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Specification for Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

Main Features
iPod Model iPod Classic
iPod Model iPod Classic
Main characteristics
Number of Songs: 7500
Family Line: iPod Video
Storage Capacity: 30 GB
Main Storage Type: Hard Drive
Audio Capabilities
Audio Format: MP3WAVAACMP3 VBRAIFF
MP3 Bit-Rate: 16 kbps - 320 kbps
Frequency Respone: 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz
Video Capabilities
Video Format: MPEG-4H.264
Video Bit-Rate: 768 kbps
Max Video Resolution: 320 x 240
Screen
On Screen Display: ID3 Tag InfoBattery LevelPlaylist / Table of ContentsPlay ModeElapsed TimeRecharging
Screen Size: 2.5 inch
Connectors
Interface: USB 2.0
Outputs: Composite x 1S-Video x 1Headphone Jack
Other Features
Additional Features: GamesSleep TimerWorld Clock
Power Supply
Power Source: Rechargeable via USB cableInternal BatteryAC/DC Adapter
Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium Battery
Battery Life: 14 hrs.
Other
Height: 10.4 cm
Width: 6.1 cm
Depth: 1.1 cm
Weight: 136.1 g
Warranty: 1 Year
Release Date: October, 2005

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★★★★★
Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“Well built product which has lasted years”

Written on: 25/09/2013 by Davidlionheart (3 reviews written)

I've owned the iPod Classic 60GB for over 5 years. It began as a travelling companion for music and movies. I quickly realised how easy it was to watch films on any TV and it then became my home media player. The storage space is good at 60GB but you do need to convert videos which reduces their size. So it is feeling rather outdated now and I will be upgrading to a proper media player. I will still happily use the iPod when travelling. I'm hoping it will hook up to an iPad for the… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“The Apple iPod Video 60GB is good but love it. I would...”

Written on: 05/08/2008 by bigshieldsy (1 review written)

The Apple iPod Video 60GB is good but love it. I would definately recommend one… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“Quite disappointed was a Christmas present and it was ...”

Written on: 22/06/2008 by jenkinstein (1 review written)

Quite disappointed was a Christmas present and it was £180 and I was really upset when it started freezing it wouldn't stop. Piece of rubbish!… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“The Apple iPod Video 30GB is my favourite gadget by...”

Written on: 12/06/2008 by Marky Mark 1964 (2 reviews written)

The Apple iPod Video 30GB is my favourite gadget by far, have over 1000 songs and about 40 TV programmes and memory is only about half full. Internal battery is very quick to charge up keeps it for several hours use. Can connect to my hi-fi via a long headphone to phono lead available from Maplin for about a fiver - probably not ideal if you are really into top hi-fi sound but fantastic to have your entire album collection available as you chill on the sofa!! Would highly recommend… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“OK, but needs work all over!”

Written on: 14/01/2008

OK, but needs work all over!… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“A very nice gismo sound quality 2 dimensional.This is...”

Written on: 09/01/2008 by paulok1 (1 review written)

A very nice gismo sound quality 2 dimensional.This is not a HIFI sound peace of kit I throw away the ear phones and replaced them with ultimate Ears ear buds(165),now the I pod is starting to sing.The music has no great emotion of coarse due to the price,listen to Szymanowski symphony No 3 track 6 on a reasonable priced HIFI around 15000 and there will be tears.Having said that i bought one so it cannot be all bad… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“The Apple iPod Video 30GB has good sound quality and...”

Written on: 06/01/2008

The Apple iPod Video 30GB has good sound quality and is quick and never freezes. Responds positive… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“I like the Apple iPod Video 30GB's weight, it's not...”

Written on: 29/12/2007 by RIX349 (1 review written)

I like the Apple iPod Video 30GB's weight, it's not too heavy and it holds a lot of songs. It generally has a very good sound system.Overall,I love it.
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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“I like the design of my Apple Video ipod and I like...”

Written on: 20/12/2007

I like the design of my Apple Video ipod and I like the wide range of space for the music and videos that it has. The only problem I've had is turning it off because even when I do it keeps on turning on again. Trust me it is worth it if you buy it… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“I've had a 60GB iPod Video for over a year now. It is...”

