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Subject: Re: iriver Recommandation

Re: iriver Recommandation

From: Bluechip <csbluechip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-15

>The U.S. H300 series can be upgraded to international firmware to add
>video capability, BUT flashing to international firmware permanently
>removes support for DRM files. DRM is NOT restored by flashing back too
>the U.S. firmware. U.S. players cannot act as a USB host, even with an
>upgrade to international firmware, without an internal modification.

So if we take a snapshot of the device before and after, the DRM code will
isolate itself automatically - now there's a nice starting point ;)

BC

At 18:08 15/12/2005, you wrote:
>Here is a rundown of the differences between the H100 and H300 series of
>players:
>
>H100 series
>-optical in/out
>-monochrome display
>-not DRM compatible
>-no ability to act as USB host
>-cannot charge via USB
>
>H300 series (U.S. model)
>-no optical in/out
>-color display
>-cannot play video
>-DRM compatible
>-can charge via USB
>-cannot act as USB host
>
>H300 series (international models)
>-no optical in/out
>-color display
>-ability to play video
>-not DRM compatible
>-can charge via USB
>-can act as USB host
>
>The U.S. H300 series can be upgraded to international firmware to add
>video capability, BUT flashing to international firmware permanently
>removes support for DRM files. DRM is NOT restored by flashing back too
>the U.S. firmware. U.S. players cannot act as a USB host, even with an
>upgrade to international firmware, without an internal modification.
>
>As far as hard drives, as noted earlier, the H100 series and H300 series
>were both available in 20 GB and 40GB versions. (An older H100 had a 10GB
>drive).
>
>-The 20GB versions use a single platter Toshiba 1.8" drive. The largest
>compatible single platter drive currently available is 30GB.
>Toshiba has announced a 40GB version, but it is not yet available.
>
>-The 40GB versions use a dual-platter Toshiba 1.8" drive. The largest
>compatible dual-platter drive currently available is 60GB. Toshiba has
>announced an 80GB version, but it is not yet available.
>
>-The casing for the 40GB players is about 3 mm bigger than the casing for
>the 20GB players, so dual-platter drives do not easily fit in the single
>platter case. I've read one report on Mistic River where someone was able
>to squeeze one in by removing the protective foam in the H320.
>
>Michael E. DiFebbo
>_________________________________________
>
>
>
>
>
>Mark Bright wrote:
>>The H120 has a 20 GB HDD, the H140 has a 40 GB HDD
>>|-----Original Message-----
>>|From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se
>>|[mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of ian douglas
>>|Sent: 15 December 2005 17:34
>>|To: Rockbox
>>|Subject: Re: iriver Recommandation
>>|
>>|> What are the differences between the h100 series and the |h300 series?
>>|> What is the largess disk size I could potentially purchase |in the
>>h100 |> series?
>>|
>>|If I recall, the H100 series go to 20GB, the H120 actually |replaced the
>>H320 from what I've read. The H300 series goes up |to 40GB but I've read
>>stores of people replacing the hard |drive up to 80GB.
>>|
>>|I think the main difference is the color screen and ability to |play
>>video on the H300 series.
>>|
>>|-id
>>|
>>
>>
>>
Received on Thu Dec 15 19:59:54 2005


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