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Subject: Re: New Recorder v2 (non-FM) vs. older JB
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2004-02-16


The old 500277 units "Jukebox Recorder Version 1" are far superior in every
way (imho.)

The v1's have digital out, (wired) remote control capable, 4xAA NiMH
batteries, and far far FEWER reported problems (example: using v2 when
battery runs out == dead unit (sometimes)) - they do NOT have a radio; but
given the endless complaints about the radio, I guess that is no great loss.

You can find them on e-bay as people upgrade to video-capable units, and
try searching amazon in a few different countries (I think .de and .co.uk
are out of stock now)

The one and only "regret" (if that's the right word) is that I did not get
a flashable unit - but that is just 'the luck of the draw' ...and I'm
trying to use up all my bad luck before I buy my first lottery ticket ;)

>Hello,
>
>I bought a 20 GB Jukebox Recorder v2 (non-FM) and was disappointed when I
>saw that it came with the LI-ION battery. The web-site (Amazon) and the box
>said NIMH, but the documentation (inside the box) said LI-ION. I wanted to
>be able to swap in sets of the NIMH I already have and avoid the problem my
>wife has discovered with her Palm pilot, that it doesn't really hold a
>charge anymore. The question is this... Is there a significant difference
>between the older JBs and the v2, besides the battery (quality, build, blah,
>blah, blah). I still have a few weeks before I need to send it back if I
>want the other model.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Seth

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