Creative Zen Vision M or iPod 30GB-URGENT

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  1. sujit.pawar

    sujit.pawar New Member

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    I have to choose one of these.Problem is that while every dealer has a sample iPod with them,nobody has the creative one.Everyone has a box packed piece.I have seen it only in photographs and not physically.
    Please help me take a decision.
    I want to know about the following points about Creative Zen vision M wrt an iPod:

    1.Ease of use
    2.Aesthetics(Does it look as good as the iPod?)
    3.Build Quality
    4.Sound Quality
    5.Reliabilty

    Please respond ASAP.
     
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    gauravakaasid Back to l33ching :)

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    the zen 30gb has definitely got more features than the ipod, but in the sound department, ipod rulez.
    also, the zen can play xvid,avi and mpeg files out of the box, dnt need to convert them; while for ipod u gotta convert them to mp4 and mov formats.

    u can visit this link:
    http://www.mysimon.com/MP3-Players/9000-11685_8-0.html?tag=fdnav.mp3players

    there are other sites 2, just google a bit

    and do let us know, what u bought finally. even i waz interested in d zen, but its lack of availability put me off. so finally had to settle for the ipod from the grey market. ;-)
     
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    Theres a new ZEN, a widescreen version. I dont know whether it is available in the Indian market.
     
  4. krazyfrog

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    Zen Vision: M has more features while iPod has better sound quality and ease of use. It is up to you to decide which feature you value most. But all things considered, i think Zen Vision: M is better.
     
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    Can i use the iPod to store files other than multimedia i.e. can i use it as a portable drive??

    Video is not an issue 'cos i would hate to watch a video on such small screen for a long time.

    Creative has got a lot of features but i dont know about its support in india.

    Still not clear...
     
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    Ankur Gupta Wandering in time...

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    i too would suggest you go for creative.....
    and yes i think you can store other files on your iPod or even the Zen...
    Creative has pretty good after sales support in india.
     
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    I have decide on an iPod 30 GB.Asked my friend to get it from the US.
    Any idea if i would have to pay Customs on it??Either officially or unofficially?
     
  8. iMav

    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    well my uncle got mine from japan duty free shop on the airport paid no customs
     
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    Ankur Gupta Wandering in time...

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    well i think if they find out tht u have an iPod in your luggage you hav to pay customs but if u sum how manage to hide it thn no....
    I hope sum1 has different opinion....
     
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    no such thing. you can freely bring in your pod. unless you're intent on bringing 5 - 10 pieces of it, then you'll be charged under the customs.
     
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    zen definitely has a lotta features
    but it dosnet look that great

    so if u are also considering flaunt value then go for i pod
     
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    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    a very subjective statement and shud be refraind from as it leads to dilution of topic at hand
     
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    iPod wins hands down on all the 5 points that u hav mentioned!! Also, there's a common misconception that Apple's service is poor! I'll disagree..

    They hav excellent service centres.. Also the toll-free phone support is wonderful! My friend has a faulty USB port on his PC.. when he plugged his iPod into his usb port, it got screwed! He got it freely replaced.. Then, after a couple of months, he dropped it from his bike on the road.. Luckily it didnt hav any external marks.. but stopped working.. He was second time lucky.. Got it replaced freely again!! But u can get free replacements only for the 1st one yr!!
     
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    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    cud u tell me the help nos. and service centres for apple????
     
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    mine vote goes to creative.I m also using creative.
     
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    Thanx a ton guys..I have decided to buy the iPod.A friend is getting it from Mumbai this weekend!!!
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    Finally got my hands on the iPod.It looks great.Couldnt transfer any songs though.Got it pretty late..And iTunes was giving some trouble.Will look into the matter today..
     
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    download the latest itunes frm apple's site ...
     
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    I am screwd..Cant see my iPod in iTunes.I was able to see it only once and at that time to it said that "Your iPod might be corrupted"..Whatd o i do now??Is it a problem with my iPod or with my computer????
     
  20. krazyfrog

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    Try using your iPod on another pc. If it works there, then there is something wrong with your pc. If it doesn't work, try resetting your iPod and then try. Also use latest version of iTunes. Check that the connection is made properly with the pc. Maybe the cable is faulty or the usb port.
     
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