So far the Sansa Clip is the best MP3 player available for my needs. It may be the smallest music player with Rhapsody Channels support.
A few observations about the Clip’s Rhapsody implementation:
1. (Good) “Rhapsody Channels” choice is present on main menu only when Channels are actually added to Clip (nice!)
2. (Minor Bug?) Rhapsody Artist information is only accessable when Channels are added to Clip.
Here’s how – pressing the center button during play makes the display cycle through:
1. main song info
2. realtime frequency response display
- Rhapsody artist commentary info (only shown if a Rhapsody Channel is on the Clip)
In the process of updating firmware I removed the Channels I had on the player and noticed the artist commentary info disappeared when listening to regular Rhapsody tracks. Adding a Channel back to the player caused the artist commentary info to return. I’m pretty sure the artist commentary info is independent of Rhapsody Channels, yes?