The other player makers don’t advertise their song limits either. The assumption seems to be that if people want more memory in a player it is to be able to use higher bitrates, and not cram more files on the player. I guess they should print the song number limit in their literature, although assuming that people will use at least 128 kbps isn’t that unreasonable. A workaround to the song limit is to have some songs in the podcast or audiobook sections of the player. I wonder if there are any limits for those sections of the player.
I disagree. I know this is a Sansa board, but I’m using this as an example, only. I am not recommending the player mentioned here, or suggesting it is better than Sandisk’s products. I own a lot of players from a variety of manufacturers, and a while ago I was in the market for another player. As I was searching around, the Cowon D2+ caught my eye…Long story, cut short …They clearly identified in their spec sheet and owner’s manual that there was a 4000 song limit for internal memory and a 4000 song limit for the expansion memory.
Manufacturers can do what they want, within the limits of legality…But…I know I would be much more likely to purchase another product from a company that was up-front an honest; listing the players specifications, warts and all, than a company that was deceptive, by omission.
It is completely unreasonable to expect a consumer to abide by a certain bit-rate or filesize, unless they are told up-front that there is a limitation. The sheep may just shrug their shoulder’s and accept the status quo…I don’t. I am a demanding consumer, and ANY company that intentionally omits important technical data, that will influence the way I have to use the player, will be scratched off my list as far as potential future purchases.
Message Edited by fuze_owner-GB on 12-30-2009 12:57 PM