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Congratulations on your purchase
and welcome to Philips!
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Philips offers, register your product
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Digital audio player
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where you can access a full set of supporting materials such as user manual, the
latest software updates and answers to frequently asked questions.
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Contents
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Important safety information
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Your new player
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2.1
2.2
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3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.4.1
3.4.2
3.4.3
3.5
3.5.1
3.6
3.6.1
3.6.2
3.6.3
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4.1
4.1.1
4.1.2
4.1.3
4.2
4.2.1
4.2.2
4.2.3
4.2.4
4.2.5
4.2.6
4.3
4.3.1
4.3.2
4.3.3
4.4
4.5
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5.1
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What’s in the box
Register your product
Getting started
Overview of controls and connections
Main menu
Install
Connect
Insert the battery
Battery level indication
Connect to PC
Transfer
Disconnect your player safely
Enjoy
Turn on and off
Navigate the menu
Lock slider
Detail operation
Music mode
Control
Find your music
Limit the volume
Radio1
Auto tune radio stations:
Play a preset radio station
Manual tune a radio station
Save a new frequency under a preset
Record from FM radio when the radio is playing
Record from FM radio when the radio is not playing:
Recordings
Play recordings
Delete your recording
Upload recordings to the computer
Settings
Use your player to store and carry data files
Update your player
Manually verify software status
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Technical data
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Frequently asked questions
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1 Important safety information
General maintenance
To avoid damage or malfunction:
• Do not expose the player to excessive heat caused by heating equipment or direct
sunlight.
• Do not drop your player or allow objects to fall on your player.
• Do not allow your player to be submerged in water. Do not expose headphone socket or
battery compartment to water, as water entering the set may cause major damage.
• Do not use any cleaning agents containing alcohol, ammonia, benzene, or abrasives as
these may harm the set.
• Active mobile phones in the vicinity may cause interference.
• Back up your files. Please ensure that you retain the original files you have downloaded to
your device. Philips is not responsible for any loss of data if the product becomes damaged
or not readable / legible.
• Manage (transfer, delete, etc.) your music files only with the supplied music software to
avoid problems!
About operating and storage temperatures
• Operate in a place where temperature is always between 0 and 35ºC (32 to 95ºF)
• Store in a place where temperature is always between -20 and 45ºC (-4 to 113ºF)
• Battery life may be shortened in low temperature conditions.
Replacement parts/accessories
Visit www.philips.com/support to order replacement parts/accessories.
Hearing Safety
Listen at a moderate volume.
• Using headphones at a high volume can impair your hearing. This product can
produce sounds in decibel ranges that may cause hearing loss for a normal person,
even for exposure less than a minute. The higher decibel ranges are offered for
those that may have already experienced some hearing loss.
• Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing “comfort level” adapts to higher volumes
of sound. So after prolonged listening, what sounds “normal” can actually be loud and
harmful to your hearing. To guard against this, set your volume to a safe level before your
hearing adapts and leave it there.
To establish a safe volume level:
• Set your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, without distortion.
Listen for reasonable periods of time:
• Prolonged exposure to sound, even at normally “safe” levels, can also cause hearing loss.
• Be sure to use your equipment reasonably and take appropriate breaks.
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Be sure to observe the following guidelines when using your headphones.
• Listen at reasonable volumes for reasonable periods of time.
• Be careful not to adjust the volume as your hearing adapts.
• Do not turn up the volume so high that you can’t hear what’s around you.
• You should use caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.
• Do not use headphones while operating a motorized vehicle, cycling, skateboarding, etc.; it
may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.
Important (for models supplied with headphones):
Philips guarantees compliance with the maximum sound power of its audio players as
determined by relevant regulatory bodies only with the original model of provided
headphones. In case this one needs replacement, we recommend that you contact your
retailer to order a model identical to that of the original, provided by Philips.
Copyright information
All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective companies or
organizations.
Unauthorized duplication of any recordings whether downloaded from the Internet or made
from audio CDs is a violation of copyright laws and international treaties.
