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|Type||Digital audio player|
|Release date||October 2003|
|Media||Hard drive from 10-40GB|
|Display||160 x 128 greyscaleLCD|
|Input||buttons and joystick|
3.5mm headphone jack
3.5mm line-in, microphone and S/PDIF-in jack
3.5mm line-out and S/PDIF-out jack
remote control connector
|Power||Lithium polymer battery|
|Dimensions||105 × 60 × 19 or 22 mm|
The iriver H100 series (originally iHP-100 series) is a series of discontinued portable digital audio players (DAP) made by iriver and originally released in October 2003. The models in the H100 series differ mainly in hard drive storage capacity. The players were succeeded by the iriver H300 series.
- Plays MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV and WMA (non-DRM) format files
- Analog and digitalopticalline in and out
- Records from line in (analogue or optical), built-in or external microphone to WAV or MP3 format (supports powered or unpowered external microphones)
- Built-in stereo FM radiotuner
- 160×128 pixelgreyscaleLCD (4 shades of grey)
- Wired remote with 128×64 pixel black and white LCD, which can control any function of the DAP (same as iMP-550)
- Built-in 1300 mA·hLi-polymerbattery, advertised 16 hours playback time
- USB 2.0, supports USB Mass Storage (drag and drop music transfers)
- Upgradeable firmware
- Motorola ColdfireCPU at 120 MHz
- 16 MB RAM (H110, H115) or 32 MB RAM (H120, H140)
It is possible to upgrade the firmware on H100 series players. These upgrades generally contain bug fixes and new features. The latest official version of the H100 series firmware was v1.66.
The H100 series is equipped with a 1.8 inch (45 mm) form factor hard drive manufactured by Toshiba. Storage density has increased since their introduction, making it possible for users to replace the factory drives with higher capacity aftermarket models. Opening the case of the player voids the warranty. However, after the case has been opened the upgrade consists of simply unplugging the old drive and inserting the new one.
Samsung clp 315 reset firmware xerox. As of December 2005, the H120 can be upgraded with a 30GB single-platter drive (giving a 50% storage increase) and the H140 can be upgraded with an 60GB double-platter drive (giving a 50% storage increase). Due to differing physical sizes, the two drive types cannot be used interchangeably (i.e. a double-platter drive will not fit in an H120 casing).
As of 2008 The H140 can be upgraded using a ZIF to ATA conversion cable to take a larger capacity 1.8 inch non ata hard disk drive. The 240GB MK2431GAH ZIF drive has been used in the H140 and the 160GB MK1634GAL ZIF drive has been used in the H120.
As of 2012, the H120 can be upgraded to a 120GB SSD drive using a 50Pin Series 1.8' CF ATA SSD.
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As of 2018, the H120 can be upgraded to a 128gb Micro SD drive using a 1.8' IDE to SD adaptor.
The battery used in the H100 series is physically similar to the battery used in iPods and other DAPs. It is possible to replace the factory battery with a higher capacity one (up to 2200 mA·h has been reported) for greatly increased playback time. In some instances the polarity of the battery leads must be reversed, and the installation process will void the warranty.
RTC (Real-time clock)
Users have succeeded in adding an RTC chip to the player's main circuit board, allowing the device to display the current date and time as well as adding alarm clock functionality, accurate filesystem timestamping and last.fm logging. Note that Rockbox is the only firmware known to be able to utilize an RTC-modified H1xx.
- H110 (originally iHP-100, later iHP-110): 10 GB hard drive
- H115 (originally iHP-115): 15 GB hard drive
- H120 (originally iHP-120): 20 GB hard drive
- H140 (originally iHP-140): 40 GB hard drive
Dimensions and weight
- H110, H115, H120: 105×60×19 mm, 160 g (including battery)
- H140: 105×60×22 mm, 172 g (including battery)
- Rockbox (alternative, open source firmware for the iriver H10, H100 and H300 series)
- www.iriver.com — the manufacturer's web
- New Product 10G HDD based MP3 player, iHP-100 — the product announcement from the manufacturer's web
- iRiver iHP-100 Series — the first version of the product page from the manufacturer's web
- Classic style jukebox H100 series — product information on the manufacturer's web
- Soarland ZIF HDD to ATA IDE/SATA Adapter - Adapter Manufacturer & Custom Made
- Index page for the iriver Rockbox porting effort — wiki page describing the status of Rockbox port to iriver H100 series and links to the hardware information including PCB scans, schematics and component datasheets
- www.misticriver.net — MisticRiver, unofficial site for iriver users
- iRiver H120 with 80GB HDD guide - instructions for using an 80gb ZIF drive in the iHP-120 with an IDE to ZIF adapter
- iriver Taper's FAQ, 2007 June 9
I covered most of the basics of the device in last week's preview. However, I hadn't spent enough time with the player to form a final opinion. I have now. The good news is that there is a lot of good news. iRiver gave it the full treatment in terms of features and straight functionality. Unfortunately, there is bad news as well. Small storage space and a high price tag will put the iHP-100 out of the running for many users, especially power users. Don't misunderstand: This is now my hard drive player of choice and I like it very, very much. The problem is that if I were spending my own money on one I would have to opt for something with a (much) larger hard drive and easier on the wallet.
