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Subject: Re: FM recorder and V2s was RE: I'm really not sure what recorder I've got here.
From: Joseph Jones (
Date: 2004-06-11

I'm not really the perosn to ask. I don't own either unit, I just like
to keep myself informed.

However, can anyone comment on the build quality of the V2s? Is it worth
buying one to replace my existing JBR?


Aman Singer wrote:
> 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: [] 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?
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