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Is the Sansa good?

by spyguy8 / September 11, 2006 11:29 AM PDT

I want to get an MP3 player and I can't really get the expensive iPod. Is the "SanDisk Sansa M240 1 GB MP3 Player (Silver)"(I got this off amazon) good? It costs a fraction of the same size iPod. I don't NEED a color screen, it would just be a cool thing to have.

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Yes
by ezeman200x / September 11, 2006 11:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Is the Sansa good?

The Sansas are great and have gotten great reviews. (specifically the E200 series) I'm sure there are lots of reviews out there for the M-series. I say start at http://www.anythingbutipod.com, and then here.

Oh... well looks what comes up first!

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e250
by spyguy8 / September 12, 2006 12:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes

Now I'm looking at the

''SanDisk SDMX4-2048 Sansa e250 2 GB MP3 Player with SD Expansion Slot''
for around $110

It looks great!

Or, for the price of a 1 GB Nano, I can get the

''Sandisk SDMX4-4096 Sansa e260 4 GB MP3 Player with SD Expansion Slot''

I'd pay $150, and get 4 times the storage of the 1 gig nano! Are these players good?

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you know what?
by austdo / September 13, 2006 6:34 AM PDT
In reply to: e250

You know what's funny? I was looking at this exact same player (SanDisk Sansa E250 2GB).

I was looking for an inexpensive mp3 player that plays videos...

Does anyone know what the video function is like on these?

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Video function...
by RodderRodder / September 13, 2006 10:57 AM PDT
In reply to: you know what?

Is alright. However, there is issue that you may or may not care about. While it sports various video formats that it claims to take, you can't just plop said format in it and run free (not for lack of trying)...At least I hadn't been able to without using the bundled converter. Plus, the codec that is used is of the 15fps MJPEG variety. The quality is decent, though. Every now and then I experiment to see what I can get away with.

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they are great
by Alucard_Bravo / September 13, 2006 9:30 AM PDT
In reply to: e250

the e-series are awesome! they are amazing!

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No!
by jojosho / September 11, 2006 12:03 PM PDT
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Actually, many characteristics are fine and this model has held up OK for me - but it was a warranty replacement for two failed devices of the previous model. There are some quirks in the interface (can't delete from the player, no documented resume), but the sound quality is fine and it's pretty inexpensive for the capacity. If it holds together, you could have done worse.

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i think
by Jonathan.C / September 12, 2006 1:08 AM PDT
In reply to: No!

if the ipod doesnt change its design anytime soon, then expect the sansa to catch on well.
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Yes, is my answer..
by RodderRodder / September 12, 2006 2:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Is the Sansa good?

Even given the recent Apple announcements, the Sansa 200 series is still a good buy for the buck. It's a player that works well with some extra features you could possibly use outside of it's primary playback functions(video, FM Tuner, FM and voice recording) and should expect from a modern MP3 player. Yes, it has it's quirks(what MP3 player doesn't), but that should take you out of the function . And as for the resume, i've never checked the documentation to see if it was there, but I did find it. With the newest firmware upgrade, it has been put near the top of the submenu as opposed to the bottom where it was. The only thing it needs now is bookmarking capabilities.

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