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Subject: Re: Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder or iRiver?

Re: Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder or iRiver?

From: mat holton <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 12:48:27 +0100

no problem, glad to be of help :-)

Rockbox on the iRiver has more functionality that on the AJR and the
AJRFM (the radio is infinitely superior on the iRiver too)
But it's pretty much cosmetic unless you like playing files other than
mp3 (like ogg, wav etc.). It's nice to have colorful WPS (while playing
with the iriver but it really doesn't matter. There are more games (my
fantastically amazing Astrorocks game looks pretty cool on the iRiver
but plays just fine on my AJRFM) like Doom, pacman, gameboy emulator -
but again, if it's music your into it's pretty irrelevant.
Put it this way, I would have stuck with my AJRFM forever had the
headphone socket not broken...(I like it's retro coolness!)

Rockbox is not flashed to the iRiver, I believe it just runs from file
but the loading time is negligible so it's no big issue.
It loads amazingly quick on my AJRFM.

I havn't had to deal with iRiver CS yet, heopefully I won't have to :-)

Jim H. wrote:
> Thanks for the reply, MH
> But what about functionality? Does Rockbox on the iriver have the
> same kind of functionality and customization capabilities as on the AJR? I
> used to have an iriver ihp-120(before Rockbox) and the user interface was
> horrible. Had to look stuff up in the manual all the time. Wish it had
> Rockbox then. I have been looking at the irivers. Can Rockbox be flashed
> to it? And have you had any dealings with their customer service? Usenet
> is full of iriver customer service horror stories.
> Sincerely,
> Jim Hanak
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 09:27:30 +0100
> From: mat holton <>
> Subject: Re: Gmini 220 or Jukebox FM Recorder
> To: Rockbox <>
> Message-ID: <>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1250; format=flowed
> I would go for the FMR. I like the Gmini 220 - it's a very neat device
> but it can't run rockbox and that's half the fun with owning an mp3
> player (for me anyway). It's not easy to swap the HD in an FMR - some
> soldering needs doing but the drives are fairly cheap. I don't know
> about the Gmini though I expect it takes a 1.8inch drive.
> If you want easy HD replacement and Rockbox functionality I would go for
> the early Archos Recorder - if you can find one.
> Saying that, I've just bought an iriver H320 as I found one (fairly)
> cheap on ebay (I still own an FMR but the headphone socket is broken).
> This is an ace device and it runs rockbox. The only problem is the
> battery time is only 9 hours (it was 19 on my archos)
Received on 2006-07-17

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