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Old 05-04-2012, 12:41 PM
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Default Cheap substitute for my rockboxed sansa e200

Once I was a happy guy, I had my sansa e200 with rockbox on it and all my music played fine.

Then happened a bad fact: I ruined from my bike on the jewel and I destroyed its lcd. Now I'm happy no more

To become happy again, I need a new player so I thought to stick with sandisk. Their last "full" player is fuze+ as I see. It has many nice features, and most important to me are:

- supports vorbis (via original firmware or rockbox)
- it is rockbox friendly
- it has a microsdhc slot
- it is desiderable that it has a good sound quality
- cheap plz, I like the fuze+ because I can find a refurbished one for 40 euros on ebay.

I read on the forum that the interface and the touch device are laggy or badly designed, but I wish to ask to people who already has the fuze+ if they are happy with their purchase or if they would screw it as soon as possibile.

I'm open to other brands and models too.

Thank you!

A sad guy who lost his e200
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:47 PM
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Why not get another e200, Sandisk has them at their store e270 http://shop.sandisk.com/store/sdisku...ctID.186361400 they also have the e280R Rhapsody model http://shop.sandisk.com/store/sdisku...ctID.224574200 but I don't like the r series as much.

Edit: BTW either the Sansa Clip or Clip Zip should also fit your needs, it's inexpensive and sounds great.
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:35 PM
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e270 is not currently in stock. e250 is still in stock.

Sandisk US ONLY ships to US. So no good for blackshard, who I assume is in Europe, since Euros are mentioned. I sure wish people would provide location info.

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Old 05-04-2012, 01:53 PM
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... I sure wish people would provide location info.

Steve
In this case I noticed after I posted but left it alone cause some people have friends that can send to them or even forwarding services. At least Clip's are available over there at reasonable rates. Boy those e270s went quick :/
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:14 PM
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- supports vorbis (via original firmware or rockbox)
- it is rockbox friendly
- it has a microsdhc slot
- it is desiderable that it has a good sound quality
- cheap plz, I like the fuze+ because I can find a refurbished one for 40 euros on ebay.

I read on the forum that the interface and the touch device are laggy or badly designed, but I wish to ask to people who already has the fuze+ if they are happy with their purchase or if they would screw it as soon as possibile.
I have a Fuze+, and I am happy with it. You should only consider the Fuze+ if you like touchpads. Also, if you plan on putting lots of music on the Fuze+--SanDisk claims it is good for about 10 000 songs—stay far away from the Fuze+: it is said to become sluggish to the point of being unusable when using SanDisk’s firmware. The Rockbox port for the Fuze+ is not yet officially stable. The Fuze+’s sound quality is good.
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I also have a SanDisk Clip+. A safer recommendation is the Clip+. It meets all of your requirements.
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Old 05-04-2012, 02:56 PM
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Thanks for all the replies.

I have to say I've been a little rude, since it was my first post here (but I registered some time ago) and I didn't say the proper "Hello!" to the forum, so Hello guys!

Anyway I greatly appreciate all the replies, I'm from Italy so no refurbished e200 from Sandisk US

I'll take a look to the clip+, but I must admit I prefer a full-size player with a color display.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:04 PM
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I'll take a look to the clip+, but I must admit I prefer a full-size player with a color display.
The e200 replacement is really the Fuze, not the Fuze+.

That said, if you want a color screen, the clip zip isn't a bad idea either.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:27 PM
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I haven't checked lately, but I'm sure you can still find re-furbished e200 series players on eBay, and other places. I agree it's the best "full-size" player Sandisk has ever put out. Built like the probverbial Sherman tank and has a replaceable battery. Rockbox does indeed work awesomely on them too.

I also like the Clip+, but no album art and the screen is a lttle small, resulting in a lot of scrolling. I can't say I enjoy Rockbox on it as much but I think it's more of the matter of the small screen.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:55 PM
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... I also like the Clip+, but no album art ...
Then replace it with the Clip Zip, rockbox and album art FTW
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:17 PM
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Then replace it with the Clip Zip, rockbox and album art FTW
On a screen as small as the Clip+ or even the Zip has, I think seeing album art is worthless. On "full-size" players like my e200 series or the Fuze that's a different matter, but personally I can take it or leave it. If it's displayable fine, I enjoy it, but it's not a deal-breaker. I can enjoy a player (and the music) just as much if I don't see album art.

I've got one e280 I use with the OF and album art is nice to see. But I've got 2 others I use Rockbox on and a theme I created (among others) that do not display the covers. I enjoy them just as much.

After all, the main purpose of these things are to play music, right? Anything else is either fluff or optional IMO.

Oh, and btw I don't care for the Zip either. Right now, mine is collecting dust.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:26 PM
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... I've got 2 others I use Rockbox on and a theme I created (among others) that do not display the covers. I enjoy them just as much.
Why not? rockbox does album art too, maybe you need to tweak your themes.

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After all, the main purpose of these things are to play music, right? Anything else is either fluff or optional IMO.
Agreed, I don't bother with it on any of my players even though they all do it (except v1&v2 clips), IMHO it's only a flourish used to show off demonstrate players to others

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Oh, and btw I don't care for the Zip either. Right now, mine is collecting dust.
Why not sell it then and move on to something else, better yet gift it to someone that will enjoy it Mine runs like a finely tuned Swiss watch with rockbox and love using it
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:24 PM
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Hmmm... I had a deeper look into ebay and I found some e2x0 refurbished or even new ones!

The only thing it is preventing me is the fact that a refurbished e250 costs as much as a refurbished fuze+. The fuze+ has the advantage of a much newer hardware, but on the other end I already have some replacement parts for an e2x0 (expecially the battery!).

I need to think about...
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:04 PM
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Hmmm... I had a deeper look into ebay and I found some e2x0 refurbished or even new ones!

The only thing it is preventing me is the fact that a refurbished e250 costs as much as a refurbished fuze+. The fuze+ has the advantage of a much newer hardware, but on the other end I already have some replacement parts for an e2x0 (expecially the battery!).

I need to think about...
I think you'd be much happier with an e200-series than a Fuze+.
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I think you'd be much happier with an e200-series than a Fuze+.
Or a Fuze, Clip+, or Clip Zip than a Fuze+.
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Or a Fuze, Clip+, or Clip Zip than a Fuze+.
Personally, I'd take a Clip+ or Zip over any of the others....
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Personally, I'd take a Clip+ or Zip over any of the others....
Agreed but throw in the e200 and then I'd be set
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Why not? rockbox does album art too, maybe you need to tweak your themes.
As you know, some themes are designed and written to display album art. Some aren't. Mine aren't. Like I said if it's there, fine. If not, that's fine too.

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If you know someone in the US

Amazon still some E200's

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Sansa-...6377555&sr=1-9
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:30 AM
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Thank you guys.
Your suggestions were really important in my decision.

Finally I managed to find an used e250 with a reasonable price on ebay and bought it.
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