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Subject: RE: Hardware/LCD changes
From: Matthew P. OReilly (moreilly_at_moreilly.com)
Date: 2002-12-03


My fault, I wasn't reading properly... In that case, I don't understand why
the reviewer complains about the mp3 transfer interface being less than
intuitive. Seems that any half-technical fool should be able to transfer
files drive-to-drive.

But I have flashbacks to my old Diamond Rio which used a proprietary format
for their cards... And Creative, which has traditionally prevented
FAT-level access to the drive. So I guess I jumped the gun a little.
<sheepish grin>

Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
Behalf Of Josh
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 6:47 PM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: RE: Hardware/LCD changes

Maybe I am missing something, but I quote from that review..." The
player comes empty, all you need to add is a drive that you will later
format to the FAT 32 file system.."

???

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of Matthew P. OReilly
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 6:49 PM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: RE: Hardware/LCD changes

Or a DMP3 (http://www.mp3newswire.net/stories/2002/densionreview.html).
Doesn't look like it reads FAT32 (why on earth would anyone choose to
make
their own damn format??!?), but otherwise a nice piece.

Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
Behalf Of Chris Holt
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 11:47 PM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: Re: Hardware/LCD changes

Sounds like you should ask Santa to bring you a Neo. It already does
all
that, and has a remote(s). Wired for the car, and IR for the home. It
can
be further modified all sorts of ways. You can get firmware and a chip
for
$30 to make it talk too. (nice for the car)

I mean don't get me wrong, Archos/Rockbox is still the ultimate
hand-held
setup as far as I am concerned, but the Neo is the ultimate out of hand
setup. For $380 you get 20GB Neo, car bay, car control panel, FM
modulator/RCA out, Home stereo dock, IR remote USB connections and
installation wires.

Chris

----- Original Message -----
From: "Justin" <jaf60_at_it.canterbury.ac.nz>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: Hardware/LCD changes

> That's the easy bit :-)
> I actually have several reasons for wanting this.
> One is that with Rockbox, the archos makes a useful platform for
> portable, but not pocket, sound. Eg, mount it inside a larger,
> shock-absorbant box, with a large screen, buttons wired to controls on
> the box, larger battery pack, output jacks, etc, and you have a
> rock-solid durable portable player that you can connect to the local
> sound system, wherever you are, leave it on a desk, and operate it
> easily at desk-level. (Eg, when dancing at many studios in the same
> week).
>
> Another reason is that I've started a pocket case-modification
> (actually, case-replacement) that is extensive enough that it's not
much
> more hassle to put in a larger screen - I'll be adding new buttons
> anyway, so they can be shifted to accomodate a larger screen.
>
> It would also be useful for converting a recorder into a car stereo.
>
> The first example can obviously be met by other devices availible, but
> the recorder+rockbox is a well understood and powerful combination.
And
> more to the point, I'm already familiar with it, so there is no
learning
> curve :-)



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