The making of unauthorized copies of copy-protected material, including computer
programmes, files, broadcasts and sound recordings, may be an infringement of copyrights
and constitute a criminal offence. This equipment should not be used for such purposes.
The Windows Media and the Windows logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Data logging
Philips is committed to improving the quality of your product and enhancing the Philips user
experience. To understand the usage profile of this device, this device logs some info / data
to the non-volatile memory region of the device. These data are used to identify and detect
any failures or problems you as a user may experience while using the device. The data
stored, for example, will be the duration of playback in music mode, duration of playback in
turner mode, how many times battery low was encountered, etc. The data stored do not
reveal the content or media used on the device or the source of downloads. The data stored
on the device are retrieved and used ONLY if the user returns the device to the Philips
service centre and ONLY to simplify error detection and prevention. The data stored shall
be made available to user on user’s first request.
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Disposal of your old product
Your product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and
components, which can be recycled and reused.
When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a product, it means the
product is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC.
Please be informed about the local separate collection system for electrical and electronic
products.
Please act according to your local rules and do not dispose of your old product with your
normal household waste. The correct disposal of your old product will help prevent potential
negative consequences to the environment and human health.
Batteries (including built-in rechargeable batteries) contain substances that may pollute the
environment. Always hand the appliance in at an official collection point to remove any builtin batteries before discarding the appliance. All batteries should be disposed of at an official
collection point.
Modifications
Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void user authority to operate this
device.
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Notice for USA
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
Philips
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
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These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
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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 instruction manual, 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:
- Relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between 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.
Notice for Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
The set complies with the FCC-Rules, Part 15 and with 21 CFR 1040.10. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Notice for the European Union
This product complies with the radio interference requirements of the European Union.
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2 Your new player
With your newly purchased player, you can:
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play MP3 and WMA
play FM radio1
record FM radio1
record with built-in microphone
2.1 What’s in the box
The following accessories are included with your player:
Player
Philips GoGear audio player
Headphones
USB cable
AAA battery
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Quick start guide
1 Install
2 Connect
3 Transfer
4 Enjoy
Quick start guide
CD-ROM containing Philips Device Manager,
User Manual and Frequently Asked Questions
2.2 Register your product
We strongly recommend that you register your product in order to gain access to free
updates. To register your product, please log on to www.philips.com/welcome so that we
can inform you as soon as new updates become available.
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This feature is only available for some regional versions.
3 Getting started
3.1 Overview of controls and connections
A
B
C
D
H
A p
Headphone jack
B MIC
Microphone
C - VOLUME + Increases/decreases volume (hold to
increase/decrease fast)
D y / 2;
On / Off
Play/Record / Pause
Confirm selection
E
Back one level (hold to return to root menu)
F
USB connector
G 3/4
Scrolls up/down (hold to quick scroll)
H slider
Hold slider to lock/unlock all keys (except
-VOLUME+)
E
G
F
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3.2 Main menu
Menu
Music
Radio1
Recordings
Folder view
Settings
To
Play your digital music tracks
Listen to FM radio
Create or listen to recordings
View files in folders
Customize the settings of your player
3.3 Install
Important Make sure to install the software provided in the supplied CD for music
transfer.
System requirements:
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Windows 2000, XP or Vista
Pentium III 800MHz processor or higher
128MB RAM
500MB hard disk space
Internet connection (preferable)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
CD-ROM
USB port
1 Insert the CD supplied with your product into the CD ROM drive of your PC.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation of Philips Device
Manager.
3 If the installation program does not start automatically, browse the CD contents with
Windows Explorer and double click on the file ending with .exe.
Lost your CD? Don’t worry, you can download the CD contents from
www.philips.com/support.
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3.4 Connect
3.4.1 Insert the battery
1 Remove the USB cap.
2 Remove the battery door
by sliding it in the
direction of the arrow.
3 Insert the supplied AAA
battery into the battery
compartment.
