I notice a lot of people come to the forum looking to see what people say about the Fuze before considering to buy one. I hope they also go to all the other forums for the other brands, because if they do, they will find the exact same types of posts on the other forums.
If you only look at this forum you would get the feeling that absolutly everyone has problems with the Fuze.
It is not true. The Fuze is one of the better players on the market. There are a lot of things to keep in mind when reading a forum, here are some of them:
Many of the people with problems are trying to use computers that are either too old, too weird, or are just to esoteric. If you have a “normal” Windows based computer of recent vintage, (XP or Win7) not running Linux or some other OS, you will have few problems.
My brother works at Best Buy and he sees tons of electronics being returned by people who just can not operate them. The people always say there is something wrong with the items, when it is just their inability to figure out how to work the gizmo. (RTFM type of thing)
If you read the manual, FIRST, you will understand the limitations of any device and then not expect it to do something it can not. I see people complaining about how the Fuze doesn’t do this or that. Well, that is not a valid complaint if the Fuze was not designed to do what you want.
Get a real SanDisk micro SD card. Don’t try to use any other brand. I don’t know if this is something SanDisk did to sell more cards or not, that is their perogative, if you don’t like it, buy another brand. All I know is that only a SanDisk card will work for me.
I have had my Fuze since they first came out and I have had no problems at all. I don’t carry it in a backpack, I don’t put it in my back pocket and sit on it, breaking the screen, I treat it with respect and care. I charge it when it gets about half empty. I only put MP3 and WMA files on it. All my videos work fine once run through the SanDisk converter. If the SanDisk converter will not convert a video, I just don’t have it.
Every thing on earth has limits and issues, the Fuze is no different, it was made by man.
I just want all of you who have not decided yet as to what player you want, reading this forun to remember that you only see the people who have issues, not the hundreds of thousands who don’t have problems who are happy with their Fuzes.
Just remember no matter what brand of player you end up buying, it will have issues.
Don’t be afraid to buy a Fuze. It is priced right and does everything the manual says it will do, and it does them well.