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    iPod or Zen?

    Well I think the time has come to actually update my mp3 player.

    I was thinking of either getting a
    4GB iPod nano [latest gen]

    or

    Creative Zen 8GB MPEG4 player.

    Size isnt a must really because i wont fill 4GB let alone 8.

    But I want to know which one is best and what you prefer and why?

    61 Comments

    Original Poster

    I'm only really interested in an ipod or zen though emasu.

    Thanks anyway

    i like the ipod its easy

    personally - Ipod, just because i like the wheel for navigating

    t0mm;1880090

    I'm only really interested in an ipod or zen though emasu.Thanks anyway




    gamerbeef.com/pos…tml There's a comparison there.

    Banned

    I like them both but the Zen stands out because of the storage.

    Original Poster

    emasu;1880096

    http://www.gamerbeef.com/postt159.html There's a comparison there.



    Cheers emasu, rep:thumbsup:

    Still, opinions welcome.

    Original Poster

    tr2k8;1880108

    I like them both but the Zen stands out because of the storage.



    True, but as I said, size isn't really a bonus. I wont use 4GB nevermind 8.

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    t0mm;1880115

    True, but as I said, size isn't really a bonus. I wont use 4GB nevermind … True, but as I said, size isn't really a bonus. I wont use 4GB nevermind 8.



    Go for the ipod then, in my opinion it is easier to navigate.

    Original Poster

    tr2k8;1880156

    Go for the ipod then, in my opinion it is easier to navigate.



    The only bonus is the radio, does ipod have a radio?

    have both..only one i use everyday is the ipod nano.

    reasons :
    Small
    light
    slimline
    easy to use
    easy to update songs because i already use itunes.

    Im sure some of the same can be said for the zen..but i just didnt "click" with the zen

    ipod is best i ve tried others but its not as easy as the ipod

    Banned

    I think you can get an add-on for the ipod to enable the radio feature. When I had a Zen, the radio was really good. Not too sure about the ipod radio or if it is out for the nano.

    Original Poster

    tr2k8;1880218

    I think you can get an add-on for the ipod to enable the radio feature. … I think you can get an add-on for the ipod to enable the radio feature. When I had a Zen, the radio was really good. Not too sure about the ipod radio or if it is out for the nano.



    Do any support divx?

    Better sound and screen quality on the ZEN, I chose it over the Nano and haven't looked back The Zen supports DivX/XviD but you must recode it to a smaller resolution which takes me about 5 minutes whereas the iPods require a whole different file format which takes me 45 minutes each 45 minute episode.

    Price wise it is better to go for the ZEN. You can get the 4GB version for ]£68.94 and as it's SDHC compatible for less than £15 you can get an 8GB Card so you'd have 12GB for less than a 4GB Nano... (although I know like me you said you'll never fill up 4GB)

    Original Poster

    Robotochan;1880230

    Better sound and screen quality on the ZEN, I chose it over the Nano and … Better sound and screen quality on the ZEN, I chose it over the Nano and haven't looked back The Zen supports DivX/XviD but you must recode it to a smaller resolution which takes me about 5 minutes whereas the iPods require a whole different file format which takes me 45 minutes each 45 minute episode.



    for easness/ size i'm swaying toward nano.

    for everything else, zen.

    tom - whats your current mp3 player?

    Original Poster

    vengod;1880346

    tom - whats your current mp3 player?



    just one of them old stick ones that you remove the end reveals the USB.

    ahhh - i was gonna say - if itwas an ipod (older version) then maybe try something new like the zen

    but nevermind

    Original Poster

    vengod;1880375

    ahhh - i was gonna say - if itwas an ipod (older version) then maybe try … ahhh - i was gonna say - if itwas an ipod (older version) then maybe try something new like the zenbut nevermind



    my sister had the 1st gen nano, which i used for a month or two.

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    t0mm;1880419

    my sister had the 1st gen nano, which i used for a month or two.



    Did you like it? If not go for the Zen. Another thing to take into consideration is the itunes shop. If you wanted to buy anything off there like songs or tv programmes.

