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4.3 x 2 x 0.4 inches
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Discontinued by manufacturer
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Sansa® View MP3 Player Expand your MP3 experience with the Sansa® View player—a sleek yet simple MP3 player with our most advanced photo and video capabilities, so you can take your favorite memories, movies and shows with you wherever you go.
Plus, you can add another memory card whenever you like—and just keep growing your entertainment library.
Listen Keep thousands of songs or hours of audiobook listening at the ready wherever you go. Or tune into FM radio for news and fresh music anytime.
Watch View your favorite flix, pics and album art on the “big screen in your pocket” featuring a bright and brilliant 320 x 240 2.4-inch full-color screen—and enjoy picture-perfect clarity on JPEG photo files up to 16 megapixels.
Record With the built-in microphone, you can record memos, lectures or all those unexpected, mic-worthy moments throughout your day. When you're ready, transfer the files to your PC via a USB cable for listening and sharing.
Store Store up to 12 hours of video***, 1,000 songs** and 2,000 JPEG photos† on your 8GB* card—and load up quickly thanks to USB 2.0 connection. Just drag and drop files from your Windows Media Player 10 or 11 applications.
Grow While the Sansa® View player comes with built-in memory, you can also continuously swap out memory cards—to hold your whole universe of entertainment.
Get together The Sansa® View player supports MPEG4, WMV, and H.264 video files and audio files saved in MP3, secure and unsecured WMA, non-DRM ACC, and WAV file formats††.
Power up Powered by the long-lasting, rechargeable Li-Poly battery, the Sansa® View player can support up to 35 hours of audio playback or up to seven hours of video playback with a single charge†††.
So what's in the box? Sansa® View player, 30-pin to USB 2.0 cable, CD with user and quick start guides.
* 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage. ** Approximation based on 4-minute songs at 128kbps. *** Approximation based on 512kbps video stream. † Based on 2MB average file size. †† Videos (MPEG-4, WMV, H.264, DivX and other video file formats supported through Sansa® Media Converter software available from SanDisk.com), music (MP3, WMA, secure WMA and Audible audio file formats), photos (JPEG). For additional specifications, please go to sansa.com for more information. ††† Based on continuous audio playback at 128kbps MP3; video playback at 512kbps/MPEG4; battery life and performance may vary depending upon usage and settings; battery not replaceable.
Choose Sansa®, a smarter way to play Sansa® products are brought to you by SanDisk, the minds behind flash memory. Around the world, wherever people take pictures, listen to music, use cell phones—or do much of anything at all with digital devices—you’ll probably find SanDisk products. Maybe that’s why, after more than 20 years in the business, SanDisk has never stopped innovating.
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I bought the Sansa View on sale for $129.99, and I am very pleased with it. As a first-time buyer of an mp3 player, I was reluctant to pluck down a lot more money for an IPod, which at this point seem overpriced and overrated, given the other choices that are now out there.
The sound quality is quite good. I'd forgo the built-in EQ settings, which sound uninspired, and opt for the custom EQ that allows you to tailor the frequency response to your own tastes. I agree with some other criticisms that I've read online both in customer and professional reviews that lower bass response is a bit lacking. But I've found that a combination of tweaking the custom EQ settings, plus buying a better pair of earbuds that the ones provided, make up for this mild inadequacy. I bought V-Moda Bass Freq earbuds, which really help to round out the sound of the Sansa by providing plenty of lower bass response. My listening tastes range across classical, jazz, rock, blues, popular, and electronica, and the sound quality the Sansa provides is very good across all these genres.
The Sansa View is a bit large for a flash-memory based player, but I think this is due to the generous size of the display. The video quality is bright, sharp, and with good color, for videos, photos, and album covers. One small complaint is that the wallpaper options are quite plain, and there doesn't seem to be a way to add your own wallpaper options (or at least I haven't discovered it yet). Menus are simple and easy to navigate.
One feature I really wanted which no IPods have is an FM tuner. The digital tuner works quite nicely, with good sound and reception and up to 20 presets.
I really like the control wheel. It works smoothly and the rubber gives it a supple feel.Read more ›
Before a friend of mine showed me his Sandisk Sansa View, I was almost ready to purchase the Zune because I was impressed with the navigation, sound quality, and the heavy feel of quality the Zune seemed to possess. However, when I found out that Zune made you get Zune Marketplace and did not even work with Windows Media Player, I became disillusioned. However, I got to actually play with my friend's Sansa View, I was impressed with the feel of the quality, the capabilities of drag and drop from Windows Explorer (not available with Zune or iPod), sound quality, the same feel of switches and navigation, and the fact that it will hold other types of files as a huge memory stick.
If you decide to purchase a Sansa View, you need to do three things before playing with your View and installing mp3's. (1): Go to the Sansa site and dowload the media converter and most importantly the pdf advanced instruction manual (the manual that comes in the Sansa box is worthless). (2): Make sure that your mp3's are properly tagged per the ID3v2 standard because the ease of navigation within the View to your songs is heavily dependent on the proper tags. (3): If mp3 books from other sources, re-number chapters 1-9 as 01-09 to keep the flow proper or else it will list as 1,11,12...2, 20, 21... etc. and play in that order causing some confusion.
Drag and drop from windows explorer
no ties to speciality software (iTunes or Zune Marketplace)
sound quality (with other headphones)
expanding storage with microSD cards.
limited selection of cases and expense of cases.
headphones (earbuds too big; sound crappy compared to other headphones I have from Sony, Samsung, Koss, Philips)
poor documentation in the box.
wished it had 7 band eq instead of 5 band eq to better tune your sound.
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I bought mine (16gb one) the first week and heres the deal: The player is beautiful, no question. The size is perfect imo and very light. The radio and mic features are very nice, and watching music videos or movies is much more enjoyable then i would have thought, thanks to the screen size, vivid colors, and detail. Everything is crisp and clear. But the player does have many faults that I found upsetting, epecially for such a new product. There does seem to be some difficulty with adding songs, you can drag-drop or use windows media player to "sync", but personally both options are faulty. Drag-drop twice did not work when i tried adding a single song to the rest of the files, and the folder wmp "sync"'s to is not the same folder where you drag-drop to, so maybe its an "either or" type of thing. wmp would be easy IF (and thats a big if) u already use it to manage your mp3 collection (i didnt though.)
For some reason mine would not retain a charge after charging from my pc. I took it back at one point and they suggested a wall charged since many have "problems" with usb charging. I'd never had a problem with my old ipod charging that way, but i bought a wall charger and it worked, charged to full and held the charge from that point on, so I dont know it thats this type of player or mine unit only, but its something to note.
Mine also did experience random "freezing." Its not too often, but if you keep pressing buttons it will last longer,so when I noticed it freeze, I would press nothing and wait for about 20 seconds the screen goes black (music will still be playing) and it basically ignored whatever you just pressed, but is ready for commands again.Read more ›