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Operation Guide
NWZ-A826 / A828 / A829
©2008 Sony Corporation
3-289-807-11 (2)
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Digital Media Player
NWZ-A826 / NWZ-A828 / NWZ-A829
About the Manuals
To use the buttons in the Operation Guide
Click the buttons located in the upper right of this manual to jump to “Table of
Contents,” “Home Menu List,” or “Index.”
Jumps to the table of contents
Find what you are looking for from a list of topics in the manual.
Jumps to the home menu list
Find what you are looking for from a list of the option items in the player’s menu.
Jumps to the index
Find what you are looking for from a list of key words mentioned in the manual.
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Browsing the Operation Guide
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The following manuals are included with the player. Additionally, after
installing software from the supplied CD-ROM, you can refer to the help
provided within each software.
 Quick Start Guide explains set up and the basic operations, enabling you to
import songs, videos and photos to a computer, to transfer them to the
player, and to play them back. It also explains Bluetooth setup and basic
operations.
 Precautions explains important notes to prevent accidents.
 Troubleshooting explains symptoms, causes and remedies when the player
has problems.
 This Operation Guide explains standard and advanced features, enabling
you to make full use of the player and troubleshoot problems.
Single Page
Pages are displayed one at a time.
When you scroll, the display changes
to a previous or succeeding page.
Continuous - Facing
Two pages are displayed side by side
with each pair part of a continuous
roll of pages. When you scroll, the
previous or next pairs of pages scroll
up or down continuously.
Continuous
Pages are displayed as a continuous
roll of pages.
Facing
When you scroll, the previous or next Two pages are displayed side by side.
pages scroll up or down continuously. When you scroll, the display changes
to previous or succeeding pairs of
pages.
Index
To change the page layout
The buttons at the bottom of the Adobe Reader screen enable you to select how
pages are displayed.
Menu
You can jump to the indicated page by clicking a page number in the table of contents, in
the Home menu list, or in the index.
can jump to the indicated page by clicking a page reference indication (e.g.,  page
You

4) on each page.
To search for a reference page by keyword, click the “Edit” menu, select the “Search”
feature of the Adobe Reader to display the navigation frame, type the keyword into the
Search text box, and click “Search.”
you jump to another page, you can jump to the previous or next page by clicking
Once

