I know that the Fuze is essentially a “dead” product, but I just like the UI and hardware better than the Fuze+. It’s a lot more suitable for how I use my player since I really don’t go for the flashy UI and the oversensitive touch pad.
With 32GB cards now down within the realm of affordability, is there any work on expanding the Fuze database capacity. I know the Fuze+ will hold more, but I have to deal with the wonky UI and touch controls and huge startup times.
Currently the only avenue for me is to Rockbox the device to get past the DB limitation and that tends to kill my ability to use Rhapsody.
It’s stated that the database will hold 8000 songs but currently can’t get much more than 5375 on it. The files are there, the DB just doesn’t parse them.
Until the fuze+ is more usable, with firmware upgrades, I’m stuck. I have the latest firmware on the Fuze+ but it’s still just too much a pain right now and it sits as a backup.
I know that Sandisk would get no further profit from expanding the DB size, but it would really be appreciated. Either that or come up with the Fuze ++ which gives us the best of both worlds. The new DB with the reliable hardware (scroll wheel, etc.).
I know it’s a pipedream but I really wish someone would at least expand this thing out to about 10000 to 15000 entries. If a bunch of volunteers at Rockbox can do it, I’m sure the programmers at Sandisk also have the ability.