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User manual
GoGEAR
SA5MXX
Contents
1 Important safety information
General maintenance
Recycling the product
7 Folder view
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2
4
2 Your new player
6
What's in the box
6
PC software for the player
6
Files loaded on the player
6
Overview6
Controls6
Home screen
7
Lock/unlock the keys
7
Volume reminder
7
Screen on/off
7
3 Get started
Charge power
Switch the player on or off
Automatic standby and shut-down
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4Music
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5 FM radio
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6Recordings
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Transfer music to the player
Find music on the player
Find music by song information
Find music by file folder
Play music
Tune in to radio stations
Auto tune
Manual tune
Make recordings
Record voices
Record from the FM radio
Listen to recordings
Delete one or more recordings
Upload your recordings to a computer
15
8Settings
16
Play mode
16
Sound settings
16
Display settings
16
Screen off timer
16
Language16
Information16
Factory settings
17
9 Update the firmware through
Philips Device Manager
18
10Troubleshooting
20
11 Technical data
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PC requirements
Need help?
Please visit
www.philips.com/welcome
where you can access a full set of supporting
materials such as the user manual, the latest
software updates, and answers to frequently
asked questions.
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1 Important safety
information
General maintenance
The translation of this document is for
reference only.
In the event of any inconsistency between the
English version and the translated version, the
English version shall prevail.
•
Battery life may be shortened in low
temperature conditions.
Replacement parts/accessories:
Visit www.philips.com/support to order
replacement parts/accessories.
Hearing Safety
A pleine puissance, l’écoute prolongée du
baladeur peut endommager l’oreille de
l’utilisateur.
Caution
•• To avoid damage or malfunction:
•• Do not expose the product to excessive heat caused
by heating equipment or direct sunlight.
•• Do not drop the product or allow objects to fall on
your player.
•• Do not allow the product to be submerged in
water. Do not expose headphone socket or battery
compartment to water, as water entering the set may
cause major damage.
•• Active mobile phones in the vicinity may cause
interference.
•• Back up your files. 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.
•• Do not use any cleaning agents containing alcohol,
ammonia, benzene, or abrasives as these may harm the
product.
•• Batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) shall not
be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or
the like.
•• Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
About operating and storage temperatures
• Operate in a place where temperature is
always between 0 and 45ºC (32 to 113ºF)
• Store in a place where temperature is
always between -20 and 45ºC (-4 to
113ºF).
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Warning
•• To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at
high volume levels for long periods.
The maximum output voltage of the player is
not greater than 150 mV.
Wide band characteristic voltage WBCV:>=
75 mV
Modifications
Modifications not authorized by the
manufacturer may void user's authority to
operate the product.
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 copyprotected material, including computer
programs, files, broadcasts and sound
recordings, may be an infringement of
copyrights and constitute a criminal offense.
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.
Be responsible! Respect copyrights.
Philips respects the intellectual property of
others, and we ask our users to do the same.
Multimedia content on the internet may have
been created and/or distributed without the
original copyright owner's authorization.
Copying or distributing unauthorized content
may violate copyright laws in various countries
including yours.
Compliance with copyright laws remains your
responsibility.
The recording and transfer to the portable
player of video streams downloaded to your
computer is intended only for use with public
domain or properly licensed content. You
may only use such content for your private,
non-commercial use and shall respect eventual
copyright instructions provided by the copyright
owner of the work. Such instruction may
state that no further copies shall be made.
Video streams may include copy protection
technology that prohibits further copying. For
such situations the recording function will not
work and you will be notified with a message.
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
center and ONLY to simplify error detection
and prevention. The data stored shall be made
available to user on user’s first request.
Monkey's Audio decoder
a The Monkey's Audio SDK and source
code can be freely used to add
APE format playback, encoding, or
tagging support to any product, free
or commercial. Use of the code for
proprietary efforts that don't support
the official APE format require written
consent of the author.
b Monkey's Audio source can be included
in GPL and open-source software,
although Monkey's Audio itself will
not be subjected to external licensing
requirements or other viral source
restrictions.
c Code changes and improvements must be
contributed back to the Monkey's Audio
project free from restrictions or royalties,
unless exempted by express written
consent of the author.
d Any source code, ideas, or libraries used
must be plainly acknowledged in the
software using the code.
e Although the software has been tested
thoroughly, the author is in no way
responsible for damages due to bugs or
misuse.
