I own both a Clip Zip and a Clip+ and previously also a Clip. Amazingly the newer Clip Zip is worse buy in almost all respects (except being able to play high bitrate aac files). I have the latest OS according to the the Sansa Updater, even though it is a couple of years old, which I find hard to believe. I am glad to receive tips if there are something I can do to fix the following serious deficiencies.
Turning on/off the Clip Zip, there is a ~30 second delay where a green screen is displayed. (You know like a PC blue screen). The first few weeks I did not have this problem. I have done the reset, as it was completely crashed. It happend right in the middle of listening, not when connected to PC.
Some files that are properly marked with appropriate ID3v2 tags are labeled as Unknown in Clip Zip, whereas in Clip+ the files of course are labeled correctly.
When connecting to my PC (Windows 7), the Clip Zip cannot handle importing files and at the same time e.g. viewing files in another folder. This is no problem with my Clip+ on my older PC (Win XP). True, I have not bothered to switch the cables to eliminate the miniscule possiblity that it is Windows rather than Sansa OS that is causing this. The point though is that I should not have the problem with the Sansa Clip that I am having.
For what it is worth, my rating is Clip was better than Clip+, and Clip Zip is the worst of the three. The oldest is the most reliable and easy to use. WTF, what ever happened to product development???