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Old 01-10-2009, 11:20 PM
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Actually I turned down the brightness level all the way and the screen is quite good, not bright. The wheel is still bright in the dark, and that didn't change. That is all I have to say, really didn't need any nasty remarks from people that need to get a life. Have a nice day.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:46 AM
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Well, personally, instead of the option to turn it off, I think it would be much cooler, if there was a way to make that HOLY blue light to NEVER turn off. Because I always feel kinda sad, when it does .
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:59 AM
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So now we have a great suggestion for Sandisk. Allow the user to modify the action of the blue light.

a) as is
b) totally off
c) always on
d) flashing in rhythm to the music (I know that wasn't suggested, but what the heck )
e) maybe on their next player it can alternate between blue & green

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Old 01-11-2009, 12:15 PM
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Well, personally, instead of the option to turn it off, I think it would be much cooler, if there was a way to make that HOLY blue light to NEVER turn off. Because I always feel kinda sad, when it does .
I do like the blue light, but it would probably kill the battery if it never turned off
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Old 01-11-2009, 09:54 PM
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I do like the blue light, but it would probably kill the battery if it never turned off
And perhaps it would save a lot of battery if turned off in it's entirety. I guess more customizability can never be a bad thing. What we are trying to do is suggest ways to improve subsequent iterations of the Sansa Fuze... and not to make personal attacks on those trying to do the same. Hence I apologize if my earlier comments caused hurt or discomfort to others.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:39 PM
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I do like the blue light with the black Fuze, just not at night on long bus rides home or laying in bed. Albeit, the light on the Fuze isn't as NEARLY bright as the one on the e250. That thing would literally make you look away if you've been in the dark for awhile. I do give Sandisk credit for making the Fuze less bright, but still attractive.

However, more options would still be nice.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:32 PM
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Well I wouldn't mind hearing what was promised would be in the last firmware update - no darned clicking or thumping or buzzing in between songs. Sandisk said they where going to sort that out after it turned up aroundabout the time OGG and FLAC compatibility arrived, but if anything since the last update my fuze now makes even louder noises between tracks completely spoiling all of the live recordings I listen to.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:01 PM
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Hmmnnn what I'd like to see in a firmware upgrade?? Zoom option in pix and option to use my own pix as wallpaper.
Simple enough?
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:03 PM
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When locked I would like the player to be completely locked. Stop turning on the screen and blue light to tell me it is locked; it just wastes power while it is in my pocket and I'm walking around. At the very least, it should do nothing if I accidentally turn the wheel since that is the easiest thing to do vice actually pressing something. Just seems like this could help reduce power consumption.
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Id like 'Refreshing your media' to be alot quicker, it takes forever!
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Another vote for gapless playback across all formats (particularly LAME-encoded MP3s). That's the major thing keeping me from transitioning from my Rockboxed e280. Of course, an attractively updated user interface would go a long way, too (with anti-aliased fonts and user-creatable backgrounds, please).
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:16 PM
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I too, miss a gapless playback option.
Turning the blue light off would also be cool.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:06 AM
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Here's my wish list.. 13 things I would do to improve my Fuze:

1) Anti-aliased (smooth) fonts! Jaggedy fonts suck, and the hardware is easilly powerful enough to do better.
2) User-skinnable GUI
3) A simple developer SDK for us tinkerers..
4) Smooth fade from one track to the next
5) Do away with the MTP & MSC crap.... Proprietary protocols suck. What's wrong with open standards and simple USB connectivity?
6) A small selection of simple games to alleviate boredom...Tetris, Sudoku, Asteroids, Minesweeper, Chess, whatever. The code for these is public domain, and they take very little memory to implement.
7) A nice, colorful visualization mode to watch while the music plays..maybe even one we can futz with interactively.
8) Tempo control. The ability to speed up/slow down audio and video playback.
9) Alarm clock functionality. Why not wake up to some nice music?
10) A nice app to sync RSS podcasts off the web.
11) I've noticed the video playback is slightly off-center. Why not include some controls to allow the user to reposition or scale the image interactively. Nice for fixing letterbox video, too.
12) Different fonts to choose from.
13) Smarter jog control. When scrolling down large lists of files, it would be helpful if the jog control jumped faster, than if the list were short.
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:42 PM
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Here's my wish list.. 13 things I would do to improve my Fuze:

