View Full Version : Apple iPod,versus Dell DJ-20

11-29-2004, 12:48 AM
Dell (http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/dj?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs)


Apple (http://www.apple.com/ipod/) ?

Which is the better buy? I am running a MAC iBook G5 with OS X, and I'm not even sure if the Dell one would work with it.

I'm also looking to play digital music on my home stereo and car stereo.

11-29-2004, 04:20 AM
i haven't tried the dell, but having an ipod hooked up to my stereos at home and in the car is about the greatest thing ever. although trying to change songs while driving is about the most distracting and unsafe thing i could possibly do.

11-29-2004, 04:29 AM
I know nothing about the Dell, but I consider my iPod to be the best purchase I've ever made (except for maybe the Mexican wrestling mask I just picked up in Mazatlan for $11).

-- Mike

11-29-2004, 06:15 PM
rio carbon seems much better than the dell dj

11-29-2004, 06:28 PM
(except for maybe the Mexican wrestling mask I just picked up in Mazatlan for $11).

-- Mike

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11-29-2004, 06:51 PM
if you've got a mac I would go with the ipod, like everything apple makes it's very seamless and there are lots of good shareware programs written for mac and ipods.

dell probably won't even support their hardware with a mac.


11-29-2004, 09:00 PM
yeah; I like turnip's suggestion.

mac stuff = goot.

11-30-2004, 01:34 AM
BTW, if you want to use the iPod in your car, I would suggest a cassette adapter rather than one of those FM transmitters. I bought one (called an iRock) and it didn't work well because it's hard to find an "open" frequency in the Seattle area. The tape adapter works much better. (You can get a $5 cable to hook up to your home stereo -- or use Apple's new AirPort thing for music. Pretty cool.)

Are you thinking about getting one of the new Photo iPods? It's more money, but it's got a color screen and you can get a 60-gig model. I'm seriously considering it.

11-30-2004, 02:08 AM
a headphone to rca splitter cable running to your head unit is much higher sound quality than a tape, if you really want to be picky. but yes, the fm transmitters are horrid.

Patrick del Poker Grande
11-30-2004, 02:11 PM
iAudio M3 (http://iaudio.com)