Sansa View.. iPod Video hurry up SJ!!!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by dalvin200, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    wow.. the new Sansa View sure looks sweet!! SDHC cards as well as 8GB onboard flash memory!!

    if jobs dont pull the ipod video out tomorrow, my money is probably going to sandisk :rolleyes:
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Looks great for $300. Tempting even if Apple releases something of their own.

  3. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    Not too shabby:
    4" screen
    1080i output
    Efficient power usage
    8 GB expandable to 40 GB.
    I'm not sure, but if "Plays for sure" gives it access to a lot of content, then this is a pretty decent contender.

    There's plenty of room for apple to beat it though:
    * 8 GB is pretty small for standard def video content and very small for HD content. And are there really 32 GB SD cards around? If so, how much do they cost???
    * UI - if you don't have a good UI and sync system, the rest of it really doesn't matter. An iPod like interface and integration with iTunes is a huge plus for any real contender.
    * Where is this 1080i content coming from? (It may exist, but I don't follow plays-for-sure content providers very closely). If you only have 480p content, it really doesn't matter if you can output at 720i/p 1080i/p.
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    All the more reason to realse something like that themselves. Hopefully it will be touch screen. I would expect Apple to feel a little bit pressured from all of the fake photos floating around, people are almost expecting a touchscreen.
  5. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68030


    Sep 11, 2006
    Sacramento, CA USA
    While Sansa's device is sweet, there's not enough on-device storage to make it worthwhile. [​IMG]

    I think if we do see a "true" video iPod it will be something about the size of the Samsung Q1 ultra-portable computer with a 16:9 aspect ratio screen, full touchscreen functions, and either 80 GB or 120 GB hard drive storage. Cheap it won't be, though: I expect the 120 GB version to cost as much as US$499. :eek:
  6. dllavaneras macrumors 68000


    Feb 12, 2005
    Caracas, Venezuela
    That's true, 8Gb is definitely not enough

    It would be worth it; at least Steve will make you believe it's a steal ;)

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