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Subject: Re: main page info

Re: main page info

From: Dave Wright <gymnastdave_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 02:42:07 -0600

For Rockbox supported players that are currently available for purchase.

table with 12 columns and 11 rows
Make
Model
Type
In Production
Available
Recording
FM Radio
Rockbox
Battery
Life
Dual Boot
Screen Quality
Storage
~Price (in USD)
Toshiba
MEG-F##
MEG-X##
HDD
choice-no
NO
ALERT!
SOME
choice-no
NO
choice-no
NO
~16-20h
~12-16h
choice-no
NO
240x320 (2.2in, 16bpp)
240x320 (2.4in, 16bpp)
10/20/30/40/60GB
F40S $100
Apple
iPod Video
HDD
choice-no
NO
DONE
YES
DONE
YES (via dock connector)
choice-no
NO
~8h
DONE
YES
320x240 (2.5in, 16bpp)
30/60/80GB
30GB 5.5G $230
80GB 5.5G $349
Apple
iPod nano (1st gen)
Flash
choice-no
NO
DONE
YES
DONE
YES (via dock connector)
choice-no
NO
~7-9h
DONE
YES
176x132 (1.5in, 16bpp)
1/2/4GB
~$100-200 ?? (used)
Cowon
iAudio X5
iAudio X5L
HDD
choice-no
NO
ALERT!
SOME
DONE
YES (line-in requires subpack)
DONE
YES
~8-12h
~20-28h
choice-no
NO
(officially)
160x128 (1.8in, 18bpp dithered)
20/30/60GB
60GB X5 $275
30GB X5L $250
Cowon
iAudio M5
iAudio M5L
HDD
choice-no
NO
ALERT!
SOME
DONE
YES (line-in requires subpack)
choice-no
NO
~15-20h
~40-50h
choice-no
NO
(officially)
160x128 (1.6in, 2bpp)
20/40GB
40GB M5 $??
20GB M5L $200
SanDisk
Sansa c200 series
Flash
DONE
YES
DONE
YES
DONE
YES (internal mic only)
DONE
YES
~5-6h
DONE
YES
132x80 16bpp
1/2GB
~$50 (1GB); ~$70 (2GB)
SanDisk
Sansa e200 series
Flash
DONE
YES
DONE
YES
DONE
YES (only mic for now)
DONE
YES
~15h
DONE
YES
176x220 16bpp
2/4/6/8GB
2GB 100USD, 8GB 160 USD
iriver
h100 series
HDD
choice-no
NO
ALERT!
SOME
DONE
YES
DONE
YES
~16-18h
DONE
YES
160x128, 2bpp
10/20/40GB
approx. $100-$200; used
iriver
h300 series
HDD
choice-no
NO
ALERT!
SOME
DONE
YES
DONE
YES
~16h
DONE
YES
220x176 16bpp
20/40GB
~$100-150; used
iriver
h10 series
HDD
choice-no
NO
ALERT!
SOME
DONE
YES
DONE
YES
~5h
DONE
YES
128x128 16bpp (5gb) 160x128 16bpp (20gb)
5/6/20GB
$300 20GB $250 5GB; cheaper used
table end

See also the
DeviceChart
 page for more detailed information on the players' hardware.

Subjective Discussion

list of 9 items
Of the currently available targets where recording is working, only the
iriver h10, h100 and h300 series and the Sansa e200 and c200 series support
recording
without additional hardware. The iAudio X5 can record from radio/internal
microphone out of the box, but line-in can only be connected through the
subpack
which is included. The iAudio M5 also needs the subpack for a line-in
connection but here the subpack is not included, other than that one can
record from
the built-in microphone. The iPods have line-in via the dock connector and a
custom cable is required to access it. In addition, the iPod recording code
is still in an early stage in Rockbox and is not suitable for serious use.
The best screen available is probably that on the iPod 5.5 generation. The
ones on the Gigabeats look good too, but are completely black with the
backlight
off.
Of these modern targets, the iPod still suffers from the worst battery
life loss under Rockbox compared to the original firmware.
The Ipod Video 80 gig is going to get you the most bang for you buck in
terms of storage size.
The listed storage sizes for the Sansa e200 and c200 series is for the
internal flash; the storage on these players can be expanded with a MicroSD
card.
Both players can support MicroSD and MicroSDHC cards up to 32GB in size.
The M5 L gives you the best runtime and in opposite to the X5, the iAudio
M5s do not depend on the subpack for copying data or charging. It has a
standard
USB port there where the USB host port on an iAudio X5 would be (hence no
USB host function).
Of all the models, the iriver h100 series has the most (standard) audio
connections.
The iriver h100 series is also the only player with optical connections,
having both input and output.
The Sansa c200 series seems to have a new "v2" model available. These can
be distinguished from a v1 easily by looking for the line "Supports Audible
audio file formats" on the product's description on the packaging. Rockbox
does not work on these v2 models; they appear to be using a new chipset.
list end

CategoryFrontpage
: Overview of Rockbox Digital Audio Players currently available for purchase
[Misc]

regards,
Dave Wright
University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC
Email: dwrigh6_at_uic.edu
Mobile: (832)518-0707
Please visit and Support:
http://www.blindscience.org
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Ervin" <GlennErvin_at_cableone.net>
To: "Rockbox" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 10:05 PM
Subject: main page info

> Anyone here have a copy of the main page text, which you could e-mail to
> me?
> My brother is looking for an MP3 player tonight, for his wife, and I
> suggested one of the supported players listed on the main page, but the
> page
> appears to be down.
> Thanks.
> Glenn
>
Received on 2007-12-03


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