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Subject: Re: Buying a rockbox machine

Re: Buying a rockbox machine

From: Grant Hardy <granthardy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-12

Tough call. Rockbox works rock-solid on the Archos (even though it's old,
the software is quite recent). I bought an Archos Jukebox Recorder recently
and it works just wonderfully with Rockbox! I bought one recently on eBay
and I honestly haven't had one problem with it.

The Iriver H340 works very well apparently but you'll pay a FORTUNE getting
one and they're outdated anyway so I don't think there's much point.
However, if you're willing to wait a bit for "rock-solid" support you could
get an iPod Color or Nano. Those are in the works right now.
----- Original Message -----
From: "PF" <kernel@pkts.ca>
To: <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 1:18 AM
Subject: Buying a rockbox machine

> My birthday is coming up, and as a geek, I was interested in getting an
> ipod, and running ipod linux on it. According to the ipodlinux website,
> only ipods up to 3g are supported. So, I let my SO know that I wanted a
> 3g ipod.
>
> Time passes.
>
> She lets me know that she doesn't know where to find such a thing, and
> that I should find it for her, and she'd get it for me as a present.
> (Sometimes the 'surprise' factor isn't possible.. :-)
>
> In searching, I came across the RockBox project, and thought that it
> blew the ipodlinux project out of the water; I *wanted* one. So,
> looking at all the supported versions, it looks like the Archos Jukebox
> 20GB FM is the best.
>
> Golly, these things are hard to find! Why couldn't Archos just keep
> making them?
>
> Anyhoo, I'm hoping you could tell me where my SO could buy one in order
> to surprise me! :-) (And yes, this is how christmas works around our
> house as well.) We're a little reluctant to use EBay, due to the high
> levels of fraud there; is there anywhere else?
>
> Thanks!
> --
> PF <kernel@pkts.ca>
>
Received on Sun Feb 12 22:12:07 2006


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