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    Product description
    • Stores up to 7,500 songs
    • Plays up to 14 hours of music and 2 hours of video
    • 2.5-inch LED backlit color display
    • Dual purpose jack lets you connect to the headphone and dock
    • Storage capacity of 30GB

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    Store loads of your favorite songs, photos, and videos with the iPod classic 5th Generation. The LCD screen with LED backlight of this Apple iPod displays videos in high quality. With a full charge, this iPod offers 14 hours of music playback. The iPod classic 5th Generation supports a dock that helps you easily sync contacts, calendars, and to-do lists. You can easily attach a voice recorder to this Apple iPod and take down notes. The Click Wheel feature of this iPod gives you quick access to your entertainment library.

    Product Identifiers
    ModeliPod classic 5th Generation
    MPN MA002LL/A, MA444LL/A

    Key Features
    Storage Capacity30 GB
    Audio Supported FormatsAAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, MP3, MP3 VBR, Protected AAC, WAV
    Video Supported FormatsH.264, M4V, MPEG-4, Mov
    Battery Run TimeUp to 14 Hours

    Audio / Video Capabilities
    MP3 Bit-Rate16 kbps - 320 kbps
    Max Video Resolution320 x 240
    Screen Size2.5 Inch

    Width2.4 Inch
    Depth0.55 Inch
    Height4.1 Inch
    Weight4.8 Oz

    OutputsComposite x 1, Headphone Jack, S-Video x 1
    InterfacesFirewire, USB 2.0

    Additional FeaturesAddress Book, Games, Sleep Timer, World Clock
    Supported Power SupplyAC/DC Adapter, Internal Battery, Rechargeable via FireWire cable, Rechargeable via USB cable
    Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Battery, Rechargeable Lithium Battery
    Storage TypeBuilt-in Memory, Hard Drive
    Number Of Songs7500
    Frequency Response20-20000 Hz

    eBay Product ID: EPID78310474

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    CNET Editors' reviewExcellent

    • THE GOOD

      The enhanced iPod has the same sleek design with improved video battery life and brighter screen; it brings gapless playback to the masses; up to 80GB; new features such as instant search and enhanced games; movies now available in iTunes 7; excellent overall value.

    • THE BAD

      The Apple iPod has added no major functions such as FM radio, wireless, recording; small screen not conducive to movie viewing; proprietary USB cable; narrow native video-format compatibility; body is still scratch prone.


      The amazingly low priced updated Apple iPod gets many under-the-hood improvements, but it's still not a true video player.

    • (C) 2014 CBS Interactive., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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    Created: 07/12/06

    It lives up to the hype

    Review For: Apple iPod classic 5th Generation (30 GB)

    I used to be 'what is so special about the ipod?'. Well, with the purchase of my white, 30GB video ipod, I now know the answer. I'm more than thrilled with my ipod. First, it's great looking. Simple, elegant, timeless. Size for me is perfect. Not to big, but big enough to hold easily. It's got a good weight to it. The screen is a nice size with great viewing angles and colors. Easy to use-before buying, I was looking at the Creative Zen Vision M. I went to Best Buy to test them both out. I was able to figure out the ipod with no problem. The ZVM wasn't as easy. The user interface on the ipod is darn easy to use and understand. And now for features. Holy smokes. I'm doing things with my ipod I didn't think I would. I'll list them.
    1. Music-yes, it's the obvious use of the ipod. But my entire collection of songs and other MP3 files (close to 2000) fit on here. No more redoing what's on my MP3 or burning CD's. I've got it all in one device!
    2. Photos-I have 9800 digital pictures. And every single one of them are now stored in my ipod! I can now take my vacation pictures everywhere and show everyone! Plus, the color screen makes them look great, and the slideshow with it's fun transitions is cool.
    3. Notes-I'm always jotting notes onto the 'notepad' feature on my PC. And now, I can take those .txt files from the notepad and put them on my ipod for viewing! Recipes, directions, list, reminders, etc. It's super nice to be able to keep such documents handy.
    4. Podcasts-Now, these aren't exclusive to the ipod, but having video makes my world of podcast open. I can watch Tiki TV or the latest Edmund's New Car Test Drive. And most podcasts are free!
    5. Video-As mentioned above, video for the podcasts is great. But I can also download popular tv shows. It sounds like overkill, but how about those waits on the bus, at the airport, in the doctor's office, etc. Or how about being able to watch a show in bed and never wake the other half up? The quality is great, even on a little screen.
    6. Calendar-I can sync up my Outlook calendar so that I'll have my schedule with me at all times. How awesome is that? Plus you can set reminder alarms. All entrys happen on the computer, but I synch up everyday, so not a problem.
    7. Contacts-You can also synch up your contacts list. So now I'll have my whole email and telephone list at my disposal.
    8. Other fun stuff-4 games, world clocks, alarms, sleep timer, stopwatch.
    9. iTunes-Now you don't have to have an ipod to use itunes. And I guess you don't need iTunes to use your ipod. But it will make life soooo much easier! Auto synching, buy, listen and manage everything within iTunes!

