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FM tuner[edit]

Why is it not available in Europe? 69.87.194.215 20:54, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

The cost of Devices with Fm radio is higher and Sandisk feels they need to sell the player for the lowest possible price. Fm is avaiable in europe, just not in the european player (if that makes any sense) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 60.242.25.74 (talk) 06:07, 12 December 2006 (UTC).
You can flash the US firmware on a device with the european firmware to unlock the FM radio. --77.188.111.91 (talk) 23:47, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Tables needed[edit]

This article needs some good tables summarizing the models and features/history, like the iPod article. Also, all individual model numbers should be listed, so that searchers can find this page -- not just the series base model number. 69.87.194.215 20:57, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

I would be good if we got a table going up here. I am not vey competent with wikicode. Maybe we can make a exact replica of the iPods one with the C series, E series and M series. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 60.242.25.74 (talk) 06:24, 12 December 2006 (UTC).

USB mass storage / Windows Explorer drag and drop[edit]

First, thanks for this article that summarizes well the changes between different Sansa series. I could not find the specs on the Sandisk site for some reason.

And now my question is: which Sansa players implement the USB mass storage device class specifications? i. e. which ones require no driver in Windows 2000/XP and allow drag and drop of files through Windows Explorer? 216.239.74.199 07:09, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Simple answer All. The new e200 series feature WTP and MSC —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 60.242.25.74 (talk) 06:05, 12 December 2006 (UTC).
IIRC, at least some models are modal—requiring holding a key during power-up to change modes.
überRegenbogen (talk) 12:43, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

M200 series in 'Older' models list?[edit]

Is there a particular reason that the M200 series is in the Older models? It's #6 on Amazon's top MP3 players based on sales, so it seems odd to have it relegated. User:Craigand

The M200 series was released before the C100 series. The C100 series has been discontinued for c200 series. In this way the m200 series can be described as older even though it is selling well. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 60.242.25.74 (talk) 06:06, 12 December 2006 (UTC).

Sure about M4A support?[edit]

According to Sandisk tech support, there is no current support for M4A files. Perhaps in a future firmware update? Steve Graff 23:54, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

SanDisk aren't responsible for the the e200R. You will have to ask Real 60.242.25.74 06:33, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
I just tried an M4A/AAC file on my friend's Sansa, and it played fine; I will have to check the model number, because I don't remember it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 86.147.63.21 (talk) 23:49, 21 February 2007 (UTC).

Photo request[edit]

The four images that illustrate this article now are promo images. These fail WP:FUC #1. Can anybody take a picture of the e200 and license it under the GFDL or CC? I do have a Sansa, but it's the lower-end 1GB m240 one. Hbdragon88 23:16, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Yep, i have heap of them on http://thesansa.com I don;t have a c200 though60.242.25.74 23:38, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
That's your website? Would you mind licensing them for free use? if you do coul dyou send a permission email to permission AT wikimedia.org? Hbdragon88 23:52, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
Yep, My photos. I can release them as free use. 60.242.25.74 06:13, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
Awesome. Could you update your site to state that the images are licensed under free use? "Free use" includes commercial usage and derivatives. Hbdragon88 04:00, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Model sections[edit]

Could someone please either trim the model sections, do something with the infoboxen, or just split the models off entirely? It's getting a bit cluttered, and I don't want to start editing an article I've never even seen before... — SheeEttin {T/C} 20:52, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Some of these models out sell some other mp3 players that have their own pages. I don't think cutting them out would be appropriate.

Accidental or Intentaional Deletetion?[edit]

It seems there was some debate on deleting the dedicated an e260 model page with agreement to delete if there was a redirect to this page but now this page has been deleted. This was a great page and no one agreed to delete the general sansa page. 203.217.35.174 23:31, 8 February 2007 (UTC) Mianos

I posted a deletion review, since the deletion discussion cited in the deletion log was that for Sandisk Sansa e260, which is now a redirect. It's not hard to see how the mistake was made. The Admin probably clicked on the link to the article he intended to delete not knowing that it had been changed to a redirect. Thinking he had found the right article, he simply deleted it, unaware that the article he deleted was actually the main article that should have been kept. Alethiareg 04:41, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Well, even if there was a separate page, it should be named Sansa e200 series, as the Sansa e260 is just a specific model of a specific capacity. --Jw21/PenaltyKillahtalkGO'NUCKSGO!! 15:50, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Article Deleted???[edit]

... Why? The iriver U10 page is far worse in quality standards... --Jw21 (PenaltyKillah) 03:54, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

It seems to be a mistaken deletion of the valid article in place of the article where a deletion was actually supposed: Sandisk Sansa e260. I posted a deletion review. It should be back soon. --Alethiareg 04:38, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Liquidmetal backing for Sansa E200[edit]

One note, a few Amazon product pages for the Sansa E200 (as well as several other sites) claims a Liquidmetal backing. To the best of my knowledge, this is no longer being produced - instead a cheaper Aluminum alloy is being used. Neftaly 21:00, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Sansa Connect[edit]

I definatly don't want the view, because i hate music videos. But what about the Sansa Connect, is there anymore info on it? -Yep check it out: http://thesansa.com/index.php/sansa-connect-review 60.242.25.74 06:24, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

I have added more info about it. --Jw21/PenaltyKillahtalkGO'NUCKSGO!! 15:48, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Solving troubleshooting problems[edit]

I have found a free tech support community website that deals with many of Sansa mp3 Player troubleshooting and support issues. There are many comments on different Sandisk Sansa products located on this page. I believe it will be a good source for solving troubleshooting problems and getting additional reviews. Let me know if you think differently or if you have any thoughts about it.

