Originally Posted by abf
xtremetoyz....its buyers like you who do your research and pick the best product for you is what i wish everyone was. of course you say that after looking at options you liked ipod, more importantly you liked itunes to go with it. i on the other hand despise itunes (and am a linux user to boot) so for me something that just mounts as an external hdd and allows for drag-and-drop action is essential. again, did my research and picked the best product for me. What bugs me is the "network effect" that ipod has....more and more people are buying ipods because all their friends have them. And why do their friends have them? Not because they are educated buyers doing their research and picking the best product for them, but simply because its the mp3 player they saw an ad for on tv and when they went to best buy the guy told them "you want an ipod". but thats another rant for another day. DAP VS PMP: (quick and dirty explanation) DAPs are smaller devices with smaller screens meant to play music (although many do support videos). PMP are the larger devices (with the 3 to 6" screens) which have more multimedia options, better video support, and their larger screens allow for better viewing. not very practical for music however because they are huge and not very pocket friendly.