    Overall, I overcame the anti-ipod feelings and I'm so glad I did. This really is a great little device that does more than you'll ever expect it to.

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    Created: 04/24/06

    a million cultists can't be wrong

    it took me a LONG LONG time to consider buying this thing...and i was a devout sony flash player user for a couple of years before i fell in love with itunes. here is what pretty much sums up the ipod for me.
    1. high capacity hard drive. im told its durable but i baby my ipod so i never had the chance to find that out.
    2. amazingly high resolution display with colors that kicks the tubes out of my magnavox or computer monitor.
    3. the controls are very intuitive. the paper-like texture of scroll wheel provides great feel for when im selecting songs or controlling volume without looking.
    4. itunes is one of the best interface programs out there. i still use the sonicstage software since i also have an MD player and a sony flash drive player but itunes is vastly superior..especially the one click song purchase..sigh..sublime.
    5. unlike the lower capacity versions or the previous generation ipods the new 60 GB has a fantastic 20 hours till you need the next charge (however this varies with usage...i stretch the battery life by keeping the backlight off when im just listening to music...and the internal memory is a way to conserve power, but when you do lots of song selections you make the harddrive spin more often and that can lower your battery's running time) but its a good few hours more than the 30 GB.
    6. it plays videos..need i say more?
    7. in "enable disk" mode it doubles as an external harddrive for your computer. i intend to fill this thing up with lots of adobe images so 60 GB is the way to go.
    1. the acryllic faceplace of the ipod is super susceptible to scratches...even certain holders and cases scratch the surface of it. my new 60GB doesnt have a scratch on it(yet) but my 30 GB has lots of little scratches here and there with more noticably larger ones RIGHT OVER the display..provided your ipod is white thats hard to see....but its when the light refracts through the facets of the scratches over the display itself you begin to notice.
    2. this may happen once or twice, but when it does its very frustrating. ipods have been known to freeze. this happened to me before..but not with the 60GB. the ipod didnt suffer any software corruption or anything...but i found that on occasion very quick song selections while playing other songs can make your ipod halt completely..the display will show what you selected and you cant get out of that function. the only thing you can do is let the display eat away at the battery until it shuts down completely then you can restart it by plugging it in. afterwards it should run just fine. its just a memory problem thats easily avoided.
    3. i mentioned the battery before and how its great..but when compared to the likes of sony then you see the shortcoming. albeit the vast majority are flash drives so the lack of moving parts are the core of its longevity, but the shuffle has a meager 12-14 hours, the nano and 30GB the same, and the 60 has 20....now 20 is good...but remember this is an estimate and the ipod with very energy conscious usage will probably only get you about 5-6 hours of actual constant running time. perhaps the lithium ion battery doesnt hold a torch to the venerable nickel metal hydrides. =/this doesnt normally matter if you only use it from point A-B close to home...but i travel alot, so it makes a difference.
    4. its pricey, but you get a full year of coverage by apples fantastic warranty. if youre willing to shell 60 bucks you get 2 more years. excellent =)

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    Created: 03/19/07

    The quality and ease of use of the iPod video excel

    Review For: Apple iPod classic 5th Generation (30 GB)

    I didn't really understand the iPod craze, until I got a video iPod. With little effort I can create multiple playlists, create a playlist on the fly, listen to audiobooks and podcasts, and watch my favorite movies, tv shows, and video podcasts. I can even play games and look at my pictures. Sound complicated? It isn't--that's the beauty of iPod!

    What's the difference between 5.5 Generation and Generation 6 video iPod? Not a whole lot... improved battery life, brighter screen, and additional search feature. My advice save your money and get generation 5.5. You can watch several hours of video at bright screen setting and listen to several hours of music between charges. FYI at the time this review was written the cost difference between the two was $50 to $ 70.

    There are no upgrade items for memory, which means if you buy the 30gb model, then you will be limited to 30gb. If you don't understand what 30gb means it refers to storage capacity and 30gb can hold a double digit number of movies, tv shows, and video podcasts; while still keeping a tripple digit number of audio content. Also, make sure you buy insurance or an extended warranty--historically these unit hard drives crash after 1.5 to 2 years.

    To manage content (i.e., put things on and take things off your Ipod) you will likely want to use Itunes, which is free software for both the Mac and PC. Itunes makes it easy to add content to your Ipod. Simply purchase through the Itunes store, insert an audio cd that will automatically be ripped to place the audio content in your Itunes library, or add your existing Mp3 collection to Itunes and connect your iPod to your mac or PC through the included usb 2.0 cable and all content including playlists will automatically be transferred to your iPod.

