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Subject: Re: Iaudio D2 future.

Re: Iaudio D2 future.

From: Frans Grotepass <fmgrotepass_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 20:30:20 +0100

On Friday 22 February 2008, Rob Purchase wrote:
> (First of all, apologies if this post breaks the threading. I don't have
> the original mail to reply to, as I read it on the web before subscribing
> to the list)
>
> Frans Grotepass wrote:
> > After some thought, I am rather considering a new player. The D2 has nice
> > specs from the factory and there is some although still vapour future for
> > a rockbox port. I can survive a few months on factory firmware before the
> > port is working. The only worry I have is the SD extension. At this stage
> > the standard firmware only supports 4GB. Will a future rockbox port have
> > the possibility of supporting bigger cards? I assume it will be the case,
> > since 4GB is SDHC.:That will make the player suitable for my
> > requirements. This player also has standard SD slot, which will come in
> > the bigger sizes earlier.
>
> The D2 retail firmware does in fact support SDHC out-of-the-box. There are
> plenty of reports over at the iAudiophile forums of people using upto 16Gb
> cards successfully. Any future Rockbox port should also support SDHC.

That is good news. With the batterylife and all the other goodies included in
the D2, it makes it a nice player.

>
> "A few months" is probably rather optimistic for a usable port, especially
> one that includes working SD card support. In the meantime, the D2 is a
> nice piece of hardware and the retail firmware is not *that* terrible: it
> has good codec support at least (Ogg, FLAC, etc).

Ogg/FLAC support, along with recording and FM was quite high on the prios. The
output is also quite powerful. That is handy, since my car's preamp for the
aux in is a little weak, even after I changed the input opamp resistors. With
A few months, I include 18-24 months :)

>
> But I wouldn't buy a player based purely on "vapourware" Rockbox support...

That is the risk I take. It is not my first choice. Rockbox support is one of
my big wishes. The current supported players are too expensive even second
hand for what you get. Excluding some models that miss my basic requirements.
Received on 2008-02-22


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