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Apple 80 GB iPod AAC/MP3 Video Player 5.5 Generation (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Black iPod with 80 GB hard drive for songs, podcasts, videos, games, and more
- Large, 2.5-inch, 320 x 240 pixel color display screen is 60 percent brighter. Holds up to 20,000 songs, thousands of photos, and hours of video
- Search function lets you type name of song with Click Wheel for instant results. Measures 2.4 x 4.1 x 0.55 inches (W x H x D); 1-year limited warranty
- If your iPod is skipping or it has issues with its drive please follow these instructions:
- 1. Connect your iPod Touch to the computer. Open iTunes on your computer. 2. Select your device. It should be listed in the left frame of the iTunes window. 3. Click the Restore button. 4. Select how you would like to restore. 5. Wait for the restore process to complete. 6. You may be required to enter your Apple ID.
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Now that you can buy movies from the iTunes Store and sync them to your iPod, the whole world is your theater. With the Apple 80 GB iPod with Video Playback in hand, those movies fit comfortably next to TV shows, new iPod games, podcasts, audiobooks, photo albums, and, of course, an entire library of music up to 20,000 songs. How much can your pocket hold. That's up to you and your iPod, but no matter how you organize it, the iPod holds loads of songs and plenty of hours of video.
Now that you can buy movies from the iTunes Store and sync them to your iPod, the whole world is your theater. With the Apple 80 GB iPod with Video Playback in hand, those movies fit comfortably next to TV shows, new iPod games, podcasts, audiobooks, photo albums, and, of course, an entire library of music--up to 20,000 songs. How much can your pocket hold? That's up to you and your iPod, but no matter how you organize it, the iPod holds loads of songs and plenty of hours of video.
Your iPod library can now contain new iPod games, feature films, and up to 20,000 songs.
The same great iPod interface and ease of use that goes great in any hand.
Music, Movies and TV Shows
Finding and playing music on your iPod is simple. Use the Click Wheel to adjust volume, navigate songs, or browse the Music menu by artists, composer, album, song, genre, or playlist. Want to mix things up? Simply click Shuffle Songs. iPod makes your music look as good as it sounds, thanks to its big, bright color display. Album art appears alongside your songs in the Now Playing screen, so you can see your music as you play it. After all, iPod loves music as much as you do.
Now you can watch a movie while waiting in line for tickets to one. Download movies from the iTunes Store, then sync them to your iPod to watch anywhere, anytime. The iPod's gorgeous display--now 60-percent brighter--makes your movies pop. And thanks to improved video playback time, iPod keeps you entertained for several hours--even longer if you reduce brightness using the new brightness control.
As for television programs, there's always something good on iPod. Browse thousands of episodes of your favorite TV shows on the iTunes Store, buy them for just a couple dollars each, then sync them to your iPod. Watch last night's episodes this morning, or buy a whole TV series and settle in for a pocket-size marathon. All your TV episodes display in order, so you can navigate them easily, and every episode you buy from iTunes is optimized to look great on the iPod's crystal-clear, 320 x 240-pixel display.
Podcasts, Audiobooks, Games, and Photos
The iTunes Store features thousands of free podcasts--radio-type shows you subscribe to--including indie favorites and offerings from big names such as, ABC News, Comedy Central, ESPN, PBS, NPR, and many more. Browse and subscribe to podcasts, then sync them to your iPod and listen anytime. Even video podcasts sync to go, and all your podcasts appear in their own menu on your iPod, so they're easy to navigate.
The iPod measures up nicely, and is over 30% thinner than the previous fourth generation.
The iTunes Store is the bridge between your iPod and all the content your heart desires.
Now that the iTunes Store features iPod games, you can keep hours of fun at your fingertips. Download brand-new and classic games, including Bejeweled, Texas Hold 'Em, Vortex, Mahjong, Mini Golf, Pac-Man, Tetris, and Zuma, for just a few dollars each, then sync them to your iPod and play along with your favorite tunes. All iPod games from the iTunes Store are designed specifically for the fifth-generation iPod, and all of them look great on the 2.5-inch color display.
If you can fill your iPod with photos, then you've got a ton of images at your disposal. iPod holds tens of thousands of photos that you can sync from your Mac or Windows PC via iTunes. Use the Click Wheel to scroll through photo thumbnails the same way you scroll through song titles. To see a photo full-screen, just click the center button. You can even view photo slideshows--complete with music--on your iPod or on a TV via the optional iPod Video/Photo AV Cable. Select Slideshow Settings, choose the transition effect and the music, and then start the show.
