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ballincolin 05-12-2009 05:11 PM

Considering a View
 
Okay, I've been looking around a lot. I was considering a Fuse for it's future support of Rockbox and a Zenfor the screen size, but I realized that what I want both. A Rockbox Google Summer of Code project is to port Rockbox to the View. If that can be done, then I definitely want a View. If it can't, I'm thinking about it. What should I know? Do you owners out there like it? I'm more interested in the hardware if they port Rockbox to it.

Rockbox.org

Google Summer of Code's Website

trikon000 05-12-2009 08:02 PM

Sandisk treats View owners as pariahs, it is unlikely the View owners will consider another sandisk mp3 product again.

pcman 05-12-2009 08:14 PM

stop considering it. views are on the verge of being discontinued.

ballincolin 05-12-2009 08:55 PM

Even with Rockbox?

trikon000 05-12-2009 11:28 PM

they were discontinued for well over a year already.

ballincolin 05-13-2009 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trikon000 (Post 355355)
they were discontinued for well over a year already.

They aren't in the retired models on Sansa's website. They are available in the Sansa store. http://www.sansa.com/players/sansa_view

bascom 05-13-2009 11:56 AM

I bought an 8bg View refurb for $60 last month and am very much enjoying it. Good sound, lots of storage, big screen. If you can get one cheaply like that, you should consider it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by trikon000 (Post 355298)
Sandisk treats View owners as pariahs, it is unlikely the View owners will consider another sandisk mp3 product again.

I haven't needed any Sandisk support for my View so far.

Marvin the Martian 05-13-2009 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bascom (Post 355482)
I bought an 8bg View refurb for $60 last month and am very much enjoying it. Good sound, lots of storage, big screen. If you can get one cheaply like that, you should consider it.



I haven't needed any Sandisk support for my View so far.

You're lucky.....I hope your luck continues, because the last firmware update was last June. If you look around the View board at the Sansa forums, there's some bitter, miserable people. :)

ballincolin 05-13-2009 01:43 PM

No-one has answered my question of how the view would be with rockbox. How is the View's hardware? The reason I ask is my e200's scroll wheel gets in the way of the buttons, and the wheel light is really bright.

trikon000 05-13-2009 02:17 PM

Rockbox has been at a standstill for about a year for the view.

pcman 05-13-2009 03:28 PM

Most of the rockbox effort at this point is going toward the clip, the fuze, and the cowon d2. Rockbox support for the view is not likely.

saratoga 05-13-2009 03:37 PM

Its less that the port stalled or that people focused on other things, and more that obo is the first person to ever take interest on starting a View port.

Anyway I wouldn't buy a target that doesn't run rockbox in order to run rockbox unless you intend to do development work.

ballincolin 05-13-2009 04:54 PM

I'm definitely only getting the View if and when Rockbox comes out for it. I thought since it was a GSoC project, it would be done.

saratoga 05-13-2009 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ballincolin (Post 355578)
I thought since it was a GSoC project, it would be done.

haha

ballincolin 05-14-2009 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saratoga (Post 355600)
haha

Ummm... Okay, but seriously. Don't Google Code projects get done?
I take it you thought I was joking.:confused:

no9 05-14-2009 10:37 AM

If Rockbox is important to you on a player, the V1 Fuze is getting closer than the View probably ever will. Coming from the sansa e series it would be a great player for you.

ballincolin 05-14-2009 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by no9 (Post 355821)
If Rockbox is important to you on a player, the V1 Fuze is getting closer than the View probably ever will. Coming from the sansa e series it would be a great player for you.

Thanks, I'll wait and see. :)

s@ns@ rocks 09-16-2009 11:38 PM

The sansa view has treated me well, I get exeptional battery life too. Had no idea the View got discontinued. Its been a while since I've been here :o


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