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Subject: Re: My FMR just died
From: Rocker (rocker_at_shaw.ca)
Date: 2003-11-15


You mean I should have bought the recorder over the fmr? Shucks!
I can see where these buttons and switches are cheap! Maybe I should have
went with Nomad?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neon John" <johngd_at_bellsouth.net>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: My FMR just died

> On Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:37:27 -0800, Henry Mitchell <hmitchell_at_fastmail.fm>
> 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.
> >
> >Sigh.
>
> 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
> johngdDONTYOUDARE_at_bellsouth.net
> http://bellsouthpwp.net/j/o/johngd/
> Cleveland, Occupied TN



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