IPOD Pricing Confusion

  1. I have decided to buy an Apple Ipod. Could someone please explain why an 8gb Nano would be the same price as a 30gb video Ipod. It would seem to me that the 30gb with video would obviously be a better deal, am I missing something?
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  3. by   Larry77
    It's all about size...the Nano is smaller but does not play video although it does have a screen for pictures (ie. album graphics).

    The extra size does not bother me so I went with the 80g video IPOD and I am able to easily use it for running and working out along with watching movies on the plane

    My opinion spend the extra 100$ and get the 80g because you can't have too much memory. I have about 25 movies, 8gig of music (something like 6 days worth), and 2800 pics and still use less than half of the 80g of memory. This would have filled a 30g version.
  4. by   CrufflerJJ
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    I have decided to buy an Apple Ipod. Could someone please explain why an 8gb Nano would be the same price as a 30gb video Ipod. It would seem to me that the 30gb with video would obviously be a better deal, am I missing something?
    The 30 gb unit uses a hard drive for storage. The 8gb Nano uses chips (like in USB drives) to store your data. Theoretically, this should result in a longer lifespan for the player before something breaks inside (chips = no moving parts, hard drive = lots of finely balanced moving parts spinning at zillions of rpm:uhoh21.

    Pick it based on size of the unit, plus how much music or whatnot you need to carry around with you.
  5. by   Raeth
    If you drop the nano on concrete it's less likely to damage anything... like he said, no moving parts in the nano. I just bought my wife one for mother's day, she loves it. If you are just looking for music then 8gb would be plenty for just about anyone. I have played with the video ipod... but for what they charge for video... and the screen is little too small for really watching a movie in my opinion.

    I also have the new shuffle for working out and it's great. I dropped it the other day and stepped on it (on accident)... still going strong!

    Still, you'd probably be happy with any iPod you buy... I haven't met anyone who regretted purchasing one.
  6. by   Indy
    The ipod isn't the only music player out there. There are name brands which allow you to use already-downloaded music, that you didn't get from itunes, and to use your music from your own cd's. Personally I like flash drives better than hard drives because I'm prone to drop things and/or let the battery run out once in a while. I have a 4 gig flash memory Zen by Creative (maker of the soundblaster cards) and no problems with it, the software works nicely and so does the player.
  7. by   Buckyxj
    I have an 8gig and an 80 gig ipods. I use the 8gig for when i am at the poker tables to listen to because the size is more reasonable. The 80 gig is great I have lots of movies and currently about 4500 songs. with tons of storage room left.

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