3.4.2 Battery level indication
The approximate power levels of your battery are indicated as follows:
Full
Two-thirds full
Half full
Low
Empty
Note When the batteries are almost empty, the low battery screen blinks. The
player saves all settings and unfinished recordings and switches off in less than 60 seconds.
3.4.3 Connect to PC
Use the supplied USB cable to connect the player to the PC.
1 Pull off the USB cap.
2 Connect the supplied USB cable to the USB port at the bottom of the player, the other
end to your PC.
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3.5 Transfer
The player appears as a USB mass storage device in Windows Explorer. You can organize
files, and transfer music to your player during USB connection.
1 Click and highlight one or more songs to transfer between the player and the computer.
2 Use drag and drop actions to complete your transfer.
Tip To transfer music CDs to the player use software such as Musicmatch Jukebox or
Windows Media Player, rip (convert) the songs on your music CD into MP3/WMA files.
Copy the files into the digital audio player via Windows Explorer. Free versions of these
programs can be downloaded from the internet.
3.5.1 Disconnect your player safely
1 Exit any active application working with your player.
2 Remove your player safely by clicking
in the task tray shown in your PC.
3.6 Enjoy
3.6.1 Turn on and off
To turn on, press y/2; until the display shows the Philips logo.
To turn off, press and hold y/2; until the display shows ‘Bye’.
Tip If the player is idle and no button is pressed for 10 minutes, it switches off
automatically.
3.6.2 Navigate the menu
Your player has an intuitive menu navigation system to guide you through various settings
and operations.
Goal
Return to previous menu
Return to main menu
Browse through menus
Scroll through a list
Select an option
Action
Press
Press and hold
Press 2; or
Press 3 or 4
Press 2;
3.6.3 Lock slider
The player has a lock switch to prevent any accidental operation.
1 To lock the buttons when you play, move the lock slider to position
> All buttons except -VOL+ are locked and the display shows .
2 To unlock the buttons again, move the lock slider to position
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4 Detail operation
4.1 Music mode (also play mode for recordings)
Your player supports MP3 and WMA formats.
4.1.1 Control
The player offers the following music mode options:
Goal
Play / Pause music
Skip to next audio file
Return to previous audio file
Fast forward
Fast rewind
Return to browsing menu
Increase volume
Decrease volume
Action
Press 2;
Press 4
Press 3
Press and hold 4
Press and hold 3
Long/short press
Press VOL +
Press VOL -
4.1.2 Find your music
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1 From the main menu, select
to enter music mode.
The player offers the following menu options:
All songs
Alphabetically listed tracks
Artists
Alphabetically listed artists
Alphabetically listed albums
Albums
Alphabetically listed albums
Tracks listed in album order
Tracks listed in
album order
2 Press 3 or 4 to scroll through the list.
3 Press 2; to select or press
to return to previous level.
4 Press 2; to play.
Note This player does not support copyright protected (Digital Rights Management –
DRM) WMA songs bought from the Internet.
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4.1.3 Limit the volume
Listening to loud sounds for longer than a moment can be harmful to the listener. You can
set the volume level of the player to suit your preferences:
1 From the main menu, select Settings > Sound settings > Volume limit > Set.
2 Press Vol- or Vol+ to adjust the level.
3 Press 2; to set.
> When you set a volume limit, you can no longer exceed the set volume, even if you press the
Vol+ button.
To enable maximum volume again, set the volume limit back to maximum or turn off,
select Settings > Sound settings > Volume limit > Off.
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4.2 Radio1
From the main menu, select
to enter radio mode.
Connect the headphones
The supplied headphones serve as a radio antenna. Ensure you connect the headphones
properly for an optimal reception.
4.2.1 Auto tune radio stations:
Note The Auto tune function overwrites existing presets.
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1 From the Radio menu
, select Auto tune.
> The radio automatically tunes radio stations and saves the frequencies to presets.
The radio can store up to 20 radio station to presets.
To stop auto tuning, press
.
