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Old 05-12-2009, 04:11 PM
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Okay, I've been looking around a lot. I was considering a Fuse for it's future support of Rockbox and a Zenfor the screen size, but I realized that what I want both. A Rockbox Google Summer of Code project is to port Rockbox to the View. If that can be done, then I definitely want a View. If it can't, I'm thinking about it. What should I know? Do you owners out there like it? I'm more interested in the hardware if they port Rockbox to it.

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Old 05-12-2009, 07:02 PM
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Sandisk treats View owners as pariahs, it is unlikely the View owners will consider another sandisk mp3 product again.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:14 PM
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stop considering it. views are on the verge of being discontinued.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:55 PM
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Even with Rockbox?
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:28 PM
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they were discontinued for well over a year already.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:57 AM
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they were discontinued for well over a year already.
They aren't in the retired models on Sansa's website. They are available in the Sansa store. http://www.sansa.com/players/sansa_view
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:56 AM
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I bought an 8bg View refurb for $60 last month and am very much enjoying it. Good sound, lots of storage, big screen. If you can get one cheaply like that, you should consider it.

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Sandisk treats View owners as pariahs, it is unlikely the View owners will consider another sandisk mp3 product again.
I haven't needed any Sandisk support for my View so far.
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I bought an 8bg View refurb for $60 last month and am very much enjoying it. Good sound, lots of storage, big screen. If you can get one cheaply like that, you should consider it.



I haven't needed any Sandisk support for my View so far.
You're lucky.....I hope your luck continues, because the last firmware update was last June. If you look around the View board at the Sansa forums, there's some bitter, miserable people.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:43 PM
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No-one has answered my question of how the view would be with rockbox. How is the View's hardware? The reason I ask is my e200's scroll wheel gets in the way of the buttons, and the wheel light is really bright.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:17 PM
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Rockbox has been at a standstill for about a year for the view.
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:28 PM
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Most of the rockbox effort at this point is going toward the clip, the fuze, and the cowon d2. Rockbox support for the view is not likely.
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:37 PM
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Its less that the port stalled or that people focused on other things, and more that obo is the first person to ever take interest on starting a View port.

Anyway I wouldn't buy a target that doesn't run rockbox in order to run rockbox unless you intend to do development work.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:54 PM
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I'm definitely only getting the View if and when Rockbox comes out for it. I thought since it was a GSoC project, it would be done.
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I thought since it was a GSoC project, it would be done.
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haha
Ummm... Okay, but seriously. Don't Google Code projects get done?
I take it you thought I was joking.
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If Rockbox is important to you on a player, the V1 Fuze is getting closer than the View probably ever will. Coming from the sansa e series it would be a great player for you.
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If Rockbox is important to you on a player, the V1 Fuze is getting closer than the View probably ever will. Coming from the sansa e series it would be a great player for you.
Thanks, I'll wait and see.
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The sansa view has treated me well, I get exeptional battery life too. Had no idea the View got discontinued. Its been a while since I've been here
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