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15 Sep 2005 08:46 AM
    My iRiver ihp-140 which ive had for the past 2 years, packed it in this week. It appears that the battery has gone on the machine. Its going to cost me 55 euro to replace it... Im totally lost without it though. Got rid of my mini disc player and my disc man once id bought the mp3 player so ive nothing to fall back on.. arghhh... the pain. its like losing a minor limb.
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    15 Sep 2005 08:48 AM
    Get a 40GB ipod instead.....think of it 9000 songs!!!!
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    15 Sep 2005 08:50 AM
    The iHp140 is a 40 gig machine and, not to get into the mp3 player debate, supports a lot more formats then the ipod, although the ipod does look better. Plus i use my player as a portable hard drive. its dead easy, it just pops up on the desktop as another hard drive, but ive heard that its not that simple with the ipod
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    15 Sep 2005 09:05 AM
    iPods are woefull things altogether. It's not worth bothering with any mp3 that doesn't use the ol' drag and drop method.
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    15 Sep 2005 09:27 AM
    you can drag n drop files on an ipod, but this only works as a removable hd. you cant drop an mp3 on and then play it, has to be done through i tunes. if i was buyin a new mp3 player i probably wouldnt buy an ipod, but im well happy with the one i have at the minute, n i've never had any trouble with it.
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    15 Sep 2005 09:38 AM
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    you can drag n drop files on an ipod, but this only works as a removable hd. you cant drop an mp3 on and then play it, has to be done through i tunes.
    That's what I mean by drag and drop; no dinky piece of s**te program to go through, just bam it in then turn it on and start playing.
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    15 Sep 2005 10:50 AM
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    you can drag n drop files on an ipod, but this only works as a removable hd. you cant drop an mp3 on and then play it, has to be done through i tunes.
    That's what I mean by drag and drop; no dinky piece of s**te program to go through, just bam it in then turn it on and start playing.
    Yes, but Apples dinky piece of s**te program (iTunes) is a fantasic piece of software that really makes listening to your music through your PC a lot, lot better. Seriously!.. It's great for Playlists, tagging songs and whatever anyone says it does pretty much play the formats you need it to. Or at very leats convert them ( wma ). Anyway, how much is the 60gb going of rthese days? I actaully ripped by iPod remote in half earlier cause it wasn't working properly and I got frustrated but I'd still never change devices.
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    15 Sep 2005 10:58 AM
    Will you lose all the songs on the iriver Klootfan when they change the battery?
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    15 Sep 2005 11:35 AM
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    Yes, but Apples dinky piece of s**te program (iTunes) is a fantasic piece of software that really makes listening to your music through your PC a lot, lot better. Seriously!.. It's great for Playlists, tagging songs and whatever anyone says it does pretty much play the formats you need it to. Or at very leats convert them ( wma ). Anyway, how much is the 60gb going of rthese days? I actaully ripped by iPod remote in half earlier cause it wasn't working properly and I got frustrated but I'd still never change devices.
    I imagine it's good for some. Personally speaking, it enrages me.
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    15 Sep 2005 11:42 AM
    I've had a 20g iPod for about 2 years now. The device itself is a quality piece of kit but the software is way too restrictive. For example, it is next to impossible to keep two libraries, i.e. on a work PC and a home pc. Also, as happened to me recently, I had to change PC which meant moving all my MP3s. I had to do this by burning 22 CDs and then re-copying them onto the new machine. This was a serious amount of aggravation even though the whole shooting match was on my iPod. With an iRiver, the whole job would have taken about 20 minutes via usb. Most annoying. I'd certainly be looking down the iRiver route when the pod eventually dies. Shame the iRivers are just so remedial in their physical design.
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    15 Sep 2005 11:59 AM
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    I had to do this by burning 22 CDs and then re-copying them onto the new machine. This was a serious amount of aggravation even though the whole shooting match was on my iPod. With an iRiver, the whole job would have taken about 20 minutes via usb. Most annoying.
    It's quite easy to upload from your iPod to your PC. Simply connect the Pod and change your windows explorer view to 'show hidden files' access the iPod in My Computer. Click around here and you'll find your entire iPod contents. Just drag and drop from then on in. Takes about 15 minutes to transfer 18gb of music which isn'b bad.
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    15 Sep 2005 12:03 PM
    I shouldnt loose them, hopefully. However, the problem is that there are very very few suppliers of the batteries, 2 suppliers to be exact. So its quite expensive and your also taking a risk that the battery might ballon on you, thus destroying your player.
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    15 Sep 2005 01:18 PM
    how much did your iriver cost kloot? I'm looking into a creative zen at the moment (the moment being when I get my next pay check)
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    15 Sep 2005 01:42 PM
    Una, I bought mine about 2 years ago now. But it cost me €400 at the time. Quite expensive. But i reckon ive got my moneys worth off it. Bought it from www.mp3players.co.uk who at the time were definitely the cheapest in ireland and the uk. Even if you dont buy off them there are plenty of good personal reviews of the products on the site, which helped me greatly. That said, my mates bought the creative zen machines and also seem to be more then happy with them. In fact id have to think twice again when buying a player to decide which brand id go for. The lack of proper playlists in the ihp140 is a big loss. But in general ive found it to have more then adequate functionality
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    15 Sep 2005 06:46 PM
    You should contact iRiver on this. My two year old iRiver iHP-120 has developed an error. They have a 2 year warranty so they've told me to stick it in the post and they'll take care of it. Their customer support has been brilliant so far. I've looked at swapping to iPod a number of times... but then I listen to one and I just prefer the ricer, warmer iRiver sound.
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    15 Sep 2005 06:50 PM
    Hmm... two year warranty you say...must check into that so.. cheers
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    15 Sep 2005 07:15 PM
    Just checked, bought it may 2004 so it should be in warranty. However, i already put in an order for a spare battery...only today. hmm. wonder if i should send it for repair anyway
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    15 Sep 2005 09:36 PM
    Yeah provided you don't have to spend a fortune on couriers to send it away. They might uncover a problem other than the battery that you might not be aware and you'll be covered because they will be made aware of it while its still under guarantee. Only downside is they'll probably take ages. As alternative to the iRiver or iPod, anyone had any experience with the Phillips hard disk based players? Not as feature packed as an iRiver, but quite good quality apparently, got some good reviews and I think it looks nicer than an iPod too.
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    16 Sep 2005 07:27 AM
    My ipod is nearing it's third birthday and the battery power has diminished to about two hours or so. Does anyone know somewhere in Ireland that would install a new one? I wouldn't get an ipod again though, due to this.
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    16 Sep 2005 07:56 AM
    sweetie, check out the ipod batteries at http://www.eurobatteries.com/sitepages/stereo.asp
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