Written on: 31/10/2007 by wegues (5 reviews written)

I've had a 60GB iPod Video for over a year now. It is definitely worth the money and still the lead in the industry. It is easy to use and easy to understand. I find though that some games are hard to play and some audio books are hard to set up in system. It's also easy to scratch the glass face… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“Generally satisfied except for bad point raised above.”

Written on: 15/10/2007 by Paul Fearon (1 review written)

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“After owning the iPod for just under a year, I have...”

Written on: 22/09/2007 by adamhornsby (17 reviews written)

After owning the iPod for just under a year, I have experienced it crashing, displaying the wrong artwork and the like. Mediocre battery life, under 'real' situation I could barely get 8 hours out of it. The design of the iPod is rather starting to look somewhat 'tacky' and outdated. The build quality too, is rather flimsy, especially the headphones, which the rubber around them has already started to come off. The sound leveller feature does not work either. I think Apple might be getting… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“Change the iPod's headphones and everything is good.”

Written on: 07/08/2007 by biglove (1 review written)

Change the iPod's headphones and everything is good… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“If you're more in to aesthetics than sound quality...”

Written on: 08/07/2007 by filtershark (1 review written)

If you're more in to aesthetics than sound quality this is the machine for you!… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“Slated by many, the iPod just remains the king of all...”

Written on: 02/07/2007 by Black Ghost 7 (139 reviews written)

Slated by many, the iPod just remains the king of all MP3 players. It's design and sound quality really make me a happy chappy and once you get over the initial obsession of changing tracks and scrolling through your music list the battery life isn't all that bad. Videos kill your battery however! I can't imagine watching a full feature movie on an iPod anyway, but I seriously wonder whether the battery would last a full movie for a start!… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“Overall, the iPod Video is a great purchase. Like the...”

Written on: 21/05/2007 by Fanfan (1 review written)

Overall, the iPod Video is a great purchase. Like the slim design and the ease of use, the only drawback being it's not very hard wearing but hey, nothing is perfect!… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“I have saved up for this for about 4 months and boy,...”

Written on: 12/04/2007 by madmax95 (4 reviews written)

I have saved up for this for about 4 months and boy, it was worth it! The battery isn't great and neither is the back, but apart from that, it is perfect. My dad was amazed when he saw all of the videos on it. Overall, this is the best purchase I have ever made!… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“Ok, the ten thousandth review for the iPod. ”

Written on: 05/04/2007 by YourDirector (29 reviews written)

Ok, the ten thousandth review for the iPod.

I caught the iPod bug way back and got myself an iPod mini, upgrading from that eventually to this, the iPod video 30GB in white. I unpack it and caress its smooth sexy body, plug it in to charge and get onto my computer eagerly updating to the latest version of iTunes so I can have my video's ready and waiting. It was superb, working all day, supplying me with music, movies and games without fail. It went well for about three months, working hard… Read Full Review

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Microjak's Response to YourDirector's Review

Written on: 01/08/2007

I am very interested in buying the iPod Video Player, and I found your review very helpful. So just 2 questions here, firstly, you talked about the battery being short, I have read other reviews about the battery being very short when used with videos, and you talked about the fact that there was a recent one, which battery is the recent one? And secondly, is the screen protector an accessory? Or does it come free? I hope you reply soon, and again your review has really helped me in my decision.

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★★★★★
Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“I bought the 30G Video iPod last August to take with...”

Written on: 27/02/2007 by Erebus1197 (13 reviews written)

I bought the 30G Video iPod last August to take with me to France on a family holiday. And I can honestly say this is the best purchase I have made in a long time.

I had owned a first generation iPod Shuffle prior to owning this Video iPod, so I was used to the iTunes software that came with it, and getting used to the 'click wheel' to operate the iPod was really easy. Just 'spin' it left or right to choose the item you want. It's that simple.

Loading the iPod with the tunes was also… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Classic - 5th Gen

“DESIGN: The 5th gen. Video ipod is a stunner. It is...”

Written on: 08/02/2007 by DELTAGOLF (39 reviews written)

DESIGN: The 5th gen. Video ipod is a stunner. It is even slimmer and lighter than its predecessors while its hard drive is an expansive 80GB. It comes in cool 'retro' white or sexy black. It has to be said that looks-wise it beats all opposition hands down. The ergonomics and design of the player are very good, with the touch-sensitive thumb-wheel contributing to quick and easy navigation by the user. The battery life of the player is not very good. A full charge will probably last the… Read Full Review

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