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Subject: Re: FW: RipDrive MP3 player
From: roland (for_spam_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2003-12-19


> question is, who bells the cat by buying one and knocking it around a bit?
i think i will order one (hd-800) as soon as possible. i contacted them to send me information about pricing and availability in
europe. i can forward that info to the list, if i receive a response and if there is interest here.

regards
roland

----- Original Message -----
From: "TP Diffenbach" <rockbox_at_diffenbach.org>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 5:56 PM
Subject: RE: FW: RipDrive MP3 player

>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
> Behalf Of Björn Stenberg
> Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 11:20 AM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Re: FW: RipDrive MP3 player
>
>
> TP Diffenbach wrote:
> > Agreed, but being less mechanically inclined than you, I'd want to see
> their
> > source for low-level hardware interaction routines.
>
> Agreed. My point was just that asking companies for source code often scares
> them. Asking for hardware information appears to be less threatening.
>
> --
> Björn
>
>
> Point taken.
>
> But when companies ask me for $300, it often scares me that their hardware
> may be unusable because of crap software. If it hadn't been for Rockbox, I'd
> likely have returned my Archos.
>
> Which brings up another point: maybe I should have returned it anyway, given
> that hardware problems have rendered it an inoperable $550 paper-weight. The
> RipDrive/X-clef looks nice (and will look even nicer with a 60GB drive), but
> I don't want another Archos-level quality control nightmare. Of course, the
> question is, who bells the cat by buying one and knocking it around a bit?
>



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