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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2020, 08:58:12 AM »
Obviously. Same firmware update process.
Not even. You are able to choose between them each time the device bouts up.
Just because things turned out a certain way doesn't mean you were right.

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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2020, 09:06:55 AM »
Not even. You are able to choose between them each time the device bouts up.
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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2020, 09:54:34 AM »
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I've done it. maybe depends on exact model.
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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2020, 10:57:09 AM »
I've done it. maybe depends on exact model.
Which model are you referring to? Their two main ones were the sansa clip zip and the clip plus.

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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2020, 11:00:32 AM »
I recall that for an older very popular SanDisk mp3 player it was just a matter of downloading a different firmware from their website and installing it, to eliminate the radio.
Until they figure out how to switch it back to the original VERY easily.
Obviously. Same firmware update process.

IIRC it was downloading the European firmware instead of the American one and it could not even be removed by factory reset. Only way to get the radio back was to install the American OS --- which was not publicly available for download so essentially the only way to turn the radio back on was to mail back the mp3 player.
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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2020, 11:01:13 AM »
Not even. You are able to choose between them each time the device bouts up.
You are referring to rockbox not the radio removal firmware.
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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2020, 11:08:22 AM »
IIRC it was downloading the European firmware instead of the American one and it could not even be removed by factory reset. Only way to get the radio back was to install the American OS --- which was not publicly available for download so essentially the only way to turn the radio back on was to mail back the mp3 player.
I don't believe that's correct, all the firmwares are readily available on SanDisk website.

Link to non radio firmwares
Link to regular firmware

ETA: I believe what you referring to is if you have the regular firmware you can select your region, and possibly one of the regions gets rid of the radio, then doing a reset would get the radio back. But if you have the non radio firmware that shouldn't work.
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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2020, 03:40:44 PM »
Does anyone have ideas for the best way to play music at home without a tablet etc. MP3 players keep breaking and they are annoying. I miss my old fashioned CD player

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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2020, 03:57:59 PM »
Does anyone have ideas for the best way to play music at home without a tablet etc. MP3 players keep breaking and they are annoying. I miss my old fashioned CD player
What's wrong with a cheap phone or tablet?

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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2020, 04:02:23 PM »
What's wrong with a cheap phone or tablet?
Some how my kids always find a way to get to things I dont want them to see

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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2020, 06:01:18 PM »
Does anyone have ideas for the best way to play music at home without a tablet etc. MP3 players keep breaking and they are annoying. I miss my old fashioned CD player
A good mp3 player...

I'm using the Fiio devices and quite satisfied.

Everything breaks off children use it, your old CD player and well... But for such a device it's obviously well worth to but an accidental extended warranty.

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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2020, 06:09:05 PM »
A good mp3 player...

I'm using the Fiio devices and quite satisfied.

Everything breaks off children use it, your old CD player and well... But for such a device it's obviously well worth to but an accidental extended warranty.
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Fiio is very good quality albeit super xpensive.
An alternative would be to get a very cheap mp3 and replace it every time it breaks (especially good for playing a set playlist). Advantages being, it's cheaper and you don't have to worry about it.

I would recommend the SanDisk clip jam available for $30 as a solid cheaper mp3.

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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2020, 06:51:14 PM »
Fiio is very good quality albeit super xpensive.
X1 2nd Gen ($79.99) or M3K ($59.99) aren't really "super expensive" IMHO.

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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2020, 07:03:46 PM »
X1 2nd Gen ($79.99) or M3K ($59.99) aren't really "super expensive" IMHO.
For a mp3 player in 2020 that's pretty expensive.

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Re: kosher mp3 players
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2020, 09:48:54 PM »
For a mp3 player in 2020 that's pretty expensive.
2 broken SanDisk and you're there