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Subject: Re: RE : Size/quality of the different model screens

Re: RE : Size/quality of the different model screens

From: Michael O'Quinn <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 16:16:37 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 21 Apr 2003, Scrambler wrote:

> Thanks for the info, SeeSchloß. I would probably buy
> another unit then sell my current one. These things
> still have a good resale value. I figure it'd take 50$
> or so for the upgrade.
> Ok, since the display seems to be better, I'll
> probably upgrade. The scroll is a bit "jerky" on the
> Studio 20. And I too like the design of the FM
> Recorder, but won't use the recording feature, but you
> never know if I'm out of town and hear a cool radio
> station. I mainly use it as a player for my car, and a
> portable hard drive for work and home. So I think I'll
> benefit from USB 2.0 alone.
> s0

A couple of negatives about the FM Recorder versus the Recorder.

I understand that SPDIF out works on the recorder, but not the FM
Recorder. Also, the FM batteries are not user replaceable. The custom
LiOn cells used are not even *available* except from Archos, and they
demand you ship the unit back for replacement.

Since I'm portable and listening to music far more than I am stationary, I
swap batteries a lot. Therefore I will NEVER own an FM Recorder.

Drooling over the Recorder, though...

Received on 2003-04-22

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