To exit radio, long press
.
4.2.2 Play a preset radio station
1 From the Radio menu
, select Presets.
2 Press 3/4 to select preset, 2; to start playing.
3 To change to another preset radio station, press 3 / 4.
To exit radio, long press
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4.2.3 Manual tune a radio station
1 From the Radio menu
, select Manual tune.
> The play screen is displayed.
2 To fine tune frequency, quick press 3/4.
3 To search for the next stronger signal, long press 3/4.
To exit radio, long press
.
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4.2.4 Save a new frequency under a preset
1 Tune to the new frequency you want to save.
2 Press 2; to enter preset screen.
3 Press 3/4 to select, then 2; to save.
To exit radio, long press
.
4.2.5 Record from FM radio when the radio is playing
1 Press
one or more times to enter Radio menu
.
2 Select Start FM Recording.
3 Press 2; to start recording.
To stop recording, press
.
4 Press 2; to save the recording.
5 To exit radio, long press
.
4.2.6 Record from FM radio when the radio is not playing:
1 From the Radio menu
, select Start FM recording.
2 Press 3 / 4 to select the FM channel.
3 Press 2; to start recording.
To stop recording, press
.
4 Press 2; to save the recording.
5 To exit radio, long press
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4.3 Recordings
You can record audio with the player. The section Overview of controls and
connections shows you the location of the microphone.
1 From the main menu, select
> Start voice recording.
> The player records and shows the recording display.
2 Press 2; to pause.
3 Press
to stop.
4 Press 2; to save the recording or press
to cancel.
> Recordings will be saved on the player. (Filename format: VOICEXXX.WAV where XXX is
the recording number which will be automatically generated.)
5 You can find this file under
> Recordings library > Voice.
Note To record FM radio, see section Radio1.
4.3.1 Play recordings
From the main menu, select
> Recordings library > Voice or FM radio1.
1 Select the recording you want to hear.
2 Press 2; to confirm.
4.3.2 Delete your recording
Use your computer when you delete recordings on the computer.
1 Connect the player to the computer.
2 Select the player in Windows Explorer.
3 Select Recordings > Voice or FM radio.1
4 Select the files your want to delete and press Delete on the computer.
4.3.3 Upload recordings to the computer
1 Connect the player to your computer.
2 Select the player in Windows Explorer.
3 Select Recordings > Voice or FM radio.1
4 Copy and paste the recordings to any desired location on the computer.
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4.4 Settings
You can set preferences in your player to suit your needs.
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1 Press
and select
.
2 Press 3 or 4 to select an option.
3 Press 2; to go to next level or
to return to previous level.
4 Press 2; to confirm your selection.
5 Press
to exit the Settings menu
In the Settings menu, the following options are available:
Settings
Play mode
Sound Settings
Language
Backlight timer
Information
Factory settings
Further Options
Off / Repeat 1 / Repeat all / Shuffle all / Repeat & shuffle
Equalizer
Off / Rock / Funk / Hip Hop / Jazz / Classical /
Techno
Volume limit
Off / Set
English / French / Spanish / German / Dutch / Italian / Portuguese /
Swedish / Polish / Norwegian / Russian / Turkish / Portuguese
(Brazilian) / Hungrian / Finnish / Simplified Chinese / Traditional
Chinese / Japanese / Korean
10 sec / 30 sec / 60 sec / Always on
Memory usage / Firmware version
Ok / Cancel
Restore factory
settings
4.5 Use your player to store and carry data files
You can use your player to store and carry data files by copying data files into your player
with Windows Explorer.
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5 Update your player
Your player is controlled by an internal program called the firmware. Newer versions of the
firmware may have been released after you have purchased your player.
A software program called Philips Device Manager checks for firmware updates that are
available on the Internet.
Install Philips Device Manager from the supplied CD or download the latest version from
www.philips.com/support.