If you do not completely agree with all of the
previous stipulations, you must cease using this
source code and remove it from your storage
device.
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FLAC decoder
Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,
2006,2007,2008,2009 Josh Coalson
Redistribution and use in source and binary
forms, with or without modification, are
permitted provided that the following
conditions are met:
• Redistributions of source code must retain
the above copyright notice, this list of
conditions and the following disclaimer.
• Redistributions in binary form must
reproduce the above copyright notice,
this list of conditions and the following
disclaimer in the documentation and/
or other materials provided with the
distribution.
• Neither the name of the Xiph.
org Foundation nor the names of its
contributors may be used to endorse
or promote products derived from this
software without specific prior written
permission.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY
THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND
CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL
THE FOUNDATION OR CONTRIBUTORS
BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF
SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS
OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS
INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED
AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY,
WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY,
OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR
OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT
OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGE.
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Recycling the product
Your product is designed and manufactured
with high quality materials and components,
which can be recycled and reused.
When you see the crossed-out wheel bin
symbol attached to a product, it means the
product is covered by the European Directive
2002/96/EC:
Never dispose of your product with other
household waste. Please inform yourself about
the local rules on the separate collection of
electrical and electronic products. The correct
disposal of your old product helps prevent
potentially negative consequences on the
environment and human health.
Warning
•• Removal of the built-in battery invalidates the warranty
and can destroy the product.
•• The following removal and disposal instructions are
steps that are to be performed at the end of the
product's life only.
Your product contains a built-in rechargeable
battery covered by the European Directive
2006/66/EC, which cannot be disposed of with
normal household waste.
To safeguard the functionality and safety of
your product, take your product to an official
collection point or service center where a
professional can remove the battery as shown:
Please inform yourself about the local rules on
separate collection of batteries. The correct
disposal of batteries helps prevent potentially
negative consequences on the environment and
human health.
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
•
What's in the box
Files loaded on the player
Make sure that you have received the following
items:
Player
Songbird (helps you manage your media
library on a PC and the player)
Get Songbird fromwww.philips.com/
songbird.
The following files are loaded on MIX:
• User manual
• Frequently asked questions
Overview
Earphones
Controls
c
b
a
d
e
Quick start guide
Philips GoGear audio player
Quick start guide
h
g
f
Safety and Warranty sheet
a
Safety and Warranty
Before using your set:
Check out details inside this booklet
Note
b
/
• Press: Back one level
• Press and hold: Lock/unlock all buttons
c
/
• on the list of options:
Press: Skip to the previous/next option
on the play screen:
Press: Skip to the next/previous file
Press and hold: Search within current
file
•• The images serve as reference only. Philips reserves the
right to change color/design without notice.
PC software for the player
MIX can work with the following PC software:
• Philips Device Manager (helps you get
firmware updates and recover the player)
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• Press and hold: Switch the player on
or off
• Press: Select options, or start/pause/
resume play
d
• Remove the cap to use the USB
connector for power charging and data
transfer
e Volume buttons
• Press: Increase/decrease the volume
• Press and hold: Increase/decrease the
volume quickly
f RESET
• Press the hole by using the tip of a
ball pen when the screen does not
respond to the pressing of keys
g
• 3.5-mm headphone connector
h MIC
• Microphone for voice recording
Home screen
Menu
Mode
Music
FM radio
To
play music
tune in to the FM radio;
record from the FM
radio
Recordings create or listen to
recordings
Folder view view files in folders
Settings
customize the settings
of MIX
Now
show current play screen
playing
»» All buttons except the volume keys are
locked and a lock icon is displayed.
Volume reminder
MIX can have you reminded when:
• the volume reaches the high level (80
dBA); or
• you have listened at a high volume level for
20 hours.
With the feature of volume reminder, the Philips
MP3/MP4 player complies with the European
Union regulations (EN 60950-1) in protecting
your hearing safety.
