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Sony NWZ-A726 Mp3 Player, size: 2.3 MB
Sony NWZ-A726 Annexe 1
User reviews and opinions
|lyvanne||11:17am on Saturday, January 8th, 2011|
|the price is quite reasonable..and the music and the videos are the best part about this mp4...i wish i can listen to radio..and that's the only thing that missing in this mp4...i love the design..slim, sleek and small...the screen is a bit small...i wish the screen is bigger...overall is good..i'm satisfied with this product...|
|Stormfriend||3:03am on Friday, October 22nd, 2010|
|Good quality sound and video , no need for special itunes software syncs well with windows media player great sound. Good quality sound and video , no need for special itunes software syncs well with windows media player great sound.|
|Papalonghair||7:07am on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010|
|Easy to use, lightweight, excellent playback Surface is a little slippery and easy to drop This in my opinion is the second best to an iPod, for almost half the price. and no required software like iTunes.|
|lee42048||2:46am on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010|
|Love this walkman My Daughter who is 8yrs old received this as a gift for Christmas last year. sony m3player my wife is very happy with her new sony player. She takes it to the gym with her Itis small an the battery life last a long time.|
|Bill_T||4:34am on Monday, August 2nd, 2010|
|Best Quality for the Price The Sony 4g mp3 player is terrific!! Not only is it a beautiful shade of red, but the quality is terrific. Good product, horrible warranty! I purchased this MP3 for my mother.|
|alexmic||12:25am on Friday, July 30th, 2010|
|nothing much. video and sound still stand outs from the rest. only minor setback is lack of FM. hopefully will add a calendar, alarm.. Its goood...Video clarity is goood....u will get more from LESS...:)) Nothing special...except videos Nothing special...except videos|
|wisedriver||4:57pm on Thursday, May 13th, 2010|
|"I use my mp3 player to work out and not being able to find a case for it means it falls off the treadmill a lot and unlike the other review.|
|forthesleepless||3:07am on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010|
|Great sound, but not compatible with i-player downloads! Great audio/video player. Finnaly I bought a player, about which I have no complains, just superlatives. Sound quality is amazing!!! awesome mp3 I had been researching mp3 players for a long time and eventually got this..... & im glad i did as this is an amazing mp3 player!|
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Some computers that already have Windows Media Player 10 installed may encounter file limitation (AAC, video files, etc.) that can be transferred by dragging and dropping. If you install Windows Media Player 11 from the supplied CD-ROM, you can solve this problem, then you can transfer by dragging and dropping again. Before installing Windows Media Player 11 on your computer, make sure to check whether your software or service corresponds to Windows Media Player 11.
Media Manager for WALKMAN Transferable files: Music (MP3, WMA/AAC*1, WAV), Photo (JPEG), Video (MPEG-4 Simple Profile, AVC (H.264/AVC) Baseline Profile), RSS feed (music, video) Media Manager for WALKMAN can transfer music, photos or videos from the computer to the player and import audio data from CDs. Media Manager for WALKMAN can also subscribe to RSS feeds and transfer the music and video files that have been downloaded from RSS channels. For details on operation, refer to the Help of the software. Audio files (AAC) or videos can be also transferred by dragging and dropping using Windows Explorer as well as Media Manager for WALKMAN.
*1DRM files are not compatible.
MP3 Conversion Tool ATRAC files need to be converted using bundled MP3 Conversion Tool. (Audio data purchased from a music distribution service on the Internet cannot be converted.) Note that when converting ATRAC files to MP3 files, the ATRAC files are not deleted. You can also delete the ATRAC files by configuring the setting.
Parts and Controls
BACK/HOME button*1 Press to go up one list screen level, or to return to the previous menu. Press and hold the BACK/HOME button to display the Home menu ( page 13). Headphone jack For connecting the headphones. Insert the jack pin until it clicks into place. If the headphones are connected improperly, the sound from the headphones may not sound right. WMPORT jack Use this jack to connect the supplied USB cable, or optional peripheral devices, such as supported accessories for the WMPORT.
5-way button*2 Starts playback and enables navigation of the players on-screen menus ( page 14). Display The display may vary, depending on functions ( page 13). VOL +*2/ button Adjusts the volume.
