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Subject: RE: Archos build quality......

RE: Archos build quality......

From: Stephen Ball <>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2003 21:53:49 +0100

My FM Recorder 20 had a problem after the first month, battery or hard
drive problem, can't remember which. But I returned it, got a new one
and it works great


I got it when they first came out, that was something I noticed when I
got the replacement, it was slightly different both firmware and some of
the printing on the case


I still use it all the time its great



Stephen Ball

Invision Power Services


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Gadi Cohen
Sent: 18 May 2003 20:18
Subject: RE: Archos build quality......



I just recently bought an Archos (over the new Nomad because of USB hard

drive and because of rockbox), and after a good few weeks of research

over user coments on the 'net, I decided to get the plain Recorder

instead of the FM Recorder.


>From what I can see, yes, there have been a lot of build problems with

the FM. Some people get perfect builds but there have been a lot more

complaints than there should ever be. On CNET, the FM Recorder got I

think 70% "thumbs down" whereas the plain FM got about 60% "thumbs up".


With my plain recorder I have been pretty happy although I've only had

it for a week. Having to transfer my collection in shifts because the

power isnt sustainable with the adapter was bloody annoying, but now

that that's sorted out I've been really happy. The hard drive makes a

funny clicking sound from time to time and am really scared its going to

crash, but, so far, I'm a happy customer.


Also FWIW from user coments Archos tech support is quite useless. Even

when I enquired about using a different car adapter with the FM Recorder

didn't get any real helpful info from them. But hardware aside if

you'll be using Rockbox, you'll get the help u need and regular updates.




Gadi Cohen aka Kinslayer  <>
freelance sysadmin/programmer HABONIM DROR linux, fantasy, enthusiast
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Received on 2003-05-18

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