When you increase the volume,
1
2
•
Press the Volume Up button.
»» When the volume level reaches the
high level, a pop-up screen is displayed.
Play pauses.
To continue to increase the volume, press
and hold the Volume Up button until play
resumes.
»» You can continue to increase the
volume.
To exit volume adjustment, press any other
buttons or wait a few seconds until play
resumes.
»» The play resumes at the previous
volume level.
Navigate from the Home screen
• From the Home screen, you can access
functional menus by pressing the navigation
buttons
/ and .
• To go back to previous screens, press
repeatedly.
When you have listened at a high volume
level for 20 hours, a pop-up is displayed. Play
pauses.
• To keep listening at a high volume level,
press and hold the Volume Up button.
• To exit high volume, press any other
buttons or wait until play resumes.
»» The volume level drops below the high
level (80 dBA).
Lock/unlock the keys
Screen on/off
When the player is on, use the lock to prevent
accidental operation.
• Press and hold
/ to lock or unlock
the keys.
To save power, the screen switches off
automatically after the pre-defined time
duration if
• no new action is taken on MIX; and
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• a value is selected in > [Display
settings] > [Screen off timer].
To exit the power-saving mode
• Press any key.
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3 Get started
»» A flashing battery screen indicates that
the battery is low. The player saves
all settings and switches off within 60
seconds.
Charge power
Note
MIX has a built-in battery that can be charged
through the USB socket of a computer.
Remove the USB cap and connect MIX to a
PC.
•• Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge
cycles. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by
use and settings.
•• The charging animation stops and the icon is
displayed when the charging process is completed.
To conserve battery power and increase the
play time, do the following on MIX:
• Set the backlight timer to a low value
(go to > [Display settings] >
[Screen off timer]).
Switch the player on or off
Press and hold
on or off.
until the player is switched
Automatic standby and shut-down
The player has an automatic standby and shutdown feature that can save battery power.
After 5 minutes in idle mode (no play, no
button is pressed), the player switches off.
Note
•• When you connect MIX to a computer, you are briefly
prompted to select: [Charge & transfer] or [Charge
& play].
•• MIX automatically applies [Charge & transfer], if no
new selection is made.
Battery level indication
The display indicates the approximate levels of
the battery status as follows:
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
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4Music
Find music on the player
Find music by song information
Transfer music to the player
You can transfer music from your PC media
library to MIX in the following ways:
• Drag and drop music files in Windows
Explorer;
By doing so, you can organize your
music collection by file folder.
• Sync through Philips Songbird.
With the media management software,
you can access online music stores, create
playlists, or edit your music collection by song
information. Download Songbirdwww.philips.
com/songbird.To drag and drop music files in
Windows Explorer,
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2
3
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Connect MIX to a PC.
On the PC, under My Computer or
Computer,
• select MIX, and create file folders.
On the PC, drag and drop music files to
the file folders on MIX.
• Alternatively, drag and drop file folders
from the PC to MIX.
EN
In , songs are sorted by metadata or ID3 tag
under different collections: [Artists], [Albums],
or [All songs].
[Artists]
• Songs are sorted by artist in alphabetical
order;
• Under each artist, songs are sorted by
album in alphabetical order.
[Albums]
• Songs are sorted by album in alphabetical
order.
[All songs]
• Songs are sorted by song title in
alphabetical order.
Find music by file folder
In , find music by file folder.
Play music
1
2
3
Press
/
to select a music file.
Press
to start play.
»» Play starts from current song.
»» On the play screen, you can see the
file information and play status.
During playback,
• Press
to pause and resume
playback.
• To go to the previous screen, press
»» The play screen returns a few
seconds later.
.
To select a music file on the play screen
• Repeatedly press
/ .
To rewind or fast forward within current song
• On the play screen, press and hold
/ .
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5 FM radio
2
Note
•• Plug in the supplied earphones when you tune in to
radio stations. The earphones double as antenna. For
better reception, move the earphone cable in different
directions.
Tune in to radio stations
Auto tune
The first time you tune in to the radio, start
Auto tune to search for stations.
1
From the Home screen, go to > [Auto
tune].
