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Rockbox General => Rockbox General Discussion => Topic started by: Dieselrags on August 14, 2017, 11:15:02 PM

Title: what iPod classic should i get
Post by: Dieselrags on August 14, 2017, 11:15:02 PM
I misplaced my old iPod classic. looking to get a replacement probably another iPod. can anyone recommend the best generation to get if i plan on using rockbox?
Title: Re: what iPod classic should i get
Post by: RazviTm on August 26, 2017, 05:22:07 PM
Gen3 has 1,3Vrms output, gen4,5,6 have 1V or lower, but 4 photo, 5 and 6 have colour screens.
Title: Re: what iPod classic should i get
Post by: rbhawaii on November 14, 2017, 05:16:19 AM
get a ipod 5.5g with the fat back 80gb and put a 240gig zif hdd or 256gig ssd in it and use a modded 3.13 firmware and you will love it forever! if you get the ssd you can fit a 2000mah battery in it. this is the ultimate rb experience. here is the custom 3.13 firmware

http://www.mediafire.com/download/6y050wldbbfypah/ipodvideo-v3.13.zip

also (have not tried this yet but will one day) you can get a 4x micro sd to zif adapter
and use that as your drive in the ipod. 400gb micro sd card came out so 400gbx4= 1.6 terabytes! and that is pretty sweet for a ipod with rockbox! 
Title: Re: what iPod classic should i get
Post by: ROCKHD on November 15, 2017, 03:03:31 PM
The best in my opinion is IPOD VIDEO 5.5 gen. model-MA450LL(BLACK) .WHITE # is different . 80GB has great Wolfson DAC chip WM8758BG Logic board 820-1975-A  64mb RAM   ending ser# V9R   on back 1136 .  Buy a couple spares,logic boards ,out production. You can have it custom made by Maplesyrup.webs.com   up to 1TB Solid state hard drive with rockbox installed.
Title: Re: what iPod classic should i get
Post by: Dieselrags on November 23, 2017, 11:33:21 AM
Cool thanks. I had a 6th gen before, trying to get rockbox to work on it was a pain. Never worked properly. What makes the 5.5gen the best in your opinion? I would think the later generations would have more bells and whistles and RaM and whatnot.
Title: Re: what iPod classic should i get
Post by: duo8 on November 30, 2017, 12:18:03 AM
Best would be gen 7 (the ones after the original Classic, with headset controls support).
Title: Re: what iPod classic should i get
Post by: Frankenpod on November 30, 2017, 10:48:35 AM
Either 5.5 gen or "7th" gen (i.e. 160gb slim).  Depending on whether or not you buy into the "Wolfson DAC" hype (I don't hear it myself, but I can't tell a 192kpbs mp3 from a FLAC so what do I know?)
Title: Re: what iPod classic should i get
Post by: Frankenpod on November 30, 2017, 10:50:31 AM
Cool thanks. I had a 6th gen before, trying to get rockbox to work on it was a pain. Never worked properly. What makes the 5.5gen the best in your opinion? I would think the later generations would have more bells and whistles and RaM and whatnot.

What was the problem with rockbox+6th gen?  Works fine for me.  As long as you sync in OF mode at least.  The dual-booter is a nice improvement, were you using it before that was developed?