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This is a sorry product compared to comparable items. I bought this and a Creative Zen, both refurbs, at about the same time and price. The Zen is far superior. It comes with dedicated media management software. The Sansa makes you use Windows Explorer or Media Player to transfer files. If you use Media Player all files are uploaded as DRM protected, whether or not they originally were. Thus you cannot see or manipulate them in Windows Explorer or other media software--like Roxio, etc. The Sansa screen is nearly invisible in outdoor daylight. The Zen has no problems. "Fast Forward" is a myth on the Sansa. To get to the middle of a 1 hour video involves holding down the FF button for SEVERAL MINUTES. It moves in like 30 second intervals at best. Neither the Zen or the Sansa allows you to use the SD card memory for DRM content, so the upgradeablility of either is not totally accurate. The Sansa does have better battery life, but that is because it completely blanks the screen after the preset period. The Zen merely dims the screen, but it is still readable under most conditions. An 8 GB refurb Sansa is an OK deal at $50 including shipping, but you'll be happier with the Zen at the same price point. A Sansa at $125 new is a joke. No wonder there are so many refurbs available.
I have several Sansa MP3 players and really like them. Normally, when you add mp3's to the players, after you disconnect them, you get a message from the player saying "refreshing data". This drive give no such message and when you try to play an mp3, it says "no media". When I connect it to my computer again it shows no files, but the available disk size has been reduced by the size of the mp3s you added previously. I tried reformatting the drive, and now I had the full 16BG available, but the original problem remained.
I sent an email to the vendor but never received a reply, so I guess I have an expensive but nice looking paperweight, and am a little wiser about this particular vendor.
Never received it. Can't say. It has been over a month. Bad company. If SanDisk Sansa lets people represent them in this manner, I'm thinking I do not want one. In defence of SanDisk, I do not know if they are partners. I would still like to try the media player. But would not buy it on line.
was disappointed with product so i ended up reselling the mp3 player due to hard to find replacement parts and device freezing too easy every time i try to access music or fm radio
I liked the price, unfortunately, I have other Sansa views and other sansa fuzes...and this one does not work correctly...i wonder if it might be a Chinese knock- off...the thing is just weird.....
After putting the micro SD card in, it loads the songs....the if you take it out and change the "tags" on those same songs....then stick the card back in...it refreshes the database, but still uses the old tags....WTF?????
Then, even with no card in it, it refreshes the database when turning on randomly...sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.
I Thought about buying another one for such a good price...but if it doesn't work correctly...tehn the price still sucks, cause I have to buy one that works.
After happily having a Sansa e280 for about 4 years, I decided to get something that it would be more advanced in technology plus more memory capacity, I bought a 16 gigs Sansa View. To my amaze I wound up getting an unit that really surprised me with a very poor performance. Except for the sound, witch is great, it continiously frezes up to the point that volume and other adjustments are impossible to be corrected, let along that every time I turned the unit on it takes some time before one can start listening to the music, caused by "refreshing data base". None of these issues happen to my Sansa e280 not even with an extra 16gigs SD card pluged in to the SD card slot!.So I'm really disappointed with a unit that seems to have a technology far behind the e280!!. I would definitelly recomend anyone, staying away from buying this particular model.
when i ordered this mp3 player i didnt see the small print about how only one side works so the mp3 player is no good to me''
It is to difficult to upload music, what a waste of money. Im sorry I bought it. Three of us have tried to down load music to this. I have had sansa before and never had this problem.