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GUEST,ipodbuyer 21 Aug 13 - 09:35 AM
GUEST,iLuddite 21 Aug 13 - 10:13 AM
Reinhard 21 Aug 13 - 10:18 AM
GUEST,ipodbuyer 21 Aug 13 - 10:21 AM
GUEST,Ray 21 Aug 13 - 10:24 AM
GUEST,iLuddite 21 Aug 13 - 10:33 AM
Backwoodsman 21 Aug 13 - 10:40 AM
MartinRyan 21 Aug 13 - 10:47 AM
Dave Earl 21 Aug 13 - 11:57 AM
BrendanB 21 Aug 13 - 11:59 AM
GUEST 21 Aug 13 - 12:18 PM
McGrath of Harlow 21 Aug 13 - 03:12 PM
GUEST,ipodbuyer 22 Aug 13 - 06:48 AM
Edthefolkie 22 Aug 13 - 07:15 AM
McGrath of Harlow 22 Aug 13 - 08:13 AM
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Subject: what size ipod?
From: GUEST,ipodbuyer
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 09:35 AM

Hi - I'm planning to buy an ipod touch. I've got 500 cd's or so - should I go for 32GB or 64GB?
Thanks


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: GUEST,iLuddite
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 10:13 AM

You should be able to get 2 average length LPs on a C90 cassette, if that's any help;
and some of the newer Sony Walkman are even light enough for going jogging.


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: Reinhard
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 10:18 AM

My iTunes library has 488 albums and they only fit on my 32GB iPhone with reduced bitrate. So you'd better go for 64GB.


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: GUEST,ipodbuyer
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 10:21 AM

Ludd,
Hmmm, I used to have to buy these '90+6' cassettes to accomodate most of the LP's I taped, as the C90 were usually too short.

OK, just for you, I've also got about 500 LP's (true!) - should I get the 32 or the 64GB to accommodate those (ignoring the CD's)?


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 10:24 AM

Ultimately, it depends on the level of compression to MP3 you use but I would err on the safe side and go for the biggest you can afford.

If you want to be more scientific, you could try loading your collection into iTunes and see how many GB they add up to - iTunes will tell you this (or at least the MAC version does). Again, depending on which model iPod you get, you might want to do more with it than simply store music which will take up further space.


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: GUEST,iLuddite
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 10:33 AM

All joking aside, I'm not really so technophobic,
I'm actually thinking of upgrading to a MiniDisc player/recorder !!!


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 10:40 AM

It always makes sense to go for the biggest, because whatever you think you'll need in terms of storage, in reality you always end up wanting more. If you decide to store photos and/or video, as well as mp3 files, you'll fill it pretty quick.

The iPod Classic has more than twice the storage for around two-thirds of the cost of a Touch, BTW.

I remember, when I had my first PC at work - the original IBM-PC (twin floppy drives, NO HARD DRIVE back then!) - my boss ordered me an external 20 Meg HDD (yes, you read that right, 20 Megabytes!). When he put the box on my desk, he commented "There you go, it's a monster, you'll never fill that up!". Took less than six months before it was full.


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: MartinRyan
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 10:47 AM

I use an iPod Classic for general background music and revert to CD's whenever I want top quality sound. Vast capacity.

Regards


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: Dave Earl
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 11:57 AM

For what it's worth my Ipod Touch 5th Generation 32Gb currently holds 284 CDs totalling 26.36GB so, if you want all of your 500 cds on it, the answer is obviuos

Dave


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: BrendanB
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 11:59 AM

If it is just for music I would go for the iPod classic, 160gb. This will also hold photos but the screen is small.   The new iPod Touch is like a baby iPad and the memory holds various apps so less of a dedicated mp3 player. I have got all my record collection on the classic and a much smaller playlist on the touch. I think the classic is cheaper than the touch but it is much more limited in what you can do. Always buy the largest amount of storage you can afford.


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 12:18 PM

Just a consideration:
affordable smart phones equipped with slots for high capacity SD cards & music players apps
are quite likely to send the ipod the way of the cassette and minidisc ?

Sound quality from even budget smartphone headphone DACs probably rivals ipods ?


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 Aug 13 - 03:12 PM

You always need more space than you think you will. When I bought my iPad less than a year ago I doubled up on what I thought would be more than enough, and already I'm feeling cramped.

Never worry out technology outdating you, unless it's a question of not being able to get the bits and pieces.   Cassettes and vinyl and VHS tapes all still work fine. Maybe storing the records and the tapes can get tricky over the years, but that's not a problem that's going to arise with an iPod.

I can never understand how you get people who lament that they can't access their old home tapes because they got rid of their VHS players. Fools.


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: GUEST,ipodbuyer
Date: 22 Aug 13 - 06:48 AM

thanks for the input guys


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: Edthefolkie
Date: 22 Aug 13 - 07:15 AM

I always go for the biggest storage size on anything I buy.

Can't emphasize enough that if you want to keep recordings made in older formats, bite the bullet and archive them to something newer! And keep upgrading. If you don't mind going mad in the process.

I'm currently cursing because both of the VHS machines in our house are showing signs of head failure - including a really expensive Panasonic which was state of the art when new. Nobody wants to repair them - and in any case where do you get six-head Super VHS drums these days?

The only big eBay UK reseller of VHS machines does "guarantee" their items, but exactly how? And I note that they are selling recorders for £50 which cost only £90 new. 20 quid might be OK but....!!

Also, I've recently noticed that there aren't many DVD recorders around in the shops...


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Aug 13 - 08:13 AM

You can still get reasonable vhs machines dirt cheap in charity shops and so forth. If you look around. They aren't there because they've broken down, but because te owners think getting new technology means dumping the old instead of supplementing it.


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Subject: RE: what size ipod?
From: Donuel
Date: 22 Aug 13 - 02:52 PM

Classic is fine but some people prefer the convenience of one device downloads.

You are going to back up your music on a PC or stand alone hard drive so the classic 160 gb still makes sense.


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