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SanDisk Sansa View
4.9 out of 10

SanDisk Sansa View

SanDisk Sansa View MP3 Player 8GB The SanDisk Sansa View Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

awful

Richard W., Newegg
5 March 2010
  • Summary: the video app to convert your video to fit this device is gosh awful (is that better new egg?). its not worth the converting time and effort to watch a video on that tiny screen. ps: i have never written a review till now. i feel i need to warn people.
  • Pros: plays my mp3s just fine. i dont use play list, i just drag and drop. battery life is good.
  • Cons: no firmware up dates to address the 100s of issues reported for this item. its been WAY abandoned. the audio book portion is useless (and a selling feature for me). locks up all the time, the music plays and the songs change, but the album pic and name gets frozen.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not bad, but very fidgety

Michael S., Newegg
4 February 2010
  • Summary: I got this unit refurbished, and I've enjoyed it for the most part. I wanted to give it 2.5, but that's not an option, so I went for 2. Several times, I've considered throwing the thing out the window to get a new one, but then remember that it'd be a waste of money to do so; I'm actually in the...
  • Pros: The mic is amazing; it's very clear, you don't need to have it pressed against your face. Image quality is not that bad, considering price and size. FM radio works rather well. Integrates well with almost any media player. Transfer is quick and easy.
  • Cons: The wheel stopped working and now does the oposite of what I want, occassionally it keeps turning the volume in the direction I was tuning it. Worst part: how the music is sorted is frustrating! If you are listening to all songs on random and decide you want to hear the rest of the album by turni...
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Overall 4
4.0

not worth the risk

Robert B., Newegg
20 January 2010
  • Summary: WHen the company will not do anything other then exchange that tells me they have a lot of problems with the device
  • Pros: It plays music
  • Cons: they battery life is about 2 hours of music. have not had the chance to do much else with it. took 8 days to arrive, tried for a week, sent back, most of the 30 day return is going to be spent in shipping.
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Overall 4
4.0

Meh..

Jessica K., Newegg
1 October 2009
  • Summary: I bought this as a refurb but from what I've read here and on other forums what I paid is about all it's worth. These problems apparently happen even with new bought products. This is perfect for sitting in my glove compartment in my car, but I think I'm going to end up buying something else for...
  • Pros: -Long battery life -Able to delete songs directly from mp3 player -8gb is a nice amount of space -expandable storage -plugs easily into my car stereo Even when the song memory is gone when trying to listen to the player through headphones my car stereo can still see everything and play it. I pers...
  • Cons: -No backwards scrolling -Constantly randomly deletes my entire song memory There are times I turn on my mp3 player to play music only to find (Song list empty). I try to restart it but it never shows back up until you plug it into a computer and edit song lists. -Interface freezes a lot, keeps pl...
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Overall 4
4.0

Seemed like a good deal, but.......

Stephen S., Newegg
21 July 2009
  • Summary: I am returning the View for a replacement since I really like its video capabilities. I am hoping the second time around will be better. But the price is seeming less attractive as I have to pay the return shipping and spend the time to repack the View and get it shipped.
  • Pros: The video playback capability is great. I loaded some music videos using the sansa media converter and easily played them back on a 32 inch LCD flat panel TV. I got the video-out cables from the internet. The picture quality was very good. I was excited!
  • Cons: After a few days the Sansa View stopped being recognized by my computer. I consulted the Sandisk forums for the View and determined that I had the "black circle of death" failure and would need to return the unit. Other reviews had warned of the poor quality of the View as a refurbished item, but...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Deborah Y., Newegg
14 July 2009
  • Summary: I'm mad at myself for not studying a bit more up on this product. My last mp3 player was a sansa fuze and it was very nice for audiobooks and whatever else I needed, and so when I broke it.
  • Pros: It's nice for listening to music. The one video I put on it looked nice.
  • Cons: I bought this mostly to listen to audio books. Huge Mistake! There's no audiobook folder like the fuze and you have to basically trick it into being a podcast to get it to remember your place in the book. Also it fast-forwards so slow that it's pretty much useless. Also it looks like sansa isn't ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Great player, bad job with the refurbish

Rose Tyler, Amazon
30 May 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
16 May 2009
  • Summary: it's "Recertified" for a reason. there was something wrong with it, it got sent in, and all it probably got was a format. but the audio jack is bad. you can't move with it playing music or else the audio gets badly distorted first, i don't know how well the player performs, but as the title says, it...
  • Pros: Cheap 8gb media player
  • Cons: user interface too many button pushes to get from one song on one "cd" to another song. a file browser view would be much easier. NOT Rockbox-able... yet..
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Overall 4
4.0

Hangs Up

mark z., Newegg
26 April 2009
  • Summary: I bought this to replace my Iaduio XL5 (a truly great player) it is really no up to par for that task. I also own the sansa e260 and while it display isn't as nice it does hang up I like it much better than the sansa view
  • Pros: good display, good sound, improved tactile controls that are slightly better than the e260 sansa, price it is half the cost of an ipod with the same capasity
  • Cons: It really hangs up when tracking forward more than one song, and often the only way to fix this is to turn it off and on again. When the expansion card is in it the system add a few seconds to what is an already lengthy boot up time while it "Refreshes". The GUI is not really very versatile or fu...
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Overall 4
4.0

Freeze

Anonymous, Newegg
20 April 2009
  • Summary: Look for another player
  • Pros: Cheap, Upgradable HD Space, Nice screen
  • Cons: Constantly locks up on video playback Constantly and randomly locks up on sound playback I had this for the first few months and couldn't have been happier. As my playlist grew to a larger size, the MP3 player would freeze randomly on song changes. This has gotten so bad that I looking for a new ...
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