I think I might have found the one thing that disappoints me about the Fuze: FM recording quality. When I was shopping around for players, one of the features that attracted me to the Fuze was the ability to record FM radio as a wave file.
However, when I checked my first few attempts at recording, I was sorely dissapointed: it records at 24kHz. Essentially, this strips away 20% of the broadcasted sound. (FM radio is typically broadcast with a frequency range from 30-15000Hz, whereas the Fuze only records up to 12000Hz.)
I’m not sure if the quality is set low because of a hardware limitation, or if it’s set in the firmware somewhere, but either way, I don’t like it. If it’s a firmware restriction, I hope SanDisk at least bumps up the recording quality a notch or two.
(not sure if there was even any point to posting this here; but I just wanted to get it off my chest.)
Message Edited by jmr on 09-23-2008 08:08 PM