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Advice on first mp3 player ( thinking of Sandisk m250 ).

by OneBubbaT / January 20, 2008 6:42 PM PST

I'm getting my first mp3 player and thought I would ask here for some advice.

Here are the things I'm looking for:
1) Budget -- $50 and under.
2) No need for anything very fancy ( for example: video )
3) Works with Win98 and Linux.
4) USB connection and is flash memory type.
5) Able to use external rechargable batteries ( "AAA" would be best ). I don't
want something like Creative Labs Zen.
6) At least 512M.
7) An FM radio with about 5 presets would be nice but not necessary
Cool Big buttons would be nice.
9) Should last about three years, medium rugged environment.

I thought I had found the perfect player in the Sandisk m200 series, prefferably
the m250, then I found that after a while it would lock up with no way of fixing it.

Does anyone know if Sandisk has found a fix to the problem? Or even identified
the problem yet? ( Especially is it a software problem or a hardware problem? )
Any other suggestions?

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by OneBubbaT / January 20, 2008 6:49 PM PST

Sorry I forgot to mention that I have all the music I want in a very large CD collection of which I will rip the songs I want that I don't already have.
I don't like new music, and almost every song that I like I already have.
So I won't be using any of the services like Raphosody or Napster. IOW
no need for DRM.

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music phone possibilities
by russtuck91 / January 23, 2008 8:38 AM PST

I realize you are looking for a small music player, but you might want to consider getting a decent music phone.
it's like having two gadgets in one, and it would be VERY easy to put 512M on it. With today's tech, you could very likely fit it all on the phone itself without even having to buy a memory card.

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