Summary: The Sandisk Sansa View 16GB MP3 / video player is an awesome value for the price. Compared to hundreds for an IPOD, this thing is awesome. I love not being at the mercy of ITUNES for my recordings. Also - AWESOME that can add memory with a micro SD card. Had a few issues with freezing early on. However, have had it now for over a year - and it has been outstanding. I love using WIN Media player to save and organize my .mp3 files.
Summary: Unlike other players (iPod, Zune), you can often find this unit marked down well below the MSRP or the price of comparably sized players from other manufacturers. And its feature set is second to none. Admittedly the size a bit larger than an iPod nano, for example, but its a ...
Pros: When it works like it is supposed to, it is a great mp3 player. But that is very rare., Price - I have seen this unit seriously discounted well below its MSRP. Features - It does just about everything, including radio. Great screen
Cons: This player has a LOT of firmware issues and Sansa has completely given up on this player which is a shame. Look at the Sansa forum boards. I "upgraded" to this mp3 from the e280 which I absolutely loved in every aspect but the memory was lacking., A tad large
Great But Does NOT Support 16 gb micro SDHC even after firmware update
Kathryn Clark, Amazon
8 May 2010
Summary: I am not new to Sansa mp3 players. We have many different models/types in our family. I bought this for my son to replace his broken Sansa Fuze. Since it was advertised to support micro SDHC we thought he could use his 16 gb micro sdhc card that he was using in his Fuze. NOPE!! Even after firmware updates and skimming the online forums to see if there was a tweak for this, it would not recognize the 16 gb micro sdhc card.
Summary: I've had my Sansa player for four days now, and am really enjoying it. I previously owned a 4GB Sony Walkman, but the Sony isn't compatible with [...] audiobook file format, so when the time came to upgrade my player, I opted for the 8GB Sansa View. It has some pluses and minuses compared to the Sony Walkman. For one thing, it's about 25% larger, and noticably heavier than the Walkman.
Summary: It is portable considering it is a video player, but i think it is a little heavier than the Ipod (but not bad). The video it came with comes in very clear, and looks high def, but I have been unable to put a digital copy of a movie on it :( (this may be a problem with WB, not the player, I don't know yet).
Summary: Replace an 8 GB SanDisk Sansa View with this 16GB SanDsik Sansa View because I gave the old one to my Granddaughter. Had the old one for approximately 2 years(purchase it from Amazon also)and never had a problem. Sound was great when I replaced the buds with Sonix HD. Used all the 8 GB and the attached 4 GB card with music and photos. Worked well in the car and when laying in the sun on a cruise. Have three other Sansa in the home.
Best Combination Of Features In A MP3 - With A Glaring Hitch
Chris K from CT USA, Amazon
23 December 2009
Summary: I am on my third Sansa View 16GB MP3 player and cannot heap enough praise on the combination of features and simple but intutitive user interface it provides for the money. Listed below are just some of the reasons why I think the View - whether you get the 8, 16, or 32GB version - is the MP3 deal of this decade: Beyond playing music, podcasts, video, and showing photos: - FM Radio: When you just need the news or local information.
Crissy Crosses On Etsy "Cristin Elizabeth Taylor", Amazon
12 November 2009
Summary: I have tons of music and audio books and wanted something that would hold all of it. I am already 3/4 full and haven't even put 1 book on there yet. If you are serious about music you might want to go even higher than this. I already have about 2800 songs on it and never realized that I had that much music. Some of the controls are confusing and frustrating.
Summary: The is my second Sansa view and I've also bought them for my wife and children. This really is a good MP3 and video player. I use mine several hours per day at the gym. I listen to podcasts in the MP3 format and it works flawlessly. I also listen to subscription music from the Rhapsody service and the Rhapsody sound quality is fine. I also watch podcasts of various television programs and the video playback is excellent.
Summary: I got mine for free with the Audible promotion. What a deal! It works great. It's a little bigger and heavier then I expected, but still light enough that you aren't aware of it when you work-out. I have never had a MP3 before so the controls were a little new to me but I have them figured out now. There isn't a manuel or anything so you sort of have to play around with it. It works great for audio books or movies or whaterver.