I see tons of posts on HF with love towards the Clip Zip. It does look like a very nice value player. Really!
But if I go on Amazon, nearly half of the reviews are "Died in 2 days" "Dead in the middle of a song" "Wont Turn on".
This sounds very much hardware oriented, to me at least. But there are so many people with these on here that don't seem to have these problems! Are the people on Amazon just incompetent, or do you guys have really good luck?
I like some of the new Rockbox themes created by HF user TCD1975. Really look nice! Thanks!
So is it the the software/firmware that causes this unreliability or is the hardware? I know the hardware has to be cheap, but then again , there isn't a whole lot to it, unless its SoC is really that flaky and crappy. Otherwise, from the teardown pictures I've seen, it doesn't look "bad". I'm an electronics guru myself, and well, frankly, there's not much that could go wrong besides a chip just going kaput on you.
What's the problem here?