Hello I just got 2 of these devices. While it can access and try to play mp3's at 320 k encoding, it tends to skip slightly and sounds kinda bad, using 256 k encoding it sounds fine, with no noticeable skips or lag. I am sure lower encoding will also play fine. I just have most of my mp3's in 320 k so I'll have to re-encode them to use this device, not a deal breaker...just time consuming and annoying.
1) will upgrading the firmware help 320 k play normally, or is the device just not powerful to play them ?
2) is there a way to set the display to just have 1 color ?
as the disco light effect (changing from one color to the next is quite annoying)
Edit: according to the included manual (same as one on your website) the manual is for the 2GB drive, and says there is a setting for background color, but under system tools on the device there is no such option
3) will upgrading the firmware increase the transfer rate, or is it just going to be slow (like the speed of a usb 1 device)?
4) can you add a file that describes what the firmware upgrade will fix or improve ?
Thank you for your time, so far for the price the device is quite nice. I am setting one up for my girlfriend and will use the other at work.