I am a retired EE doing volunteer work on Small EV’s, and helping with their support forums. We got our Fuze 4gb Dec20 and have been busy learning it, reading the manual, loading with our CD’s and a few e-music loads; Our first MP3, and our first music downloads and our first copying of CD’s. We have about 200 songs on it now, and about 1/2 full.
We bought the Fuze mainly for use on long trips in the car, having cars with only cassette decks…, the Fuze will play only pre-recorded music, no videos or pictures. In the car It plays nicely thru a casette playback adapter. We also have a kit from Amazon with spare cable, car and home charger and playback at home thru our laptop extension speakers.
The home computer is a Vista monster with mucho power and storage and media player 12. The road HP laptop (shhh so it wont hear) is on its last 6 months, is an xp sp2, a bit underpowered and slow, does not have the latest hispeed USB- but will do music loads slowly, 7 years old, just upgraded to player version 12, but is going on a road trip for a temp job for us. We leave for a big job in just a few days.
I upgraded my Fuze to version 2.2.28 as soon as I got it. The only issue we have had with the Fuze , Other than loosing it because its soo small, is inconsistent play back volume. dont know if this ahs anything to do with .28 .
The question is;
with my road computer and my new Fuze, I dont want any problems on the road. I can deal with the volume problem, as everything has volume controls. And I realize this is just an entertainment device, its not a GPS- although I can read maps quiet well. I was not looking to learn a new hobby, just give my wife an electronic playback deck. She is not a great techie, better than most retireees tho.
So, Can I stay at 2.2.28 fairly reliably with my useage and not have to use my old laptop to do troubleshooting, or should I go back to 2.2.26 which my Fuze came with before leaving? or is it 6 of 1, versus half dozen of the other?
Thaks for the advice
**bleep** in Colorado