Fuze FM RM Radio

My FM Radio isn’t playing any sound, but i can change the channels and still nothing. Can anyone help? 

Make sure you’ve hit play, and that the volume is up.  Not trying to be insulting, but most radios don’t require you to press play, so you may have missed that.

“Yes Virginia, there is a Santa PAUSE!” :stuck_out_tongue:

And it’s easy to overlook this on the screen. Without a progress bar as on the NOW PLAYING screen of .mp3’s, it’s hard to notice at first glance whether the radio is on PAUSE or PLAY.

Well I’m not on pause and I’m turned up and still no FM playback wich sucks cause I like to listen to football since my home team is blacked out almost every week.

Have you tried resetting the frequency parameters?

SETTINGS > RADIO OPTIONS > FM REGION > (USA/Japan/World)

Are you sure you plugged in your headphones all the way? I do that sometimes and I can’t hear anything!:smiley:

Message Edited by pang11397 on 12-04-2008 07:28 PM

I’m seconding the point made by the pause guy, but I just want to be sure you’re not on mute: If the volume icon (the little speaker button) is red and not green, that means you’re on mute.   

 You a Lions fan listening to 97.1?

hi, Tape

new user of the Fuze here, i just updated the Fuze ver 1 firmware to 01.22, today and there is a BIG problem.

big,  there is NO choice to pick Japan as a Radio Region.  

there is only USA and World, this is not good.

the language i picked is English, with the last update, .17, it let me pick Japan.

please help, i can only get 1 radio station with the World region, actually the World setting is the same 

as the USA region setting. the Japan region is 76 to 108, and all the radio stations in Osaka, all 5 of them

are below 89. so i can only get 1 radio station, this is not good.

as long as i got your hear, maybe down the road, how about a new firmware that will record radio NOT

as WAV files, but rec. them as .MP3 as 128k, that is what iRiver has. (oh, iRiver also has TEXT, hint)

Kyo

Can’t help you on the radio region issue, though it should work alright if you chose your region properly when you first booted up the new FW.  If not, try changing the language, then change it back, and it should give you the option again.  Or do a hard reset by hold the power switch for awhile.  

As far as recording, I second the desire to record both radio and voice in a compressed format.  However, I do understand that compression requires extra system resources above simply converting the sound to digital.  Its possible that these players may not be able to utilize the ADC (analog to digital converter) and perform file compression in real-time, due to the lack of RAM.  Granted, it would require less “horsepower” to play the files, but if it can’t do the conversion and the compression at the same time, then it simply can’t be done.  Just like the database limitations, seems like what’s really limiting these players is RAM.  The AS3525 has a very small amount of its own ram, and SanDisk did not add an extra RAM module to save cost and space, so RAM is really scarce.  This is why FW updates typically won’t add ALOT of new features, as many of them would require too much RAM to run anyway.  Not to mention that many functions will be loaded into RAM anytime the player is on, so the more features you add, the less space you have for other things in the future.  I would like to see the ability to record in compressed formats, though, but I certainly understand if it just can’t be done. 

Perhaps you need to choose Japanese as the language to access the lower Japanese FM frequencies?

@cruiserdude wrote:

Its possible that these players may not be able to utilize the ADC (analog to digital converter) and perform file compression in real-time, due to the lack of RAM.

If that is indeed the case, would it be possible to record the FM radio as a wave file, and do the file compression after the recording is complete? 

Personally, I prefer the ability to record as a wave file… and would prefer it even more if it recorded at > 32000 Hz instead of 24000 Hz (so that the higher frequencies are not lost)… but I can see where having the compression would help.

@jmr wrote:


@cruiserdude wrote:

Its possible that these players may not be able to utilize the ADC (analog to digital converter) and perform file compression in real-time, due to the lack of RAM.


If that is indeed the case, would it be possible to record the FM radio as a wave file, and do the file compression after the recording is complete? 

Personally, I prefer the ability to record as a wave file… and would prefer it even more if it recorded at > 32000 Hz instead of 24000 Hz (so that the higher frequencies are not lost)… but I can see where having the compression would help.

I’ve thought about that before, maybe doing the compression afterwards.  I can see this certainly being a viable alternative if real-time compression is not possible.  However, I doubt they would ever implement this, as you would initially need the space for the full .wav file, and unless you tend to record multiple times in the same day, chances are you will have access to your computer before you need to use that extra space.  Honestly, it wouldn’t be so big of a deal if we could choose to record to the card as well, but since we can’t, I keep most of my music there, in order to have about 2 gigs free for the huge recording files…

thanks, cruzer and err, the next guy’s post, smile

but changing the language did, nothing. but if found the prolem, 

see here, if anyone else has problem like this.

http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=sansafuse&thread.id=9679

 Kyo

hi, guys

about recording as WAV files, like we have a choice, 

well, we take what we have, smile. what i do is to 

cut the wav files off the Fuze, then use the great 

free app, CDex to convert the wav to mp3 128k MP3

files. 

but, really, what IF we have a 4Gb. Fuze and its 

stuffed with videos and stuff up to 3.5Gb. then,

not so much room to rec radio shows at that point.

i have the CLIX2 by iRiver but have not used it in

a few months, i really think it records radio as 128k

MP3 files, but maybe i got that wrong.

hey, anyone see what some of the new digital photo

frames can do? it seems they are able to play AVI

MPG1 MPG4 and some of them, MP4 videos along

with MP3 audio and of course JPG files. maybe 

the photo frams are moving into the area of what

the Fuze can do. of course frames will need to have

a good battery, but, the screens are way bigger that

the Fuze. so, maybe in 2-3 yr. the mp3 players 

will merge with the 8 inch frames.