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Apple iPod Classic / 5th generation Video

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    5.1 5.1 from 154 reviewers
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  • Performance (5)
    5.9 5.9 from 5 reviewers
  • Sound quality (186)
    5.3 5.3 from 186 reviewers
  • Durability (4)
    5.5 5.5 from 4 reviewers
  • Overall quality (81)
    4.8 4.8 from 81 reviewers
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    5.7 5.7 from 5 reviewers
  • Audio & image quality (75)
    5.4 5.4 from 75 reviewers
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The Apple iPod Video / 5th Generation can not be considered an upgrade for the music buff. It is very pleasing to the eye and simple to operate. In basically looks great and produces even better sound and it is more slender even at the 60 GB capacity than prior units. But the primary upgrade here is the option to play video. The unit’s screen is an upgrade over other generation iPods. Ultimately, if your primary thought is to have a music player than also happens to play video, the 5th generation will b…

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The Apple iPod Video / 5th Generation can not be considered an upgrade for the music buff. It is very pleasing to the eye and simple to operate. In basically looks great and produces even better sound and it is more slender even at the 60 GB capacity than prior units. But the primary upgrade here is the option to play video. The unit’s screen is an upgrade over other generation iPods. Ultimately, if your primary thought is to have a music player than also happens to play video, the 5th generation will be most satisfying. That said, be sure to understand that downloading and playing video is not as simple or as straightforward as it is for music.

The iPod 5G can display many photos directly from a digital camera through an accessory called the iPod Camera Connector. As opposed to earlier iPod models, the 5th generation also supports video playback. The 30 GB model holds 14 hours of music, 3 hours of slides, or 2 hours of video. With the 60 GB unit you get approximately 30% additional storage. If you are upgrading from a previous iPod, you will already have AAC encoded files and won’t want to convert them into WMA format. In addition, if you have already purchased accessories such as docks, a remote and car integration options, the unit is again the perfect next step. The primary advantages are continued improvement in battery life and in screen brightness. The unit has many new features including instant search options and some enhances games. However, there still is no FM radio option, so no recording of on air materials, and its screen is still too small to be truly conducive to watching videos. And the proprietary USB cable makes it tough to justify switches from other products. All in all, this low-priced, updated Apple product is an excellent overall value. But if you are looking primarily for a video player, this unit is simply not what you want to go with.

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