markfranklin wrote:The one option I use is CD3 (“Albums”) so at least you can actually have an A-Z of your albums by name and listen to them normally. Note however the list is vertical and with only a 2-line display it can take a very long time indeed to reach ZZTop – Best Of.
Out of interest, have they fixed the 255 item limit? On the version of the iPod interface I had fitted to my 1er when I bough it in 2006, the browsing is as you describe, but there is a nasty catch that you can only see up to 255 items in each category - so 255 artists, 255 albums, 255 playlists etc. I have 255 artists exactly on my iPod, so I can use that menu option fine, but I have well over 1000 albums, so the albums menu only shows the first 255 of them, and is therefore basically useless.
Also, there is a 16,000 song limit on the interface I have - probably not an issue for most people, but I have a pretty much full 160GB iPod classic, and I have to keep the number of songs I sync to it down as a result. The trouble with this is that in the Playlist menu, the first playlist is "all songs", and the 16,000 song limit applies across a category; so if you have 15,000 songs on your iPod, you can only have 1000 of them in playlists before you hit this limit in that menu.