Last edited by WingdingYB; 02-06-2002 at 11:17 AM.
The cool thing about this model is that someone took the SP-100? firmware and hacked it to work with the SP-90, which is supposedly non-upgradeable.
Yeah I heard something like that too... here's a post I saw under CNET's user opinions:
got tired of those silly dancing men on the LCD screen, so I decided to open my up my sp-90 and put some black electrical tape over part of LCD to hide those little boogers. well, I removed the screws and pulled out the ciruit board and guess what I discovered. Printed on the Board was "IMP-100". Not only is the SP-90 firmware upgradable, but it actually is a "100". go figure!
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by hacking the firmware, could you elaborate a bit?
He means - go to yahoo group "riovolt" and download a copy of firmware for sp-90 (which is an already hacked version of sp-100- new filename, and hex hack) than burn it to CDRW and put into you sp-90, press "play" it will flash "Upgrading" and then display version 2.1 instead of version 1 of firmware - this one wil support playlists and wil even have the lighting option which is available for sp-100, however this won't work, since sp-90 lacks a backlighting diod.
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The price went up to $79.95 (before rebate)
I see ~9$ shipping and ~5$ handling. Still sweet, but no longer 55$ after rebate...
true... but look at the price... its not like plunking down 200 bucks on the sp250 model... minimal riskOriginally posted by chosenfool
thats one thing that keeps me from considering the SP90 - the LCD isnt backlit.
I have this and it's a good player, i'll have to look into upgrading the firmware on it.
You have the sp90? I just got mine in the mail by the way... haven't upgraded it yet though...