the
or
button located at the bottom of the Adobe Reader screen.
Operation procedures may differ, depending on your Adobe Reader version.
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 Hints
Supplied Accessories.............................. 8
About the bundled software............................9
Front.................................................................10
Rear...................................................................12
Player Controls and Screens................ 13
Using the OPTION Button.................. 20
Playing Music
Searching for Songs (Music Library)........ 21
Searching for songs by song name................21
Searching for songs by album........................22
Searching for songs by artist..........................23
Searching for songs by genre.........................24
Searching for songs by release year..............25
Searching for songs by folder........................26
Searching for Songs by Initial Letter
........................................................... 27
Playing a Playlist.................................. 28
Searching for Songs Based on the
Currently Playing Song...................... 29
Playing Songs in Random Order
(Intelligent Shuffle).................................. 30
Playing songs released in the same year in
random order (Time Machine Shuffle).............30
Playing all songs in random order................32
Displaying the Now Playing Screen Each
Time the Songs Switch
(New Song Pop Up).................................. 33
Deleting Songs from Music Library..... 34
Displaying the Music Option Menu..... 35
Setting the Music
Setting the Play Mode (Play Mode)......... 37
Setting the Playback Range.................. 39
Setting the Album Display Format...... 40
Setting to Search by Folders
(/ Button Setting)................................ 42
Setting the Sound Quality (Equalizer).... 43
Playing Videos
Playing a Video.................................... 52
Setting the Video Orientation............. 54
Setting the Display of the Video Screen
........................................................... 56
Setting the Zoom Function.................. 57
Playing Videos Continuously.............. 59
Setting the Video List Display Format
........................................................... 60
Playing Only Video Sound................... 61
Deleting Videos from the Video Library
........................................................... 62
Displaying the Video Option Menu..... 63
Playing Photos
Displaying a Photo............................... 64
Setting the Photo Orientation............. 66
Setting the Display of the Photo Screen
........................................................... 68
Playing a Slide Show............................ 69
Setting the Slide Show Play Mode........ 70
Setting the Interval of a Slide Show..... 71
Setting the Photo List Display Format
........................................................... 72
Deleting Photos from Photo Library
........................................................... 73
Displaying the Photo Option Menu..... 74
Changing the sound quality..........................43
Customizing sound quality............................45
Making the Sound More Vibrant
(VPT(Surround)).................................... 46
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How to use the 5-way button and screen.....14
Displaying the “Now Playing” Screen..........19
Menu
Parts and Controls............................... 10
Listening with Clear Stereo Sound
(Clear Stereo)......................................... 48
Correcting Sound in the High Range
(DSEE(Sound Enhancer)).......................... 49
Adjusting the Volume Level
(Dynamic Normalizer). ............................ 51
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Basic Facts on Bluetooth Technology
........................................................... 75
Preparing for Bluetooth Communication
(Pairing). .............................................. 78
What is pairing?..............................................78
Establishing Bluetooth connection using the
BLUETOOTH button (Quick Connection)....81
Establishing Bluetooth connection from the
Home menu..................................................83
About the Bluetooth indicator......................85
Listening to Songs or Video Sound from
a Bluetooth Device............................. 86
Selecting a Device for Quick Connection
........................................................... 88
Checking the Information of Bluetooth
Devices............................................... 89
Deleting a Paired Bluetooth Device from
the Player........................................... 90
Setting the Sound Quality
(Sound Quality Mode).............................. 91
Applying Sound Effects Setting........... 92
Check the Bluetooth Information of the
Player (Bluetooth Information). ............... 93
Turning off the Bluetooth Function
(Bluetooth Off)....................................... 94
Entering Connection Standby
(Connection Standby). ............................. 95
Precautions on Bluetooth
communication.................................. 96
Displaying the Bluetooth Option Menu
........................................................... 98
Useful Facts
Recharging the Player........................ 114
Maximizing Battery Life.................... 115
About Data Transferring................... 116
What are Format and Bit Rate?.......... 120
What is audio format?................................. 120
What is video format?................................. 121
What is photo format?................................. 121
Storing Data....................................... 122
Upgrading the Player’s Firmware...... 123
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting................................. 124
Messages............................................. 139
Additional Information
Precautions........................................ 143
About Copyrights.............................. 152
Specifications..................................... 154
Index.................................................. 159
Note
Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player, some models
may not be available.
Index
Establishing Bluetooth Connection..... 81
Limiting the Volume
(AVLS (Volume Limit))............................. 99
Turning Off the Beep Sound.............. 100
Setting a Screensaver Type................. 101
Setting a Screensaver Time................ 102
Adjusting the Brightness of the Screen
(Brightness)......................................... 103
Setting the Current Time
(Set Date-Time).................................... 104
Setting the Date Format..................... 106
Setting the Time Format.................... 107
Displaying the Player Information
(Unit Information). ............................... 108
Resetting to Factory Settings
(Reset all Settings)................................. 109
Formatting Memory (Format).............. 110
Selecting the Display Language......... 112
Menu
What can the player do with Bluetooth?......75
What is Bluetooth technology?.....................76
Steps to use Bluetooth communication.......77
Settings
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Listening to Songs through Bluetooth
Communication
Menu
You can display the Home menu by pressing and holding the BACK/HOME
button of the player. The Home menu is the starting point of each function,
such as playing songs, videos and photos, searching for songs, Bluetooth
communication, and changing settings.
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Home Menu List
Index
Intelligent Shuffle
Music Library
Time Machine Shuffle................. 30
Shuffle All...................................... 32
All Songs........................................ 21
Album............................................ 22
Artist.............................................. 23
Genre............................................. 24
Release Year.................................. 25
