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SanDisk User
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Registered: ‎02-11-2009

This firmware is absolute garbage. Can't wait for Rockbox.

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Received my Fuze today. 

 

I have to say, this firmware is absolute garbage. Can't wait for Rockbox.

 

No wonder the older Sansa models still sell, they support Rockbox. 

Message Edited by maxplanck on 02-28-2009 04:45 PM
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Re: This firmware is absolute garbage. Can't wait for Rockbox.


@maxplanck wrote:

Received my Fuze today. 

 

I have to say, this firmware is absolute garbage. Can't wait for Rockbox.

 

No wonder the older Sansa models still sell, they support Rockbox. 

Message Edited by maxplanck on 02-28-2009 04:45 PM

Please enlighten us with what is so terrible about it.

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

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Re: This firmware is absolute garbage. Can't wait for Rockbox.

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Hate to ask but did you upgrade. Dont assume that the one on the player is the newest. And Just out of curiosity what version did you get V1 or V2?
Message Edited by Conversionbox on 02-28-2009 08:02 PM

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SanDisk User
Posts: 56
Registered: ‎02-20-2009

Re: This firmware is absolute garbage. Can't wait for Rockbox.

I looked at a lot of small flash players, and their designs all had some issues. I ended up buying a Fuze because it seemed to have the best hardware design, it took expansion cards, it worked without special software (sorry ipod and zune), and it had a screen I could read without squinting. The software is as good as any other manufacturers.

But, for the last several years I've been using an old iriver 120 with rockbox, and it spoiled me. The user interface isn't great but the listening experience is superb.

 

Features like Replaygain support, conditional crossfades depending on operation mode, gapless playback, unlimited playlists, browse by folder, and all on an ancient (in the mp3 world) player.

 

Do any mp3 players do this out of the box? I don't know but I doubt it. When you have a team of dedicated hackers writing open source systems you can get some great stuff, if you have enough patience. 

 

From where I sit the Sansa support on this forum has been pretty good, and their updates have solved some problems. Kudos.  On the other hand, if an mp3 manufacturer were to actually work with the rockbox crew to add their feature set, I think they could build one killer player. 

 

 

SanDisk User
Posts: 84
Registered: ‎02-11-2009

Re: This firmware is absolute garbage. Can't wait for Rockbox.

Corporations can't do anything right. They cut costs down the bone, which means junk product. Will get back to this thread once my other ridiculous problem is resolved (Fuze firmware update software screwed XP's USB hub and USB drive drivers).  Pathetic bunch of crap.
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Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: This firmware is absolute garbage. Can't wait for Rockbox.

You know, for somone who's looking for help here, you sure have a nasty attitude and a foul mouth on you!

 

One would think that after the reception you got here before, you'd learn that you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

 

I responded with a suggestion in your other plea for help, but if this is how you're going to act and don't want to do anything but bad-mouth the product and company, then I'm done with you. And I suspect this will be a similar feeling among others here.

SanDisk User
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Registered: ‎02-11-2009

Re: This firmware is absolute garbage. Can't wait for Rockbox.

My attitude comes from dealing with junk products, and understanding why they're junk.  These problems shouldn't be arising.  The reason that they arise is due to shoddy quality software, and it's probably not the engineers' fault.  It's standard practice for management to cut costs down to the bone, so that even employees who want to do a good job aren't allowed enough time to do a good job.

 

When things are crappy and you understand why, the thing to do is talk about it so that awareness rises, and hopefully the root causes can be eliminated. To not complain simply does not make sense.

 

The only time I've ever given any users on this forum a hard time is when they attempted to obstruct speech about and investigation of these problems. And anything that was said was true in the given context. 

 

I've wasted tens of hours troubleshooting problems on this product. Sandisk, PM me for my paypal or mailing address, you owe me a freaking check.

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Re: This firmware is absolute garbage. Can't wait for Rockbox.

That's it! I'm gone!
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Registered: ‎07-12-2008

Re: This firmware is absolute garbage. Can't wait for Rockbox.

Tens of hours?
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Registered: ‎08-02-2008

Re: This firmware is absolute garbage. Can't wait for Rockbox.

"I have to say, this firmware is absolute garbage. Can't wait for Rockbox. "

Might be a long wait. Hope you got a V1 player. I don't think Rockbox is being worked on for the V2 yet. The V1 is probably months away from being useable.

 

"No wonder the older Sansa models still sell, they support Rockbox. "

If you are so sold on Rockbox, than you should have bought a player that is supported.

 

"Tens of hours"

Sounds like an operator problem to me. I have connected/upgraded dozens of Sansa players (C200,E200,Clip,Fuze,View) to WIN98SE,XP,XPPro on three different computers with no problems. Only ones that did not connect or communicate had hardware problems in the players. Most of those were burned board components or corrosion on the main boards from getting wet.

 

8GB Blue FUZE w/The Original DIY Lineout Cable and AT Button H-Phones Fitted To AT WM5 Headband:All Custom Built