HOLD switch You can protect the player against accidental operation by using the HOLD switch when carrying it. By sliding the HOLD switch to the direction of the arrow , all operation buttons are disabled. If you slide the HOLD switch to the opposite position, the HOLD function is released. OPTION/PWROFF button*1 Displays the option menu ( page 20, 42, 69, 80). If you press and hold the OPTION/ PWROFF button, screen turns off and the player enters standby mode. If you press any button while the player is in standby mode, the Now Playing screen, etc., appears and the player is ready for operation. Furthermore, if you leave the player in standby mode for about a day, the player turns completely off automatically. If you press any button when the player is turned off, the start up screen appears first, then the Now Playing screen appears.
*1If there is no operation for more than 3 minutes while a video is paused, the screen turns off and the player enters standby mode. 2 * If Continuous Playback is set to On, you can find the beginning of the previous or next video from the currently playing video ( page 59).
appears on the display and a slide show starts. If the button is pressed again, appears and playback pauses.*1 Displays the previous or next photo.
*1When playing songs while a slide show is paused, the screen goes dark if there is no operation for the period set in Screensaver Timing ( page 84). When the song playback and a slide show accompanying it are paused, and there is no operation for more than 3 minutes, the screen turns off and the player enters standby mode.
About the information area
The icons, shown in the table below, appears in the information area. The icons vary by the playback status, settings or the screens. For details about the icons, see each reference pages.
Icons , , , , , , , , , , etc , , , , , etc description The icons of the playback status Play back, Pause, Fast forward/backward, Move to the beginning of the next, current or previous song Go forward /backward slightly or quickly ( page 59) The icons of the song title, the artist name, the video title or the photo title The icons of the play mode The play mode is set to Repeat or Shuffle ( page 45). Slide Show Repeat is set to On ( page 76) The icons of the playback range The playback range is set to Selected Range ( page 46) The icons of the sound effect setting ( page 50) The icons of the video setting Continuous Playback is set to On ( page 65) Zoom Settings is set to Auto or Full ( page 63) The icon of the remaining of the battery ( page 21)
Displaying the Now Playing Screen
You can quickly display Now Playing screen from various screens.
BACK/HOME button 5-way button
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
Press the /// button to select
press the button to confirm. Detailed information about the currently playing content file appears.
(Now Playing), and then
You can display the Now Playing screen by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button to select Now Playing. When playing videos or photos, you can select Go to the song playback screen from the option menu to display the song playback screen.
Using the OPTION Button
You can change various settings of each function when you press the OPTION/ PWR OFF button. The OPTION/PWROFF button is useful since you can display the setting screen immediately without selecting setting items from the (Settings) menu of the Home menu.
OPTION/PWROFF button 5-way button
Press the OPTION/PWROFF button.
The option menu appears.
Press the /// button to select the item, and then press the
button to confirm. The screen of the selected setting item appears or the selected command is performed. The items of the option menu differ, depending on the screen on which you press the OPTION/PWROFF button. For details, see the following pages. Displaying the Music Option Menu ( page 42) Displaying the Video Option Menu ( page 69) Displaying the Photo Option Menu ( page 80)
When there are multiple menus, display other menus by pressing the / button.
Preparing the Player
Charging the Player
The players battery is recharged while the player is connected to a running computer. When you connect the player to your computer, use the supplied USB cable. When you insert the connector of the USB cable into the player, do so with mark facing up. the When the remaining battery indication of the display shows: , charging is completed (charging time is approx. 3 hours). When you use the player for the first time, or if you have not used the player in the remaining battery indication of for a long time, recharge it fully (to the display).
Recharging the player The battery icon in the display changes as shown below. See page 129 on battery duration.
As the battery power gets lower, the bar of the icon decreases. If LOW BATTERY. Please Charge. appears, you cannot use the player. In this case, charge the battery by connecting to your computer.
Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of between 5 to 35 C (41 to 95 F). The number of times the battery can be recharged before it is used up is approximately 500 times. This number may vary, depending on the conditions under which you use the player. The battery indicator on the display is only an estimate. For example, one section of black in the indicator will not always indicate exactly one-fourth of the batterys charge. Do not disconnect. appears in the display while the player accesses the computer. Do not disconnect the supplied USB cable while Do not disconnect. appears or the data being transferred may be damaged. The control buttons on the player are all disabled while it is connected to a computer. Some USB devices connected to the computer may interfere with the proper operation of the player. We do not guarantee the recharge of the battery using personally assembled computers or modified computers. If the computer enters a power saving mode, such as the sleep or hibernation mode, while the player is connected via the USB cable, the players battery is not charged. Instead, the player continues to draw power from the battery, discharging it. Do not leave the player connected for extended periods to a laptop computer that is not connected to AC power, because the player may discharge the computers battery. Continued
press the button to confirm. The Music Library screen appears. the button to confirm. The list of release years appears.