Folder............................................. 26
Initial Search
Artist.............................................. 27
Album............................................ 27
Song............................................... 27
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Devices........................ 83
Connection Standby.................... 95
Bluetooth Off................................ 94
Pairing........................................... 78
Photo Library.......................... 64
Video Library........................... 52
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On-Hold Display..................... 61
Photo Settings
Photo Orientation................... 66
Display...................................... 68
Slide Show Repeat................... 70
Slide Show Interval................. 71
Photo List Format................... 72
Bluetooth Settings
Sound Quality Mode.............. 91
Quick Connection................... 88
Sound Effect Preset................. 92
Bluetooth Information........... 93
Common Settings
Unit Information................... 108
AVLS (Volume Limit)............. 99
Beep Settings.......................... 100
Screensaver............................ 101
Brightness............................... 103
Set Date-Time........................ 104
Date Display Format............. 106
Time Display Format............ 107
Reset all Settings.................... 109
Format.................................... 110
Language Settings...................... 112
Now Playing............................ 19
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Video List Format................... 60
Playlists.................................... 28
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Settings
Music Settings
Play Mode................................ 37
Playback Range........................ 39
Equalizer................................... 43
VPT(Surround)....................... 46
DSEE(Sound Enhance).......... 49
Clear Stereo.............................. 48
Dynamic Normalizer.............. 51
Album Display Format........... 40
New Song Pop Up................... 33
/Button Setting.................. 42
Video Settings
Zoom Settings.......................... 57
Video Orientation................... 54
Display...................................... 56
Continuous Playback.............. 59
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Supplied Accessories
Please check the accessories in the package.
Menu
 Headphones (1)
 USB cable (1)
 Earbuds (Size S,L) (1)
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 Attachment (1)
Use when connecting the player to the optional cradle, etc.
 Stand (1)
 CD-ROM*1 *2 (1)
 MP3 Conversion Tool
 Media Manager for WALKMAN
 Windows Media Player 11
 Operation Guide (PDF file)
 Quick Start Guide (1)
*1 Do not attempt to play this CD-ROM in an audio CD player.
*2 Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player,
the bundled software may be different.
How to install the earbuds correctly
If the earbuds do not fit your ears correctly, low bass sound may not be heard.
To enjoy better sound quality, change the size of the earbuds or adjust the
earbud position to sit on your ears comfortably and fit your ears snugly.
At purchase, M size earbuds are installed. If the earbuds do not
fit your ears, try one of the other supplied sizes, S or L.
When you change the earbuds, turn to install them firmly on the
headphones to prevent the earbud from detaching and
remaining in your ear.
L
L
About the serial number
The serial number provided for this player is required for customer
registration. The number is shown on the rear of the 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.
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 Hint
Menu
Windows Media Player 11
Transferable files: Music (MP3, WMA), Photo (JPEG)
Windows Media Player can import audio data from CDs and transfer data to
the player. When you use copyright protected WMA audio files, use this
software.
For details on operation, refer to the Help of the software or visit the following
website.
http://www.support.microsoft.com/
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About the bundled software
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Parts and Controls
Front
Menu
Index
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.
WM‑PORT jack
Use this jack to connect the supplied
USB cable, or optional peripheral
devices, such as supported
accessories for the WM‑PORT.
5-way button*2
Starts playback and enables
navigation of the player’s on-screen
menus ( page 14).
Display
The display may vary, depending on
functions ( page 13).
Bluetooth antenna (aerial)
Bluetooth indicator
Indicates the status of the Bluetooth
function ( page 85).
VOL +*2/– button
Adjusts the volume.
BLUETOOTH button
Press and hold to turn on or off the
Bluetooth function, and to establish
or to end Bluetooth connection.
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The player consumes battery power
very slightly even when it is in standby
mode. Therefore, the player might
turn completely off in a short time,
depending on the power remaining in
the battery.
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Note
on the
*1Functions marked with
player are activated if you press and hold
the corresponding buttons.
*2There are tactile dots. Use them to help
with button operations.
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OPTION/PWR OFF button*1
Displays the option menu ( page
20, 35, 63, 74, 98).
If you press and hold the OPTION/
PWR OFF 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.
Strap hole
Used to attach a strap (sold
separately). You can attach the
supplied stand and a strap at the same
time ( page 12).
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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.
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Rear
Menu
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RESET button
Resets the player when you press the
RESET button with a small pin, etc.
( page 124).
Accessory hole (type I)
Used to attach the supplied stand or
the optional accessories.
Using the supplied stand
You can stand up the player using the
supplied stand.
Notes
When standing the player with the
stand, be careful not to press down or
knock the player.
Stand up the player horizontally as
shown. Do not stand it up vertically.
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Index
Home menu
Menu
Use the 5-way button and the BACK/HOME button to navigate through
screens, play songs, videos and photos, and to change the player’s settings.
The Home menu appears when you press and hold the BACK/HOME button.
The diagram below shows how the screen changes when you press various
operation buttons. For example, the player’s screen changes as shown below
when you select “Music Library”– “Album” from the Home menu.
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Player Controls and Screens
Select
(Music Library), and press
the  button.
Music Library
Press the BACK/
HOME button.
Select “Album,” and
press the  button.
Press and hold the
BACK/HOME button.
Album list
Press the BACK/
HOME button.
Select your desired album, and
press the  button.
Press and hold the
BACK/HOME button.
Song list
Press the BACK/
HOME button.
Select your desired song, and
press the  button.
Playback begins.
Press and hold the
BACK/HOME button.
Now Playing screen
Press the BACK/
HOME button.
Press and hold the
BACK/HOME button.
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The 5-way button performs different functions on
the list screens, on the thumbnail screens, and on
the “Now Playing” screen.
 (play/pause/
confirm) button*1
/ buttons
Menu
*1There are tactile dots. Use them to help with button
operations.
How to use the 5-way button on the list screen
/ buttons
Index
Music
Index
The initials of song and album, etc., names in the list section appear.
List
Information area
The information of the song, icons, etc., appears ( page 18).
Buttons
Description

