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RCA Lyra 20 GB Jukebox MP3 Player

by RCA

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  • Store MP3 and WMA files on 20 GB internal hard drive
  • Supports drag-and-drop transfers; USB connection for faster downloads
  • Create custom, on-the-fly playlists
  • Can also be used for storing presentations, spreadsheets and other computer files
  • Lighweight, compact design makes it easy to enjoy MP3 files anywhere
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Technical Details
Brand NameRCA
Item Weight3 pounds
Product Dimensions12 x 7.3 x 3.6 inches
Item model numberrd2820
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
  
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Additional Information
ASINB00006JINE
Best Sellers Rank #620,067 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 17, 2002
  
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  • Brand Name: RCA
  • Model: rd2820
  • Digital Audio Capacity: 20mb

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Amazon.com Product Description Take your 20 GB hard drive with you wherever you go. The lightweight and compact design of RCA's Lyra Personal Jukebox makes it easy to enjoy your favorite MP3 files all over town. With 20 GB of storage, you'll run out of tunes before you run out of space. Not only is it all you need to listen to your favorite digital tunes, it will also store your all-important word processing files, presentations, spreadsheets, and other computer files.

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I do know that I'm happy with what I spent and what I got for my money, and that's about the best recommendation I can give.
Tracy Rowan
After each song it would stop playing and change the mode to "repeat all".
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By T. M. House on November 19, 2002
I previously had bad experiences with other hard drive jukeboxes, but this one worked right out of the box with no problems whatsoever. I already use Musicmatch for my MP3's so that was a plus, but you don't even need the program to copy your music to the Lyra. It appears on your computer as an external hard drive so you can simply drag and drop folders of music onto it, then it organizes them for you into album, artist, genre, etc. The four "soft buttons" as RCA calls them allows you to organize the music in many different ways; its a little complicated, but if you like listening to entire albums the way they were meant to be listened to, then you don't need to do much. Just push a couple of buttons and you're ready to go. All in all, a great product.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 6, 2002
What can I say, the thing just works. I pulled it out of the box and I was syncing my entire music collection -- which is substantial -- in minutes. The product supports FireWire, but I still use USB and am glad that RCA chose to let you do it that way too.
You get a nice set of accessories with this so you can play it in your car -- a big bonus. And it supports WMA. I also appreciate the fact that it is compatible with Musicmatch. The price is all right too.
This thing rocks!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "lawmarmot" on January 29, 2003
Sounds good, transfer speed is okay - it's not instantaneous, but it doesn't take too terribly long.
Couple of gripes - the sorting is terrible: can't play songs by genre, can't even play all of the songs by one artist. If you select artist, then press play, it will only play tracks from one of their albums. Guess you could get around this by not putting album names in your tags, but then you couldn't play by album when you wanted to. You ultimately end up having to make tons of playlists, which is fairly easy but still a hassle.
Also, you can't adjust the tags on the player, even when it's hooked up to your computer - if you want to change a tag, you have to remove the file from the lyra, change the tag on your computer, then re-download it.
These are kind of nit-picky problems, but they irritate me. I'm pleased with the player on the whole, and it fulfills its basic functions well - it holds a ton of songs, and playback is fine. I would recommend it, but just with the caveats listed above.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 21, 2003
I love this player. After 3 tries with other jukeboxes I've finally found one that works.
First, I bought the Archos. It sucked, my XP wouldn't even recognize it.
Second, I shelled out the serious cash for the iPod and the $80 firewire card that you have to buy to transfer your music. My computer had a serious difficulties recognizing the iPod too. The iPod is a slick piece of machinery, no doubt...But is it worth the price?
Finally, I'm in mp3 heaven with my 20GB Lyra. It uses a fast USB (it took me about 3 hours to transfer 12GB of music), so I didn't have to buy a firewire card. It's still small enough to take running and it sounds great. I'm happy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JDSX on January 28, 2003
This is becoming a saga, I'll write a trilogy and sell it via this site. I just found out that the reason the Lyra keeps crashing is because I don't use the terrible (in my opinion) MusicMatch software to transfer music files. The tech support person made it clear that MusicMatch is REQUIRED for music transfers, not optional. If you drag and drop you will experience intermittent crashes.

Oh, and I discovered an even better hardware defect. The plug where you connect headphones into got stripped. Basically the metal prongs inside that make contact with the headphone plug have recessed so that I can't get a solid connection unless I hold it in with my hand or use some sort of paperclip while tightening the cord so that the edge of the plug presses against the prongs. How many years have we had this whole "connector plug" technology? 40?

I'm glad some of you haven't experienced any issues, this little thing has put me through hell for the past month. They even refused a return/replacement. Thankfully I bought it on a platinum card, a dispute has been filed with money credited back to me. ... I'd advise waiting for the new generation of mp3 players about to come out from superior companies with up to 100GB and USB 2.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tracy Rowan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 21, 2003
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It's not perfect. Having to use Music Match to do tagging is an exercise in frustration. And the buttons are very sensitive, which is a good thing when you're working with them, but a bad one when you toss this into your pocket or bag, and suddenly it's playing a completely different song than the one you picked, or it's repeating them, or stopping completely. If they weren't going to be recessed, then some sort of protective cover might've been a good idea.
But that's pretty much the end of my serious gripes. Anything else is just a matter of my not having taken the time to sit down and read all the info. And even so, I've done pretty well with it, so I can report that it's fairly user-friendly. The hook-up to my computer went very well, and XP recognized the device immediately. Whoever wrote that you have to be organized when you start working with Music Match is quite correct, but that's not a bad thing. If you want your music properly cataloged, do sit down and spend the time to check all the tags MM applies. They're frequently wrong, or misleading, and there's no consistency to the naming. For example, The Beatles appear variously as "The Beatles," "Beatles," "Beatles, The" and so forth. Thus, they show up on different places in your Artist search. That may be okay for an mp3 player that holds maybe 20 cuts, but for the Lyra, it can make a huge difference in how you listen. Take the time to regularize your file information when you start out, and stick to your organizing principles throughout the process of filling the HD, and you'll be a happier listener.
The sound itself is very good. The device doesn't seem to be affected by jarring. It's quite heavy by comparison to other mp3 players, but of course a HD that size is going to weigh more than than 128k of memory.
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