Summary: We bought this player for my mother, as I have the same one and love it. But, this player had problems from the get go, being a refurbished model. Sansa support was good, but their fix for the problem only lasted a matter of hours.
Summary: I bought this unit recently as i wanted a personal media player with good facilities and a large storage capacity (I bought the 8GB model). The unit looks lovely, has a very nice user interface, and excellent sound and picture quality.
Summary: I am a fan of Sansa products, but this "upgrade" is definitely NOT as good as my old Sansa e250. My Sansa e250 was dependable and did its job well. A very affordable, quality, durable MP3 player.
Summary: The Sansa View 16GB was returned after I had it for only two days.I spent many hours attempting to load music onto it, with limited success. The instructions were minimal, and doing a drag and drop of music files did not work reliably.
Summary: This is a sleek-looking, overpriced and poorly engineered MP3 player. I bought it because I really liked my Sansa e200, but wanted more than the 4G of storage I had (2G of built-in memory, plus a 2G micro SD expansion card). I should have gotten an 8G e200 instead of the "View 16".
Summary: At first the Sansa View seems like a great value. But after about a week you'll find it to be enormously buggy. The people who wrote the software clearly don't use the player. Most of the bugs seem to be related to shuffling songs.
Summary: I was really excited about this device. I have had 2MB Nano for two years and was ready for a flash based memory device that was compatible with Rhapsody. I enjoy the subscription model of online music more than the 30 second sample and purchase model like ITunes.
Summary: The SanDisk Sansa View is a pretty nice player from a hardware standpoint. Its build quality is solid, it looks nice, and it has good sound quality if you don't use the stock headphones. Admittedly, it's nothing flashy, but it isn't meant to be - it's a low cost, high capacity MP3 player.
Summary: Very buggy interface. Screen flickers, loads in "chunks" and locks up frequently. This is my second device, the first one died in three days. Screen went out and then the device wouldn't turn on.