SanDisk Sansa TakeTV 8GB Video Player - SDTX1N-8192K-A70

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Overall Satisfaction
4.7
Value
4.6
Ease of Use
4.7
Performance

I purchased this device because it was exactly what I was looking for. I'm a tech-geek, but I needed a device for the non-techie people in my house. Something easy to use for them but very useful and techie for me. Within 5 minutes, the non-techies knew how to work it. I just had to load up the content for them. Well, the Take.tv website made no mention that this device did not support Divx-HD. Divx is stamped right on the device and is the main reason I bought it. However, being that it's a 1st generation device and the fact it was so easy to use ... I give it 4 stars only because the last star is reserved for the Divx-HD model... hopefully to come. If you don't have an HDTV, I highly recommend this device.

-Shawn quote

This device is, in a word, phenomenal. It's incredibly easy to use. The device's design and its interface are on par with the flashiest Apple product. Apple's comparable product, appleTV, is also 4x as much and NOT portable. Long story short, imagine reducing your DVD collection to a pocket-sized device that seamlessly connects to any television. For that matter, imagine watching any show you want whenever you want to, and not having to even worry about telling your DVR to record something. The content store (Fanfare) is also slick and super easy to use. The only drawback is that its a brand new service, and accordingly isn't chock full of content (yet!).

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Awesome but no Divx-HD support

by Shawn on 11/30/2007

I purchased this device because it was exactly what I was looking for. I'm a tech-geek, but I needed a device for the non-techie people in my house. Something easy to use for them but very useful and techie for me. Within 5 minutes, the non-techies knew how to work it. I just had to load up the content for them. Well, the Take.tv website made no mention that this device did not support Divx-HD. Divx is stamped right on the device and is the main reason I bought it. However, being that it's a 1st generation device and the fact it was so easy to use ... I give it 4 stars only because the last star is reserved for the Divx-HD model... hopefully to come. If you don't have an HDTV, I highly recommend this device. Read More

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It's what they say it is, but read the fine print

by peterbkurtz@hotmail.com on 12/4/2007

These SANSA products are solid state VCR players. You must carefully read the fine print to determine what format of video files they will play and determine if you can provide it. I do not use the Fanfare service. Windows Video is really too low in resolution to be viewed on a television of any size, so don't use that one. But the Divx format is excellent, and at least one capture product that I know (Beyond TV) will convert its native MPEG-2 files to this format at the click of a mouse button. Not only is the size of the file reduced (giving you more viewling time from the device), but the display quality is excellent. There are other converter programs available, but most are "herky-jerky" shareware. Connection instructions are excellent, but the user manual seems incomplete; you'll have to experiment a bit. Use the ?Info button on the remote to see the hrs/mins/sec. display while you fast forward. I found this feature by accident. For what it is (and to allow me to capture TV for my wife to see later at her convenience), the SANSA Take TV fits the bill. I'm happy with it. It's a good value. I wish Buy.com had been more forthcoming with the delivery schedule of the 8G version that I bought; a got a lot of useless run-around when I inquired about my pre-order and finally canceled it. Their customer service employs non-native speakers of English, and they're obviously reading from a script. Shame, shame, Buy.Com You can do better. Read More

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Product Overview

Introducing the Sansa® TakeTV video player! From the leader in flash memory, a new breakthrough device that gives you a smart, convenient, and affordable way to take video from the PC to the TV, where it belongs! Now enjoy your video on your TV instead of your computer screen.

It’s as simple as using a USB flash drive: just drag files to your TakeTV player, slip it into the TV cradle, and press play on the included remote. No confusing WiFi set-ups, no waiting to burn DVDs. It really is that easy.

Works with Fanfare BETA!, a new web service that gives you access to a growing list of TV shows and movies that you can download and watch on your TV - whenever and wherever you want.

Specifications

Manufacturer SanDisk
Mfg Part# SDTX1N-8192K-A70
SKU 205887500
UPC 619659034788
UPC 14 00619659034788
Links
Product Guide SanDisk Store Here
Features
Connects to any PC
USB 2.0 compliant
Up to 10 hours of playback
Works with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac and Linux
Connects to any standard TV – Supported AV Outputs
Integrated remote control—for use in the comfort of your living room
Supports MPEG-4 – DivX and xVid
Supports NTSC and PAL color systems
Resolution of up to 720x576 (D1) at a bitrate of up to 7Mbps.
4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios and a range of viewing modes
DivX (Home Theater profile) certified
DivX DRM compliant
Standard replaceable remote control battery
Tech Specs
Minimum System Requirements: Windows® XP SP2 or Vista® Operating System
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