"don’t waste your money on a 16bit card if you have a sport, it will only play 2000 songs no matter what. "
I have a 16GB class 4 Sandisk card in my Clip Sport. I also have the internal memory full, with around 1100 songs. I have just slightly under 2000 songs on the card, and the card is almost full. I use 256 kbps mp3 for my music. At 256kbps MP3, you get around 9 hours of music per GB. I also have Rockboxed Clip Zip and Clip+ players. While I love using Rockbox, and am annoyed by the limitations of the Clip Sport, I might buy another one due to the Clip Sport’s extra battery life.
" i am extremely pissed because i did not know the limitations because it is not advertised, dumped and reloaded the card THREE TIMES. THREE TIMES. wasted my time and money."
At the Clip Sport’s price though of under $50, it competes against the 2GB ipod Shuffle, which has no screen, no radio, no card slot, and just 2GB of storage. While in a few ways the Clip Sport is inferior to the Clip Zip and Clip+, it is still far superior to players by other brands in its price range. If you are willing to spend $100 or more there are other options, however even those have their limitations. For example, one $100 player has no built in storage, and only 11 hours of battery life. Others don’t have a card slot at all, and have only 16GB of memory built in, and have a proprietary connector.