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Re: How can I tell if I my e200 is version 1, 2, Or Rhapsody?

The audio  specs are for a v1 because it does not include Audible (.aa) among its supported audio formats.  The additional memory spec says MicroSD,  not the MicroSDHC that is supported by the v2.

But lots of sellers just cut-and-paste specs and don't check them against the unit. So short of contacting the seller somehow, you're not going to be able to tell.

J&R, one of the other sellers, is a very reputable New York City store. You could  call them  and ask them to look at the units they are selling. Might be worth the extra $12.

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Re: How can I tell if I my e200 is version 1, 2, Or Rhapsody?

So , CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHICH IS THE BEST VERSION OF SANSA E200 series ?
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Re: How can I tell if I my e200 is version 1, 2, Or Rhapsody?

So , CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHICH IS THE BEST VERSION OF SANSA E200 series ?
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Re: How can I tell if I my e200 is version 1, 2, Or Rhapsody?

The v2 is widely regarded as the improved version, once you upgrade the factory firmware. Unless you want to use Rockbox, which only works (so far) on the v1.
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Re: How can I tell if I my e200 is version 1, 2, Or Rhapsody?

So ......... V2 is better than RAPSODY ?
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Re: How can I tell if I my e200 is version 1, 2, Or Rhapsody?

Quick question please:  Are all of the 8gig models Version 2?  thanks.
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Re: How can I tell if I my e200 is version 1, 2, Or Rhapsody?

No, as Version 1 players are still floating around in stores. In both Future Shop and Best Buy, I was told that the e200 players (all sizes) in the old white/green boxes (Lil Monsta) are version 1, while those in the newer blue/black boxes are version 2. I picked up a blue/black one and it did turn out to be v2. I had previously e-mailed Sansa asking if the box designs were any indication of whether a version 1 or 2 player was inside, and they told me that there is no way of telling between v1 and v2 from the box. I think they only said that because sometimes the wrong player is put into the wrong box and they didn't want to guarantee that all blue boxes had v2s, but I'd bet that most of the v2s have been matched with the blue/black boxes.
 
Sound quality is terrific, I haven't listened to the v1 to be able to compare, but there is absolutely no background buzzing on songs unless at the max volume. A welcome surprise since the last mp3 player I bought and returned was the Samsung U3 (on Boxing Day) and on that one you could hear the whirrings of the machinery even on the minimum volume setting. I'm really thrilled with my purchase and glad I won't be back at FS soon to return this too!
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Re: How can I tell if I my e200 is version 1, 2, Or Rhapsody?

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speedypear wrote:
I was told that ..... ...those in the newer blue/black boxes are version 2.
 
Don't rely on the packaging to determine if the player is a V1 or a V2.
 
I purchased three e200's. Each came in the identical blue boxes. Two of the players are V1 and one is a V2. 
 
The best way to check which version you have is to check the firmware number.

 

Edited to clarify that speedypear isn't claiming that the blue/black boxes are version 2s.




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Re: How can I tell if I my e200 is version 1, 2, Or Rhapsody?

Yeah, you can't rely on packaging completely, but otherwise there's nothing else you can do. The Sansa rep that I e-mailed said to look at the production date...since there's no other date present, I'm guessing this means the small print on the side of the box that says Copyright (year). If it says 2006, it's probably a v1, and 2007, likely a v2 as they were pretty recently made. At the moment I'd say the v2s are most likely to be in the blue boxes rather than the Lil Monsta ones. But then again, you can never be sure of what you're getting until you check the firmware, right?
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Re: How can I tell if I my e200 is version 1, 2, Or Rhapsody?

A heads up about the e260 refurbs from Buy.com.  The one I got was a v1.  I wanted one in large part for audible books which v1 doesnt support.  they say they wont take back refurbs but i made a little noise and they took it back and also covered the shipping back.  maybe they dont know if these are v1 or v2 or maybe they are a mixture of both, but I think it is unethical for them to not portray the product correctly.  55 bucks for a v2 refurb is a nice price...isnt so nice for a refurbed v1.
I posted feedback <in a nice way> in the buy.com feedback section and they never put the feedback up...gee, i wonder why?  so i am passing this along so maybe others dont get duped and will make it a point to not buy andything from buy.com again