Press the /// button to select Release Year, and then press
Press the /// button to select a year, and then press the
button to confirm. The artist list for the selected release year appears.
button to confirm. The song list for the artist, selected from the release year, appears.
You can play all songs of a list item by selecting the item from the list and pressing and holding the button in steps to. You can select the playback range of songs ( page 46).
Searching for songs by folder
When you transfer data to the MUSIC folder by dragging and dropping in Windows Explorer, up to the 8th level under the MUSIC folder will appear and can be played back. Even if you use another transfer capable software for transferring songs, you can still search for songs by folder.
press the button to confirm. The Music Library screen appears. button to confirm. The folder list or the song appears.
Press the /// button to select Folder, and then press the
Press the /// button to select a folder or song, and then press
the button to confirm. When you select a folder in step , the song or folder list(s) appear. When you select a song in step , the playback screen appears, then the song playback starts. Repeat step if necessary until the desired song appears. The song you selected starts to play back and the playback of songs continues in order.
You can select the playback range of songs ( page 46).
Up to 8 folder levels can be recognized. You cannot play all songs of a folder even if you select a folder from the list and press and hold the button in step.
Searching for Songs by Initial Letter
You can search for songs by the initial letter of the artist name, album title, or song name.
Initial Search BACK/HOME button 5-way button
press the button to confirm. The list of categories you can search appears.
(Initial Search), and then
Press the /// button to select a category, and then press the
A screen appears that enables you to select a character.
Press the /// button to select an initial character, and then
press the button to confirm. When the search finishes, the results are displayed. When you select Artist or Album, you can narrow the search results and select a specific song. When Artist or Album is selected and you press and hold the button, all songs on the item are played.
Playing a Playlist
You can play lists of songs (playlists). Also, you can create playlists using the supplied Windows Media Player 11, or another transfer capable software. However, some playlists may not be recognized by the player, depending on software. For details on operation, refer to the Help or maker of the software.
Press the /// button to select (Playlists), and then press the
The list of playlists appears.
Press the /// button to select a playlist, and then press the
You can play all songs of a playlist by selecting the playlist from the list of playlists and pressing and holding the button in step.
Searching for Songs Based on the Currently Playing Song
You can search for other songs, albums, and artists by the song information of the currently playing song.
press the button to confirm. The Now Playing screen of the currently playing song appears.
Press the button to display a cursor and select an item in which
you want to search for songs, and then press the button to confirm. The following lists appear, depending on the item you selected. Artist: The album list of the currently playing artist. Album: The song list of the currently playing album. Genre: An artist list in the same genre as the currently playing artist. Release Year: An artist list from the same release year as the currently playing song.
Playing Songs in Random Order (Intelligent Shuffle)
The player offers 2 different random modes (also known as shuffle play).
Intelligent Shuffle BACK/HOME button 5-way button
Playing songs released in the same year in random order
(Time Machine Shuffle)
The player randomly selects a release year and plays all transferred songs of that year in random order.
(Intelligent Shuffle), and then press the button to confirm. The screen used to select a shuffle mode appears.
Press the /// button to select Time Machine Shuffle, and
then press the button to confirm. A release year is randomly selected, the songs of that year are shuffled, and playback starts.
When you start Intelligent Shuffle play, the play mode changes to Shuffle or Shuffle&Repeat ( page 45). Even if you cancel Intelligent Shuffle, the Shuffle or Shuffle&Repeat setting for the play mode is kept. When you start the Time Machine Shuffle play, the playback range is set to Selected Range ( page 46). Even if you cancel Time Machine Shuffle, the setting of the Selected Range is kept. Intelligent Shuffle play is automatically canceled by any of the following operations: Starting playback of a song by selecting it from the Music Library, etc. Changing the play mode. Changing the playback range. Playing a video.
