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Subject: Re: iriver Recommandation

Re: iriver Recommandation

From: Rocker <>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 19:17:05 -0700

Awesome comparison dude! What do you think the chances are of rockbox
supporting DRM on the 300 series?

Are the Koddex issues the same on both the 100 & 300 players thus rockbox
won't support WMA and DRM/


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael E. DiFebbo" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: iriver Recommandation

Here is a rundown of the differences between the H100 and H300 series of

H100 series
-optical in/out
-monochrome display
-not DRM compatible
-no ability to act as USB host
-cannot charge via USB

H300 series (U.S. model)
-no optical in/out
-color display
-cannot play video
-DRM compatible
-can charge via USB
-cannot act as USB host

H300 series (international models)
-no optical in/out
-color display
-ability to play video
-not DRM compatible
-can charge via USB
-can act as USB host

The U.S. H300 series can be upgraded to international firmware to add
video capability, BUT flashing to international firmware permanently
removes support for DRM files. DRM is NOT restored by flashing back too
the U.S. firmware. U.S. players cannot act as a USB host, even with an
upgrade to international firmware, without an internal modification.

As far as hard drives, as noted earlier, the H100 series and H300 series
were both available in 20 GB and 40GB versions. (An older H100 had a
10GB drive).

 -The 20GB versions use a single platter Toshiba 1.8" drive. The
largest compatible single platter drive currently available is 30GB.
Toshiba has announced a 40GB version, but it is not yet available.

 -The 40GB versions use a dual-platter Toshiba 1.8" drive. The largest
compatible dual-platter drive currently available is 60GB. Toshiba has
announced an 80GB version, but it is not yet available.

 -The casing for the 40GB players is about 3 mm bigger than the casing
for the 20GB players, so dual-platter drives do not easily fit in the
single platter case. I've read one report on Mistic River where someone
was able to squeeze one in by removing the protective foam in the H320.

Michael E. DiFebbo

Mark Bright wrote:
> The H120 has a 20 GB HDD, the H140 has a 40 GB HDD
> |-----Original Message-----
> |From:
> |[] On Behalf Of ian douglas
> |Sent: 15 December 2005 17:34
> |To: Rockbox
> |Subject: Re: iriver Recommandation
> |
> |> What are the differences between the h100 series and the
> |h300 series?
> |> What is the largess disk size I could potentially purchase
> |in the h100
> |> series?
> |
> |If I recall, the H100 series go to 20GB, the H120 actually
> |replaced the H320 from what I've read. The H300 series goes up
> |to 40GB but I've read stores of people replacing the hard
> |drive up to 80GB.
> |
> |I think the main difference is the color screen and ability to
> |play video on the H300 series.
> |
> |-id
> |
Received on 2005-12-16

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