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Subject: Re: which player should i get?

Re: which player should i get?

From: Grant Hardy <>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 15:18:30 -0800

constantine and others,

How accessible do you think the touch wheel of the iPod Video would be
to someone who is visually impaired?

Two other things about the touch wheel: can it be easily turned by
accident when the device is in a pocket? Finally, is it easy to
change it at will when the device is in a pocket?

Thanks, and I look forward to "rocking" once soon as I find
a good player!



On 12/1/08, constantine (on laptop) <> wrote:
> Hi
> Got an ipod video 30 gb here. I wish I have the 80 gb, but there you have
> it. I also wish it could record, but shrug. The only reason I bought the
> ipod was for rockbox, and I don't regret it one bit, because rockbox
> performs flawlessly.
> I'm curious, what type of hard disc does the ipod use, a 2.5" or is it even
> smaller.
> contact details:
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> system details:
> Hp pavillion dv5220CA notebook pc
> AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-37 2.0 GHZ, 1024 mb DDR ram, Fujitsu
> 100 gb 4500 RPM Hard Drive, connecsant AC-link audio
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Grant Hardy" <>
> To: "Rockbox" <>
> Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 2:00 AM
> Subject: Re: which player should i get?
>> All,
>> Are there any hard disk players being sold which compare to the iriver
>> H1xx/H3xx series? I dearly miss my iriver H340 and never quite found
>> a player that fully replaced it. Or perhaps new/refurbished H340s are
>> still being sold, somewhere?
>> Cheers,
>> Grant
>> On 11/29/08, Sharon <> wrote:
>>> I have two 40 GB Toshiba Gigabeats with Rockbox on them and LOVE
>>> them! They are the best players I have ever had, and Rockbox makes
>>> them even better! I bought them both on eBay. Sharon
>>>>John Morris wrote:
>>>>Since I don't know much about these things, can someone recommend a
>>>>good player including name and specific model/part number and where
>>>>I could buy it cheaply?
>>>>Well, I think this is quite difficult. Most (if not all) players
>>>>that are supported by rockbox are no longer produced (if I am not
>>>>wrong) and so might be difficult to find. Maybe there are some
>>>>places where you can find the devices that are appropriate to
>>>>rockbox. (ebay, etc.)
>>>>It would be interesting to know how rockbox does work on the iAudio
>>>>devices D2 or i7 (I think these are the names of the targets where
>>>>some rockbox developers are working on). I had the hope that rockbox
>>>>will become usable on these during 2009. So if you are not blind and
>>>>not really need rockbox it might be an idea to get such an iAudio
>>>>device that are really good players already without rockbox (but are
>>>>only not able to play tracks gaplessly). When rockbox will be
>>>>available for these, you can install it then.
>>>>Otherwise I know that good rockbox players are the iAudio X5 and the
>>>>Sansa e200 (important: version 1 as you already wrote!). The only
>>>>problem of the Sansa player is that on some of them, depending on
>>>>the ear phones you are using (are they loud without turning up the
>>>>player's volume), you can hear a static, electronic background
>>>>noise, especially when rockbox does fill its music buffers. It is
>>>>not a real problem when listening outside (in a train, etc.), but it
>>>>is annoying when listening at home with very calm and quiet music.
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