I do a lot of FM recording. I have a Creative Nano Plus (1GB) But, it was limited as the batteries would last but so long. Thought the e270 was the answer as it had high capacity and a rechargable battery. To my surprise, it had a limited recording time of 2 hrs 10 min (5MB per file)! I contacted support. They told me there is a MB limit per file and there was nothing they could do. So, I would have to start recording again 2hr 10 min later. If I remember!! I record two 4 hour shows 5 days per week!
The Bit rate on the Sansa recordings are 512 Kbps! I later found out I can get 4 hours 20 minutes. (256kbps) if I record in mono. That’s higher than CD quality.
My creative records at 129kbps. Don’t see why FM or voice have to be that high of a bit rate.
My request is, can the next upgrade have a lower bit rate so it can record for longer durations. Guess I would be pushing it to ask for variable rates (good, better, best quality).
PLEASE PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE???