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SanDisk Sansa View 16Gb Multimedia Player £99.99 @ Dixons

£99.99 @ Dixons
Good reviews by Which, CNET and Youtube. Sandisk Sansa View 16Gb double the memory of ipods in this price range. Read More
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9y, 3m agoFound 9 years, 3 months ago
Good reviews by Which, CNET and Youtube.

Sandisk Sansa View 16Gb

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[admin]#1
Added some more details to your title :)
#2
This is a pretty good deal, I reckon. I wouldn't trade my 16GB Creative Zen for anything, but this is a great price for a 16GB player, and the Micro SD slot is a nice addition (particularly if unlike the Zen it indexes with the main flash memory). Codec supports looks reasonable too.

Good stuff. Here, have some heat.
#3
i cant decide between creative zen 16gb or this. this new price does help sway things. from what i have read tho the zens screen does sound better even though resolutions are similar. i hear video on the zen looks proper charles bronson

tough one.

what about that zen that was in sainsburys £79.99. i went in today they still have the pink ones and 30gb wow. wonder if u can change colour of case.

any advice pop pickers?????
#4
heat1976
i cant decide between creative zen 16gb or this. this new price does help sway things. from what i have read tho the zens screen does sound better even though resolutions are similar. i hear video on the zen looks proper charles bronson

tough one.

what about that zen that was in sainsburys £79.99. i went in today they still have the pink ones and 30gb wow. wonder if u can change colour of case.

any advice pop pickers?????


I've not seen this Sansa View in action, but as a 16GB Zen owner I can tell you the following:

The good stuff:
1. Sound quality is excellent (but... see the bad stuff)
2. I think it's the smallest 16GB player on the market
3. The bundled video converter software is excellent for getting your vids onto the player with minimum hassle. However, as with all transcoding it does take a while. Most things will need transcoding because even though it supports DivX and XviD it only plays nice with them once they're converted to its preferred resolution.
4. Once on the player, video is great quality. I use mine in the gym and have no trouble reading the sub-titles in the inevitable bad-guys-speaking-generic-terrorist-foreign-language subtitled bits of 24 (which I definitely DO NOT download from the torrents :roll:). Never had any audio/video syncing problems either, which I've heard plague some players.
5. Creative are maintaining a good level of firmware support for the player to continually improve performance (e.g. the menus used to be sluggish, but not anymore) and stability (mine has crashed a couple of times and needed to be reset but it does this quickly and without losing any data).
6. The SDHC slot is a useful addition (but... see the bad stuff).

The bad stuff:
1. The bundled headphones are shockingly bad. Bin them and buy some Shure SE110's (Amazon seems to have best price on these at the mo).
2. Any media on the SD card is NOT added to your media library, you have to navigate to it separately, so it's not as useful as it should be. There have long been rumours that Creative are going to fix this, but I don't think it's in their interests (it would slow sales of the 32GB model) so I don't see it happening any time soon.
3. The player doesn't come with any case or pouch or anything, which I think is a bit stingy of Creative, especially as you're going to want to keep that screen scratch-free for watching films. (On the plus side, I've found my screen to be quite resilient).
4. The indexing isn't perfect. e.g. I have three songs by The Ting Tings on my player, each song has The Ting Tings as the artist and it adds The Ting Tings to my list of artists, but when I navigate to them on the list it says there are no songs. Stupid dogbot.
5. It only comes with a USB charger, not a mains charger. This is not good for the eco conscious or those taking their player on holiday but not taking a laptop. USB mains adaptors can be bought though. Again, a bit tight of Creative for not bundling one.

All in all, a great player, and the video codec support is a real bonus for me meaning I really wouldn't be as happy with anything else, but I can't help thinking a lack of attention to detail from Creative has prevented this from being an outright winner.

I hope this helps.

P.S. Just to spell it out, if you do like to download divx/xvid video content and watch it on the move, the Creative Zen is probably the best small flash-based player for you.
#5
Have the Sandisk Sansa e270, and nice little player, so would get another sandisk.

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