09-16-2008 07:48 AM
I have some questions about the Sansa Fuze (4 GB) before I buy:
-What kind of playlist features are there?
-What are the different ports of output on the MP3 Player (ex. USB)?
-How clear is the LCD screen?
Please let me know.... Thanks!!!
09-16-2008 09:14 AM - edited 09-16-2008 09:17 AM
The screen is clear. The player has a propritary connector and a standard headphone jack. The player will tell you the total space and amount of free space for the main memory as well as for a micro SD card that is in the player. It lists these numbers separately for each. It also tells you the total number of songs on the player.
Message Edited by JK98 on 09-16-2008 12:17 PM
09-16-2008 11:52 AM
If you're expecting good video playback, do not get the Fuze. I have the Fuze and I have been very dissappointed with the vid, specifically the SMC. It converts video at a missaligned framerate and your audio and video will gradually go out of sync, so that even by 2-3 min, it is noticable that the audio lags behind. This makes watching anything longer than 5 min a pain the in the butt. And so far, the SMC is the only way to put video on the Fuze. If you don't mind watching vid, then the other features of the Fuze are very good. But if video is a high priority for you, get something else or wait until Sansa fixes the Sansa Media Converter.
09-16-2008 01:04 PM
Not to contradict you but, i've yet to expierience any of the problems you've mentioned with regards to video.In fact,it's been quite the opposite.I've even converted several two hour plus movies just to see if the Fuze could handle it. Everything looks and sounds perfect,no lie.
09-16-2008 02:01 PM
The video can be different from the audio, or not. iPods are the same. My coworker and I got AnyDvdConverter software and her iPod delays on movies with video and sound just as mine does. I just did a movie this morning, watched half at lunch and no delay at all. I do have to use the SMC to covert them after the ADC does, but that's not a problem (actually the ADC can run at night and shut off your computer, and then I figure I could do the SMC at lunch so I'm never taking up time during working hours).
I think the screen is clear for videos. I have enjoyed watching the movies since I got the ADC software.
If you want to watch movies or videos on a little player, look for one specifically for movies rather then music. If you don't want an iPod for this, there's another message board call "anything but an ipod" or something like that and has lots of information and help for other types of players, ones more specific for movies. I think someone said you had to save them different and you could learn how to do that from these boards.
I think the Fuze is a pretty good little player. And I love the memory card to hold additional items. I have one for audio books and this one started out being exclusive for my learn Spanish podcasts, but now is also for movies (since I don't have another blank one). Yes I can put them on a flash stick, save them on my computer, etc., but this way they're all ready downloaded and ready to play on my MP3 player.
09-16-2008 09:37 PM
Ok, i guess not everyone has the audio lag problem with the fuze. However, it is a well known problem and for the people who have it, including me, no one has found a solution yet. I would just be cautious about the video functions, but I do commend the fuze for its other functions such as fm recording (something new sony mp3s don't have), sd compatability, and voice recording, and value. Understand I am reseasonably happy with my fuze and i plan to keep it, but the video problems really keep me from loving it.
09-17-2008 03:14 PM
Yeah,i don't know.Have you tried uninstalling and then reinstalling the SMC? This worked for me. I feel bad for your video problems.As of today, i have fourty-three different videos on my Fuze ranging from 30min. up to 90min. so i know they can handle it.Hell, last week i had two full seasons of Dr.Who on this baby! So don't give up.
09-17-2008 05:26 PM
Heck I Love my Fuze, over the weekend my daughter got it soaked in a rain storm and I called tech support and they said take it back to were you bought it and give it to them and get a new one. My jaw hit the floor and I was running for the door before they called back and said PHYSCE!!!! My video is awesome I have several mini-merory cards and store all the movies on them and all the music on the hard drive.
I say buy that FUZE right now and get to uploading Music and Videos and enjoy, cuz I sure do!!!!
Sansa Fuze 4gb w/ 6 2gb microSD cards and 4 8gb microSD cards and it all goes mobile in one big case lemme tell ya its just a really cool multi pocketed camera case theres a small pocket in the large bay that holds all the microSD cards in a secure pocket then the money clip/credit card wallet that holds all the necessary parts of my life, and right in the front the phone and car keys in a handy little outer pocket!!!
Lame-O Thats me Yep thats me!!!
09-17-2008 06:18 PM
I have mixed feelings about my Fuze. The sound quality using 256 kbps mp3 files is great. The card slot is nice. Navigation by tags only is very annoying though, especially for podcasts. Many podcasts are missing some tags, or have slight variations in tags that cause the files to be sorted in an unexpected manner. The proprietary connector and proprietary cable are annoying, especially since I need to remove the headphone plug from the player to reach the release button on the player's cable plug. On the plus side, the player has played every mp3 and wma file I have tried playing, including 12 kbps wma and 16 kbps mp3 files. For the price, the player is a great value. I was considering buying a different brand player with a full sized SD card slot, browsing by folders or by tags, and much longer battery life, but the other player was almost double the price of the Fuze. I wish a firmware is developed for the Fuze that allows browsing by folders or by ID3 tags.