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Hey all. I wasn't sure where to post this, and the Xbox is a subject in my post, so I posted it here.

I've been thinking about getting a 360 for my birthday. I'll probably get around £240 for my birthday.

I can buy the 360, but just the console. Then I'd need to spend an extra £40 on a game, then £40 on Xbox Live - and rumour has it that it's dropping in price soon, right?

I listen to music ALOT, and only have a 512MB Memory card in my phone - the 30GB Zune looks very impressive from what I've seen, but for the same price there's also the 30GB iPod Video.

Please help me decide what to do - get a 360 now, or get a Zune/iPod Video and get a 360 in a few months when the price lowers a little or a good deal comes along.

If your answer is the Zune/iPod, please tell me which I should choose in terms of features and ease-of-use, battery life, etc.

I just can't decide what to do! Please help me make up my mind by discussing the Pro's and Con's of each, etc. It would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
    
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Get the iPod. I've never been the hugest fan of apple's MP3 players but its eaiser to get up and running than the Zune. Also the pleothra of iPod accessories is really nice.
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Yeah, the iPod is actually cheaper. So it would probably be the road to go down for me. What's your view on the 360 situation?
    
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Eh, id say Xbox 360 or wait until a 6th gen ipod comes out. the 5th gen isnt too good, and the zune...well, ive heard bad things about. But if your in the market for an MP3 player, id have to easily say, Creative Zen Vision:M.
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If you are looking at MP3 players, you also might want to check out other brands I have heard that some other brands are just as good as those two and perhaps a bit cheaper, I would suggest Creative, and another one that I can't think of the name for but it starts with an S.

But for the record, go 360 all the way.
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Yeah, but I don't have enough money and would have to wait longer. I've always wanted a good MP3 player like an iPod. The Zune looks so attractive with its big screen and extremely customizable features.

What I'm saying is - the 360 should drop in price after they manufactuer their chips with a smaller silicone process - so I think maybe I should wait?
    
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I would definetly say the zune over the iPod. I have an 80gig iPod and after seeing my cousin's zune I would much rather have a zune. The zune has a bigger screen and you can really notice the difference between the two.

The screen is great and the album art looks much better. The zune is really easy to use too even though the wheel isn't click sensitive I can navigate it easier than the iPod.

The downside is that there aren't quite as many accessories for the zune, docs etc but it is still nice.

Go for the zune, the screen size is great and I really like the interface.

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Yeah, but I don't have enough money and would have to wait longer. I've always wanted a good MP3 player like an iPod. The Zune looks so attractive with its big screen and extremely customizable features.

What I'm saying is - the 360 should drop in price after they manufactuer their chips with a smaller silicone process - so I think maybe I should wait?
That might be a while, they are having delays with the 65nm around 6months it is looking like.
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Thanks for that very detailed feedback. It must be good if you prefer it over an 80GB iPod.

Any other thoughts, anyone?
    
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the sound quallity on ipods is pretty much crap, and this is supported by many ipod owners
    
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i dont know, i just dont like the zune. it sounded really cool in the beggining, but then when i heard that you could listen to a sent song 3 times and then its gone forever, sounded pretty lame.

I like the Creative Zen Vision:M better than both these players, regardless what people say. The 360... i dont see it going down in price for awhile, not until march 07.

I feel that you should wait alittle longer till something better comes out, but thats just my 2cents.
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