09-09-2008 05:23 AM
Been off this board for over 6 months now, purchased a View, 16Mbyte for my wife at Christmas time last year with version 01.01.06A firmware, still working fine. Ha, only problem is that 16Mbyte is not nearly enough. So what's with this version? Improvements? Back then, upgrades were going backwards, recall installing version 01.02.09A that created problems and going right back to version 01.01.06A.
Oh the problems we had when we first got that thing, but forgot just about everything about it. Wife asked me if I wanted my own MP3 player, I found she had an old Technics SL-D33 turntable, restored that to new condition and having fun with that, LOL.
She remembers how to make playlists using Windows Media, I forgot about that too. Is there an easier way to make playlists today? Is SanDisk providing software now?
09-09-2008 12:52 PM - edited 09-09-2008 12:53 PM
Other than a slightly improved firmware version, S.S.D.D.
I'm back on 06 myself.
Message Edited by shadow98fl on 09-09-2008 03:53 PM
09-10-2008 08:17 AM - edited 09-10-2008 08:17 AM
Nothing has really changed.
Message Edited by eddiehaskell on 09-10-2008 08:17 AM
09-10-2008 06:35 PM
Yes, something has changed. Six months ago, I might have considered buying another SanDisk product like the View.
Now I know - never buy a product like this without visiting forums to read accounts of bugs in the product and to see the manufacturer's response. SanDisks utter disregard for customers like me is really annoying.
09-11-2008 06:27 AM
Sansa may create great hardware, but their poor software development, lack of real support and general disregard for customers makes them just another turd in the toilet. My advise to others looking to purchase an MP3 player ... look somewhere else, or at least purchase as a bargain bin item that supports 3rd party firmware.
As a software developer, I really despise companies that have no clue on how to manage support of their customers. Why pretend.
09-12-2008 07:56 AM
Those new Ipod nono's are starting to look really good. It just ticks me off to spend another $200 on another new MP3 player when the View is only 9 months old.
09-12-2008 12:15 PM
Yep, Sansa could have really kicked their butt with this one. They were ahead of the curve. Instead, not only have they been caught... theyve been passed.
If I was shopping now though? Even if I knew nothing about the View and it's problems and buggy firmware.... I'd get a 16gb Nano or Zune. Both are simply much more polished and elegant products than the View.
09-17-2008 03:34 PM
So one person says the shuffle problem is fixed, and another says it's not. What's the deal? That's really my biggest concern at this point and will decide if I upgrade or not.
09-20-2008 03:10 PM
I've been trying to update my Sandisk to the most update firmwire, however have been having some troubles. First of all, The Sansa Update only shows up once in a while, and when it does, it stops downloading the update halfway through, saying there were some troubles. I've tried to manually turn on Sansa Update, but couldn't, (error saying "Only Sansa Service can open this file). I've manually downloaded the firmwire and TRIED to put in on the root directory, but again, failed because it kept saying "Cannot copy Bitmap: The Device has either stopped responding or has been disconnected"