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. We eventually had to return it, which was a fast and painless process with Amazon. The player, when it works correctly is great. I can't even begin to fill mine up with songs, videos and recordings.
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. I bought an 8GB micro SD HC card to increase the total storage to 16GB. Here's the catch. The firmware in the unit is buggy; this makes the player unreliable and very annoying to use.
Summary: you cannot bet the price of this item for 16GB.In regular store you can purchase for $200 & over.This is my second purchase of electronic products in overstock.first i purchased sansa 8gb but got the wrong model.2nd this 16 GB purchase for my husband,I like the features but the only complaint is:battery only last for an hour and it freeze sometimes when yuo scroll and look for a song titiles.has a "REBURB" on the back which really doesnt bother me at all.will return this...
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. I already returned one of these because the issues with it were so noticable I figured I must have received a defective model.
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. I spent some time on the phone with tech support; they took me through the process of music transfer from my PC to the View. When the file transfer was complete, only a small portion of the music files showed up on the View.
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". The worst disappointment about this device is the short battery life. The manufacturer's claim of 32 hours of continuous music play time is sheer fantasy.
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. Shuffling the library has to be the common way to use an MP3 player, right? I mean, there are iPods that do nothing but shuffle, right? For example, never, ever try deleting a song that is playing when shuffling.
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. The device was even more attractive in that it was expandable memory. For Rhapsody compatibility there have been no issues. It synchs fine with that. But the day-to-day use has been a miserable experience.
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. It has one huge failing, however, in the quality of its firmware.