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ieverything.

First they give us the i-pod, then the i-phone, then every satan worshipping advertising slime bag labels anything with an i in front of it. i-pants. i-bigmac. i-vibrator. i-wife; i-cant be bothered... I'm losing the will to i-live!!
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The whole thing can give you i-strain.
 
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I'm with you there. I recently got an iPod Shuffle as a "freebie" for joining Tesco DVD Rental.

I've always thought Apple stuff was clearly good to use and well designed, but been put off by the prices, the hype and the smugness of (some) Mac users, not to mention the ponciness. However, I was willing to join the club and have a go.

So I plugged it into my laptop and transferred a few MP3s in Windows Explorer then tried to listen to them.

No chance.

As you will probably all be aware - but I wasn't - you can only listen to music on iPods that has been synched via iTunes.

WTF!

My entire music collection is on my PC hooked to my 5.1 Tuner and big TV, and I access it through Windows Media Center and Media Player, so I'm damned if I'm going to install iTunes as well and convert it all just to listen to it on the iPod!

Bloody Apple/Microsoft wars = Pathetic.

This has all just confirmed me in my earlier view and kept me away from Apple yet again. I've now gone back to my far less sexy but more functional Creative Zen (with FM radio that the iPod lacks) at a much cheaper price.

Or am I missing something......?

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I'm with you there. I recently got an iPod Shuffle as a "freebie" for joining Tesco DVD Rental.

I've always thought Apple stuff was clearly good to use and well designed, but been put off by the prices, the hype and the smugness of (some) Mac users, not to mention the ponciness. However, I was willing to join the club and have a go.

So I plugged it into my laptop and transferred a few MP3s in Windows Explorer then tried to listen to them.

No chance.

As you will probably all be aware - but I wasn't - you can only listen to music on iPods that has been synched via iTunes.

WTF!

My entire music collection is on my PC hooked to my 5.1 Tuner and big TV, and I access it through Windows Media Center and Media Player, so I'm damned if I'm going to install iTunes as well and convert it all just to listen to it on the iPod!

Bloody Apple/Microsoft wars = Pathetic.

This has all just confirmed me in my earlier view and kept me away from Apple yet again. I've now gone back to my far less sexy but more functional Creative Zen (with FM radio that the iPod lacks) at a much cheaper price.

Or am I missing something......?

Ian
Try downloading stuff off alltunes

Whats wrong with a good old fashioned 8 track anyway.

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Oh 5h1t! Didn't spot that. Do you think I should copyright it before Steve Jobs does?
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I'm with you there. I recently got an iPod Shuffle as a "freebie" for joining Tesco DVD Rental.

I've always thought Apple stuff was clearly good to use and well designed, but been put off by the prices, the hype and the smugness of (some) Mac users, not to mention the ponciness. However, I was willing to join the club and have a go.

So I plugged it into my laptop and transferred a few MP3s in Windows Explorer then tried to listen to them.

No chance.

As you will probably all be aware - but I wasn't - you can only listen to music on iPods that has been synched via iTunes.

WTF!

My entire music collection is on my PC hooked to my 5.1 Tuner and big TV, and I access it through Windows Media Center and Media Player, so I'm damned if I'm going to install iTunes as well and convert it all just to listen to it on the iPod!

Bloody Apple/Microsoft wars = Pathetic.

This has all just confirmed me in my earlier view and kept me away from Apple yet again. I've now gone back to my far less sexy but more functional Creative Zen (with FM radio that the iPod lacks) at a much cheaper price.

Or am I missing something......?

Ian
Spot on. Can't accuse Microsoft of trying to dominate the market after all
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Oh 5h1t! Didn't spot that. Do you think I should copyright it before Steve Jobs does?
A solicitor's letter is probably already on its way to you.

Just be grateful you dodn't choose easycarlisle.
 
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Ive got an IRiver
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yes it is total ****! I used to do industrial design at university and can remember the collective groan if someone decided to name their ideas in this way.
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First they give us the i-pod, then the i-phone, then every satan worshipping advertising slime bag labels anything with an i in front of it. i-pants. i-bigmac. i-vibrator. i-wife; i-cant be bothered... I'm losing the will to i-live!!
Kanerz - Where can I get an i-vibrator? I never know what to get the wife for Christmas
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You actually don't have to sign up for i-Tunes in order to copy your own MP3s onto your i-Pod.
Yes, you need the i-Tunes program installing on the PC you connect your i-Pod to, but you can select NEVER to connect to i-Tunes over the internet. I bought myself one when I was in the States in November, and am half way through copying my entire record/tape/CD collection of music onto it. It's pretty nifty and quick to do, once you master the rather un-intuitive menu system.
I'm now a convert - It was half the price of here, and it plays beautifully through my Blue+ME connection.



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Does the use of an i-vibrator actually involve anyone else?
 
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You actually don't have to sign up for i-Tunes in order to copy your own MP3s onto your i-Pod.
Yes, you need the i-Tunes program installing on the PC you connect your i-Pod to, but you can select NEVER to connect to i-Tunes over the internet. I bought myself one when I was in the States in November, and am half way through copying my entire record/tape/CD collection of music onto it. It's pretty nifty and quick to do, once you master the rather un-intuitive menu system.
I'm now a convert - It was half the price of here, and it plays beautifully through my Blue+ME connection.
Thanks for the info - I didn't realise you didn't have to connect to iTunes. To be honest, I'm perfectly happy with Media Center/Player and don't really want to have iTunes installed as well (plus a lot of my music is WMA format so there's a whole other can of worms!).

In the end, I did install iTunes on my laptop just to see what all the fuss was about, but what put me right off was that in order to register my iPod, I had to go through the iTunes registration and they demand a credit card! Even though I'm not going to buy any music from them! WTF!

Far simpler to ebay the iPod and use any other player on the market. As far as I can see, all you're getting with iPod is good design and finish, but no FM radio and the inability to play WMAs or use it with Media Player. Even an eBuyer Value 10 player will do that!

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I love my (three!) iPods.

I wish they had invented them sooner.
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Ipods are the best!!!
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Carlisle

I did register my iPod the first time I ran iTunes, but there is the option NEVER to register on the welcome page. I run it on several PCs and only registered it on one. They all allow me to copy tracks on to it manually. Of course it tries to encourage you to sign up for iTunes cos that's how they make their money (apart from the high prices of the player itself) but I have never paid to download any music - Most of the stuff I like is available elsewhere, and I don't begrudge registering (at a cost) on those specific sites.
The latest X-Factor winners single does not interest me in the slightest, I'm afraid! (and I bought the Kirsty McColl/Pogues about 20 years ago) Keep music live, I say!
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i got i-sodall i don't do techy stuff.
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