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Old 04-24-2009, 09:50 AM
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This is kinda random, but my buyer's "itch" is kicking in and I am interested in purchasing a new MP3 player. I currenlty have a Sansa Fuze that has paint chipping off of it (just the click wheel and button). I was just going to get a replacement from Best Buy as I have a warranty on it, but I just remembered that within the first year of the warranty, you can get a different player as a replacement instead of the same one. You use up the warranty, but that's cheap enough. Anyone know of a PMP/MP3 that might be worth getting as a "replacement" for the Fuze that's within the same price range? I'm looking for something that has full ID3 tag support, including embedded cover art (has issues with that with the P2), decent battery life (similar to Fuze), full MSC support, and comfortabel to hold in somewhat large hands. Gapless playback would be nice, but its not that important to me. I know a Cowon player would fit this perfectly, but I am limited to what I can purchase at Best Buy. I am pretty sure I cannot get my money back in place of a new player.

I kinda want to give the View a try again (fits better in my extra large hands), but I had major firmware issues with it when it first came out. Also, it did not have an option to set it to MSC mode: You had to hold down a button combo to get it to connect to a Mac or Linux box.

Thanks ahead of time to anyone who can help me out.

Edit: Ga. Forgot to say what Fuze I have. Its a 8GB.

Edit 2: Um.... Someone added those ipod tags to my post. Can a Mod get rid of those for me?

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Old 05-01-2009, 02:49 AM
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I don't think Best Buy is a good place to get mp3 players...been to a few of them about 3 times a week for the past month getting this or that...

In store they pretty much just had iPods, Zunes, and the Sansas...online not that much bigger selection either.

If I had to have one from them I would definitely get the Fuze, or replace one with another in your case.

I couldn't pay the difference for the iPods and Zunes, knowing you can get them for $20 less around town or the internet, besides just thinking Fuze is better.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:00 AM
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I'm really pleased with my Fuze and I think you'll be gettin' a hard time finding a replacement in the price range.

I didn't get any problem at all with firmware. The first time I connected mine to the computer, it was out of the box and I run the sansa firmware updater. From that point on, it has been sweet using the Fuze. Best digital file player I had. Great sound quality and the SD slot is very usefull.

If you don't find the replacement in the store, get another Fuze, make shure is the v2, update the firmware the first time you use it and be carefull with the rubber finish. I'ts very resilliant, but you have to watch your hands for chemical substances like organic solvents (etanol, isopropil, etc...). In your line of work do you use solvents?
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:09 PM
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If you don't find the replacement in the store, get another Fuze, make shure is the v2, update the firmware the first time you use it and be carefull with the rubber finish. I'ts very resilliant, but you have to watch your hands for chemical substances like organic solvents (etanol, isopropil, etc...). In your line of work do you use solvents?
Of you can protect the finish using one of these. I got one on my Fuze, one on my PSP, and one on my DS Lite, and they are great.
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