jidery wrote:Hows the screen for movies? It looks a little low grade, so im a little worried how video playback would be on this thing.
It's unbelievably good -- definitely not too small to see, and great for those boring stretches of time when you really tire of reading the diplomas, motivational posters, OSHA-mandated sillykoi, and other assorted wall-noise.
I regularly watch classic TV shows on mine, and the occasional full length movie, and it's NOT too small.
I find that videos do look better when running Rockbox -- higher frame rate (smoother action) and, thanks to the optional "dithering" setting, smoother color rendition. But, with the stock firmware, the "video4fuze" program makes it really easy to convert videos for the Fuze (for Rockbox, nothing beats "WinFF") -- both are free/open source apps, no adware or other garbage -- do a websearch for the URLs, or, wait for someone else who has them handy to post them (I'm fighting a migraine at the moment, sorry 'bout that).
I just bought another one tonight, was hoping Woot would list them one more time, and was hoping for another 8GB. WHY? Because the rocket scientists at Sansa DISCONTINUED the Fuze, and "replaced" it with the "Fuze+" which has approximately NOTHING in common with the Fuze. (The consensus on the enthusiast sites seems to be that it's a revamped "Sansa View" that was given the "Fuze+" name because the Fuze is so popular, the the View is so unpopular.
The Fuze is in the minds of many the best player Sansa has ever made, and the loss is already lamented. I've read many posts by people scouring the stores trying to buy remaining stock, and generally finding one of two situations -- either the shelves already cleaned out of stock, or, what few Fuzes remain, priced well into the nosebleed section (well over twice what THIS Woot is going for!)
The Fuze is unrivaled in its class, pretty much because it's the only player IN its class. There isn't any other player of this size with the features the Fuze contains.
I own MANY Sansas -- many models (as well as a few Zunes), but if I could only own ONE player, it'd be the Fuze.