1) Anti-aliased (smooth) fonts! Jaggedy fonts suck, and the hardware is easilly powerful enough to do better.
2) User-skinnable GUI
3) A simple developer SDK for us tinkerers..
4) Smooth fade from one track to the next
5) Do away with the MTP & MSC crap.... Proprietary protocols suck. What's wrong with open standards and simple USB connectivity?
6) A small selection of simple games to alleviate boredom...Tetris, Sudoku, Asteroids, Minesweeper, Chess, whatever. The code for these is public domain, and they take very little memory to implement.
7) A nice, colorful visualization mode to watch while the music plays..maybe even one we can futz with interactively.
8) Tempo control. The ability to speed up/slow down audio and video playback.
9) Alarm clock functionality. Why not wake up to some nice music?
10) A nice app to sync RSS podcasts off the web.
11) I've noticed the video playback is slightly off-center. Why not include some controls to allow the user to reposition or scale the image interactively. Nice for fixing letterbox video, too.
12) Different fonts to choose from.
13) Smarter jog control. When scrolling down large lists of files, it would be helpful if the jog control jumped faster, than if the list were short.
Regarding #5....what do you think MSC is? it's simple USB connectivity. You don't have to use MTP if you don't want to(I never have.)

#6. and #7: Great, if you don't mind recharging ALL the time

#8. I guess this would be cool for people listening to long lectures, but I have no need for it with my podcasts.

#9. I already have an alarm clock, a TV with wake-up timer, and a cell phone with an alarm....and oh yeah....there's that recharging issue again

#10. MediaMonkey catches podcasts just fine, and I use it to manually deposit them into the podcast folder.

#13. The newest firmware update added accelerated scrolling
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:26 PM
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Regarding #5....what do you think MSC is? it's simple USB connectivity. You don't have to use MTP if you don't want to(I never have.)]
You missed the point. There's no need to differentiate between connection types at all. The connector should be a standard USB connector, not a proprietary connector. The protocol used to talk to the device should, also, be non-proprietary.
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#6. and #7: Great, if you don't mind recharging ALL the time
Games like these would take a fraction of the power required to decode and play music.

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#8. I guess this would be cool for people listening to long lectures, but I have no need for it with my podcasts.
Tempo control is a simple thing to add, software-wise. It helps correct for small tempo problems, everything from recordings taken from vinyl played at 33 RPM versus 33 1/3 RPM, all the way to Commodore 64 SID music that will sound different at 60Hz than at 50Hz timing. A simple tempo slider corrects for these flaws on the fly. Admittedly, this isn't a highly-desired option, but, i've seen other players with this option, and it would be an easy one to implement.
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#9. I already have an alarm clock, a TV with wake-up timer, and a cell phone with an alarm....and oh yeah....there's that recharging issue again
The device doesn't have to be fully active in order for it to have an alarm-clock feature, no more than your cell phone needs to open, lit up, and sitting on a table in order for you to recieve a call.
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#10. MediaMonkey catches podcasts just fine, and I use it to manually deposit them into the podcast folder.
Looks like a nice app....for Windows users. How about us OS X / Linux users?
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Ah, good!

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Old 02-10-2009, 07:51 PM
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Is it just me or does my Fuze have THE BEST battery life ever?

I can go for days without charging the thing.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:28 PM
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Concerning what I'd like to see next in firmware:

A text reader. Yea, I know it's small, but carrying around some Shakespeare, bible stuff, poems, THE MANUAL THAT SHOULD BE WITH IT, periodic table, etc...would be 'kinda neat. Some software that would allow you to select some text and then run it through the media converter to make it appear in a simple font.

I recently purchased my 4 gig fuze at Target for $59.00, couldn't be happier! A wonderfully enjoyable piece of tech.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:58 PM
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All I want is an alarm clock, which will wake me up to the song I choose. That's all I ask.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:52 PM
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How about actual video that syncs properly. Whats the point in having video if more then half the videos it plays never sync up properly. Why do i have to convert it to have the converter convert it again and the audio most times not sync with the video as well. I was seriously disappointed with the way the fuze handles video.
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Let me chime in!
I would personally like to see setting an image as my background, zooming in on images, more supported video formats, data on radio stations (song, artist, etc. like the Zune), support for WMA lossless as I don't want another program on my computer, and gapless audio playback. I like the transitions in some albums/audiobooks!
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