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sadolakced acid
QUOTE( engadget)
1. Toshiba Gigabeat S Series

The one gadget that grabbed everyone at Engadget's attention right at the beginning of the show was Toshiba's new Gigabeat S Series Portable Media Center. Portable video players are a dime-a-dozen these days, but the new Gigabeat looks like it'll have the skills to take on the iPod: a sleek, thin, light brushed aluminum casing, a crisp, bright QVGA display, and -- and here's the really important part -- it offers full integration with Vongo, that new online video download subscription service from Starz that'll let you download as many movies as you want from their catalog and watch them on your portable device.


http://ces.engadget.com/2006/01/05/toshiba...-inch-qvga-lcd/





http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/media/gigabeat.mspx

QUOTE( microsoft spec site thing)
Just announced! The Toshiba Gigabeat S Series Portable Media Center offers a vivid 2.4" color display and an extended storage capacity, so you can take your favorite digital media with you. Download recorded TV shows from TiVo Series2 or feature-length movies from movie studio Web sites, and then watch them on your Portable Media Center or a TV. Listen to music and download album art from online music providers. Tune into your favorite FM radio station with the unique FM tuner feature. Create impressive photo shows set to music, or enjoy interactive gaming with integrated audio for Microsoft Xbox 360. Available Spring 2006.
Features

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      Compact dimensions with up to 60 gigabytes (GB) of storage space
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      FM radio tuner
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      Extended battery life (20 hours of audio and up to 5 hours of video)
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      Familiar Windows Mobile software navigation
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      Compatible with popular media file formats, including .wmv, .wav, JPEG, and MP3
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      Media download from Media Center PCs
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      Recorded TV download from TiVo Series2
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      Audio integration with Xbox 360
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      Available in Metallic Blue, Piano Black, and Piano White


the only thing i don't like? no recording. but now that i think about it, i still have my iriver.

yuppers.

http://stadium.weblogsinc.com/engadget/vid...6_GigabeatS.mov

engadget video showing it off. it's rather thin, and uses USB mini.


and it's supposed to work with a new napster like video service: full length movies, 9.99 a month.

http://www.cnet.com/4831-11405_1-6413207-1.html

http://www.dapreview.net/news.php?extend.2788



what can i say? i'm in love.

ThunderEvermore
That does look really bad ass.
pandamonium
amazing. 20 hours of music and 5 hours of video is awesome. so wait lemme get this straight you can download from the Gigabeat like download video?
EddieV
I was telling a few guys at work about this awesome player, pity they wouldn't believe me. They keep going IPOD! IPOD! IPOD! I think I might consider giving up my H10 for this neat little device. One thing I don't see though is the voice recorder which may come in handy for me.

and for $299, that would be a better deal than the 5th Generation iPod, since you get a few extra features, and a smaller player.

This is a really nice looking player as well...

Two Thumbs Up!
uLoVeMikeRoch
I saw this.
When I did.
THe next thing I know, I'm in the emergency room with my hands sticking out in the middle of the air.
EddieV
^ When I saw this, I got a boner...

It's so orgasmic...
i_liek_sushi
wow, looks nice.
Smoogrish
Wow. That's so.. shiny!

I think Apple trains its employees to brainwash poor children into believeing "IPOD IS GOD"

I can hear them chanting it in their secret mountainside hideaway.
vash1530
wow that shoots to number 1 on my "mp3 players to die for" list!
EddieV
As soon as I get this neat little device, my H10 will retire into Eddie's Wall of MP3 Players.
RiC3xBoy
I think my eyes just ejaculated.
EddieV
^ Mine already did...
sadolakced acid
i have a feeling that if i get a 2400 on my SATs, this is mine.

gottastudygottastudygottastudy
EddieV
^ I'm just going to use my 10% Target Discount, lol..
Hiphop d[-_-]b
Anyone have pics of the Piano Black 60 gig one ? Im interested in this, but my mind has been set on the u10 for so long. But although the iRiver has better features IMO, the toshiba kills the iRiver with its storage capacity.
tweeak
QUOTE(sadolakced acid @ Jan 14 2006, 2:19 AM)
i have a feeling that if i get a 2400 on my SATs, this is mine.

gottastudygottastudygottastudy
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Interesting incentive

how'd you do on the PSATs, by the way?
annalucky
Too bad..it comes out in the SPring when I'm gtetting mine this month..
It looks so awesome. I want it. D:
sadolakced acid
QUOTE(tweeak @ Jan 16 2006, 1:39 PM)
Interesting incentive

how'd you do on the PSATs, by the way?
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mmm. 231.

i've got SATs in less than 2 weeks tho, and a lot of other stuff between now and then. so i'm kinda worrying.
EddieV
Question....

Will this player play MPEG4, AVI, and DIVX?
tweeak
QUOTE(sadolakced acid @ Jan 16 2006, 7:08 PM)
mmm.  231.

i've got SATs in less than 2 weeks tho, and a lot of other stuff between now and then.  so i'm kinda worrying.
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ohmy.gif

cry.gif

Good luck on those! I meant to be taking those SATs, but it's ridiculously hard to sign up for things at my school.
sadolakced acid
QUOTE(xnofearx @ Jan 17 2006, 12:17 PM)
Question....

Will this player play MPEG4, AVI, and DIVX?
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theoretically, it can play anything windows media player can play ( i think. i think it plays a certain few, and windows media converts the rest to one of those)



mmm. a kid at my school got a 239.
EddieV
QUOTE(sadolakced acid @ Jan 17 2006, 4:44 PM)
theoretically, it can play anything windows media player can play ( i think.  i think it plays a certain few, and windows media converts the rest to one of those)
mmm.  a kid at my school got a 239.
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Hmm... I hope it does.
tweeak
QUOTE(sadolakced acid @ Jan 17 2006, 4:44 PM)
theoretically, it can play anything windows media player can play ( i think.  i think it plays a certain few, and windows media converts the rest to one of those)
mmm.  a kid at my school got a 239.
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there was a freshman at mine who only missed one math question
a sophomore who missed two
and obviously i mean none of the others
i don't know how my class did, but most people i talked to had over 210
meanwhile, i'm retarded and got a 192, which was actually a significant improvement
I WANT MY STANDARDIZED TESTING SKILLS BACK, DAMMIT
iDecay
I want it! D: I doubt I'm gonna get it though.. I just got a iriver h10 a few weeks ago. :\
kryogenix
Vorbis support?
EddieV
^ ooh, didn't think about that one, I hope so...
sadolakced acid
don't think there'll be vorbis support.

it does, after all, run on microsoft's PMC software.


what i want is this, and a toshiba quosimo.

why buy shows when you can use a media center TV to transfer to this player?
MrElsewhere
I like it.

I read the cnet report on it. The side buttons were confusing? Lmao. Play/pause, next track, last track, etc. Unlabeled?!

it's very sleek.
EddieV
So uh...

When does this come out?

never mind....

It comes out in March.
AceShadows
Sweet mp3 player.
EmmalieV
the pictures that are inside the mp3 player look like the ones from the new iriver 0_o
Elleusion
It's seriously Toshiba??
My laptop is Toshiba, that looks kiss-ass, though.
Hiphop d[-_-]b
I might be getting this. Depends. My friend wants to sell me his video ipod for 200. But ima tryna work my magic and get it for free. or at least lowered to 100.
EddieV
^ I'd rather get the Gigabeat S, I'm a sound junkie, and I like good sound quality. lol
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