Press the /// button to select Album Display Format, and Press the /// button to select the display format, and then
Title & Cover Art (Default setting) Cover Art Only
You can also select the album display format on the album list screen. Press the OPTION/PWROFF button on the album list screen, and select Album Display Format from the option menu.
Setting the Sound Quality (Equalizer)
You can set the sound quality according to the music genre, etc.
Changing the sound quality
You can customize the players sound quality.
Press the /// button to select Equalizer, and then press the
The list of equalizer settings appears.
Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the button to confirm. The selected sound setting is applied, and the list of Music Settings options reappears. For details of each equalizer option, see page 50.
To return to the normal sound quality Select None in step , and then press the button to confirm.
You can also set the sound quality from the Now Playing screen. Press the OPTION/ PWROFF button, and select Equalizer from the option menu.
If your personal settings saved as Custom 1 and Custom 2 seem to produce a different volume level than the other settings, you may have to adjust the volume manually to compensate. The Equalizer setting is not applied while playing a video.
List of equalizer settings The sound settings appear on the screen as the letters in parentheses.
None Heavy ( ) ) Pop ( Jazz ( ) ) Unique ( Custom 1 ( Custom 2 ( ) )
Sound quality setting is not activated. (Default setting) Emphasizes high and low ranges for a powerful sound. Stresses the middle range audio, ideal for vocals. Emphasizes high and low ranges for a lively sound. Emphasizes high and low ranges, so that a small sound can be listened easily. User-customizable sound settings for which you can adjust each frequency range individually. See page 51 for details.
Customizing sound quality
You can preset the value of CLEAR BASS (bass) and 5 bands Equalizer as Custom 1 or Custom 2.
Press the /// button to select Edit displayed under Custom
1 or Custom 2 to change a value, and then press the button to confirm. The setting screen appears.
Press the / button to select a cursor for the CLEAR BASS or the
frequency range setting, and press the / button to adjust the setting level. The CLEAR BASS can be set to any of 4 sound levels, and the 5 frequency ranges can be set to any of 7 sound levels.
Press the button to confirm.
The list of equalizer settings reappears. After you have adjusted the setting level, be sure to press the button to confirm. If you press the BACK/HOME button before you confirm, the setting will be canceled.
The settings of Custom 1 or Custom 2 are not applied while playing a video.
Making the Sound More Vibrant (VPT(Surround))
You can choose from Studio, Live, Club, Arena, Matrix or Karaoke according to your song using the VPT*1(Surround) function. Setting to Studio, Live, Club or Arena, simulates these sound fields in the headphones. Additionally, Matrix reproduces a rich acoustic sound field, and Karaoke suppresses the vocals.
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
Press the /// button to select
Press the /// button to select Music Settings, and then press
Press the /// button to select VPT(Surround), and then
press the button to confirm. The list of VPT(Surround) settings appears.
Press the /// button to select the desired VPT(Surround)
setting ( page 53), and then press the button to confirm.
*1VPT, which stands for Virtual Phone Technology, is a proprietary sound processing technology developed by Sony.
You can also set the VPT(Surround) setting from the Now Playing screen. Press the OPTION/PWROFF button, and select VPT(Surround) from the option menu.
The VPT(Surround) setting is not applied while playing a video.
List of VPT(Surround) settings The sound settings appear on the screen as the letters in parentheses. The sound becomes more vibrant in the progression from Studio, Live, Club to Arena.
None Studio ( ) Live ( ) Club ( ) Arena ( ) Matrix ( ) Karaoke ( )
VPT(Surround) setting is not activated. (Default setting) Creates the sound of a recording studio. Creates the sound of a concert hall. Creates the sound of a club. Creates the sound of an arena. Reproduces an additional surround effect, and creates a natural, yet richly enhanced sound. Creates a stage-like sound field by suppressing vocal sound, and adding a surround effect to the music.
Listening with Clear Stereo Sound (Clear Stereo)
Clear Stereo enables individual left and right digital processing of the sound.
the button to confirm. The list of Music Settings options appears. the button to confirm.