»» Up to 20 stations are stored as presets.
»» The first preset starts to play.
2
3
On the play screen, press
or
repeatedly to select a preset station.
Press
to start play, or mute/ unmute.
»» Next time you go to , select
[Presets] to listen to a preset station.
Tip
•• When you move to a new place (such as a new city or
country), restart auto tune for better reception.
Manual tune
Use Manual tune to search for a frequency or
station.
1
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From the Home screen, go to
[Manual tuning].
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>
»» The last played station starts to play.
On the play screen, press and hold
or .
»» You tune in to the next station
from current frequency.
• For fine tuning, press
repeatedly.
or
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Tip
•• You can also find the recordings in
VOICE.
Make recordings
With MIX, you can record:
• voices or audio through the built-in
microphone; or
• radio programs when the radio plays on
the player.
Record from the FM radio
1
2
3
Record voices
1
2
> RECORD >
From the Home screen, select > [Start
voice recording].
»» The recording screen is displayed.
Make sure that the microphone is close to
the sound source to be recorded.
In , tune in to a radio station.
Press
to select [Start FM radio
recording].
»» You start recording from the FM radio.
Press
to toggle between pause and
record. Press
to stop.
»» Recordings are saved to >
[Recordings library] > [FM
radio recordings] > RECORD
> RADIO.(Filename format:
FMXXX.WAV, where XXX is the
recording number that is generated
automatically.)
Tip
•• You can also find the recordings in
> RECORD >
RADIO.
•• The feature of FM radio recording is available with
some versions only. Refer to the onscreen menu of the
player to find out which features are available to you.
Listen to recordings
MIC
3
Press
to toggle between pause and
record. Press
to stop.
»» Recordings are saved to >
[Recordings library] > [Voice
recordings] > RECORD > VOICE.
(Filename format: VOICEXXX.WAV,
where XXX is the recording number
that is generated automatically.)
1
2
Select a recording.
Press
to play your recording.
Delete one or more
recordings
This is how to delete recordings in Windows
Explorer:
1
Connect MIX to the computer.
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2
3
In Windows Explorer, locate the folder
RECORD.
Delete the recordings as you normally
would on the computer.
Upload your recordings to a
computer
1
2
3
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Connect MIX to the computer.
In Windows Explorer, open MIX.
Select the folder RECORD.
Copy and paste the recordings to any
location on the computer.
EN
7 Folder view
Go to to view and play media files from the
media library on the player.
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8Settings
Note
•• Equalizer is deactivated when you select FullSound.
In , select your options for the player.
1
2
Press
Press
/
to select an option.
to confirm.
Play mode
In [Play mode], select play modes for music/
recording play:
[Repeat]
[Repeat 1]
[Repeat all]
[Shuffle]
[Shuffle all]
repeats current song/recording.
repeats all songs/recordings in
current folder.
plays all songs/recordings in
current folder in random order.
If both [Repeat all] and [Shuffle all]are
activated,
• All songs/recordings in current folder
are repeated in random order.
Display settings
Screen off timer
The screen enters the idle mode, if no new
action is taken on MIX. After the pre-defined
time duration, the idle screen is switched off
automatically.To save battery power, select a low
value for the time duration.
To set the time duration
• In [Display settings] > [Screen off
timer], select a time duration.
»» After the selected time duration,
the idle screen is switched off
automatically.
To exit the power-saving mode
• Press any key.
Language
Sound settings
In [Sound settings], select your option for
sound settings:
[FullSound]
[Equalizer]
[Volume
limit]
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Restores the sonic details that
music compression loses (for
example, MP3, WMA).
Defines sound settings as
desired.
Sets a maximum volume level
for the device. In this way, you
can always keep the volume
within a level safe enough to
your hearing.
Press
/ to set the
volume limit; Press
to
confirm.
In [Language], select a language for the player.
Information
In [Information], learn the following information
about the player:
• [Capacity:] memory size
• [Free space:] space available
• [Firmware version:] current firmware
version
Check the firmware version when you
update firmware from the Support
site.
• [Model:] full product name
Check the full product name when you
update firmware from the Support
site.