Confirms the item of the list.
Press and hold to play back all songs in the selected item.
Moves the cursor up or down.
Press and hold to scroll up or down faster.
Changes screens, or, when an index is displayed, moves the cursor
left or right to display a list of items.
Displays the previous or next screen of the list, when the index is
not displayed.
/
/
Video
List
Buttons
Description

Confirms the item of the list.
/
Moves the cursor up or down.
Press and hold to scroll up or down faster.
Displays the previous or next screen of the list.
/
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Photo
List
Menu
Description

Confirms the item of the list.
Press and hold to play back a slide show of photos in the selected
item.
Moves the cursor up or down.
Press and hold to scroll up or down faster.
Displays the previous or next screen of the list.
/
/
How to use the 5-way button on the thumbnail*1 screen
Thumbnails
Buttons
Description

Displays the song list of the selected item during music operation,
or displays the selected item during photo operation. Starts play
back of the selected item during video operation.
Moves the cursor up or down.
Press and hold to scroll up or down faster.
Move the cursor left or right.
Press and hold to move the cursor left or right faster and then
scroll up or down through the thumbnail screens.
/
/
*1Thumbnail refers to a reduced size image of a piece of cover art, one scene of a video, or
a photo. To display thumbnails for albums, see  page 40; for video files, see  page
60.
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Buttons
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How to use the 5-way button on the “Now Playing” screen
Music
Song name
Menu
Artist name
Album title
Genre
Release year
Playing status
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Buttons
Description

Starts song playback. When playback starts,  appears on the
display, and if the  button is pressed again,  appears and
playback pauses.*1 This pause and resume feature is available only
on the “Now Playing” screen.
/
Press the / button to display the cursor and scroll through the
displayed items. When genre, album title, or other characteristic is
selected by the cursor, press the  button to display a list of
artists matching the genre of the currently playing song or the song
lists of the album that is currently playing.
When the / button is set to “Folder +/–” ( page 42)
Starts play back from the first song of the next folder*2, the current
folder or the previous folder. Press the  button to the skip the first
song of the current folder or the previous folder. Press the  button
to skip to the first song of the next folder.
/
Moves playback to the beginning of the current, previous, or next
song when pressed once or repeatedly. Press and hold to scan a
playing song backwards or forwards quickly.
*1If there is no operation for more than 3 minutes while a song is paused, the screen turns
off and the player enters standby mode.
2
* The folder units that the player skips vary by the list before the song list. For example, if
you select a song in the following order; “Artist”- album list - song list, you can search
for songs by skipping albums.
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Video
Menu
Playing status
Buttons
Description

