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Subject: FM recorder and V2s was RE: I'm really not sure what recorder I've got here.
From: Aman Singer (aman_at_asinger.net)
Date: 2004-06-11


Hi, Joe.
        Do you, or does anyone else, know of a way, without looking at the
documentation or packaging with the unit, and without looking at any label
on the unit, to tell the difference between an FM recorder and a recorder
V2? It's a tall order, but it would be great if it could be done in some
way, even if that way is through software. Is there a single key command, on
the standard Archos firmware, to bring up the radio on FM units which
wouldn't work on V2s?
        Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of Joseph Jones
Sent: June 11, 2004 1:43 PM
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: I'm really not sure what recorder I've got here.

It will run Rockbox. The FM recorder and the V2 use the same chassis.
Some V2s are even repackaged FM recorders with the radio features locked
out in the software.

Essentially, the FM recorder is identical to the V2 (which differs
slightly from the Recorder V1, namely in that the power was muddled with
a little to use lithium ion batteries (which I believe are custom), the
USB port was changed to the standard USB B port traditionally found on
devices and the case is different) except that the FM recorder... has a
radio.

Joe

rinty wrote:
> Sorry folks, but I'm totally blind and on my own, so this is going to
> seem quite dumb.
>
> The recorder I've got is smaller than the recorder jukebox that I'm
> used to, and the rubber corners can't be removed, there are screws
> through the corners of them. The controls are slightly flatter, and
> what I suppose must be the on/off buttons are in a different place
> relative to each other and on the facia of the unit. The USB port is
> smaller too.
>
> Now for my confusion. I thought the FM recorder was the same as the
> jukebox recorder V1, I didn't realise that there was an FM recorder
> version of what I initially thought was the V2, and it's not listed as
> one of the players that will support rockbox. I'm now somewhat
> worried that what I've got won't work with rockbox, thus making it
> unusable to me.
>
> Anyone any idea from what I've said?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rob
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