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Creative Zen Touch - FM tuner?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by RB05, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. RB05

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    Hi I bought a Creative Zen Touch today for a pretty decent price (from Komplett). However I saw the same Player on Play.com (slightly dearer) but on Play.com they said it has a feature that allows you to connect an FM Tuner. Anyone know if this is right, as they didnt mention it on Komplett, if it is true, does anyone know where to get them and how much?

    Thanks!
     
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    Anyone..!
    please!!
     
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    http://uk.europe.creative.com/shop/product.asp?prod=394


    Or as I call it, 'the club' :D
    You'll see new FM options once you plug this in. The display only shows the song playing, and doesn't allow you to navigate folders which is a bit of a bummer. Never tried the voice recording from the remote on the Touch but I'm told it works. I know it works with my JB3.
     
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    Thanks for that, they're the ones alright, but it seems they wont ship to Europe and when I go on the Uk site - it wont let me buy them...
     
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    I edited the link to a proper UK item.
     
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    Excellent thanks. Dearer than I thought though and certainly dearer than the American site!

    Are they worth it?
     
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    I think that's a question you have to ask yourself. You can trigger EAX mode, adjust volume and step forwards/backwards in your playlist / selected tracks. It gives you radio and voice recording. You can also keep the player out of the way somewhere for most of the time, especially if you have everything playlisted. Is that worth it?


    I have been known to lug a Jukebox 3 around, purely because it's still the best sounding DAP I have and also it's the only one in which I can shoehorn in a 100Gb drive. For me, the remote covers the shame of lugging such a tank nicely :D
     
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    Yeah it sounds like its worth it. What is EAX mode though?
     
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    Thanks for all your help, I'm grateful! :thumbsup:
     
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    One more thing - do you know what a Firmware upgrade or something like that, is?
     
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    Firmware is basically the onboard software that runs devices. Upgrading via Creative's site will ensure your player is kept up to date with all the latest software tweaks, and anything designed to remove or redress old system glitchs. It's easy with the site's Software AutoUpdate function, and worth doing in my experience (fixed a bug in my Zen Touch, I seem to recall).

    As for the remotes, I have two: one in silver, one in pearl white to match the player - which now belongs to the wife. If she agrees, would you like to buy one for next to nothing off me? Certainly won't charge you £45 for it!

    As to whether or not they're worth it, they're okay. You get a conflict every so often when the player is locked using the Hold button, and a key on the player is pressed while operating the remote (something like that). You simply disconnect and reconnect and all is back to normal.
     
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    Yea Ill buy it off ya. I'm in Ireland though will that be a problem?
     
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    Can't see why? Let me talk to the missus tomorrow and I'll put a post here with an answer, okay?
     
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    Excellent talk to you then.
     
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    Hi RB05

    Wife says you can have her silver remote, plus either a clear, black or silver silicon skin - one only - (which protects the Touch and fits on to a belt) for £25 + P&P. You interested? Are we talking airmail to ROI or surface to NI?

    Cheers!
     
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    Yea that sounds good. Airmail to ROI.

    How do you want me to pay? Do you have paypal or something? Send me a PM about it when you can.

    Cheers
     
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    Ill just keep this one bumped as they say!
     
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    Hi RB05

    Will PM you later re: the remote/skin. Wife has a PayPal Account so should be easy enough to sort out.
     
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    Excellent thanks alot for this. Should be on later sometime.
     

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