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Subject: Re: My FMR just died
From: Henry Mitchell (
Date: 2003-11-15

Yeah, I am considering the plain old recorder (recording is key). But
as they say, "fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice...."

Neon John wrote:

> On Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:37:27 -0800, Henry Mitchell <>
> wrote:
>>Well, after less than 10 months, my FMR just died.
> <snippity>
> I will never buy another Archos product again (I had
>>previously had a neutral-at-best experience with the CDR, but chalked it
>>up to immature technology). I'm hoping I can salvage the material on
>>disk and go on my merry way with a different product like Creative, etc.
> You'll hate the Creative box. Everything Rockbox does right they do wrong,
> the worst of which is probably that it is a database-based player.
> Like everyone else who has been through this, you've learned that the FMR is
> absolute junk. OTOH the plain Recorder is a solid product IF it works right
> out of the box. Just yesterday the last of my circle of friends who bought an
> FMR got rid of it (thank God for product replacement plans!!) and got a
> Recorder. Of the 7 Recorders among me and my circle of friends, one came out
> of the box not charging. Swapped it out immediately. Otherwise, all is well.
> One guy is a lineman and uses his Recorder while he's climbing on poles and
> riding in bucket trucks. If it can withstand that sort of usage it has to be
> tough.
> Face it, you're hooked on Rockbox so yer stuck with Archos hardware. At least
> one piece of hardware works OK.
> John
> ---
> John De Armond
> Cleveland, Occupied TN

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