Press the /// button to select Clear Stereo, and then press Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the button to confirm. On: Activates the Clear Stereo function when you use the supplied headphones. Off : Disables the Clear Stereo function and plays back normal sound. (Default setting)
The Clear Stereo setting is not applied while playing a video. The Clear Stereo function is designed to obtain maximum effect with the supplied headphones. The Clear Stereo effect may not be obtained with other headphones. When using other headphones, set Clear Stereo to Off.
press the button to confirm. On: Displays the video title, playback status, or the elapsed time, etc. Off : Hides the detailed information of the currently playing video and displays it only when you operate the player. (Default setting)
The display setting can be set on the Now Playing screen of the video. Press the OPTION/PWROFF button, and select Display from the option menu.
If Video Orientation is set to Horizontal (right) or Horizontal (left), the title of the video is not displayed.
Setting the Zoom Function
You can zoom in the currently playing video.
the button to confirm. The list of Video Settings options appears. the button to confirm.
Press the /// button to select Zoom Settings, and then press
press the button to confirm. Auto: The video image is enlarged/reduced by fully fitting it to the available display area, keeping the aspect ratio. When a 16:9 video image (oblong) is displayed, it appears with the long side of the video image fully fit to the screen, and black bands up and down on the screen. (Default setting) Full: The video image is enlarged/reduced by fully fitting it to the available display area, keeping the aspect ratio. When a 16:9 video image (oblong) is displayed, it appears with the short side of the video image fully fit to the available display area, with the right and left of the video image cut to fit. Off : The video image is not enlarged/reduced, and appears at the original resolution. If video resolution is too large, the left, right, top and bottom of the screen will be cut.
Auto Full Off
The dotted line frame represents the original video image size.
The zoom setting can be set on the Now Playing screen of the video. Press the OPTION/PWROFF button, and select Zoom Settings from the option menu.
Playing Videos Continuously
You can play back all videos stored on the player continuously.
the button to confirm. The list of Video Settings options appears. then press the button to confirm.
Press the /// button to select Continuous Playback, and Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
When All Songs or The audio files are not in folders under the Album is selected, all the MUSIC folder. songs will appear, but Place them in folders under the MUSIC folder some songs will not appear by dragging and dropping. when Folder is selected. Songs are played back Playback Range ( page 46) is set to Selected within a limited playback Range. range only, such as within Change the playback range setting. one album. Data cannot be deleted You cannot delete songs, videos and photos on the on the player. player. Delete them using the software you used to transfer the data, or Windows Explorer.
Noise is generated.
A device emitting radio signals, such as a mobile phone is being used near the player. When using devices such as mobile phones, keep them away from the player. Music data imported from CDs, etc., is damaged. Delete the data, then import and transfer it again. When importing data to your computer, close any other applications to avoid data damage. Transferred files are not in a playable format. For details, see Supported file format of Specifications ( page 126). Convert the ATRAC audio data using the supplied MP3 Conversion Tool. Some songs may not play back, depending on certain file specifications.
VPT(Surround) setting When outputting to external audio speakers using or Clear Stereo function the optional cradle, VPT(Surround) settings and is not effective. the Clear Stereo function may not be effective because the player is designed for compatible headphones only. This is not a malfunction. Cannot see the video, but The file is a.3gp file. (.3gp only supports audio.) can hear it. The video file is not in a video folder. Place the video files in a video folder by dragging and dropping. Buttons do not work. The HOLD switch is set to the HOLD position. Slide the HOLD switch to the opposite position ( page 11). The player contains moisture condensation. Wait a few hours to let the player dry. The remaining battery power is low or insufficient. Charge the battery by connecting the player to a running computer ( page 21). If you charge the battery and nothing changes, press the RESET button to reset the player ( page 101). While Connecting is being displayed, you cannot operate the player. Disconnect the USB connection, then operate the player. Playback does not stop. With this player, there is no difference between stopping and pausing. When you press the button, appears and playback pauses/stops.