Starts video playback. When playback starts,  appears on the
display, and if the  button is pressed again,  appears and
playback pauses.*1 You can play and pause videos only from the
“Now Playing” screen of the video.
/
Press the / button to find the beginning of the next, previous or
the currently playing video.*2
/
Press the / button to scan a playing video backwards or
forwards quickly.
During playback, the speed of fast forward/backward changes
through 3 levels by repeatedly pressing the / button ((×10),
(×30), (×100)). By pressing and holding, the speed increases 1 level,
and by releasing, returns to the normal playback.
While pausing playback, the scene moves forward or backward
slightly by pressing the / button.
*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 53).
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When you change the display orientation to horizontal, the /// button
orientation and functions will also be changed.
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Photo
Menu
Playing status
Buttons
Description

 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 102). 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
description
, , , ,
, ,
,
,
, , etc
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 53)
,
,
,
,
, etc
, etc
,
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 38). “Slide
Show Repeat” is set to “On” ( page 70)
The icons of the playback range
 The playback range is set to “Selected Range” ( page 39)
The icons of the sound effect setting ( page 44)
The icons of the video setting
“Continuous Playback” is set to “On” ( page 59)
“Zoom Settings” is set to “Auto” or “Full” ( page 57)
The icon of the remaining of the battery ( page 114)
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When you change the display orientation to horizontal, the /// button
orientation and functions will also be changed.
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You can quickly display “Now Playing” screen from various screens.
Menu
Now Playing
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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Displaying the “Now Playing” Screen
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Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
Press the /// button to select
(Now Playing), and then
press the  button to confirm.
Detailed information about the currently playing content file appears.
 Hints
You can display the “Now Playing” screen by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF button to
select “Now Playing.”
playing videos or photos, you can select “Go to the song playback screen” from
When

the option menu to display the song playback screen.
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5-way button
 Press the OPTION/PWR OFF 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/PWR OFF button.
For details, see the following pages.
“Displaying the Music Option Menu” ( page 35)
“Displaying the Video Option Menu” ( page 63)
“Displaying the Photo Option Menu” ( page 74)
“Displaying the Bluetooth Option Menu” ( page 98)
 Hint
When there are multiple menus, display other menus by pressing the / button.
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OPTION/PWR OFF button
Menu
You can change various settings of each function when you press the OPTION/
PWR OFF button. The OPTION/PWR OFF button is useful since you can
display the setting screen immediately without selecting setting items from the
(Settings) menu of the Home menu.
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Using the OPTION Button
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Playing Music
Music Library
Searching for songs by song name
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
Press the /// button to select
press the  button to confirm.
The “Music Library” screen appears.
(Music Library), and then
Press the /// button to select “All Songs,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song list appears.
Press the /// button to select a song, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The song you selected starts to play back and the playback of songs
continues in order.
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BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
Songs transferred by Windows Explorer, or another transfer capable software
can be played back on the player.
You can search for songs by title of songs, albums, artist, and genre, etc.
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Searching for Songs (Music Library)
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Playing Music
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
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Searching for songs by album
appears.
press the  button to confirm.
The “Music Library” screen appears.
(Music Library), and then
button to confirm.
The album list appears.
Press the /// button to select an album, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song list for the selected album appears.
Press the /// button to select a song, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The song you selected starts to play back and the playback of songs
continues in order.
 Hints
You can play all songs of a list item by selecting the item from the list and pressing and
holding the  button in step .
can change the display format of the album list ( page 40).
You