    Although you can connect your Video iPod to your tv it will require an additional craddle/adapater available on eBay for less than $20 shipped.

    Bottomline, this is the king of MP3 and video players. Although Microsoft Zune is a new craze iPod offers a trusted name that is associated with reliability, ease, and cross platform compatability.

    FYI: If you are trying to use your Video iPod for extra storage space you can quite easily; however, Windows format will not allow you to store files greater than 2 gb; however, this limitation does not exist for Mac formatted video iPod.

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    Created: 02/24/10

    iPod 5th Generation Black 30 GB As Is

    As this item was an As-is basis, it come very handy as few of our dpartment can use the Apple harddrive to an analyse lab.

    Also, if the hard drive was damaged, you could always repair and it come as a normal. The 5G iPod, which is available in white or Nano black and comes in 30GB and 60GB capacities for $299 and $399, respectively, is the best one we've used to date. Yet because it has added a major extra feature--video playback--to its solid, audio centric foundation, there's room for improvement.

    The good: Incredibly thin and intuitive design; beautiful LCD; supports photo and video playback; seamless integration with iTunes, which boasts the world's biggest music catalog and a new video store; smooth video; lots of extra features, such as a world clock, a stopwatch, and PIM applications; a galaxy of accessories designed for the iPod; great overall value.

    The bad: No extras included, such as a dock, A/V cables, or a power adapter; poor battery life for video; slight delay when playing video; no guarantee that your non-iTunes Music Store video will play on an iPod, even after using converted third-party software.

    The bottom line: Get the affordable, sleek, and sexy 5G Apple iPod for its audio virtues. Although video looks great, poor video battery life and a relatively small screen hamper its appeal to video heads.

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    Created: 02/12/08

    Apple Video Review

    The design of the IPod looks similar to that of previous products, but it has a finer and slimmer build. In a way, the design was not a surprise, but well why change a success story for something unsure. Its dimensions are just great. Imaging those old hard disks you had in your desktops, bulky and heavy. The Apple IPod is in fact a hard disk with extended features. It is quite astonishing that Apple is able to create a device with such ultra small dimensions and up to 60GB capacity. It is about 10 percent thinner than the 4th generation 20GB IPod. The new IPod version features a larger format LCD display of 2.5-inch format with a QVGA resolution. Viewing a video in more than 65,000 colors is just great. Ok it would be even better to view them on a 3-inch + display, but we settle for this one. Of course you want to activate the Apple IPod as soon as you hold it in your hands. Read an instruction manual? No way, just try it out immediately. I have to say, being confronted with the first IPod in my hands, the control of it is pretty straightforward. Even the touch-sensitive wheel on the front of the IPod offers real intuitive navigation. This kind of control is really easy and for straightforward for everyone. Just slide your finger easily up or down in a half-circle and watch the screen. Another way of controlling the IPod from Apple is via the optional Apple Remote accessory. Connect the IPod to your television set via the universal dock (necessary in combination with the remote control), and view the slide show of pictures with your family and friends. It is striking how well thought-out the whole concept is. Of course the key feature of the IPod is the capability of playing video. The new Apple IPod supports a broad range of video formats. First of all H.264 video, file formats m4v, mp4 and mov up to 768 Kbps in a resolution of 320x240 pixels with 30 frames per second. The baseline profile up to level 1.3. Looking for MPEG-4 video? Then you got support from m4v, mp4 and mov and video up to 2.5 Mbps in a resolution of 480x480 pixels with 30 frames per second. The video clips or movies on the IPod run smoothly, perfect! Plug the A/V cables in the Universal dock and connect it to a television. That's when a negative point shows up. Due to its limited resolution of 320x240 pixels, although perfect for the integrated colour LCD monitor, the full screen video doesn't look good enough on your television. Its resolution is too low. So what we have here, is a perfect portable viewer capable of casting the latest video and audio content, but it doesn't like to be integrated in your multimedia home set. Well I can live with that. The Apple IPod video is also capable of storing your digital images. When using the optional Apple IPod camera connector you can easily connect your camera directly to the IPod and upload your images to the IPod. Personally I find the IPod the ideal package. During my short holiday it gave me the joy of carrying all my favourite music with me and now even video belongs to the possibilities, but it also enabled me to empty my flash card so I was able to continue my shooting. What can I say? I love the IPod. And although there are a lot of competitors in the game that are more or less providing the 'perfect' solution, I admire the way Apple evolved the IPod with the video feature and the finishing touch of the design. Although a larger screen would be more convenient, the playback looks perfectly sharp. Way to go.

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