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Posted: 08 July 2004 06:11 AM     [ Ignore ]  
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I am looking for a MP3 player. Not the cd/mp3 player type. I just want something for when I am cutting the lawn, and for when I am in our grinding room at work. My budget is only $50-$100 any suggestions. Also I dont want to have to convert plain MP3’s into some other format.  I only need it to hold 2-4 hours of music.

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Posted: 08 July 2004 12:27 PM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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I would try the Rio Nitrus.  It’s a great MP3 player that holds 1.5 GB, and on ebay you can get brand new ones for a little over one hundred dollars.

But seriously, I would really reccommend a MD player.  very durable and great for things like mowing the lawn.

You can get the awesome sony 610 at amazon.com for around 110 with free shipping.

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Posted: 08 July 2004 12:38 PM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Hmm I don’t know, it sounds like you need a flash MP3 player, but I find those such a waste of money.

I must agree, mindisc player sounds the best for you smile

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Posted: 14 July 2004 05:37 AM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:49 pm   Post subject: reply  

Why are flash mp3’s a waste of $$? What about something like this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5707617113&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT

Any decent? or a waste of $$?

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Posted: 15 July 2004 08:52 AM   [ # 4 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Flash players arent really a waste of money, because they are cheaper than HDD players. It’s just that there isnt a large margin in between the price of a Flash based versus the price of a hard drive based.

I would check out http://www.iriver.com and look at their flash based line.

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Posted: 17 July 2004 09:11 AM   [ # 5 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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This list might be a good start. Just count out the mp3-cd player.

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3000_7-5108117-1.html?tag=fs

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Posted: 17 July 2004 03:15 PM   [ # 6 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Maybe wait for the new MD players?

They’re to be capable of 1GB of storage, and if it follows the MD trend, they’ll be fairly priced.

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Posted: 20 July 2004 04:06 PM   [ # 7 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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How about the iRiver IFP series?   Although I think you’ll need to spend a little more than $100 to get decent storage.  If not, you’ll be swapping out the songs every night.

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Posted: 21 July 2004 01:15 PM   [ # 8 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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I think I am going to end up shelling put the extra cash for a HD type player.  Now the only thing I am wondering is they say not to jog with hd players, but I am wondering if the vibration from a riding lawnmower will affect the palyer??  Anyone know?

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Posted: 22 July 2004 08:17 AM   [ # 9 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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I bought an iRiver (iFP-380T) about a year ago, and it has worked flawlessly with great online support and firmware updates, ease of use, etc. I would highly reccomend one to anybody looking for something that doesnt skip ever and just wants a few hours of music.

-dan

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Posted: 23 July 2004 06:55 AM   [ # 10 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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[quote author=“gfunk”]I am wondering if the vibration from a riding lawnmower will affect the palyer??  Anyone know?

Way to give it all away, buddy.  :D

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Posted: 23 July 2004 07:09 AM   [ # 11 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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I’ll third those iRiver acclaims.
Nice players, good batt life, and feature rich.

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Posted: 23 July 2004 07:24 AM   [ # 12 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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I love the direct to MP3 recording those little flash players can do…plus they just look cool.

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