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Old 2004-12-12, 04:21 PM
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Soon to be the greatest portable digital music device! ?

Well I stumbled on this FM Radio/Digital Music Player/Recorder yesterday and it looks fantastic!

So many features.
-FM Radio tuner.
-Plays mp3, OGG Vorbis, wav.
-Records from FM radio, from a line in or from an internal mic.
-Broadcasts whatever you're playing to your stereo.
-Five preset buttons you can set for playlists, radio stations, recordings.
-128mb, 256mb, 20gb, 40gb, 60gb, and 80gb models which are expandable with their "backpack" system. You can start small if that's all you can afford then buy a backpack with a larger drive.
-It's sexy!

Only 2 drawbacks as far as I can see.

1. no flac support as of yet, BUT Josh Coalson, FLAC developer, is currently working on it. Neuros firmware is now open source. So it looks to be coming at some point in the not too distant future and will be able to be upgraded with a firmware download.

2. No gapless playing. Not a good thing and seems odd since the Rio Karma can do it. But then I don't know about those types of technical things. This feature has been requested and discussed so hopefully they'll get that sorted out soon as well.

(Oh, and no cuesheet support, but if you had the above would you need it? I'm not sure what role this plays in one of these contraptions since I don't have one... yet.)

But she's a beauty!

Can you convert a show to OGG as one whole file (without burning to audio, though I suppose you could use a cd-rw) so you could put your entire show into this thing and have gapless audio?
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