Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: FM Recorder status web page
The FM has a Lion battery, which apparently can be changed; apparently it's also a non-standard Lion battery, and I'm not about to try slipping it out to admire it.
I get about 6 hours continuous play. While I use the recharger, I find I don't use it that often, as it keeps a decent charge just from being plugged into the USB, which I generally do nightly. Nevertheless, I carry the recharger with me. ;-)
The FM is physically smaller and lighter than the Recorder, basically because it doesn't have those bulging battery packs. To me, this justifies the upgrade.
The FM radio doesn't get the greatest reception, but it is a radio and it does work.
The FM firmware is somewhat lacking (very lacking compared to Rockbox). No matter what I do, I can't (contra the FM manual) get it to display the time, /except/ when it's plugged into the USB (at which point I have no need for it, as I have clocks on my PC screen).
You want radio and a slightly smaller form factor? Willing to wait for good firmware? Get the FM.
But if I /had/ a recorder, I'd wait for Rockbox to target the FM, and I'd wait for Archos to put out an FM with a larger harddrive too. (Never thought I'd use 15.9 GB for mp3s, and all of them legally acquired too; now that I have, I see the need for even more space, on the order of 60 GB.)
Quoting Jason Hamilton <jason_at_superlink.net>:
> This isn't a rockbox question, but I thought I'd ask here
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