Search, Settings, and Extras
With thousands of songs, audiobooks, and more on your iPod, you need an easy way to search and enjoy your collection. A brand-new, built-in search function lets you use the Click Wheel to type out the name of the song, artist, album, audiobook, or podcast you're looking for, and your iPod returns results instantly as you select letters--finding what you want couldn't be easier.
The fifth-generation iPod lets you customize menus, check capacity, change your language, change how your iPod sounds, and more, all from the easy-to-use Setting menu. Click About to see how many songs are on your iPod and how much room you have left. Click Main Menu to select what items appear in your Main Menu, tweak the built-in equalizer, or set a maximum volume limit--everything you need to personalize your iPod, from backlight timer to clicker sound effects, appear in Settings.
And, lastly, your iPod is loaded with extras. Everything from calendars, contacts, and the World Clock appear in the Extras menu, along with a few more handy items. Take the Screen Lock, for example. Spin the Click Wheel to choose a four-digit combination and protect your iPod from prying eyes. If you forget your combo, you can reset it at your next sync. Or use the built-in stopwatch to log your best times at the gym. And when it's finally time to play, the Extras menu lists all your games, including the ones you purchase from the iTunes Store.
What's in the Box
Apple 80 GB iPod with Video Playback, earphones, USB 2.0 cable, dock adapter, case, and quick start guide.
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A. Music doesn't get interrupted with incoming phone calls or texts (so you don't feel like you're attached to a leash)
B. Doesn't act as a GPS tracking device (I know the Govt. isn't constantly watching us but it's just a comfort knowing my music device is just a
music device and doesn't double as a tool that can be used against me, OR a tool for marketing junk to me)
3. Has equally as much storage space as your average smart-phone (as long as you're only concerned with the music storage)
X. Can take dops FAR better than touch screens/smartphones (especially when coupled with proper protector)
Z. Isn't worth a hill of beans for someone to steal because it's not the last Classic 'slim' model or the newest phone so there's less worry about
To sum it up this is just truly an awesome piece of tech that I will use until the battery craps out, then replace the battery and continue to use it, until it just dies on me completely or someone wants to put it in a museum lol... If you want a portable music device that is simply just that (and not a 100 other things that annoy you and or interrupt your music) than this is the device for you.
The iPod itself is a really neat device for anyone with a lot of music who wants an easy to use player with high quality sound. Sure you can get a 128GB SD card now and plug it into your smartphone with all your music, but good luck finding a half decent audio player app. Unless you're lucky you'll also get that annoying buzzing from the headphone jack.
The main reason I got this model instead of the updated Classic is the ability to run Rockbox on it without issues. This lets you ditch iTunes and turns the proprietary device into a simple, nice, lossless audio player. Another factor was the higher quality DAC over the newer model.
I definitely still recommend an iPod for anyone with a lot of music. If you don't want to use iTunes, you don't have to, MusicBee is a great alternative.
I also have a 4th generation Nano. 2nd Generation Nano, 6th Gen iPod (Classic) and an iPad.
Initially contrasting between the iPod 5.5, Nano 2 and Classic the Nano 2 had a more laid back feel with a wider soundstage and slightly recessed mids, vocals seemed like they took a couple steps back up on stage, the Classic was more forward in midrange as the vocals moved much more to the front however it had a much narrower and shallower soundstage where everything sounded crowded together.
The 5.5 gen was in the middle between the two and thus probably the best tuned for audio. The soundstage was not as wide as the Nano 2 however it seemed to have more depth to it. it also was not as recessed in the mids as the Nano 2 but not quite as forward as the Classic.... It seemed to be the perfect compromise between the two. Beyond that the Classic seemed to have a digital sound in the low end contrasted to the 5.5 which sounded much more analog and live.... No sabre slices here.
However after having the 5.5 gen for about a week after paying nearly $200.00 for a supposedly "LIKE NEW" 5.5 gen from TECH FOR LESS.... the ipod locked up on me and wouldn't charge, it wouldn't turn on. In the process of fixing it it almost crashed my computer as well. I called the people at Tech for Less and they sent me a Return Authorization number however I was able to get it restored after a couple tries and opted not to send it back (STUPID DECISION).
About 30 days later I plugged it into my computer to charge and add some files and it locked up again..... It is completely dead now and has been for almost two months. The computer will not recognize it.... I cannot charge it through the wall wart either. Anytime I try to turn it on, plug it in or anything it just gives me this "low battery please wait" but considering I cannot get it to charge..... it is useless.
So I spent $200 on a supposedly "like new" device that died on me within 2 months and offered really very little in terms of extra sound quality. If you are such a chip snob that you need a Wolfson chip to be happy then by all means roll the dice, but coming from someone who played that game..... I recommend that people just forgo this device and get the standard Classic..... the SQ differences are barely discernible but the risks of an 8 year old device vs. a brand new one are significant.