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Subject: Re: Should I Buy a Recorder or FM Recorder?

Re: Should I Buy a Recorder or FM Recorder?

From: BlueChip <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2003 01:36:22 +0100

The JBR20 is the winner for me - I spent toooo long deciding which to buy,
my only regret is that I did not get a flashable chip in my unit, and lack
the skill to perform the relevant surgery on the myself.

Both
----
:) USB2
:) Pixel based LCD
:) Many front panel buttons
:( Really cheap headphones in box
:( Lousy manual - not relevant if you use Rockbox
FM
--
:) Built-in Radio
:( Unreplaceable battery (without RTB ...to really bad customer support)
:( Headphone socket on the SIDE
Recorder
--------
:) Digital I/O
:) Headphone socket on the Top
:) Comes with 1500mAH batteries - can be easily replaced with even more 
powerful batteries
:) Remote Control available
:( No Radio
:( A little bigger
:( A little heavier (although, not by much)
At 19:57 07/08/03 -0400, you wrote:
>         Hi. I'm a newbie trying to decide which model of player to buy. 
> It's pretty much between the Recorder and the FM recorder. I like the 
> look and controls of the FM Recorder better, but I'm a bit nervous about 
> the Li Battery. When my current player (an Intel Pocket Concert) runs out 
> of juice, I just swap the rechargeables for a fresh pair and keep on 
> rockin'. Can you do the same with a Recorder, or is the process too 
> cumbersome to be done routinely?
>         I've also heard that the FM's built-in battery offers longer run 
> time than the rechargeables in the Recorder. Anybody have any real-world 
> data on the subject?
>         Also, I've read in the list archives that Rockbox isn't being 
> developed by the core team for the FM Recorder. Does this mean that the 
> different models will have different capabilites when running Rockbox?
>         Thanks in advance for any info. Frankly, RockBox is the reason 
> I'm buying an Archos. The existence of such a dedicated and skilled 
> community of supporters makes me much more confident in taking the plunge 
> with a hard drive player. Keep up the good work, team.
>                                                 -John Price
>
Received on 2003-08-08

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