Wikipedia is not a mirror or a repository of links, images, or media files. --Jw21/PenaltyKillahtalkGO'NUCKSGO!! 15:48, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

SanDisk Sansa Shaker[edit]

The page currently makes no mention of the SanDisk Sansa Shaker. Can this be added to the page? G4rce 03:08, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

E200 to E200R[edit]

There's been a little bit of talk on the Rockbox IRC about how using e200tool, it can be possible to force an e200 into an e200r. Risks bricking the player rather badly though —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Chrisjs169 (talkcontribs) 23:01, 3 May 2007 (UTC).

The Maki Goto photo ..[edit]

.. doesn't appear to be her at all. I've changed the description on the thumbnail in the SanDisk Sansa article and removed the description from the image itself. --75.100.3.210 16:23, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

My mistake. I had to give a proper description of that image to save the uploader from grace. I don't think the image is necessary however; it makes the article like an advertisement.
I agree thanks for removing it --75.100.3.210 00:37, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

New Sansa View?[edit]

http://www.engadget.com/photos/sansa-view/388861/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by TMV942 (talkcontribs) 06:16, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

This is more like a Photoshopped e200, or a new generation. Definitely not the Sansa View.--Jw21/PenaltyKillah(discussedits) 06:50, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
It most certainly is the new Sansa View as confirmed by SanDisk today. And you removed an earlier posting about Sansa's being 2nd to iPods which I mean in terms of market share, it is not POV bias, and is quite notable in this large industry —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.184.166.170 (talk) 22:57, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
The Sansa view description seems to imply that the new View and the old View are two different products when in fact SanDisk anounced the old view to be shelved for a redesign, which became the current one —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.238.246.48 (talk) 16:28, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
Already noted. I thought it looked like a Photoshopped e200, but now it's a sucessor of it. In fact, the old and new Sansa Views are different products; judging by SanDisk's actions, they must have thought it wasn't ready for them to release a PMP, and just released a flash-based contemporary to update the e200. --Jw21/PenaltyKillah(discussedits) 00:23, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Player price[edit]

I see, that User:71.116.75.82 has recently added prices for three Sansa model, so I'd like to ask: is it OK at all to put prices in such an article? And if these prices are officially announced by the manufacturer, shouldn't we but a reference/note on each one, saying something like "official manufacturer price, as of October 2007"? ilia 13:39, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

This one I'll actually revert. No source. And... oh yes, the Sansa Clip has just been released. --Jw21/PenaltyKillah(discussedits) 19:39, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Incorrect "release" date[edit]

There have been no announcements of the sort. The user who originally edited it messed it up and mixed up the Clip and the View. My ability to edit is limited so I'd request someone fix it and revert the View's statement to its "previous state" and add the release date to the clip —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.202.163.207 (talk) 06:22, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Sansa TakeTV[edit]

http://www.buy.com/prod/8gb-sansa-taketv-video-player-perpusb-2-0-integrated-remote-sup/q/loc/111/205887500.html#prodInfoSec anyone want to add something on it? TMV943 01:47, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Well, this isn't a portable media player at all (but a data storage device that is able to play its contents on a television set)... so maybe it should be in the SanDisk article. --Jw21/PenaltyKillah(discussedits)'NUCKS:3-3-0 05:59, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
I agree it's not a PMP, but it's branded as a Sansa and not just as a SanDisk product, and it appears along side other the mp3 players in the new Sansa website TMV943 02:10, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
Alright, but there is little information about the Sansa TakeTV (as of now) on the official website, besides the press room announcement. --Jw21/PenaltyKillah(discussedits)'NUCKS:4-6-0 00:46, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Sansa View, poor description[edit]

I think it needs to be rewritten, it makes it sound like it's not a PMP (indicated the older version to be) and that it's an update to the e200s, which as of now it still seems to be standing along side as shown on the Sansa site

All players that play audio and video (at least) are portable media players. And it is universally regarded as an update (not an upgrade) and the player isn't discontinued. Go fish. And expand the section if you're not satisfied. --Jw21/PenaltyKillah(discussedits)'NUCKS:4-6-0 00:43, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

= Can someone help me[edit]

can the sansa e280 display Chinese text language? Thanks -Daniel

Most players do. Next time, get support for your players in SanDisk.com. This is for discussion regarding the article. --Jw21/PenaltyKillah(discussedits)CANUCKS:11-8-2 20:12, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Fuze availability[edit]

