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Subject: Re: FMR - rest in peace
From: Brian Wolven (
Date: 2003-09-26

Neon John wrote:
> I wouldn't touch another FMR with a 10 ft pole. As I mentioned
> earlier, of the 3 I've had and of the 5 others I caused to be
> purchased by my recommendations, all are now broken in some way or
> the other. I took my third one back yesterday and got a store credit
> from Best Buys.
> I went across the street and bought a Recorder 20 from Circuit City
> along with a replacement warranty. This is the "old" formfactor with
> AA batteries and feels MUCH more substantial. I'd rather have the
> LiIon batteries but I'll accept the NiMH's. One advantage of the old
> formfactor is that the battery ridges protect the keyboard somewhat
> from damage.

I've not had any problems with my Recorder20 that weren't solved by
rockboxing it, and re-flashing w/rockbox was the icing on the cake, IMO. =)

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