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Subject: RE: Bargain prices for jbr fm 20 GB units?

RE: Bargain prices for jbr fm 20 GB units?

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2005 04:58:39 +0000

Others have posted often on the poor quality of the radio (a search of the
archives will be worth the effort if you require confirmation there) - I,
as I say, don't own one to comment.

The JBRFM does NOT have DigiOut, although it can be re-enabled by a skilled
solderer. There is a full comparison chart buried somewhere on the rockbox
website which can confirm that for you.

The FM has a lithium battery deep in it's bowels with metal contacts which
have been the cause of endless complaints and people having to dismantle
their players and fix them - iirc, you require soldering skills to perform
this task - again, a check of the rockbox website will give you pictures
and explanations on how to perform this task - or maybe the IRC logs where
I remember complaints being made. Also searching the archives for people
who have to "squeeze" their players to get them to work - this is the first
sign of a bad battery contact - often caused by dropping it once or twice.

Everything you could possibly want to know and abundantly more can be found
on the rockbox website - comaprison charts; hardware mods; repair faqs;
etc. etc. So I shall leave your inquisitive mind in the safe and capable
hands of the all-knowing rockbox website and this news archive :)

I personally stand to gain nothing whatever you choose to buy - so consider
my words "impartial" and realise them to be supported by my actions when I
was standing where you are now. I do NOT regret my decision.


>Let me get this straight. The J BR FM is not digital? Doesn't it have a
>built-in rechargeable battery? Can you please clarify what you mean? Is the
>radio receiver of poor quality, or does it work well? I'd be interested in
>hearing from others on this topic. What problems have you experienced with
>your JBR FM units?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: [] On
>Behalf Of BlueChip
>Sent: Friday, February 04, 2005 8:25 PM
>To: Rockbox development
>Subject: RE: Bargain prices for jbr fm 20 GB units?
>If you don't want digital and you don't want easy to change batteries and
>you don't want a _good_ radio receiver (as mentioned below), then maybe the
>lack of remote will put you off.
>If not then maybe a V2 is the baby for you :) It _is_ a bit smaller and
>lighter :)
> >What are the complaints and problems with the v2 units? Why is v1 better?
> >
> >Tai
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From:
> >[] On Behalf Of BlueChip
> >Sent: Friday, February 04, 2005 5:40 PM
> >To: Rockbox development
> >Subject: Re: Bargain prices for jbr fm 20 GB units?
> >
> >My advice is NOT to get a V2 (with or without FM) ...the complaints are
> >endless ..Go for the 20GB V1 (the 20GB suggests USB2), yes it lacks the
> >complained-about FM receiver, but has replaceable AA batteries &
> >Digital I/O ...I always said that if it became a big deal I would buy a
> >credit card radio and glue it to the back of the Jukebox - never
> >bothered - just downloaded loads of my fave radio shows - LOL
> >
> > >Hi, all. I am a blind user looking for a good deal on an Archos
> > >jukebox recorder FM. Can anyone tell me where I might be able to find a
>good price?
> > >I've looked on ebay, but have only found used units in questionable
> > >I'd like to find a new unit, or a fairly new unit still under
> > >warranty, for around $100-$150.
> > >
> > >Thanks.
> > >Tai
> > >
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