can select the playback range of songs ( page 39).
You

Continued 
Index
Press the /// button to select “Album,” and then press the 
Menu
Press the /// button to select
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Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
Table of
Contents
Searching for songs by artist
appears.
press the  button to confirm.
The “Music Library” screen appears.
(Music Library), and then
button to confirm.
The artist list appears.
Press the /// button to select an artist, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The album list for the selected artist appears.
Press the /// button to select an album, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song list for the selected album appears.
Press the /// button to select a song, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The song you selected starts to play back and the playback of songs
continues in order.
 Hints
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 change the display format of the album list ( page 40).
You can select the playback range of songs ( page 39).
Continued 
Index
Press the /// button to select “Artist,” and then press the 
Menu
Press the /// button to select
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Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
Table of
Contents
Searching for songs by genre
appears.
press the  button to confirm.
The “Music Library” screen appears.
(Music Library), and then
button to confirm.
The genre list appears.
Press the /// button to select a genre, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The artist list for the selected genre appears.
Press the /// button to select an artist, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The album list for the selected artist appears.
Press the /// button to select an album, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song list for the selected album appears.
Press the /// button to select a song, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The song you selected starts to play back and the playback of songs
continues in order.
 Hints
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 .
can change the display format of the album list ( page 40).
You

can select the playback range of songs ( page 39).
You

Continued 
Index
Press the /// button to select “Genre,” and then press the 
Menu
Press the /// button to select
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Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
Table of
Contents
Searching for songs by release year
appears.
press the  button to confirm.
The “Music Library” screen appears.
(Music Library), and then
the  button to confirm.
The list of release years appears.
Press the /// button to select a year, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The artist list for the selected release year appears.
Press the /// button to select an artist, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The song list for the artist, selected from the release year, appears.
Press the /// button to select a song, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The song you selected starts to play back and the playback of songs
continues in order.
 Hints
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 39).
Continued 
Index
Press the /// button to select “Release Year,” and then press
Menu
Press the /// button to select
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Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
Menu
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.
Table of
Contents
Searching for songs by folder
appears.
press the  button to confirm.
The “Music Library” screen appears.
(Music Library), and then
Press the /// button to select “Folder,” and then press the 
button to confirm.
The folder list or the song appears.
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.
 Hint
You can select the playback range of songs ( page 39).
Notes
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 .
Index
Press the /// button to select
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You can search for songs by the initial letter of the artist name, album title, or
song name.
Table of
Contents
Searching for Songs by Initial Letter
Menu
Initial Search
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
Press the /// button to select
(Initial Search), and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of categories you can search appears.
Press the /// button to select a category, and then press the
 button to confirm.
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.
Index
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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Playing Music
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
Press the /// button to select (Playlists), and then press the
 button to confirm.
The list of playlists appears.
Press the /// button to select a playlist, and then press the
 button to confirm.
The song list appears.
Press the /// button to select a song, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The song you selected starts to play back and the playback of songs
continues in order.
Index
Playlists
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
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.
Table of
Contents
Playing a Playlist
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Playing Music
Searching for Songs Based on the Currently
Playing Song
Table of
Contents
You can search for other songs, albums, and artists by the song information of
the currently playing song. To use this function, the “/ Button Setting”
needs to be set to “Direct Search” ( page 42).
Menu
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
Press the /// button to select
(Now Playing), and then
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.
Index
Now Playing
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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Playing Music
The player offers 2 different random modes (also known as shuffle play) .
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
Intelligent
Shuffle
Table of
Contents
Playing Songs in Random Order (Intelligent Shuffle)
Index
