5th gen iPod Video

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iPodMy luck continues … I was the winner of a random drawing for a customer satisfaction survey I filled out some months back. My prize: a 30gb 5th generation Apple iPod with Video!

Now, there was nothing really wrong with my trusty Archos Jukebox Studio 20 that has served me well for close to four years, but it’s not as sexy as the iPod. I’ve only had it a couple of days, and am still in the process of learning iTunes and copying my 4000+ tracks to the new device, but it is one sweet little gadget.

The color screen is amazingly crisp and bright (I love the movie theater-style fade in/out of the backlight). The click/scroll wheel is fun to use and the interface and controls are much more intuitive than the Archos (hey, it’s made by Apple after all!).

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  1. Four months later and I’m totally hooked on my iPod (though I’m still not too fond of iTunes). I love podcasts (I don’t have to listen to local radio on my commute to and from work anymore) and the latest version of TiVo Desktop allows me to convert my TiVo recordings into MPEG-4 format so I can watch them on my iPod. Sweet.

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