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Subject: Re: What would you get right now?

Re: What would you get right now?

From: Chris Holt <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 03:30:53 -0400

Nomad Jukebox Zen NX
the 20G is $250 at bestbuy and that makes it about the same price range.
This is the second generation of Zen and improvements are fairly numerous
(like the replaceable/swapable battery) for something Creative didn't do
too badly with on their first shot. As always, Notmad Explorer is a
necessary investment to avoid the heinous software that Creative tries to
force on you. I bought it for my Nomad IIc and deleted the supplied
monstrosity after about 5 min. of use.

Hey, the Rio Karma is very sexy, and the interface is incredibly feature
packed, but it's price needs to come down some and I worry about it being
right out of the chute, so to say. While the Rio line has been around
forever, this is the first group of players released under the new
ownership by Digital Networks.

iRiver's iHP-100 looks to be another player that is going to have great
features, but the initial high price syndrome and 10GB capacity put it in
the same category as the Rio Karma for now. Cool player, tons of features
and high priced. One difference is that I trust iRiver to get it right
the first time around. The iFP series just oozes quality.

And no, I just don't like iPods, old or new. Not too many specific
reasons other than the price, it's just a "thing" I have about them.


On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 01:24:57 -0400, Neon John wrote:
> Stick a fork in me, I'm done. My second FMR, this one only weeks old,
> is gone. First the looping while trying to boot, now happening about
> every other boot attempt, and now a broken display. I saw some sort of
> black stuff that looked like padding floating around on the display
> yesterday. Tonight the display broke as I pushed one of the function
> keys. I'm finished with FMRs. Just can't take the "quality".
> Now I'm needing a suggestion as to what to buy. I'd like to keep the
> graphic display like the FMR has if I could. Great execution of
> Rockbox, of course. At least 15 gig and preferably 20 gig. Must be
> something available from vendors that offer replacement warranties (NOT
> some ebay schmuck). I don't have the time right now to do a hard drive
> swap so buying another studio 10 from Amazon and swapping in a larger
> drive isn't an option.
> Thanks,
> John
> ---
> John De Armond
> Cleveland, Occupied TN
Received on 2003-09-17

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