Let's start at the beginning.
iRiver stuck with INNO for the iHP design and the results are outstanding. As you can see in the following images, the iHP is barely larger than the first-generation iPod. It is also very light. The design is simple and effective, with all controls easily accessible and an overall solid feel. On the front of the device is a four way joystick that is used for most playback and menu control. The stick is very short and almost feels like a D-pad due to the scallop on top. It is fast to respond to movements and offers a healthy click for confirmation. You push it inward to make selections, access the menu, and enter the file tree.
On the right side of the player are four controls: play/pause/on, stop/off, A-B, and a hold switch. The buttons are very small and have a perfect amount of resistance. They are stiff enough to minimize accidental depression but soft enough to quickly control the unit. The good sized hold switch makes it easy to completely avoid such accidental operation. Descriptions of these buttons are printed on the back panel of the device.
On the opposite side of the device sits a record button and the microphone. Sensible enough, huh? When you hit the record button you are taken to a simple recording screen. Pressing the A-B button cycles through microphone, line-in, or optical input. You decide the bit rate and format in the menu system. The small microphone is pretty impressive for an internal model. It is sensitive enough to pick up somewhat distant sources but dynamic enough to handle loud, close sounds.
iRiver set the input/output scheme on the top of the player. You have digital optical in and out and a proprietary headphone/remote out. If you don't plan on using the remote you can simply connect 1/8-inch headphones directly to the device. The optical I/O allows you to make recordings or play the portable through a larger audio system. This interface, which should be familiar to MD users, sends the optical and analog sounds through the same 1/8-inch jacks. Most of you are familiar with the TOSLINK interface for digital audio. (It's the funnily shaped one.) This is the same signal, but in a more compact format. And if you plan on using the iHP for a lot of recording from external sources, I recommend you use the digital interface as often as possible.
The USB 2.0/1.1 port and AC jack are on the bottom of the player. I wish the designers would have incorporated a rubber cap for the USB port. The miniplug is a tough interface, but a simple rubber covered would have ensured that dust and grime wouldn't muck anything up.
As you would expect, iRiver devised an extremely useful, and highly legible, LCD for the iHP. Some of the details, such as sampling frequency, are very small, but overall I think it's one of the best on the market. All told you get song number, play indicator, repeat/shuffle mode, hold, battery life, folder/album name, artist name, song name, a song progress bar, sound (not volume) levels, elapsed/remaining time, file format, sampling frequency, bit rate, and EQ mode. When you control volume it is shown as a slider across the bottom portion of the LCD. The backlight is blue.
Physically, the iHP remote is the same one that ships with the SlimX 550. The company has gone through a few versions, all of which did the job, but this one is quite an accomplishment. The new remote has three jog levers (they do not fully rotate), a play/pause/on button, a stop/off button, and a hold switch. On the back of the remote is a long alligator clip. The top left jog lever is used to move among and scan through tracks, set presets on the radio, and enter/navigate the menu system. The top right jog lever controls bit rate and recording. The bottom jog lever controls volume, sets A-B repeat points, and toggles through repeat/shuffle modes.
The blue backlit LCD is small but very sharp. It is difficult to read from afar, but the clean layout makes it easy enough to use up close. It seems like a matter of time before iRiver moves the play and stop buttons in order to enlarge the LCD. The four lines of text display all the information you could ask for. From top to bottom and left to right you get track number, elapsed time, play mode, A-B points, hold, battery life, album/folder name, program/playlist, track name, artist name, a progress bar, file format, sampling frequency, bit rate, and EQ meter. The headphone jack is countersunk and won't work with some headphones. For this reason the company bundles a small extension cord. Clever stuff, but I would have preferred a normally installed jack.
