 03:50 PM)

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#120315 - 12/20/05 04:45 PM Re: High end for iPod
LightninJoe Offline
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Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 558
Loc: Portland, OR
To be quite frank it was meant to be insulting and dismissive. I have reached a point where I have no patience for the "mine is better" geek crowd. I have no patience for the "that song/gadget/widget/OS/whatever sucks because other people like it" crowd. The typical "but F=MA plus the aerodynamic efficiency of the design means it should do that anyway" defense is exactly what I have come to expect. Unsubstantiated of course. All sound and fury signifying nothing. Look, I know I'm being a dick here but I have heard the same argument overandoverandover. I'm just fine with you liking what you like. You want dismissive? Look at your original answers to my posts lately. You not only state that iPods/King Kong/etc suck but intimate that yours is the superior opinion and further that anyone who disagrees is lesser for it. I am an IT professional which means I don't have the luxury of being a jihadist for or against any platform. I have to make everything work at very high efficiencies regardless. My career has been well served by keeping an open mind for such things and I have little tolerance for people who try to convince me of the correctness of their idea of the "only real OS/platform/etc."
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#120316 - 12/20/05 06:04 PM Re: High end for iPod
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Looks like we're pretty much done here, before it continues in the "I'm in IT, man... pro IT... my Technology is so Informational, its Professional..." and me poking you with a pointy stick manner it's headed. Oops, crap, I just baited you again... ignore that one, wouldja?

You (and 2x6spds and I think it was BigWill?) and I have the worst two types of personalities for discussion. I make broad and harsh generalities - mostly because I'm the poster boy for cynicism and the "don't pee on my head and tell me it's raining" camp. You hold some truths dear to you and will fight to make them universally accepted.

You have to be right, I have to get the other person to admit the failings of what they believe.

Didn't I see this on Showtime? "Cocksure and the Master Baiter"

Bren R.

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#120317 - 12/20/05 07:02 PM Re: High end for iPod
LightninJoe Offline
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Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 558
Loc: Portland, OR
Hehe. Beats the hell out of everyone agreeing all the time, no? As far as TRUTHS go, what works is what works. Veritas is . or / or In Vino.
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#120318 - 12/20/05 10:55 PM Re: High end for iPod
dmn23 Offline
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Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 649
Loc: Nashville, TN
I really do love this place.

Bren, I'm closing in on three years on this board and I find your posts consistently entertaining and informative -- and not necessarily in that order. I can't count the number of times I'd probably have risen to take the bait simply because you seem to thrive on being...well...Bren. If there wasn't some element of substance there you'd just be a confrontational jerk. As it stands, your arguments are consistently well reasoned.

Joe, nicely handled.

If we were on AVS this would have gone on for another 20 pages. And that's not a challenge, fellas.
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#120319 - 12/20/05 11:21 PM Re: High end for iPod
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
If you aren't on your toes with Bren around, you'll soon be on your ass. There's some force behind that pointy stick.

Glad to have you posting again, Bren. It's not the same without you.
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#120320 - 12/20/05 11:46 PM Re: High end for iPod
LightninJoe Offline
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Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 558
Loc: Portland, OR
Hey man where's my props? I believe we battled to a draw!
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#120321 - 12/21/05 12:43 AM Re: High end for iPod
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16349
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
You're pretty cool, too. At least you like iPods.
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#120322 - 12/21/05 12:53 AM Re: High end for iPod
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Registered: 10/28/05
Posts: 558
Loc: Portland, OR
*Phbbbbttt*!

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