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Subject: Re: current player models

Re: current player models

From: Robert Menes <viewtiful.icchan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 14:36:31 -0400

On 8/2/07, Paul Erkens <pjealt_at_xs4all.nl> wrote:
>
> Hi list,
>
> Is it true that if you want a rockbox capable player today, the only thing
> remaining would be an ipod? I called my mp3 online shop today, and they went
> over the rockbox site together with me. The sales representative discouraged
> me to buy a Toshiba because of too many flaws in its hardware design, and
> all other models like Irivers, IAudio, Sansa etc, are no longer being
> manufactured except the ipods. Does any of you have an advice on what to buy
> today, if not an Ipod?
>
> Paul.
>

Hi Paul,

The sales rep you spoke to is full of rubbish. The Gigabeats are very well
supported by
Rockbox and are rather inexpensive and easy to find on eBay. The SanDisk
Sansa e200
series are still being made and are sold in many major retail chains. The
Cowon iAUDIO X5
is one of the best damn DAPs I've ever seen in my life (and makes me wish I
had one
of my own). It sounds like he just wanted to make a quick sale on an iPod.

Yes, it's true that the iriver H1x0 and H3x0 are no longer being
manufactured, but
there's plenty of these going around eBay.

More to come soon!

Rob
(Rockbox user since 12/28/06; running on a 5.5G iPod video, 30GB)

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Received on 2007-08-02

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