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Subject: RE: Newbie Alert

RE: Newbie Alert

From: rinty <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 17:52:41 +0100

Hi George, the reason for the new firmware for the iriver players is,
that the firmware shipped with it can't be made to speak menus and
directories as rockbox can. The person who wrote the original message
is Visually Impaired, so can't see the screen of the player.


-------Original Message-----
--[]On Behalf Of George Styles
--Sent: 14 June 2004 16:26
--To: Rockbox development
--Subject: Re: Newbie Alert
--I just got a iRiver HD player, and its lovely. As much as I
--love Rockbox, I
--dont think there is a lot of need for replacement firmware,
--as unlike the
--offical Archos effort, the iRiver firmware can hold its
--head up high as the
--firmware is comparable to Rockbox as it is IMHO.
--I cant agree about the joystick either, I quite like it,
--but i guess its a
--personal thing...
------- Original Message -----
--From: "Björn Stenberg" <>
--To: "Rockbox development" <>
--Sent: Monday, June 14, 2004 1:52 PM
--Subject: Re: Newbie Alert
--> Chris Holt wrote:
--> > iRiver Karma?
--> >
--> > How about the iHP 100 series?  I think the Karma is a
--Rio (Digital
--> > Networks).
--> Oh, right, I got the players mixed up.
--> I have been playing with the iHP120 in a store once, and
--I liked the
--hardware too. The LCD remote especially was very nice. The
--navigation button
--on the main unit however put me off completely, since you
--must navigate by
--carefully nudging it sideways instead of just pushing arrow
--buttons. I found
--it very easy to accidentally push it down instead of to the side.
--> I haven't looked at the hardware in any more detail.
--There is always a
--half-dozen topics on the official iRiver forum asking for
--open source
--firmware, but I haven't seen anyone make a go of it.
--> --
--> Björn
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