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RCA RD2780 20GB Lyra Personal Digital Multi-Media Player

by RCA

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  • 20 GB hard drive and digital multimedia player
  • Plays MP3 formatted audio and is MP3pro ready
  • Stores any file type, including word processing documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more
  • Comes with MusicMatch personal music management software
  • Uses USB interface to connect to you computer
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Technical Details
Brand NameRCA
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions13.2 x 8.1 x 3.5 inches
Item model numberRD2780
Number of Items1
  
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Additional Information
ASINB00008VFCU
Shipping Weight4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableJune 1, 2003
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: RCA
  • Model: RD2780
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 20 GB
  • Supported Standards: MP3
  • Hardware Platform: PC
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Product Description

This portable lightweight RCA Lyra Audio/Video 20GB Jukebox does more than play music, it also handles computer files like word processing, presentation, spreadsheets and JPEGS. Features: 20GB hard drive; MP3pro ready; USB 2.0 connection; MusicMatch music management software; headphones; USB cable; AC/DC adapter; carrying pouch; car kit; audio line-out cable; stereo headphone jack; mini USB jack; stereo line-out and line-out jacks; external DC power jack; composite video in/out; 6 Play modes; 4 DSP modes; hold function; track search; digital volume control; MP3, Windows Media Audio and AAC compatibility; 3.5" backlit adjustable LED display; battery level indicator; software upgradeable; compact Flash (type 1) slot; zoom and rotate functions; and slide show mode with MP3 playback. Available storage capacity may vary.

Customer Reviews

The video screen is excellent and shows up much better than the Archos models.
Marie S.
The lyra is suppose to support more video formats codecs, but so far its seems to have problems playing most of the video files I have tested on it.
johnny j alexandre
The latest January 15 firmware adds a few features and fixes some problems, however a large amount of functionality is still missing.
D. Sun

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

96 of 100 people found the following review helpful By D. Sun VINE VOICE on January 25, 2004
Last week I bought a Lyra 40GB mp3 jukebox and really enjoyed the storage, how it functioned as a hard drive, the sound, and ease of use.
The one thing that kept nagging me was how the 40GB mp3 jukebox was $299 and the Lyra AV was $399, so why not spend the $100 more and get the video player/recorder?
At first I loved the RCA AV device and spent the entire weekend playing with the features that were available. It was good improvement over just a pure mp3 jukebox, however after a few days the drawbacks and limitations became clear.
These are some big problems:
1. The video you capture is in ASF format and not avi, which makes editing in a common video editor a far tougher task.
2. The picture play back is only for .jpg files and not all jpg compression files worked.
3. Battery life with video only or mp3 only was very close to the same, which is alarming. The battery indicator also would go from full charge to 1/2 to 3/4 and never showed the correct charge. In one mixed function test the system ran for almost 3.5 hours. After another full 6+ hour charge it ran for about 2.5 hours in the same conditions.
4. The latest January 15 firmware adds a few features and fixes some problems, however a large amount of functionality is still missing.
5. RCA restricts users from backing up copyrighted works. People have figured out a work around, however there are several things that could be done to tighten copying, which severely restricts the usefullness of the device.
6. The system OS also runs slow. Checking the Lyra status screen took more than 2 minutes for some reason. At random times switching songs, stopping playback, or performing simple functions gives you 10-30 seconds of lag and it almost appears as if the system locked up.
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67 of 72 people found the following review helpful By B. Miller on May 5, 2004
I gave the RCA lyra AV 4 stars only because it is a bold new product that has few competitors and deserves praise for being a high level of versitility out of a 1st generation product. That said, if there were many PVPs out there on the market, then I would not recommend buying this particualr one because it has many quirks.
Cons:
1) Battery life is pretty short. But this isn't such a big deal to me. It comes with an AC and car adapter so the only place you have to wrroy about this is outside.
2) When recording video, it is slightly out of sync. I recorded the Matrix Reloaded onto it yesterday and the lips were slightly out of sync. Just enough to be bothersome, but still watchable.
3) Many JPEGS show up as "format unreadable." For no reason whatsoever the RCA lyra chooses not to read some JPGs while allowing others to be read.
4) Limited readablity of video formats. Simply put, if you dont have a program with AVI MPEG layer 4 codecs, dont get this. It is annoying that it doesn't read a wider range of formats.
5) The included software is NOT Apple MAc compatible. I am an Apple user, and while the RCA lyra AV showed up on my desktop as a disk drive PERFECTLY without installing drivers, the included Musicmatch and firmware transfer sowftware is for PC ONLY. When you recieve your Lyra, you will absolutley NEED to update the system's firmware. YOU MUST have acess to a PC-compatible computer in order to do this. NOT A MAC! But otherwise, transfering movies, pics, and mp3s to the lyra on a mac is a simple drop and drag procedure.
6) You CAN NOT read Text, Excell, Word, PDF, or any other files on this machine.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Secret Agent Man on August 13, 2004
This item is excellent.... i give it 5 stars i have had a long time to review this so i would know...all the problems that people have can be fixed with updates,warrantys, or by this review...(lol)Mp3 sounds wonderful..the movies are good...but
this item has its glitches.. as long as you update right when you get it and before you put anything on it or do anything with it, it will be fine..... a little slow cf transfer and it is picky with the different types of movie files are allowed on it....
here are some helpful tips

HOW TO RECORD A COPYRIGHTED DVD ONTO THE LYRA:
step 1: pick your dvd and plug the cables into the dvd player...
step 2: start recording your dvd and after 6 seconds stop the movie (where you are allowed to resume it) or unplug the connection cables attached from the RCA to the dvd player... the LYRA takes about 9 seconds to determine a copyrighted dvd so after about 7 more second replug the cable back into the dvd player and there you go...BUT NEVER STOP RECORDING ON THE LYRA WHEN YOU UNPLUG THE CABLES...it wont work...

HOW AND WHERE TO REPLACE THE BATTERY ON THE LYRA:

This website i am about to give you sells the battery for the lyra and gives instructions on how to replace...there are screws on the lyra that you need a certain screw driver for (included with the purchase of a replacement battery)..FOR those who said it couldnt be done..you were wrong....(...)
NEW SOFTWARE UPDATE INFORMATION:
Reliable sources from RCA tell me that hopefully soon to be released updates will allow more movie transfers and new features that arent available already.. also they are hoping to come out with a digital camera attachment for the lyra...
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