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5.0 out of 5 stars Upgraded from An iPod photo, September 16, 2008
This review is from: Apple iPod classic 120 GB Black 7th Generation (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
My trusty Apple iPod 30 GB Photo White M9829LL/A (4th Generation) finally got filled so it was time for a bigger capacity model. Surprisingly, the battery has never been replaced so its been a very reliable unit. I went as long as I could, taking out the album cover art, podcasts and contacts. I could have still used my old iPod, iTunes is so smart, it just made a playlist that was small enough to fit on the 30GB drive.

There are several choices, even the Zune, but I have purchased music from iTunes so I would lose them since they can't be played on the Zune. I really didn't want an Apple iPod touch 32 GB (1st Generation) because the capacity is too small and I have LCD HD TVs everywhere in my house, so there is no way I am watching a movie on such a tiny screen.

The new "Classic" fit the bill with its large capacity, small size and it has features the old iPod photo doesn't. I did have a couple of music videos so I could watch them on the new Classic which have just sat on my iTunes. The screen is better and bigger, so I can put some of my best photos on it and show people when out and about. I like the new Genius which takes a song you have on either on your iTunes, where it matches it to songs on your iTunes or the iTunes store, and its on the iPod where it will make a list of songs like the one you are currently listening to. The main screen is split with a screen saver on the right of your album cover art.

If you want to buy a protective cover, it is the same size as the 80GB model, something it took me a little research to confirm. I bought a cover by iFrogz.

Vastly increased capacity, better and bigger screen, smaller size, video capabilty and at a lower price. For anyone upgrading, this is a great choice.

*Amazon has this labeled incorrectly as 6th Generation. Its the 7th Generation Classic.

Oh, and as usual the iPod buds are still garbage. Muddy lows and weak highs. You may not agree until you try a quality bud like the Yuin Pk2 Earphones or Sennheiser PX 100 Collapsible Headphones but once you try them you will and you will hear things you never did before in your music. Its worth the extra money.

UPDATE-Still loving my iPod. I am now buying my Blu-Ray movies with Digital Copies to load into my iPod and watch while waiting for my daughter at her dance classes. But I have found that some Digital Copies are not iPod compatible, so make sure you check that first when buying them. I watched Wanted [Blu-ray] and it was very enjoyable on the tiny screen. Of course when I got home I popped it onto the big set with the surround system, but for a movie on the go it was great.
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Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Oct 1, 2008 9:46:30 AM PDT
WolfPup says:
It's not labeled incorrectly. This is still a 6th gen. Informally you might call it a "6.5" gen, as many did for the second version of the 5th gen iPod.

Posted on Oct 3, 2008 9:59:38 PM PDT
BS says:
I've actually seen it listed as both 6th and 7th Generation. But I guess we get the idea.
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