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Old 03-29-2009, 04:57 PM
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Default Q5 Have TV line in recording?

I was wondering of the Q5 has the line in TV recording? What about the 02?

I'm on the fence between the 3 models, Q5, A3 and 02. The player would basically be used at my home hooked up to the stereo system. The Q5 really interest mysefl because of all the options but on the otherhand I like all the codecs included with the A3.

Currently I have the D2 and really like that , I was wondering of the 02 did everyting that the D2 does?

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Old 03-29-2009, 05:05 PM
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Neither the Q5 nor the O2 have video recording capabilities.

As for the O2 doing everything the D2 does: nope. Maybe you should read my review: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archi...-o2-review.php
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:26 PM
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Thanks, have been reading reviews till I'm blue in the face (and yours are great) but I figure that I would ask as simple question as some of that stuff is above me.

Do you know the max size SD card the 32gb 02 will take? Perhaps a 32gb card. I'm looking for a lot of storage (around 70 / 80 gb) as what ever unit I get it would be used at home for my stereo system.

I would get the A3 but that toggle set up make me think that there could be problems down the line with it. The Q5 has all kinds of goodies on it and to be able to get online is a big plus even though I probably would rarley use that feature.

Do all of the Cowon players offer the shuffle option to play random music like my D2?

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Neither the Q5 nor the O2 have video recording capabilities.

As for the O2 doing everything the D2 does: nope. Maybe you should read my review: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archi...-o2-review.php

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Old 03-31-2009, 10:44 AM
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dfkt,

Please help!

Perhaps a unbiased answer to this question since you are more knowledgeable than myself and I really would appreciate it.

If the money was the same which unit would you choose?

Q5W or A3? I'm looking for a large 80gb unit basically for the home to be hooked up to the stereo. From what I have read I personally believe that the A3 is better for what it does but the Q5W just comes with so much extra stuff ;-)

Some of the sites (B&H Foto for one) I have looked at said that both have been discontinued by the manufacture. I guess that is why the prices have dropped so.

The Q5W does interest myself but from what I have read may be a real PITA to operate especially with the WIFI. Could the touch screen actually be operated by your finger w/o the stylus? Also I see that the Q5 does also transmit a Fm signal out so your radio can pick it up.

That would sort of interest me as I would then have use for that on my GL1800 Goldwing .

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Hmmm, to be honest, for home use hooked up to a stereo I'd look for something with a real line-out, not a headphone-out. Too bad I can only think of Zunes and iPods that do this in the 80GB+ range. Not sure if Archos players have a line-out, but they would be a lot closer to the Cowon feature set than Apple and Microsoft.

Of course there are dedicated stationary players as well, like http://www.slimdevices.com/, http://www.sonos.com/, http://www.popcornhour.com/, and others... but they can be quite expensive. Just for the remote alone they would be worth it, IMO.
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What I had before was a old Creative Nomad Zen Xtra hooked up to my McIntosh 4100 receiver and Klipsch Heresy speakers which sounded great. The Zen was getting old so I decided to upgrade. Also I have the D2 which sounds great but I basically use that for when I'm out walking.

I figure that either the A3 or Q5 could also double for movies on the road in the car. Sorry I do not like the Zune or I pud.

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Hmmm, to be honest, for home use hooked up to a stereo I'd look for something with a real line-out, not a headphone-out. Too bad I can only think of Zunes and iPods that do this in the 80GB+ range. Not sure if Archos players have a line-out, but they would be a lot closer to the Cowon feature set than Apple and Microsoft.

Of course there are dedicated stationary players as well, like http://www.slimdevices.com/, http://www.sonos.com/, and others... but they can be quite expensive. Just for the remote alone they would be worth it, IMO.
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Seems Archos would do what you want, with the DVR station cradle: http://www.archos.com/products/imt/a...n&p=dvrstation



But yeah, if the old Zen did what you wanted, then the A3 and Q5W should be good enough as well. Personally, I'd get the A3... looks way more useful and portable to me than the gimmicky and sluggish Q5.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:15 AM
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Great, I really want to thank you for making up my mind. I went with the A3 it looks to be built well and Cowon has a deal that the include the case, and wired remote so perhaps I do not need the joystick after all.

Looking at the Q5 really makse you think when you spending money like that you might as well get a cheap laptop but again it is interesting

The Archos again has stuff I would not need as I would not use the player to play video through the TV as I have a home player for that.

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Seems Archos would do what you want, with the DVR station cradle: http://www.archos.com/products/imt/a...n&p=dvrstation



But yeah, if the old Zen did what you wanted, then the A3 and Q5W should be good enough as well. Personally, I'd get the A3... looks way more useful and portable to me than the gimmicky and sluggish Q5.
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