5.1 Manually verify software status
1 Make sure you are connected to the internet.
2 Connect your player to the computer.
3 To launch Philips Device Manager on the computer, click Start > Programs >
Philips Digital Audio Player > SA25XX > Philips SA25XX Device Manager.
4 Click Update.
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> Philips SA25XX Device Manager checks for updates and installs new firmware, if it is
available on the Internet.
5 When the display shows Update completed, click OK.
6 Disconnect the player from the computer.
> The display shows Updating firmware.
The player automatically restarts after the firmware is updated. Your player is now ready for
use again.
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6 Technical data
Power
• Power supply
1x AAA battery2
Display
• White backlight LCD, 128 x 48 pixels
Sound
• Channel separation: 40dB
• Equalizer setting:
Off / Rock / Funk / Hip Hop / Jazz /
Classical / Techno
• Frequency response: 80-16000Hz
• Signal to noise ratio: f 80dB
• Output Power (RMS): 2x3mW
Audio playback
• Compression format: MP3 (8-320kps and
VBR, Sample rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050,
24, 32, 44.1, 48kHz), WMA (32-192kbps,
Sample rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 24, 32,
44.1, 48kHz)
• Play time: 25 hours2
• ID3-tag support
Recording
• Audio Capturing: Build-in microphone
(Mono)
• FM radio1
Storage media
• Built-in memory capacity:
SA251x 1GB NAND Flash3
SA252x 2GB NAND Flash3
SA254x 4GB NAND Flash3
Connectivity
• Headphone 3.5mm, USB 2.04
Music transfer
• Drag and drop in Windows Explorer
Data transfer
• Via Windows Explorer
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System requirements
• Windows® 2000, XP, Vista
• Pentium III 800MHz processor or higher
• 128MB RAM
• 500MB hard disk space
• Internet connection
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
• Video display card
• Sound card
• CD-ROM
• USB port
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This feature is only available for some regional versions.
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Battery life varies depending on usage and settings.
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1MB = 1 million bytes; available storage capacity will be less.
1GB = 1 billion bytes; available storage capacity will be less.
Full memory capacity may not be available as some memory will be reserved for the player.
Storage capacity based on 4 minutes per song and 64kbps WMA encoding.
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Actual transfer speed may vary based on your operating system and software configuration.
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7 Frequently asked questions
If you encounter problems with your player, go through the following points listed in the
next section. Please also check out FAQs at www.philips.com/support for further help and
other troubleshooting tips.
Consult your dealer or service center if you are unable to find a solution by following these
hints.
Warning Under no circumstances should you try to repair the set yourself, as this will
invalidate the warranty.
My player cannot power on.
You may have failed to press and hold 2; long enough. Press and hold 2; until the Philips
welcome screen appears on display.
If none of the above works, then you may have to use the Device Manager to
recover your player:
1 Launch the Philips Device Manager at Start > Programs > Philips Digital Audio
Player > SA25XX > Philips SA25XX Device Manager on your PC.
2 Press and hold the
button while your player is connecting to the PC.
3 Keep holding the key until the Philips Device Manager acknowledges your player and
goes into recovery mode.
4 Click the repair button and follow the instructions given by the Device Manager.
5 After the player has been repaired, disconnect it from your PC and re-start.
There is no music on my player after transfer.
Are your songs in MP3 or WMA format?
Other formats will not playback on the player.
My player hangs.
1 In the unlikely event that your player hangs, do not panic. Remove and reinsert the
battery to reset the player.
Note The existing contents on your player will not be erased.
2 If this does not work, you might have to repair your player with Philips Device
Manager.
There is no sound.
Make sure your headphones are inserted all the way into the headphones jack.
Some songs do not show up or playback on the player.
• This player does not support copyright protected (DRM) WMA tracks bought from online music stores, only unprotected WMA files can be played back on this player. The song
is in a format that is not supported by the player. Only MP3, WMA are supported.
• The audio file might be corrupted, try to playback the file on your PC first. If it does not
play, rip the song again.
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PHILIPS reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product
improvement without prior notice.
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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