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Subject: RE: Differences between V2 and original and FW

RE: Differences between V2 and original and FW

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 09:31:26 -0000 (GMT)

The USB cable is not "non-standard". My HP digital camera uses the same
cable, as do many other consumer devices. You can pick one up at many
electronics stores. I think it's called "A to mini-B" or something like
that - certainly the "mini" bit is what you are looking for!

Both the FMR amd the V2 charge from USB, but I'm sure the older models

It does have SPDIF, but only IN by default, although I understand a
hardware hack can change this to give OUT as well.

Dan McLaughlin said:
> Yes the V2 charged on USB. Overall I'm not convinced the older version
> is the better. The V2 has crummy buttons (I hate those), but is slimmer
> and appears to have a quieter hard drive. And it charges on USB. But it
> does have a non standard USB cable, and I like to have multiple cables
> for the different computers I use. And it doesn't have the SPDIF. I
> don't care too much one way or another about the batteries.
> Over all, I guess I'll stick with the older version, if just for the
> buttons.
> Dan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Rasmus Lerdorf
> Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 2:09 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Differences between V2 and original and FW
> On Mon, 15 Dec 2003, howl wrote:
>> On the advice of this list I returned my V2 and got the older
> version,
>> to find that there are some issues with the original (non V2) one.
> Mine
>> can't be flashed (OK, there are warnings about this), but worse it
> doesn't
>> charge while connected to USB. Any help?
> Did your V2 charge on USB? Mine doesn't give me any indication that
> this
> is the case. I have both an original 10G Studio player and a flashed
> 20G
> V2 and while I do prefer the older case design and the standard
> rechargable batteries along with the jack on top instead of the side
> whatever that leaves is fine on the V2.
> -Rasmus

Mike Holden
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