The player does not work. The remaining battery power is insufficient. Charge the battery by connecting the player to a running computer ( page 21). If you charge the battery and nothing changes, press the RESET button to reset the player ( page 101). Transferred data cannot The built-in flash memory of the player was be found. formatted using Windows Explorer. Format the built-in flash memory on the player ( page 92). The supplied USB cable was disconnected from the player while data was being transferred. Transfer usable files back to your computer and format the built-in flash memory on the player ( page 92). After dragging and dropping in Windows Explorer, data hierarchy levels do not correspond to the player ( page 24). Transferred files are not in a playable format. For details, see Supported file format of Specifications ( page 126). Convert the ATRAC audio data using the supplied MP3 Conversion Tool. Songs or videos may not be played back, depending on the file format ( page 126). Photos may not be displayed, depending on the file size or the file format ( page 126). The volume is not loud AVLS (Volume Limit) is enabled. enough. Disable AVLS (Volume Limit) ( page 81). There is no sound from The headphone jack is not fully inserted. the right channel of the If the headphones are not connected correctly, headphones. sound will not be output properly. Insert the Or the right channel connecting pin of the headphones into the jack sound is heard from both until it clicks ( page 10). sides of the headphones. Playback has stopped The remaining battery power is insufficient. suddenly. Charge the battery by connecting the player to a running computer ( page 21). The songs or video files that cannot be played are played. Play back the other song or video files.
Thumbnails are not displayed.
Songs do not have cover art information whose file format is supported by the player. Thumbnails are displayed only when songs have cover art information whose file format is supported by the player. Transfer again using the supplied Windows Media player, or another transfer capable software. Thumbnail name does not match its video file, or the video file is not in the correct location. Place a JPEG file of the same name as the video file into the folder under the VIDEO folder. If the photos do not have thumbnails that are complied with Exif file format, the thumbnails cannot be displayed. Retransfer the photos using supplied Media Manager for WALKMAN. Cover art information is not included with the data. The cover art only appears if the cover art information is included. You can set cover art using the supplied Windows Media Player 11, or another transfer capable software for setting cover art. For details on operation, refer to the Help or maker of the software. Some cover art is not displayed, depending on its file format. The remaining battery is low or insufficient. Charge the battery by connecting the player to a running computer ( page 21). If a malfunction occurs, the player turns off, and then on again automatically. The computer is started or restarted while the player is connected to it. Reset the player by pressing the RESET button of the player. Disconnect the player when you start or restart the computer.
Cover art is not displayed.
The player cannot format. The players power was inadvertently turned off, and then on again. The player does not work properly.
appears for a title.
Characters that cannot appear on the player are included in the title. Rename the title with appropriate characters using the software you used to transfer or Windows Explorer. The data has no data information, such as an album or artist name, etc.
Unknown is displayed for an album or artist name, etc. Garbled characters are displayed.
The screen darkens while There was no operation attempted for the time displaying a photo. selected in Screensaver Timing ( page 84). Press any button. The screen turns off. There was no operation attempted for more than 3 minutes while the player was in the pause mode. Press any button. There was no operation attempted for the period you set in Screensaver Timing when Screensaver is set to Blank ( page 84). Press any button. Set Screensaver to other than Blank. On-Hold Display is set to No. Slide the HOLD switch to the opposite position ( page 11). Set On-Hold Display to Yes ( page 67). You can play back a video even when the HOLD function is activated. A message appears. See the Messages ( page 113).
Connection with a computer (continued)
Data cannot be transferred to the player from your computer.
Transferring may be stopped due to noise such as static electricity, etc. This happens to protect data information. Disconnect the player, then reconnect it. If you transfer files by dragging and dropping on some computers that do not have Windows Media Player 11 installed, there may be limited files (AAC, video files, etc.) that can be transferred by dragging and dropping. Install Windows Media Player 11 from the supplied CD-ROM, then transfer files by dragging and dropping again. Before installing the supplied Windows Media Player 11 on your computer, make sure to check whether your software or service corresponds to Windows Media Player 11. For details on usage, or support on Windows Media Player, visit the following web site: http://support.microsoft.com/ The USB cable is not connected to a USB port on your computer properly. Disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it. There is not enough free space in the built-in flash memory. Transfer any unnecessary data back to your computer to increase free space. Songs with a limited playing period or playing count may not be transferred due to restrictions set by copyright holders. For details on the settings of each audio file, contact the distributor. Abnormal data exists on the player. Transfer usable files back to your computer and format the built-in flash memory on the player ( page 92).
Data cannot be transferred to the player from your computer. (continued)
The data may be damaged. Delete the data that cannot be transferred from your computer, then import it to your computer again. When importing data to your computer, close any other applications to avoid data damage. Transferable limit of files and folders has been exceeded. Delete unnecessary data. You are trying to transfer.m4a,.mp4,.3gp or.m4v files on a computer that already has Windows Media Player 10 installed. Install Windows Media Player 11 from the supplied CD-ROM. If you transfer data using an appropriate software for transferring, but the transfer is not made, refer to the manufacturer.
