Just thought I’d report some more evidence to support the assumption that the Fuze does not have a line-out. I recently ordered a Sansa A/V cable (AV TV VIDEO AUDIO CABLE FOR SANSA VIEW E280 E270 E260) and it finally showed up yesterday. It was only $7 shipped so I thought it was worth a shot. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work. No audio output at all, regardless of the volume setting.
From what I understand in reading the View forum on ABI, the View (and I think E series?) can actually supply both line out and headphone out on the 20 pin connector. The fact that I get no audio at all on the A/V cable would lead me to believe that: A) the Fuze has a different pinout (highly unlikely), B) my brand new cable is bad (somewhat unlikely), or C) the Fuze simply doesn’t have line-out (fairly likely).
If C is true, then it’s really disappointing that Sandisk chose to use the 20 pin connector instead of mini-USB. It would mean we have all the drawbacks of a proprietary connector with none of the benefits.
If anyone else has tried the A/V cable, please post your results. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to a View or E series to check the cable.
Sansafix - can you please clarify this situation? You stated in a previous thread that the Fuze has the same line-out as the View, but based on my experience and other reports from Sansa Dock users, that does not seem to be the case. I really want to believe my cable is bad, but it seems too great a coincidence. Should the View A/V cable work with the Fuze? And if so, should it provide an actual line-out or just a clone of the headphone out?