after working well for the first month, I was unable to download files.
The record functions still worked but once the hard disk was full, I had
to switch to my back up minidisc unit. Generally, the unit worked well in
the field and the recordings sound good. I haven't evaluated them
digitally yet to see how they match up with other technologies. The
controls were not particularly intuitive and could be a bit frustrating as
i was trying to get a recording started as a bird was singing. This was
mainly a problem when the settings got changed as I moved through brush or
scrambled up hills. The internal battery lasted several hours of
recording time and recharged overnight. Also, the recording level
couldn't be set in wav mode from what I could tell. The operating manual
wasn't overly intuitive. For my purpose, passive recording of point
counts, the unit worked well. I still need to contact the iRiver folks to
find out why I couldn't download so I don't know if this is a software
problem, a hardware failure, or user ineptitude. I'll keep you posted.
On Fri, 7 May 2004, David Putland wrote:
> Since we're discussing recording equipment, does anyone have any
> experience with the iRiver H-140 jukebox? Unlike most similar
> devices, this one accepts an external microphone and can record
> uncompressed .wav files (44.1kHz) onto its internal 40GB hard disk.
> Dave Putland.
> David Putland
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> The University of Queensland
> St Lucia QLD 4072
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