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Subject: Re: Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder

Re: Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder

From: mat holton <mathew.holton_at_zirconsoftware.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:27:30 +0100

I would go for the FMR. I like the Gmini 220 - it's a very neat device
but it can't run rockbox and that's half the fun with owning an mp3
player (for me anyway). It's not easy to swap the HD in an FMR - some
soldering needs doing but the drives are fairly cheap. I don't know
about the Gmini though I expect it takes a 1.8inch drive.

If you want easy HD replacement and Rockbox functionality I would go for
the early Archos Recorder - if you can find one.

Saying that, I've just bought an iriver H320 as I found one (fairly)
cheap on ebay (I still own an FMR but the headphone socket is broken).
This is an ace device and it runs rockbox. The only problem is the
battery time is only 9 hours (it was 19 on my archos)

Jim H. wrote:
> I am trying to decide between the Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder, used of
> course.
>
> Which can I upgrade the Hard drive on, and which more easily?
> Does either one charge through the USB or use a separate AC adapter?
> Also looking for custom EQ ability.
>
> I would have to say I lean to the FM rec, because I can use Rockbox.
>
> Any advice?
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Jim Hanak
>
>
Received on 2006-07-17


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