    Ive got the 4gb creative zen, which is this one:

    epizenter.net/e10…jpg
    ubergizmo.com/pho…jpg

    Its easy to put music straight on and dont have to worry with any itunes converter. Comes with radio, microphone, music etc..

    Also if you want 8gb worth of storage then you could do the same as me and buy the 4gb version and get a 4gb SD card which is alot cheaper than the actual 8gb version. Overall its actually quite abit cheaper than the ipod nano one i think.

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    BillButter;1880800

    Ive got the 4gb creative zen, which is this … Ive got the 4gb creative zen, which is this one:http://epizenter.net/e107_images/newspost_images/creative_zen4.jpghttp://www.ubergizmo.com/photos/2007/11/creative-zen-4gb.jpgIts easy to put music straight on and dont have to worry with any itunes converter. Comes with radio, microphone, music etc.. Also if you want 8gb worth of storage then you could do the same as me and buy the 4gb version and get a 4gb SD card which is alot cheaper than the actual 8gb version. Overall its actually quite abit cheaper than the ipod nano one i think.



    This one looks really good and the extra storage if you need it is a bonus.

    Original Poster

    I've decided to go for the zen.

    thanks guys

    Original Poster

    BillButter;1880800

    Ive got the 4gb creative zen, which is this … Ive got the 4gb creative zen, which is this one:http://epizenter.net/e107_images/newspost_images/creative_zen4.jpghttp://www.ubergizmo.com/photos/2007/11/creative-zen-4gb.jpgIts easy to put music straight on and dont have to worry with any itunes converter. Comes with radio, microphone, music etc.. Also if you want 8gb worth of storage then you could do the same as me and buy the 4gb version and get a 4gb SD card which is alot cheaper than the actual 8gb version. Overall its actually quite abit cheaper than the ipod nano one i think.



    It's this one i've gone for.

    8GB i got.

    I know you say Ipod or Zen,but have you considered the Sony..........it really is a cracking mp3 player,good bundled 'phones and now drag n drop.:)

    Opps....ignore....you've decided!

    Original Poster

    muckypup;1880954

    I know you say Ipod or Zen,but have you considered the Sony..........it … I know you say Ipod or Zen,but have you considered the Sony..........it really is a cracking mp3 player,good bundled 'phones and now drag n drop.:)Opps....ignore....you've decided!



    Thanks anyway!

    How much d'ya pay?

    drag and drop wins it for me always.

    Banned

    Zen vision m ftw. Supports divx 4 and 5 on the fly.

    zen by far

    Original Poster

    emasu;1882000

    How much d'ya pay?



    £92 + 6% quidco

    It's £85 delivered on ]Amazon, and the delivery for expensive items such as this is normally 2 - 3 days If you want to save a couple of quid

    Original Poster

    Robotochan;1882372

    It's £85 delivered on ]Amazon, and the delivery for expensive items such … It's £85 delivered on ]Amazon, and the delivery for expensive items such as this is normally 2 - 3 days If you want to save a couple of quid



    Mine included next day delivery and 6% quidco is about £5? so i think i got better maybe...

    £84.99 delivered at play, then 4% quidco..

    And it will come next day via parcelforce.

    Play.com tells me it's £89.99. It would be cheaper with the quidco to go by Amazon but you'd have to wait a couple more days.

    Original Poster

    emasu;1882388

    £84.99 delivered at play, then 4% quidco..And it will come next day via … £84.99 delivered at play, then 4% quidco..And it will come next day via parcelforce.



    Well... I guess i'll look better next time:oops:.

    Robotochan;1882398

    Play.com tells me it's £89.99. It would be cheaper with the quidco to go … Play.com tells me it's £89.99. It would be cheaper with the quidco to go by Amazon but you'd have to wait a couple more days.



    Use the £5 voucher which expires tonight

    Doh! silly me, always forget the vouchers Ah well you'd only save a few quid on an already cheap brilliant MP3/4 Player. Not the end of the world as I can guess from your replies t0mm :-P

    what about a zune made by microsoft here have a look and its pretty cheap. this is how it looks like farm2.static.flickr.com/101…jpg
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