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January 07, 2006

the video iPod

I've had the video iPod for about a month now, and I'm very impressed. What can I say, it's very cool. I've even watched some movies on it, using trusty old Handbrake software to rip some of my DVDs. And of course, I've downloaded episodes of Lost and the Office, and Pixar shorts from iTunes Music Store. All in all, a very impressive device.

Today, I bought the iPod Av cable from the Apple store and watched some of the iPod video's contrent on a television. I have to admit, I was blown away by the quality. It wasn't hi-def or DVD quality, but it was certainly as crisp and clear as normal cable or VHS tapes. I thought the picture would be pixelated and kind of unwatchable, but I was very impressed.

Why don't people talk about this feature more often? I now have a portable VCR that can carry 75 hours of footage whereever I go and easily plug into to any TV.

Wow, what a cool gadget.

PS. Bonus coolness. If you just want to listen to music, you can listen through you TV's speakers. Which really works out well if you don't have the money for a Bose docking station or something like that.

Posted by jason on January 7, 2006 09:07 PM


Wow! So do you wanna give me money for a video iPod so I can enjoy it as much as you do?!?! It would be really nice!

Posted by: Anonymous on January 8, 2006 12:29 AM

Sure. We'll make the check out to "anonymous" and just put it in the mail with no address.

Posted by: Ian on January 8, 2006 02:41 AM

I realized i barely comment here so here i am commenting

Dude I got a video ipod too its great! I downloaded some podcasts and bought some movies from the pixar thing too. I didnt really ask to have it but im oooober glad i did


Posted by: Poncho on January 8, 2006 06:05 PM

I'm sorry I forgot to put my name under my comment! I'm so dumb.

Posted by: Anonymous on January 8, 2006 09:40 PM

Sorry I forgot to put my name under my earlier comment! I'm so dumb!

Posted by: Jenna on January 8, 2006 09:43 PM

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