02-24-2011 06:49 PM
Thanks a bunch for the update, but the biggest issue I still have with the Fuze+ is FLAC tags. I purchased my 16GB for the sole purpose of storing more lossless tracks, but when I can't tell what album I'm trying to play, it's extremely frustrating.
If the Sandisk devs could focus on this for the next firmware update, that would make my day.
02-25-2011 05:49 PM
First, thanks for the update - the previous method of locking was very bad, many times I accidentally paused playback when I wanted to lock. I like the 24-hr clock too, and I am looking forward to the promised changes such as folder navigation and in particular the looped menus.
Now, on to complaints ;-)
"The format of the date setting will change according to region North America: MM/DD/YY; all other regions: DD/MM/YY"
Is date ever displayed or used except in date settings?
How do I set my region to have the date displayed as DD/MM/YY?
I don't understand why it takes so long for the volume buttons to start working after the player is locked.
More importantly, it takes long time for the volume buttons to start working after the touchpad was touched while the player was locked. Does not make sense to me. If I have the player in my pocket and it's locked, and I want to change the volume, it is quite likely that I will inadvertently touch the touchpad while reaching for the player. This disables volume buttons for an annoyingly long time.
02-25-2011 09:36 PM
I agree, the behavior of the dedicated volume buttons when locked is incorrect. Any time the "locked" message displays, the controls are inhibited for about 40 seconds. The lock feature should not affect the hard buttons, just the touchpad.
It's quirky that if the touchpad is not touched, or even the power button is touched, actually- as a brief tap of the power button will elicit the "locked" screen display, starting the 40 second inhibit all over again.
The threshold for the lock function is about 500ms (1/2 second). A brief press of the power button (above this time) will toggle the lock on or off. If the button is merely tapped, the "locked" screen displays. Obviously, there's a little learning curve here, but it's not so bad overall.
If the volume buttons are operated after about 40 seconds, they work normally when locked.
02-26-2011 06:13 PM
I just got mine, and as per the directions, I downloaded the "Updater" which handled the firmware update. When I started, the version on the Fuze was 1.27. After the update, it is now 1.32.00A. So. What is this version 2.36.03? Should I trust the updater, or what I see here. Out of curiosity, I tried the power button to unlock the thing, and it has no effect. Is there some kind of two-tiered system that isn;t in the advertizing?
02-26-2011 06:22 PM
The Sansa Updater follows the Forums by a few days. Download and install the new version here via the firmware link, and use the manual installation process. Be sure that the microSD card port does not have a card mounted.
You can install the firmware.sb file in either MSC or MTP mode, whichever mode you currently use will be fine, I've tested transfer in both venues.
By installing manually,you'll heve the new lock function and a selectble 24 hour clock too.
02-27-2011 05:51 AM
Yes, I also would like to know : "How do I set my region to have the date displayed as DD/MM/YY?" Thank you in advance for responding to that.
For the other features, all is OK for me in this new release (even if I'd no problem with the previous locking feature).
Thank you to Sandisk to ear its customers, and it is really useful to have this forum to have the information and share experience with other users.
After two weeks with my Sansa Fuze+, learnig how to correctly use it, especially convert and tag my content to see it correctly ordered in my Fuze, I really love it.
After testing different software to tag content, finally I found the best is MediaMonkey. Perhaps it will be usefull for "newbies" to know that ;-)
02-27-2011 06:34 AM
I still need to question: going from version 1.27 to 1.32 seems kinda normal. From there to 2.36 in "a few days" seems far fetched. It still seems like there's something not to trust in this. It is a brand new Fuze+, which seems to be what I am hearing about here, but why would the installer program make a normal incremental move as apposed to this version jump?
02-27-2011 12:46 PM
What Bob meant was that the newer firmware update has been posted here on the forum as soon as it was released. It just hasn't been updated to the Updater yet. That will happen in a few days, barring any catastrophic issues that are discovered by those here who downloaded it first.
Members (and visitors) here always get a few days advanced access to firmware updates before the general release.