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Subject: Re: What would you get right now?
From: Mark Bright (mark.bright_at_btopenworld.com)
Date: 2003-09-17


I can second the iPod thing... I foolishly sold my 20 GB Recorder because
of lack of disk space (and lack of confidence to attempt a drive replacment)
and got one of the 30 GB 'New' iPods.... I hate it

Yes it is incredibly light, amazingly small and stunningly sexy but...
Battery life about 6 hours max, awfull user interface, the whole database
driven front end would mean weeks of tweaking ID3 tags. In the 6 weeks I
used it, it crashed and lost all my music 3 times, and the battery indicator
says fully charged right up the point where it shuts down!

The restore is rubbish... No Bookmarks (Come on lads when can we have
Bookmarks in the 'proper' Rockbox build), and if you Dock the iPod to charge
it, you loose you resume...

basically 400 down the tubes, it's now up for sale at about 300 if you
know anyone ...? And I have just had a FM Recorder with a 40 GB HDD fitted
from http://www.newmp3technology.com/, Flashed it with Rockbox and am once
again a happy bunny....

Chris Holt wrote:
> Nomad Jukebox Zen NX
> <Snip>

> And no, I just don't like iPods, old or new. Not too many specific
> reasons other than the price, it's just a "thing" I have about them.
>
> Chris
>
> On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 01:24:57 -0400, Neon John wrote:

>> Now I'm needing a suggestion as to what to buy. I'd like to keep the
>> graphic display like the FMR has if I could. Great execution of
>> Rockbox, of course. At least 15 gig and preferably 20 gig. Must be
>> something available from vendors that offer replacement warranties
>> (NOT some ebay schmuck). I don't have the time right now to do a
>> hard drive swap so buying another studio 10 from Amazon and swapping
>> in a larger drive isn't an option.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> John
>> ---
>> John De Armond
>> johngdDONTYOUDARE_at_bellsouth.net
>> http://bellsouthpwp.net/j/o/johngd/
>> Cleveland, Occupied TN



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