Digital player without a PC?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Artie Fufkin, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. Artie Fufkin

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    I'm thinking of buying a portable player as a present for a friend who doesn't have a PC and I'd rather ask you for help then go to Dix0ns.

    I believe that there are some models which will record directly from a hi-fi system - is this right? Are they any good? Ease of use would be a priority. Or should I forget the idea and choose a different gift?

    Thanks.
     
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    My iriver HP140 has that function though its a 40gb one and fairly pricey.

    Not sure of any smaller/cheaper players though
     
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    Thanks Marvt. I take it these machines convert to MP3 as they are doing the recording (from a line source). Or do they just fill up the drive with uncompressed music?

    I've seen a Packard Bell Audio Dream 1GB on the Curry's site - reduced from £229 to £129. This accepts a straight hi-fi connection and seems to be what I am looking for.

    But does anyone have anything, good or bad, to say about it before I buy?
     
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    Anyone got a comment? Please. Time is running out.
     
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    Yes, the iriver can certainly convert to MP3 on the fly.
     
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    my opinion would be to get a minidisc player of ebay, a really nice one will only cost you £60 and if you get one without net md (ability to connect to a pc) THEY WILL BE EVEN CHEAPER

    and they record off optical cable from your hi fi

    lot cheaper than the IRIVER :smashin:
     

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