Only a small amount of There is not enough free space in the built-in flash data can be transferred to memory. the player. Transfer any unnecessary data back to your computer to increase free space. Data that cannot be played on the player is stored on the player. If data other than song, video, or photo data is stored on the player, less data can be transferred. Transfer back data that cannot be played on the player to the computer to increase the available space. The player becomes A USB hub or USB extension cable is being used. unstable while it is Connecting the player via a USB hub or extension connected to the cable may not work. Connect the player to your computer. computer using the supplied USB cable. You cannot delete or You cannot delete or rename the MUSIC, rename the folders. MP_ROOT, VIDEO, PICTURES and PICTURE folders.
You are trying to start playback when there are no videos stored on the player. The players available capacity is insufficient.
Transfer songs into folders under the MUSIC folder using Windows Explorer, or another software for transferring. Transfer videos to the player.
The following FCC statement applies only to the version of this model manufactured for sale in the USA. Other versions may not comply with FCC technical regulations. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. Applicable accessories: Headphones Disposal of waste batteries (applicable in the European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems) This symbol on the battery or on the packaging indicates that the battery provided with this product shall not be treated as household waste. By ensuring these batteries are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative consequences for the environment and human health which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural resources.
Supported file format
File format File extension Codec
MP3(MPEG-1 Layer3) file format, ASF file format, MP4 file format, Wave-Riff file format MP3 (.mp3), WMA*1 (.wma), AAC-LC*2 (.mp4,.m4a,.3gp), Linear PCM (.wav) MP3 WMA*1 AAC-LC*2 Linear PCM Bit rate: 32 to 320 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)) Sampling frequency*3: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz Bit rate: 32 to 192 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)) Sampling frequency*3: 44.1 kHz Bit rate: 16 to 320 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))*4 Sampling frequency*3: 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz Bit rate: 1,411 kbps Sampling frequency*3: 44.1 kHz
File format File extension Codec MP4 file format, Memory Stick video format.mp4,.m4v Video AVC (H.264/AVC) MPEG-4 Profile: Baseline Profile Level: Max. 1.3 Bit rate: Max. 768 kbps Profile: Simple Profile Bit rate: Max. 2,500 kbps
Frame rate: Max. 30 fps Resolution: Max. QVGA (320 240) Audio AAC-LC Channel number: Max. 2 channels Sampling frequency*3: 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz Bit rate: Max. 288 kbps per 1 channel
File size The number of files
Max. 2 GB Max. 1,000 Compatible with DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21file format.jpg Profile: Baseline Profile Number of pixels: Max. 4,000 4,000 pixels (16,000,000 pixels) Max. 10,000
File format File extension Codec The number of files
*1WM-DRM 10 files are compatible. *2Copyright protected AAC-LC files cannot be played back. *3Sampling frequency may not correspond to all encoders. *4Non-standard bit rates or non-guaranteed bit rates are included depending on the sampling frequency. *5Some photo files cannot be played back, depending on their file formats.
Maximum recordable number of songs and time (Approx.)
The approximate times are based on the case in which you transfer or record only 4 minutes songs (not including videos and photos) in the MP3 format. Other playable audio file format song numbers and times may differ from MP3 format.
Bit rate 48 kbps 64 kbps 128 kbps 256 kbps 320 kbps Songs 2,450 1,Time 163 hr. 20 min. 123 hr. 20 min. 61 hr. 40 min. 30 hr. 40 min. 24 hr. 40 min.
Songs 5,050 3,750 1,755 Time 336 hr. 40 min. 250 hr. 00 min. 123 hr. 20 min. 63 hr. 00 min. 50 hr. 20 min.
