Last month, Creative drew the ire of many Zen owners with
the release of a firmware update that disabled FM radio
recording. Although no one that heavily used the feature was likely to
download and install the firmware update, Creative also announced that future
players would also have FM recording removed.
The RIAA was of course cited as the main reason behind the
move by Creative as the organization has become quite litigation-happy in
Apparently, Creative has had a change of heart and has
released a new
firmware update which re-enables FM recording on its Zen Vision: M player.
A single line in the readme file of firmware version 1.60.01 reads "Adds FM recording (for players with current
firmware version 1.50.02 or 1.51.02)."
There was no reason cited for adding FM recording back into
the fold, but Zen Vision: M users can consider themselves safe... for now.