Originally Posted by karatekid3d
iRiver iHP-120 best bar none. Well either that or the 40GB version. Soooo many features. Optical and analog line in and out, integrated (and external included) mic, FM tuner, and you can even directly encode any source a line out directly to an MP3. Oh and it even supports the Ogg Vorbis codec. You WILL NOT regret this player, i love mine.
karate, i second that. i have the ihp-120 myself and love it. I gave my 3rd gen ipod to my girlfriend. the battery life on the ipod was crap. would last on average 5 hours. In addition, as i have posted before, the ipod maintains some kind of "always on" state, meaning the ipod is still drawing current even when turned off. That's why the ipod doesn't go through a "boot up" process. The problem with this, i've found is that if i left the ipod turned off over a weekend, come monday morning, my ipod's battery was drained. Absolute crap. the ipods design is great, but functionally the ihp-120 kicks the ipod's arse.
the ihp-120 also has a built in fm tuner which works great, also has a built in mic for recording. in addition, windows xp will recognize the ihp-120 as an external hard drive without any drivers. Unlike trying to connect the ipod to a windows machine, which i had to use third party software to do, like ephpod
in any case, look into the ihp-120 and google for reviews on it. it's gotten rave reviews