4 GB Walkman Video MP3 Player
4GB Built-in Memory1 stores up to 925 songs2 or 15H of video5 High Quality Video Playback at 30 frames per second Battery Life: Up to 36 Hours (Music: Approx. 36H7 Video: Approx. 9.5H8 ) 2.4" QVGA LCD Screen9 Portrait and Landscape Mode Compatible with Secure Windows Media Audio3 Multi Audio Codec Support - WMA/MP3/AAC3 Video Codec Support: MPEG 4, AVC Baseline 4 Clear Audio Technologies Time Machine Shuffle11 Initial Search
4GB Built-in Memory1 Store up to 925 Songs2 or up to 15H of video5 on your Walkman video MP3 Player and never be without your entertainment again. High Quality Video Playback Playback your favorite videos right on the player using MPEG 4 and M4V profile at 30 frames per second. Battery Life With up to 36 hours of audio playback7 and up to 9.5 hours of video playback 8 you don't have to worry about charging your player. 2.4" QVGA LCD Screen9 Easily view your movies, photos and music information on the high quality, 320x240 display. Portrait and Landscape Mode Allows for easy viewing of your videos and photos in either a portrait or landscape position. Compatible with Secure Windows Media Audio3 Giving you more options than ever for downloading and listening to music. MP3/WMA/AAC Audio Codec Support3 Supports playback of MP3 and WMA DRM and non-DRM audio files downloaded from multiple sources. Also supports non-DRM AAC content, giving you multiple options for downloading music the way you want. 4 Clear Audio Technologies Utilizes 4 Clear Audio Technologies to reproduce crystal clear, CD-quality audio:o Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) restores the higher sound frequency lost when creating compressed music files.o Clear Bass enhances the bass sound while minimizing distortion.o Clear Stereo reduces signal leakage from one channel to another.o EX Series headphones deliver deep bass sound from a closed design that's compact, lightweight and comfortable to wear thanks to changeable silicon rubber ear-buds that also help isolate outside sounds. Time Machine Shuffle11 Shuffle play among songs from a randomly selected year. (Information will come from CD information that is downloaded from the Gracenote CDDB) Initial Search Use the first letter of the song, album or artist to easily find the music you are looking for. Supplied Accessories
USB Cable (22 pin to USB) MDR-EX082 Headphones and extension cord CD-ROM with Windows Media Player 11 and MP3 Conversion Tools Quick Start Guide Adaptor Plate (for optional 22 pin cradle)
7. When playing back MP3 files at 128kbps. The times are approximate when all of the Equalizers and the VPT are set to "None", all of the DSEE, the Clear Stereo, Dynamic Normalizer and the New Song Pop Up are set to "Off", and the Type of Screensaver is set to "Blank". Actual battery life may vary based usage patterns, environment and battery condition. 8. When playing back MPEG 4 at 384kbps. The times are approximate when the Brightness of the Common Setting is set to "3". Actual battery life may vary based on usage patterns, environment and battery condition. 9. Screen Size is measured diagonally. 10. Copyright protected AAC-LC files cannot be played back. 11. Information will come from the CDDB Gracenote Database which requires internet connection and may have a fee. 2008 Sony Electronics Inc. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. All rights reserved. Sony and Walkman are registered trademarks of Sony. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate.
CKL-NWA820 Leather Case CKM-NWA820 Silicone Case + Protector Sheet CLP-NWU30 Belt Clip PRF-NWA820 Protector Sheets SRS-NWT10M Mini Speaker BCR-NWU5 Multi-function Cradle WLA-NWB1 Bluetooth Adaptor TDM-NW1 Digital Media Port CPF-NW001 Audio Docking Station DCC-NWC1 Car Connecting Cable AC-NWU20MU USB Cable AC-NWUM50 AC Adaptor WMC-NWP10 Portable USB Cable Color: Black UPC Code: 027242736306
1. User available memory = 3,840,638,976 bytes, because a portion of the memory is used for data management functions. 2. Calculated based on 4 minutes per song @ 128 kbps in MP3 format, not including videos or photos. Other playable audio file format song numbers and times may differ from MP3 format. For video transfer the approximate recordable times are estimated where only video is transferred to the device. Times may vary depending on the conditions under which the player is used. 3. Not all MP3, WMA and AAC files may playback due to file variations. Copyright protectd AAC-LC files cannot be played back. 4. Some photos cannot be played back, depending on their file formats. 5. Approximate recordable times are estimated where only video is transfered. The time may vary depending on the conditions under which the player is used. 6. Not all products with USB 2.0 connectors may communicate with each other due to chipset variations.
Please visit the Dealer Source for current information at www.sony.com/dealersource Sony Electronics Inc. 16530 Via Esprillo San Diego, CA 92127 1.800.222.7669 www.sony.com Last Updated: 04/02/2010
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