04-27-2009 07:06 AM
The AV cable is great with the View. I used to need to convert and burn all my videos to DVD, or have a long wire run trough my living room from my computer to my TV in order to watch stuff. Its much simpler putting my movies on the View. By the way, I haven't noticed that much difference between 320 x 240 and 640 x 480... The output is probably not good enough for the difference to show (but it still looks ok!)...
04-28-2009 02:17 AM
As if on cue, my View died shortly after the warranty expired. I never mistreated it, and in fact was really started to get used to using it more, when it suffered what at most is akin to a minor bump - while IN the not so cheap "protective" case Sansa also sells for it.
White screen of death. Since I don't have the receipt and I'm pretty sure warranty was up I opened it.. Nothing I could do to fix it. LCD apparantly just junked out.. a $175 PAPER WEIGHT. What really irks me is when something I have done nothing to abuse in any way just so easily dies, after over a year of working - just after the warranty expires. I could have bought a Fuze for $90 or on sale for less somewhere probably, but I said screw it.. My income is very precious and I sucked it up and bought an Ipod Classic 120gb. Even plays MP3's the view wouldn't. No album art issues, and don't have to worry that I'm gonna wake up tomorrow and its magically going to stop working for no reason.
Hate to leave Sansa, but the View forum in particular is very telling on how they treat their customers and support less than stellar not-so-new-but-not-old-yet products.
04-30-2009 11:19 PM
Standard def TV is 4:3 aspect ratio, so the best resolutions to use are either 320 x 240 or 640 x 480.
If you use Any Video Converter and the original video is not 4:3 aspect, then you will also need to change the Options settings under the Video tab so that all of these are marked:
Fit to width
Expand to video size
Round to 16 pixels
Also, if the original video is of low quality then it will always end up looking worse when enlarged on a TV. The higher the resolution and quality of the original video, the better it will look on the TV. Since most videos from places like YouTube are very poor quality to start with don't expect them to look very good on a TV.
05-18-2009 12:58 PM - edited 05-18-2009 12:58 PM
I think that article is about the previously planned big screen View design that Sansa later gave up on. They decided on the current design instead, although I would have liked the big screen more.
Message Edited by vdex34 on 05-18-2009 03:58 PM