Which portable player is best?

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Which portable player is best?

Post by Trev » Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:51 pm

Which portable player is the most user friendly when it comes to saving games (easy to change battery, memory card, etc...) I am afraid to rip open my Magnavox home player.

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Post by WindowsKiller » Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:41 pm

From all portable players, only the 370 has a replaceable backup battery. Moreover, it has 32 kb of nvram (unlike 8 kb as most other players). So your question is easy to answer. :D

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Post by Trev » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:35 am

Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for a 370, since my magnavox players battery is now dead. Do you know of anywhere that I could get it replaced, or am I stuck trying to do it an my own? (I have no electrical skills!) Is there any home console that is more reliable when it comes to battery life?

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Post by Devin » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:49 pm

Actually the man above has devised a tutoial to replace the battery pack. English translation to follow... I hope!

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Post by WindowsKiller » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:04 pm

I think Trev is talking about the battery that powers the nvram. Otherwise I really misunderstood his question. ;)
Is there any home console that is more reliable when it comes to battery life?
The newer the better are the chances that the battery is still working. But they weren't meant to last that long, so you can either buy a CD-i 370 or try to fix the Timekeeper chip (which holds the battery) yourself. Can't say how easy or hard it is, as I haven't done it myself so far.

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Post by Devin » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:28 pm

WindowsKiller wrote:I think Trev is talking about the battery that powers the nvram. Otherwise I really misunderstood his question. ;)
Your quite right and I'm apparently quite unwell [ill] marked by my lack of focus today! :D

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Post by Trev » Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:27 pm

Do you know what make/model player was the last to be manufactured?
(not counting the kiosk ones)

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Post by WindowsKiller » Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:36 pm

I think that was the CD-i 740. Quite hard to find, however. Get a 370 instead, that's by far the coolest of all. :D

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Post by Bas » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:31 pm

Trev wrote:Do you know what make/model player was the last to be manufactured?
(not counting the kiosk ones)
The DVS player is the last cd-i player ever manufactured. Counting only the Philips models, I think Windowskiller is right.

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Post by Trev » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:29 pm

Thanks for the info!

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