As I mentioned in the preview, iHP-100 requires no drivers. I plugged it into my USB 2.0 hub and it was instantly recognized by XP as a generic drive. (By the way, the player uses a Toshiba drive.) I immediately transferred a boatload of files by simply dragging and dropping them into the root directory. Some were individual files, some were in folders, and some were in folders within folders. The file tree was transferred intact and everything was right where I wanted it. This feature is even more important for those of you with messy or incompletely tagged MP3 libraries.
As always, iRiver installed a massive menu system. There are plenty of knobs to turn. Check it:
- Beep Sound Level: Off, 1, 2, 3, or 4
- Resume: Off or On. Remembers stop point when unit is turned off. Resumes play from there or starts at root directory.
- Fade In: Songs fade in when player starts up.
- Language: Afrikaans, Albania, Basque, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (simple), Chinese (traditional), Croatia, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faeroese, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian. Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian (This is not a joke.)
- Restore Defaults
- Firmware Upgrade
- DB Scan
- Backlight (Battery): Off, 3, 5, or 10 seconds
- Backlight (Adapter): Off, 3, 5, or 10 seconds, Always On
- LCD Contrast (Main)
- LCD Contrast (Remote)
- Tag Information: On or Off
- Time: Elapsed or Remaining
- Battery Indicator: Allows display to adjust for different types of batteries.
- Sleep Power Off: 0 to 99 minutes
- Stop Power Off: 0 to 60 minutes
- Scan Speed: Off, 1X, 2X, or 4X
- Scroll Type: 1X, 2X, 4X, Vertical or Horizontal
- Optical Out: On or Off
- Repeat: Song Only, Directory, Directory All, All Songs (any combination may be selected)
- Shuffle: Shuffle, One Track, Directory, Directory All, and All (any combination may be selected)
- Intro: Off , On, Highlight On
- Sound Balance
- EQ: Normal, Rock, Jazz, Classic, Ultra Bass, User EQ
- Bass Boost (for user EQ)
- Treble Boost (for user EQ)
- Record Type: MP3 or WAV
- Bit Rate: 40kbps to 320kbps
- AGC: On or Off (Helps prevent distortion in voice recordings)
As for sound quality, the iRiver is excellent. While it cannot compete with the Zen, which is the standard for portables, it is impressive as hell. With a 20mW (per channel) amplifier with a 90 dB SNR, the iHP is loud and clear throughout its range. I threw out the crappy bundled earbuds and switched among my Grados, Nudes, and Shure E5c buds. The iHP was happy driving any of them. Audio fidelity has always been a priority for iRiver and the iHP s further proof that the company knows what it's doing. Additionally, spin from the hard drive is practically undetectable through the headphone amp. (You can hear a slight whir from the outside, but even that is minimal.)
Iriver Ihp-100 Series Driver DownloadThere are also all sorts of details about the iHP that make it a joy to use. For instance, navigating the song library is as simple as pressing the joystick and then moving left or right. Additionally, the unit is very fast to respond. Whether you are scanning through a song or jumping to the next one, there is no annoying lag.
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Let's cheer iRiver for sticking with a lithium polymer battery. Apple downgraded to lithium ion, which is what almost everyone uses these days. iRiver claims a 16-hour battery life from a full charge. I have gotten more than 14, but lost track after that. The gauge is accurate, but I wish it were divided into small segments for a better indication of remaining life.
iRiver put together a nice bundle for the player as well. You get a carrying case, USB cable, line-in cable, and the earbuds. Well, the earbuds are terrible, but the case is handy enough.
So what's the problem? It has nothing to do with straight performance, but the iRiver is hampered by two things. Firstly, the drive is too small. Take a look at the competition and you will quickly see that you can get much more space for much less money. Obviously, if you're hovering around 6GB of music on your computer and don't keep every file you burn, then this isn't a big issue. However, the very people to whom iRiver has a strong appeal (enthusiasts) are the people that have huge collections. I see this as a problem for the company.
There is also the question of value. I understand that this is the most fully equipped hard drive player available -- nothing really comes close -- but it is damn expensive. Again, the competition offers some very attractive options for far less. And 10GB is simply not that much anymore. The combination of storage space and price could be trouble for iRiver. Sure, a 20GB model is on the way, but how much will it cost?
This is a tough one. The player itself is outstanding. It is extremely easy to use, has every feature under the sun, is small and light, and sounds excellent. However, it is really expensive and has a relatively small hard drive. If you're working with a modest income I would hold out for something with more value. If you have some money to throw around and aren't an MP3 packrat, then get it as soon as you can. See the choice is easy… I mean hard.
Highly recommended but with serious reservations.