"My First iPod...So Far, So VERY Good..."4.5 starson by djohn409
Pros: 80GB storage capacity, attractive design, good video resolution, long battery life, good sound quality
Cons: Slight delay on occassion with scroll-wheel. Included earbuds lack any bass.
Summary: Current Update Version: 1.0.3 Mac
After reading several negative reviews on this site, I was nervous about having just purchased the 80GB iPod Classic. The rantings of the frustrated users who encountered serious software and hardware issues scared the bejeezus out of me. Although I can't speak for their experiences, I can honestly say that I haven't encountered any problems with my iPod, and it's been running non-stop for the last couple weeks.
I did, however, decide to take the advice of the users here and basically disable any features that have to do with cover art or cover flow. I think it's helped to ensure that the interface runs as smoothly as possible.
I currently have an eMac running OS 10.4.11. I've encountered no problems or issues with iTunes 7 and Syncing audio or video.
DVDs transferred to the iPod look great with no noticeable skips or flaws. Using iTunes and Safari in conjunction with iSquint to download and convert Flash Videos works well.
I hope my experiences with my iPod remain positive ones. If anything goes awry, I will be sure to post it here.