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The Icon Bar: News and features: No more Empeg players?
 

No more Empeg players?

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 10:42, 25/9/2001 |
 
It appears that the Rio Car MPEG player - formerly known as Empeg - is no longer being produced. Although SONICblue are looking to work with car manufacturer they're not going to "continue with plans to become a car audio aftermarket brand".

For those of you whose memories don't quite reach back into the dim and distant past of RISC OS hardware, Empeg was started by Hugo Fiennes who was also responsible for The Serial Port. The Empeg hardware was recently on display at the RISC OS 2000 show in Epsom last year.

Rio Car Announcement

Source: Slashdot
 

  No more Empeg players?
  (23:09 25/9/2001)
  Richard Goodwin (09:12 26/9/2001)
    Richard Goodwin (09:14 26/9/2001)
      Guy Inchbald (12:55 26/9/2001)
        Rob Kendrick (12:57 26/9/2001)
          Richard Goodwin (13:12 26/9/2001)
 
Jason Tribbeck Message #89164, posted at 23:09, 25/9/2001
Unregistered user Except Hugo Fiennes wasn't anything to do with Vertical Twist - he owned the TSP name, and Vertical Twist was created when he left...

Sorry to be such a pedant ;-)
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Richard Goodwin Message #89165, posted at 09:12, 26/9/2001, in reply to message #89164
Unregistered user Not much happening in California today then Jase? :)
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Richard Goodwin Message #89166, posted at 09:14, 26/9/2001, in reply to message #89165
Unregistered user Ah, so if, by his leaving, the name was changed, it was he who was responsible for Vertical Twist - in that without his leaving there would be no name change. Tortuous logic a-go-go! :p
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Guy Inchbald Message #89167, posted at 12:55, 26/9/2001, in reply to message #89166
Unregistered user vertically twisted logic?
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Rob Kendrick Message #89168, posted at 12:57, 26/9/2001, in reply to message #89167
Unregistered user The empeg is a fantastic product with one major shortfal, one that we'll all recognise. It's bloody expensive to the point of being overpriced, for something that's quite specialist.

What's different, however, is that it's actually /over/ specified. The CPU use is surprisingly low on one.
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Richard Goodwin Message #89169, posted at 13:12, 26/9/2001, in reply to message #89168
Unregistered user They do say they'll be continuing software development, so perhaps someone else will pick up the idea and come out with a cheaper hardware spec? Or perhaps I'm just out where the pigs fly ATM :)
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