my birthday present

Posted by: chazman

my birthday present - 06/09/04 04:02 AM

o yea for my birthday i got a new lyra 20gb multimedia juke box

it stores up to 80hours of video holds over 330 hours of music store and view digital photos records audio and video 3.5" color tft display
narly huh it is awsem i can play games and all sorts of things with it when i get a pic of it i will put it on
for you guys to see it is so sweet
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: my birthday present - 06/09/04 09:25 AM

lucky bastard... for some time i've wanted an mp3 player, especially the nomad jukebox (20-40gb); so sweet... i'd at least go places if i had music :x...
Posted by: Jaspel

Re: my birthday present - 06/10/04 01:55 AM

mpeg4 too...thats like the key reason to buy one(divix)
Posted by: chazman

Re: my birthday present - 06/10/04 03:01 AM

it is so sweet but it is hard to find good firm ware for it and upgrades

for some reason the picks and movies open but some dont ??? but over all i give it a 9.5* out of 10* hehe
Posted by: Jaspel

Re: my birthday present - 06/10/04 04:13 AM

hum... lol try and find firmwhere upgrades/mods for my nomad... its imposible. might be: copyright material, fragmented files, or older/newer versions of file. hows the batt life?
Posted by: chazman

Re: my birthday present - 06/10/04 08:36 AM

awsome
it goes for 14 hours strait
all i have to do is charge it for 3 hours
cool huh
man o man it is awsome i can hold all my pics and some media player movies
cool huh but i need to find a camera or a micraphone that fits in the jacks to record
any ideas would help
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: my birthday present - 06/10/04 09:15 AM

how large is the drive (didn't think the lyra was that high already)?
Posted by: chazman

Re: my birthday present - 06/10/04 06:50 PM

it is a 20 gb hard drive and is so so so quiet i would not even know it was there if the box did not say
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: my birthday present - 06/10/04 07:07 PM

Not half bad... Any way to upgrade the drive should your needs expand? I know that some of the mp3 players out there use standard IDE drives; I'd love to get one so i could clone the data over to a 200gb disk and throw it into the mp3 player... never run out of space lol...
Posted by: chazman

Re: my birthday present - 06/11/04 04:14 AM

wow 200gb extreme i dont know if they make one small enough to fit 200gb or at least as small as my 20gb
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: my birthday present - 06/11/04 07:50 AM

A 200gb drive is just a standard IDE drive. hense why i want something like the nomad; yes it's clunky but it has a real drive in it so upgrading is trivial as i can upgrade it myself lol...

Pretty easy too if you have two free ide slots:
1. Plugin old drive as master, jumper new drive as slave and plugin as slave.
2. Format the new drive to something the jukebox can handle, may take a little testing however as certain partition types wouldn't be supported and FAT doesn't support anything higher than 20gb.
3. Find a clone drive utility on google and then use the clone utility to clone over the data.
4. Jumper the new drive to master and plugin to your mp3 player and test to see if it works, if so you're grand, if not, repeat from step 2 (finding a partition it supports).

I guess that the main thing is finding what partitioning type it supports, and as FAT doesn't do anyone any good (unless the thing supports you having 10 partitions (200gb / 20 (being the largest FAT supports)) as it's so small.
Posted by: Jaspel

Re: my birthday present - 06/12/04 01:08 AM

Nomad uses fat32... I think
Posted by: dashocker

Re: my birthday present - 06/12/04 05:27 AM

I...HATE...YOU
Posted by: chazman

Re: my birthday present - 06/12/04 08:27 AM

why do you Hate me amn what is your problem
Posted by: dashocker

Re: my birthday present - 06/13/04 01:37 AM

Because I want one of those dammit!
Posted by: chazman

Re: my birthday present - 06/13/04 11:05 AM

heheh they are great i do edmit that lol
Posted by: Jaspel

Re: my birthday present - 07/22/04 07:03 AM

Here is a model that is coming out by nomad.
the Creative Labs 20gb Zen Portable Media Center
Looks like its going for 500, but its not out yet. Heres your standard Hd giz.

Technical data

* Video Playback Format: Windows Media Video (WMV) 7, 8 and 9, (Professional, Lossless, Standard), MPEG and DVR-MS
* Audio Playback Support: Windows Media Audio (WMA), MP3, WAV
* Photo Format Support: JPEG, PhotoStory
* Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Up to 90dB
* Warranty: 1 Year
* Interface: USB 2.0 (backward compatible with USB 1.1)
* Battery Life: Up to 22 hours continuous audio playtime or up to 7 hours of continuous video playtime
* Capacity: 20 GB
* Display : 3.8-inch, 320 x 240 pixel resolution, blue-EL backlit LCD
* Weight: 0.93 ounces with battery
* Dimensions: 144 millimeters by 80.7 millimeters by 27millimeters
* Box Contents: Creative Zen Portable Media Center, Power Adapter, Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery, Protective Carrying Case, Pair of Earphones, USB 2.0 cable, Video & Line Out cable , Quick Start guide, Installation CD

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B...ech-data&me=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: my birthday present - 07/22/04 08:08 AM

:pets: my precious... Fun thing is, it's coming out at the same price as the Nomad Jukebox... Which is, I must say, bad-ass...
Posted by: King Fransisco IV

Re: my birthday present - 07/30/04 04:54 AM

I have to agree with this guy.If you walk down the street with one of those things, you'd probably be killed for it............. and maybe your pants.
Posted by: King Fransisco IV

Re: my birthday present - 07/30/04 04:55 AM

sorry about that last message, it was supposed to go on a different page
Posted by: Jaspel

Re: my birthday present - 08/01/04 12:10 PM

ill just post a link for this one. Archos' AV 400 Nine-Ounce PVR. around $550 for 20gig.
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