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Creative does a 180 on FM recording

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 recent years.

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.

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Why Creative, Why?
By Soviet Robot on 11/20/2006 1:39:52 AM , Rating: 3
I've only used the FM recording on my Zen Vision M a few times and it was always for talk radio, not mainstream major label/RIAA crap pop music, but this move is a shocker.
You stood up to Apple, now why can't you stand up to the fag law firm known as the RIAA?

RE: Why Creative, Why?
By abhaxus on 11/20/2006 12:59:40 PM , Rating: 2
While I agree with your post, there's no reason to use a homophobic slur in describing the RIAA. They do enough damage to their reputation without you harming yours by being a bigot.

RE: Why Creative, Why?
By Soviet Robot on 11/21/2006 2:46:39 AM , Rating: 2
"fag" doesn't always mean homosexual. And who are you to say I am not a homosexual or that I hate homosexuals?
I used the insult "fag" in the sense of a stupid law firm that I don't like, not homosexuality.

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