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Subject: RE: Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder or iRiver?

RE: Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder or iRiver?

From: Jim H. <hanakj_at_comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 06:18:47 -0500

Thanks for the reply, MH

        But what about functionality? Does Rockbox on the iriver have the
same kind of functionality and customization capabilities as on the AJR? I
used to have an iriver ihp-120(before Rockbox) and the user interface was
horrible. Had to look stuff up in the manual all the time. Wish it had
Rockbox then. I have been looking at the irivers. Can Rockbox be flashed
to it? And have you had any dealings with their customer service? Usenet
is full of iriver customer service horror stories.

Sincerely,

Jim Hanak

-----Original Message-----
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:27:30 +0100
From: mat holton <mathew.holton_at_zirconsoftware.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder
To: Rockbox <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Message-ID: <44BB49F2.8010208_at_zirconsoftware.co.uk>
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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)

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