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Subject: Re: -no subject-
From: idc-dragon_at_gmx.de
Date: 2003-07-24


> -The Rockbox FAQ says that the Recorder has a digital audio output. This
> is great, because I would like to hook the Archos up to my receiver at
> home
> through a digital coax or optical input. Can I just use the cable provided
> to go from the digital in/out jack to the digital input in my receiver or
> do I need to buy a special cable? Is anyone on here using an Archos in
> this fashion that can give me advice?

You can use a standard cable with a 3.5 mm stereo plug at one end and 2
cinch (RCA) plugs at the other. One is digital in, the other digital out.

> -Using it in the car. Unfortunately, I don't have an aux in or a CD
> changer plug in the trunk, so it looks like I have to go either the
> cassette adapter route or the FM modulator route. Can you guys recommend
> which one sounds better? Are there particular brands to look out for?

Probably a cassette adapter sounds best. In contradiction to a real tape the
frequency range it not limited for the treble. However, they make noise
because of the weels spinning, and you have an ugly wiring to the dashboard.

> -Durability of product. It seems that people often have major issues with
> the Recorder unit's quality. Circuit City has an extended warranty, but
> it's pretty expensive at around $55. Are the quality issues so bad that
> it's worth it to pick up the extended warranty? Or are the break-downs few
> and far between, but just well-reported?

The Archos has bad, ugly, cheapish, chinese mechanics. With some plastic
glue you can do repairs like loose or broken off keys for yourself (I had that).
The warranty is not good for all the people, there's a lot of things to
upgrade which will void it. I exchanged my HD right away, RAM shortly after,
later serial mod.

Jörg

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