12-15-2011 12:12 AM - edited 12-15-2011 04:03 AM
Please register this problem directly to support team ( http://kb.sandisk.com/app/ask ), we have already 4 people with the same issue, together we can force these lazy developers to fix this issue!
12-15-2011 08:46 AM - edited 12-15-2011 08:50 AM
Tapeworm, i have a concrete question for you, are you doing something on this problem (contacting developers, support or etc) ? This is not really funny anymore, direct support is silent, you are talking about all other topics but not on the problem, what the f*ck is going on ?
12-15-2011 11:28 AM
It's not a problem for us here in the USA, so we have no reason to hassle the developers!
iPod Touch 5G 32GB, Touch 4G 32GB, Clip Sport 8GB.
Rockbox-> Clip Zip 4GB, iPod Nano 2G 4GB, iPod 5.5G 80GB
2012 Nexus 7 32GB, Asus MeMoPad 8 16+64GB, LG Optimus G Pro, Nokia Lumia 900, Nokia Lumia 520
12-15-2011 12:03 PM - edited 12-15-2011 12:04 PM
This player is also sold in Europe, don't forget that. Thanks for your comment, it really shows all the situation on ignorance.
As i said before, all our forum thread+letters to support forum+recorded phone conversations with support will be used to open the action bill in one of the International Consumer Protection Organizations. Keep it going!
12-15-2011 12:34 PM - edited 12-15-2011 12:41 PM
What's with all them negative waves, gentlemen?
The Clip Zip is marketed worldwide. There have been some misconceptions about the FM and RDS capabilities of the new Sansa. The Clip Zip and Fuze+ have RM RDS capability, using a new version of the FM receiver chip used in the Clip / Clip+.
For RDS to work properly, a clean signal is required. Remember, the headphone cable functions as the antenna.
With the earlier build of firmware, the Clip ZIp could lose RDS display during playback. The latest build (01.01.18) addresses this issue. At least, it does as tested with local RDS signal on my devices. The situation in other signal areas may be different.
The RDS informaton is fed from the FM receiver chip. Displaying the information involves a clean signal, the receiver chip and its control, plus the Sansa's interpreting of that data. No developer laziness required, there are several links in the chain- and checking these links takes a little time to isolate any issues. Fixing one issue may inevitably uncover another, it happens.
The FM receiver is capable of reception in the North American and worldwide areas (including EU of course). Testing in various regions is simple enough, as all we need is a device physically within a region, a few minutes, and an internet connection. I'm sure it will get sorted out very soon.
As for the hubbub, and ruffled feathers, the forum doesn't operate in a vacuum. With the huge base of users giving feedback here, it makes sense that issues will be found and reported among the information here. And yes, SanDisk does listen to your feedback.
I'd love to test it myself, I would bring some Clip Zips, the laptop, and warm clothes of course. Much better to visit outside of tourist season.
12-15-2011 01:49 PM - edited 12-15-2011 01:50 PM
I would like to let you know we are looking into this issue. That said I do not have a time frame as to if or when the issue will be resolved. I am also taking this time to let you know that personal attackes and foul language that you ahve used in a few of your posts will not be tolerated on this forum. This is your one and only warning. If you cannot abide by the forum rules and guidlines you will be permenently ban from posting on this forum.
12-16-2011 12:50 AM - edited 12-16-2011 04:05 AM
Was it really so hard to post this phraze earlier ? You have no time frames to say, that the problem is under the investigation ? What you call a "foul language" - this i'm calling a PERSONAL OPINION, which was reasoned by the concrete fact. If users are reporting on some problems and there are no reaction by support - i have a full rights to call them LAZY, this speaking freedom is documented by constitution. Instead of improving the support quality and making the corresponding conclusions on not bringing the customers into the mad condition - you are trying to find the reason for ban the user (who says uncomfortable things, but which are quite truthful and argumented).
12-16-2011 06:21 AM
Dude, calm down. It's just an inexpensive mp3 player, not like someone is breaking down the door of your house and raiding it.
As for your freedom of speech, that is guaranteed to US citizens inside the US where Congress can make no law regulating it. That doesn't mean private forums can't moderate/censor/edit as they wish, just the goverment can't make laws where it does the same. Plus the foul language isn't necessary. Marvin, Tapeworm, Bob and Miikerman are good guys, just owners like the rest of us who are nothing but extremely helpful in these forums. A lot of their comments are in jest and aren't to be taken seriously. So lighten up.
The Sandisk people are looking into it. If you know anything about tech companies they run lean staffs (I work for one so I know it all too well) so it takes time to get fixes determined, tested and released. They're humans, they make mistakes or sometimes overlook things. They know about it now so just wait for the fix to come out. In the mean time, enjoy the player. I know I am (even when the RDS info wasn't working, the radio worked fabulously as did the mp3 music section). For the price the CZ is still a downright steal even the RDS info is kaput.