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Old 09-15-2008, 09:55 PM
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Default Pilot not dead! New black/red 4gb at BestBuy!

While checking for cases for my pilot today at best buy.com I was surprised to see a NEW pilot offered!

Listed as a black/red 4gb pilot with an image coming soon. $119 Model: NS-P4G2B
Perhaps all is not lost!


New! Insigniaź - Pilot 4GB* Video MP3 Player with Bluetooth Technology - Black/Red

The link above does not show "new" but the search on best buy below does.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=pcat17071&type=page&ks=960&st=pilot&sc=Global &cp=1&sp=&qp=crootcategoryid%23%23-1%23%23-1~~q70696c6f74~~ncabcat0200000%23%233%23%234&list= y&usc=All+Categories&nrp=15&iht=n

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Old 09-15-2008, 10:10 PM
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Micro SD slot? I'm glad I only spent $20 on a 16 GB SDHC card. Touch Screen? I'm not so sure I like that feature on a 2.4" screen...doesn't say anything about video out or number of outputs. I wonder how hard it will be to get to the SD cover on THIS model...tee-hee-hee.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:18 PM
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After looking at the Insignia's web site, I do not see it there, yet.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:19 PM
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Yeah, it just looks like this is a replacement, not so much an extension of what we have now. Of course, it could be a unified OS/UI that can use the wheel in place of a touch screen, but I wonder if this might be too much UI for the current unit to handle.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:52 PM
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Fantastic find bro!

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Micro SD slot? I'm glad I only spent $20 on a 16 GB SDHC card. Touch Screen? I'm not so sure I like that feature on a 2.4" screen...doesn't say anything about video out or number of outputs. I wonder how hard it will be to get to the SD cover on THIS model...tee-hee-hee.
Agreed to both of those!
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:38 PM
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Now let's hope they have something with more than 4gb!

Very promising development though.
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:48 PM
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Stopped by the local BB today. Almost no Insignia MP3 players in sight. Lots of empty space.
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:44 PM
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I went to the big best buy in my area, and there was still a Pilot on display. But i think they're out of 8 GB Pilots..
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:15 PM
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....A%3E1900-01-01
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:34 AM
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It looks like it's a whole new player too.

  • Touch screen interface
    Makes it easy to access your music.
  • 2.4" color Touch QVGA LCD screen
    For detailed music and playback information on a bright, easily visible display.

Can't wait to see what it looks like.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:07 PM
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I'm really curious, but I'm not gonna buy it if I don't even know what it LOOKS like. Why aren't there any pictures?
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:08 AM
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I just went to the Best Buy site, and it says "SOLD OUT ONLINE" for the new Pilot...

O_____o

there are no reviews, no ratings...

Oh, and both the regular 4 and 8GB Models of the Pilot are gone from the Best Buy site. All that's left is this mysterious new Pilot...
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:48 PM
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And now, the "new" versions have been removed from Best Buy's site. And the mystery continues.....
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:59 PM
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WOW.

so much for getting our hopes up....-_-

They might as well remove that Insignia Pilot stand/case thing too...
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Old 09-25-2008, 03:43 AM
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Wow, they did disappear. I wonder there is still going to be a replacement, but Best Buy made that mistake by accident. Plus there is nothing new on Insignia's site. Now, I wonder if there is Best Buy employees looking on here since they removed this "new" Pilot.

It is getting close to Thanksgiving and Christmas. It might pop up closer to that time, but never know with Best Buy.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:57 AM
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Default Relax. its a marketing strategy!

Its a marketing strategy. Best Buy probably hoped build some buzz about the upcoming players by "accidentally" jumping the gun and posting the new players. However, nobody (not even ABI) cared (except for us in the forum!). That probably might be enough to kill the line. Sad, very sad.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:12 PM
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Its a marketing strategy. Best Buy probably hoped build some buzz about the upcoming players by "accidentally" jumping the gun and posting the new players. However, nobody (not even ABI) cared (except for us in the forum!). That probably might be enough to kill the line. Sad, very sad.
If it was a marketing strategy, then it was a very bad one. There weren't even pictures.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:50 PM
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Well it is definitely a new model. The outgoing pilot offered 25 hours of playback (advertised). This "new" pilot is advertising 33 hours. That's a nice bump in play time. It's too bad that the display didn't increase in resolution and that it is a touch screen and has microSD rather than regular SD.

THE BEST NEWS hopefully is that since the player has evolved rather than completely changed that there may be hope for a firmware update for the current pilot!!!
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:53 AM
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THE BEST NEWS hopefully is that since the player has evolved rather than completely changed that there may be hope for a firmware update for the current pilot!!!
I will hold my breath
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