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snoolge 12-15-2009 05:38 PM

should I buy????
 
I currently own a Sandisk E260R mp3. It has been a joy to use. I noticed when surfing on Amazon that the sansa view can hold movies? Does the sansa fuze do this as well? The amazon site indicated that the 16GB view is discontinued by the manufacturer so I would imagine that the 32GB would be soon as well. Other reviews that I have read suggest that the sansa fuze is better than the view and has a stronger following hence the view being discontinued. Obviously, I am not one to rush out to buy the latest gadget, just want one that I can use for quite awhile. I thought it would be nice to have some tv shows and/or moviews at the ready for waits during carpool, doctor visits, long car rides etc. Just something different to have available should I tire of reading or knitting. So, my long winded question is; is it worth it to invest in the view or the fuze, if the fuze supports video. Or if neither of those two are good with movies and such, forget the whole thing and stay with the E260 and my box of micro sd cards---snoolge

skip252 12-15-2009 07:14 PM

Welcome to abi! :)

The View was not discontinued to make room for a larger capacity player. Sansa dropped the View because it it the original POS. DO NOT waste your money on a View.

Here and in the Sansa forums I have yet to see any one send a "Thanks, that fixed it!" message. It seems they work OK for a while and then go buggy. Once it goes it's gone.

I have both the Fuze and e250 (Rockboxed) and neither one of them is really a videocentric player. Rockbox allows a bit better video experience but honestly the few times I've watched videos on either one of them I felt that I had wasted my time converting the file to play on them.

I would save up my cash for a player with a larger screen and more format support if I were looking for a portable video player.

snoolge 12-15-2009 07:49 PM

thank you for your reply. your advice is sound. my E260 is doing great, no complaints there, just thought it would be fun to have everything in one. if my E260 ever dies, I will probably buy a fuze and forget completely about the view. now to find a small portable video player-----snoolge

oobergeek 12-15-2009 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skip252 (Post 423515)
Welcome to abi! :)

The View was not discontinued to make room for a larger capacity player. Sansa dropped the View because it it the original POS. DO NOT waste your money on a View.

Here and in the Sansa forums I have yet to see any one send a "Thanks, that fixed it!" message. It seems they work OK for a while and then go buggy. Once it goes it's gone.

I have both the Fuze and e250 (Rockboxed) and neither one of them is really a videocentric player. Rockbox allows a bit better video experience but honestly the few times I've watched videos on either one of them I felt that I had wasted my time converting the file to play on them.

I would save up my cash for a player with a larger screen and more format support if I were looking for a portable video player.


I guess I'm one of those in the minority who actually likes watching video on my Fuze. I know it's not the best player in the world for video...I'd rate it 6-7/10 depending on how the video is encoded, but I really think the Fuze gets a bad rap for it's video capabilities which are undeserved IMO.

I've had lots of video on my Fuze, from music video's to tv shows to 3hr 20 minute movies (Titanic) and they've all come out good enough to watch. Is it the *best* player for video?...no. But for the money your spending on the Fuze it can certainly hold it's own with any DAP in it's price range, video included.

rock_c250 12-15-2009 09:20 PM

fuze is not very good for video, but excellent for audio and video is a bonus.
I have a creative zen ant is very good at video. it plays divx 30 fps flawless. supports wmv also. sony is also very good at video and supports h264. any how i am talking only about budget players aorund 70$.

for audio fuze is my choice now. Also thinking to get a clip+

jsc315 12-18-2009 03:15 PM

http://code.google.com/p/video4fuze/
I have been using this for a while. Its a great little program. Just add the videos you want and it will do everything much faster then converter that comes with the player. You dont need the player plugged in for it to work as well. After everything is done just drag and drop video into video section on your player. I also had no problems with syncing of any video I thrown at it.
The few problems I had was that sometimes the FF will reset the video. Also I had some problem it not working in win7. Seems to work flawlessly in xp though.


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