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Differences between Apple iPod and HP iPod
Posted: 15 September 2004 06:41 PM     [ Ignore ]  
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Anybody know if the iPods are different at all, other then the labeling and packaging.  Does the HP iPod come with any more goodies, like free case or anything like that, or is all included items the same as the regular Apple iPod.

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Posted: 15 September 2004 07:10 PM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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hp one has a hp sign on the back of it. dont think about switching now because you will be pretty behind.

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Posted: 15 September 2004 07:48 PM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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besides different packaging, the hp has a diff hdd and carries the HP logo on the back thats about it.

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Posted: 15 September 2004 08:33 PM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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There’s a thread on this already somewhere :think:

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Posted: 15 September 2004 08:33 PM   [ # 4 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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[quote author=“ViS6pt7”]There’s a thread on this already somewhere :think:

Along with half the internet….

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Posted: 16 September 2004 03:52 AM   [ # 5 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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HPs don’t work with Macs

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Posted: 16 September 2004 03:56 AM   [ # 6 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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I like them both LOL

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Posted: 16 September 2004 03:58 AM   [ # 7 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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[quote author=“Preventer Wind”]HPs don’t work with Macs

Really?  I thought they did?  What difference does it make if they both have to use iTunes anyway to use the ipod?

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Posted: 16 September 2004 04:28 AM   [ # 8 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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The HP one doesn’t work with Macs the same way the Apple one doesn’t work with PC’s. It’s all in the formatting. The only thing is, the Apple one comes with the software to convert it and the HP doesn’t. You have to download iPod Updater from the Apple website to convert the HP one. It’s not too difficult.

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Posted: 16 September 2004 04:32 AM   [ # 9 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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Well I read on eCost.com that the HP is slightly thinner, but that may be bs.

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Posted: 16 September 2004 04:33 AM   [ # 10 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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[quote author=“Acceptable_Risk”]The HP one doesn’t work with Macs the same way the Apple one doesn’t work with PC’s. It’s all in the formatting. The only thing is, the Apple one comes with the software to convert it and the HP doesn’t. You have to download iPod Updater from the Apple website to convert the HP one. It’s not too difficult.

HP’s work with macs, and Apple’s work with PCs..  People same thing different company get that in ur heads!

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Posted: 16 September 2004 04:51 AM   [ # 11 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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[quote author=“Acceptable_Risk”]The HP one doesn’t work with Macs the same way the Apple one doesn’t work with PC’s. It’s all in the formatting. The only thing is, the Apple one comes with the software to convert it and the HP doesn’t. You have to download iPod Updater from the Apple website to convert the HP one. It’s not too difficult.

Right, so that means it does work with the mac.  Not only with pc’s.  And why do you have to download the software updater to format it for mac?  iTunes is what does all the detection and decides whether is works on the pc or mac, not the updater.

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Posted: 16 September 2004 04:58 AM   [ # 12 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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[quote author=“Trophys”][quote author=“Acceptable_Risk”]The HP one doesn’t work with Macs the same way the Apple one doesn’t work with PC’s. It’s all in the formatting. The only thing is, the Apple one comes with the software to convert it and the HP doesn’t. You have to download iPod Updater from the Apple website to convert the HP one. It’s not too difficult.

HP’s work with macs, and Apple’s work with PCs..  People same thing different company get that in ur heads!

Ok, please tell since when could Macs read FAT32 formatted drives?

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Posted: 16 September 2004 05:01 AM   [ # 13 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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Since today… Your welcome.

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Posted: 16 September 2004 05:01 AM   [ # 14 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00123765#N100E8

    I have both a Mac and a PC. Will my Apple iPod from HP work on both?

    No, not at the same time. Your iPod is configured for a PC and formatted for Windows.

        NOTE: You can convert an iPod formatted for Windows into an iPod formatted for Mac by using the iPod for Mac Software Updater utility on the Apple website . Note that once it is reformatted, it will only work with Macs. You need Mac OS 9.2 or Mac OS X 10.1 or later to reformat an iPod for Windows into an iPod for Mac. Using the Apple iPod from HP on a Mac is not supported by HP.

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Posted: 16 September 2004 05:14 AM   [ # 15 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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Using the Apple iPod from HP on a Mac is not supported by HP.

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Posted: 16 September 2004 05:21 AM   [ # 16 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]  
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[quote author=“JMillion”]Note that once it is reformatted, it will only work with Macs. 

ahh, i see.  Assuming the HP iPod is the same as the Apple version, you can format back and forth between mac and windows.  On Apple’s website, is says you can format the ipod into mac, then into windows, then back to mac (or vice versa) depending on which you prefer.

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Posted: 16 September 2004 05:24 AM   [ # 17 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]  
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Apple Ipod > HP Ipod

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Posted: 16 September 2004 05:33 AM   [ # 18 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]  
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[quote author=“Preventer Wind”]Using the Apple iPod from HP on a Mac is not supported by HP.

Trophys = 0wn3d

That why you download the “Software Updater utility on the Apple website”  HP doesn;t support it.. that why APPLE has the updater..

Newbie = pwned!

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Posted: 16 September 2004 05:57 AM   [ # 19 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]  
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I have a mac at home and a PC at work…my ipod works flawlessly between the two. i got mine, formatted as mac…however, in order for it to work on PC, i used EphPod…just a small, free app that allows the ipod to be used on PC without it being formatted in PC

basically, from what I undertstand, an HP is PC formatted and Apple is Mac formatted. both will work on both systems

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Posted: 17 September 2004 08:49 AM   [ # 20 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]  
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[quote author=“Preventer Wind”]Using the Apple iPod from HP on a Mac is not supported by HP.

Trophys = 0wn3d

All the counterpoints I could cite…... where to start…... hmmm….. how about…. ITS BEEN DONE AND ITS BEEN SUCCESSFUL!

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Posted: 17 September 2004 01:59 PM   [ # 21 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]  
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PC formatted ones work with PC and Mac Mac formated ones work with Mac only, HP iPod is PC formated.  It is just like floppy discs. smile

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Posted: 17 September 2004 02:02 PM   [ # 22 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]  
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PC formatted ones work with PC and Mac Mac formated ones work with Mac only, HP iPod is PC formated.  It is just like floppy discs. smile

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Posted: 17 September 2004 02:12 PM   [ # 23 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]  
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[quote author=“FliPdice”]Well I read on eCost.com that the HP is slightly thinner, but that may be bs.

If it gets too much thinner it will be like a credit card…  I’m content with the apple version I got.

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Posted: 01 November 2004 10:48 AM   [ # 24 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]  
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Can hp ipod work like a plug and play usb hard drive, and do you really need softwares such as itune to transfer mp3s, cuz I have a small mp3, all you have to do is move files like its on hard drives.

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Posted: 01 November 2004 12:09 PM   [ # 25 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]  
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HP iPod works just like an Apple iPod.  You can use it as a HD, but don’t transfer songs that way.  This was done, to keep the record companies happy. ( Can’t get songs off the iPod, well you aren’t supposed to be able to)

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