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A freind of mine is thinking of getting an iPod and he... well, here's the text from his email:<br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I'm thinking of going with the 30 gig video ipod, which is $250,<br>instead of the $200 4 gig nano.<br><br>What about a dock? There are tons. Should I go with apple? Does it<br>matter? If it says thay are ipod photo compatible, does that mean<br>they work with the video ipod? Some of them say they will display<br>slideshows on the tv through an av cable. Does that mean they will<br>also display track name/other info on the tv also. I'd like to get on<br>that would, and also has a remote. You know anything about this?<p><hr></blockquote><p>Anyone know the answers to any of his questions? My iPod was a fourth gen black and white, so I don't know nuthin' about them new-fangled Video iPods and such.<br><br><br>And while I'm at it, anyone here got a CD ROM drive from a tray loading iMac they're willing to get rid of on the cheap (as in shipping cost or something)?<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by trey on 12/20/06 03:50 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
I was going to answer earlier, Trey, but from sheer ignorance. I just bought a Universal dock from Apple for my son's photo iPod. I haven't opened the box because it's a Christmas present, but I can tell you that the box says nothing at all about video iPods, and I bet that if the dock could do video, the box would say so.<br><br>____________________________________________________<br>Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,<br>But to be young was very heaven!
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First off:<br>The very kewl wafer-thin 2G NANO may be trey-cool!<br>but if your friend is concerned about slide shows on TV<br>then I'd think that he'd be needing move that 2Gigs! So<br>chosing the 30G chubby for $50 more was a wise choice. <br><br>yeap!<br>I purchased the Universal Dock when I bought my 60G Video <br>because it did everything that your friend wants to do.<br><br>BUT<br>be fore-warned that you'd also need to buy all the <br>cables and connectors to do what he wants to do. <br>The Universal Dock also has the sensor necessary to<br>give you the remote control capabilities, but the remote<br>itself is an additional $40.<br><br>Apple's dirty little secret is that they'll "nickel & dime"<br>you straight to the poor house, given half the chance.<br><br>It started out last Christmas when my BF tossed me a <br>crisp $1,000 bill telling me to buy whatever I wanted.<br><br>[color:white]. . . . . . . . . . </font color=white>KA- CHING! <br><br>People tend to overlook the little things, like the all<br>important The Apple Care Package that nails you for an<br>additional $100 .... but the rest of it is just a blurr!<br><br>The iPod comes with a single cable... if you use that at<br>your desk, you'll need another $30 connector cable<br>for the Universal Dock to stay near your Entertainment<br>Center (unless you plan to connect & disconnect all the<br>power adapter and AV Cables (all sold separately) every<br>time you want to hook the thing up... So where were we? <br><br>$350 60G iPod<br>$100 AppleCare<br>$ 40 Universal Dock<br>$ 40 Remote Control<br>$ 20 AC Adapter<br>$ 20 AV Cables<br>-----------<br>$670 and counting<br><br>$ 20 Optional 2nd Sync Cable <br><br>Din't want it all scratched up so:<br>$30 Invisible Shield Film<br>$40 iSkin eVo3<br>$20 Splitter or sharing Tunes<br>$20 Carrying case<br>$90 Kensington Car Stereo hookup<br>--------<br>$890 <br>Plus Tax and Shipping and Handling<br>(since I get most of it online)<br><br><br><br>
<br>Short Answer:<br><br>as you see in the above break-down<br>the individual parts come to almost the<br>same price as the Deluxe, which includes all<br>the necessary cables PLUS a MUCH Better Remote!<br><br>My Entertainment Center runs through an amplifier and<br>excellent speakers, so I wouldn't be listening to an iPod thru<br>TV Speakers (as some of the reviewers seem to have overlooked)<br><br>So, if I had to do it all again.... I'd go for the DLO HomeDock Deluxe!<br><br><br><br><br>It's gotten Mixed Reviews<br>that seem to bang evenly between 1 & 5 Stars<br><br>It seems that either people LOVE it or HATE it!<br><br>with those results, I'd tend to think that they either expected too much, <br>...or don't know how to hook it up properly.... do the research and get some <br>3rd party reviews from C-NET, iLounge, & MacWorld Review.<br><br>Anyway, thanx for the question<br>it made me check out what was new<br>since an audiophile buddy of mine just got his first iPod (& his first APPLE Product) <br>I'll do some checking... but this sounds like the perfect addition to his Home System as well! <br><br><br><br>
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