I'm pretty sure it's not short supply as much as a deal with Best Buy it's currently the only retailer I've ever seen have it, and the boxes are even branded with a Best Buy logo on it The only other place to get it is the Sansa Store where only the 2GB, 4GB black, and 8GB are available now if anyone can confirm this, it would be cool TMV943 (talk) 04:35, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the SanDisk Sansa article. --Jw21/PenaltyKillahCANUCKLEHEAD? 01:57, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Looks Like What?[edit]

we need a pic of all the clips lined together to see what they look like, Agreed? -(Mini no ipod (talk) 01:41, 20 August 2008 (UTC))

Copy Vio - Slot Player[edit]

The below referenced section has been removed due to a suspected copy violation. Please see... SANDISK Press Release. If you believe this to be untrue, you may restore my edit; otherwise, it needs to be re-written.

Slot Player[edit]

slotRadio Bundle[edit]

the artist-branded slotMusic Player is a stylish, all-in-one package, which includes both the slotMusic card and a unique player with your favorite artist’s name and image.

slotRadio player[edit]

The slotRadio player is a small, stylish, portable music device that comes bundled with a slotRadio™ card preloaded with 1,000 songs featuring artists from the Billboard® charts, and arranged into a variety of genre-themed playlists. The die-cast aluminum player also features a 1.5" OLED screen for viewing artist and song information, a FM radio and even an integrated, handy belt clip for hands-free listening.

slotMusic player[edit]

Introduced October 15, 2008, the slotMusic player was built specifically for the the playback of the slotMusic format. It does not ship with any storage of its own

Thanks Dillard421♂♂ (talk to me) 16:54, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

SDHC with Rockbox (16 GB?)[edit]

Shouldn't this be 32 GB? Or is there something odd about it? (If so, a citation would be nice.)
überRegenbogen (talk) 12:32, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Memory card limitation[edit]

The article on Sansa Clip+ talks about support of 32 gb memory cards (SDHC). According to a support representative and the FAQ (http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/200/related/1), this is wrong. At the moment, only 16 gb are supported (by Clip+, Connect, Fuze, View, and e200 with correct firmware). Is there any opposing practical experience? 95.116.18.43 (talk) 20:04, 5 April 2010 (UTC) Daniel —Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.116.18.43 (talk) 20:03, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

32GB MicroSDHC cards are not out yet, so it's not completely possible to know yet. However, according to this article by anythingbutipod, it's sort of already been done. As far as I can tell, that's evidence enough that the Clip+ will work with 32GB cards. --Jaigoda (talk) 17:01, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Music Pitch Bug[edit]

Does anyone have a source that confirms it's been fixed by the recent firmware upgrade? --Jaigoda (talk) 16:21, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

This edit about being fixed is wrong. The fix is for the clip and does not apply to the clip+. Reverting edit. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.226.178.140 (talk) 21:15, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

To whom it may concern I'm haveing trouble with my SanDisc Sansa with holding a charge. Can you help me???

                                                           Thank You
                                                      Zettie Williams  —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.240.147.208 (talk) 06:32, 23 September 2010 (UTC) 

I created this section, and now I removed it, because it has run its course. Sansa fixed the pitch bug in recent models, and we don't need to put more pressure on them using wikipedia. -- Kohlrabi (talk) 19:48, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

ogg on m2x0?[edit]

Having a m240 here, it won't even recognize .ogg files as music and afair there was nothing mentioned about ogg support in the manual either - how come it's in the article? Wouldn't that also contradict the PlaysForSure issue? --77.188.111.91 (talk) 23:54, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Feature Table[edit]

I added a feature table and clarified/cited a bunch of the paragraphs. Comments 152.3.195.28 (talk) 23:27, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

The table at SanDisk_Sansa#Sansa_Software_Overview indicates that the Clip+ does not support AAC playback. But the text in the Clip+ section of SanDisk_Sansa#Current_models is counterindicative. --Bob K (talk) 14:16, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Clip Zip: OLED or LCD?[edit]

Is SanDisk lying about the display type (LCD) in the press-release? --DrSeehas (talk) 21:51, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

They're not lying, but rather using LCD as a general term for a display in their marketing material. You can verify this yourself by putting your player into diagnostic mode and reading out the manufacturer of your screen. There are two possible manufacturers, Wisechip (a company "devoting itself to the research and development, design, manufacturing, and marketing of OEL (OLED, Organic Light Emitting Diodes") or Visionox ("OLED Pioneer in Mainland China"). Neither company sells an LCD product matching the Zip. If you want to be really sure, you can look at the rockbox OLED driver for the Zip, verify that it works, then verify that it matches the interface specifications for Visionox/Wisechip. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.62.17.224 (talk) 03:10, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
Unfortunately your explanation is predominant to technical for me. Your statement "using LCD as a general term for a display in their marketing material" is wrong imho, as in the press-release for the Sansa Clip+ they use the term "OLED". As OLED is considered superior to LCD, why should SanDisk use the term LCD instead of OLED in a press release? Especially due to the fact that LCD and OLED are totally different technologies. --DrSeehas (talk) 07:17, 15 December 2013 (UTC)