Associatedcontent: In the world of MP3 players or digital media players, many people consider the iPod the cream of the crop. While the iPod is a nice piece of hardware and the likely market leader, it receives stiff competition from anyone not wanting to be tied down to iTunes or general Apple software.
Good article but it doesn't cover the fact that HD Video is only in HD when connected to the optional A/V Dock which retails for $90.
I just picked one of these up for my wife because Newegg.com had a special where it was $232 with upgraded headphones and the A/V dock was included. Great deal. Saved like $110...And I don't have to deal with iTunes. Win-Win for me.