• [Support site:] web site that provides
support for the device
Factory settings
In [Factory settings], restore the player to
factory settings. Files transferred to the player
are retained.
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9 Update the
firmware
through Philips
Device Manager
»» When the device is connected,
"SA5MXXXX" is displayed on the text
box.
»» You can find current firmware version
of the device.
Install Philips Device Manager
1
2
3
4
Connect MIX to a PC.
On the PC, select My Computer
(Windows XP / Windows 2000) /
Computer (Windows Vista / Windows 7/
Windows 8).
Right click on the Philips GoGear MIX
icon. Select Install Philips Device Manager.
• Alternatively, click the Philips GoGear
MIX icon. Double-click the installer.
exe.
4
To check for firmware updates,
aClose the dialog box of Philips Device
Manager.
bAt the base of the PC screen, right
click and select Check for updates.
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the installation of the software.
Note
•• The installation requires you to agree to the license
terms.
Check for firmware updates
1
2
3
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Make sure that you have connected your
PC to the Internet.
Launch Philips Device Manager.
»» A dialog box is displayed.
Connect MIX to your PC.
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»» Philips SA5MXXXX Device
Manager checks for updates from
the Internet.
Update the firmware
1
2
When the firmware update is available,
follow the onscreen instructions to
download and install the firmware.
Disconnect MIX from the PC.
»» MIX restarts after the firmware is
updated and is ready for use again,
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10Troubleshooting
If MIX is not working properly or the display
freezes, you can reset it without losing data:
How do I reset MIX?
•• Insert a pen tip or other object into the
reset hole on MIX. Hold until the player
shuts down.
•• If the reset option is unsuccessful, recover
MIX through Philips Device Manager:
1
2
On your PC, launch Philips Device
Manager.
Enter the recovery mode:
aSwitch off MIX.
bPress and hold the Volume Up button,
and then, connect MIX to your PC.
cKeep holding the button until Philips
Device Manager recognizes MIX and
enters the recovery mode.
3
Start the recovery process:
aOn Philips Device Manager, click the
Repair button. Follow the onscreen
instructions to complete the recovery
process.
bWhen the recovery is completed,
disconnect MIX from your PC.
4
Restart MIX.
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11Technical data
• LCD 128 x 64 pixels
Note
Power
• Power supply: 150 mAh Li-ion polymer
internal rechargeable battery
• Play time¹
Audio (.mp3): up to 13 hours
Radio: up to 7 hours
Software
• Philips Device Manager: To update the
firmware and recover the player
• Songbird: To transfer³ media
Connectivity
• Headphone 3.5 mm
• USB 2.0 High speed
Sound
• Channel separation: 40 dB
• Frequency Response: 45 - 16,000 Hz
• Output power: 2.4 mW
• Signal to noise ratio: > 75 dB
Audio playback
Supported formats:
• MP3
Bitrate: 8-320 kbps and VBR
Sampling rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050,
24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
• WMA (unprotected)
Bitrate: 10-320 kbps CBR, 32-192 kbps
VBR
Sampling rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050,
32, 44.1, 48 kHz
• FLAC
Bitrate: up to 1.1 Mbps
Sampling rates: 44.1 kHz
• APE
Bitrate: up to 1.3 Mbps
Sampling rates: 48 kHz
• WAV
Storage media
Built-in memory capacity²:
• SA5MXX04 4 GB NAND Flash
Media transfer³
• Songbird (sync)
• Windows Explorer (drag and drop)
Display
•• ¹ Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of
charge cycles. Battery life and number of charge cycles
vary by use and settings.
•• ² 1GB = 1 billion bytes; available storage capacity is less.
Full memory capacity may not be available as some
memory is reserved for the player. Storage capacity
is based on 4 minutes per song and 128 kbps MP3
encoding.
•• ³ Transfer speed depends on operating system and
software configuration.
PC requirements
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Windows® XP (SP3 or above) / Vista /
7/ 8
Pentium III 800 MHz processor or higher
512 MB RAM
500 MB hard disk space
Internet connection
Windows® Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
USB port
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Specifications are subject to change without notice
© 2013 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
All rights reserved.
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