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.
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
Press the /// button to select
(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.
 Hints
When you start “Intelligent Shuffle” play, the play mode changes to “Shuffle” or
“Shuffle&Repeat” ( page 38). 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 39). 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.
Continued 
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Playing Music
Notes
Menu
Index
Continued 
Table of
Contents
While the animation that appears when the player is selecting a release year is displayed,
the controls of the player cannot be operated.
Songs with no release year data are not selected in “Time Machine Shuffle” play and are
not played.
A shuffle play of all songs begins if none of the songs on the player have a release year
assigned to them.
If all the songs on the player that have a release year assigned have the same release year,
or some of songs have the same release year and the rest of them have no release year
assigned, the animation that appears while release year is being selected is not displayed
and playback starts.
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Playing Music
All the songs stored on the player are played in random order.
Table of
Contents
Playing all songs in random order
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
Press the /// button to select
Press the /// button to select “Shuffle All,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
All songs are shuffled, and playback starts.
 Hints
When you start “Intelligent Shuffle” play, the play mode changes to “Shuffle” or
“Shuffle&Repeat” ( page 38). Even if you cancel “Intelligent Shuffle,” the “Shuffle” or
“Shuffle&Repeat” setting for the play mode 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.
Index
(Intelligent Shuffle), and
then press the  button to confirm.
The screen used to select a shuffle mode appears.
Menu
appears.
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Playing Music
Displaying the Now Playing Screen Each Time the
Songs Switch (New Song Pop Up)
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Contents
If you set the screensaver to “Clock” or “Blank” ( page 101) and there is no
operation for a while, the screen changes to the clock display or blank screen.
However, if you set “New Song Pop Up” to “On,” the screen turns on
automatically whenever a song changes to another song.
Menu
Settings
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
Press the /// button to select “Music Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Music Settings” options appears.
Press the /// button to select “New Song Pop Up,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
Press the /// button to select “On,” and then press the 
button to confirm.
The “Now Playing” screen appears whenever a song switches to another
song.
If you do not want to display the “Now Playing” screen
Select “Off ” in step . In this case, the “Now Playing” screen does not appear
when a song switches to another song.
Note
This function is deactivated when displaying photos during song playback.
Index
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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Playing Music
Menu
When you delete songs form “Music Library,” use the software you used to
transfer the songs, or Windows Explorer.
For details about using the software, see the Help of the software.
Table of
Contents
Deleting Songs from Music Library
Index
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Playing Music
Index
Option items appear on the list screen
Menu
You can display the Music option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF
button on a list screen (including the thumbnail screen), such as a song list, or
on the music “Now Playing” screen. From the Music option menu, various
settings of music are available.
The option items shown on the option menu vary, depending on the screen
from which you display the option menu.
Table of
Contents
Displaying the Music Option Menu
Option items
Description/reference page
Now Playing
Detailed Information
Play
Displays the “Now Playing” screen.
Displays the detailed information of a song,
such as playing time, audio format, bit rate, and
file name.
Plays back all songs in the song list.
Album Display Format
Selects the album list format ( page 40).
Continued 
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Play Mode
Sets the play mode ( page 37).
Playback Range
Sets the playback range ( page 39).
Equalizer
Customizes the sound quality ( page 43).
VPT(Surround)
Customizes the “VPT(Surround)” settings (
page 46).
Displays a cover art.
Cover Art*1
Detailed Information*2
Displays the detailed information of a song,
such as playing time, audio format, bit rate, and
file name.
/ Button Setting
Sets the operation of the / button to “Direct
Search” or “Folder +/–“ ( page 42).
Clock Display
Displays the current time ( page 101).
*1 “Cover Art” screen
While the cover art screen is displayed, you can move songs to the previous or the next one by pressing the / button.
If the songs do not have cover art information, the default picture of the player will be
displayed.
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.
The cover art may not be displayed, depending on the cover art file format.
*2 “Detailed Information” screen
When you display this screen from the “Now Playing” screen, you can move songs to the previous or the next one
by pressing the / button.
Playback time
File format
Bit rate
Copyrighted files
While playing back variable bit rate songs, “VBR” is shown. The displayed playback time and the progress bar are approximate.
File name
Index
Description/reference page
Menu
Option items
Table of
Contents
Option items appear on the “Now Playing” screen
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Setting the Music
The player offers a variety of play modes, including random play and selected
repeat play.
Table of
Contents
Setting the Play Mode (Play Mode)
Menu
Settings
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
Press the /// button to select “Music Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Music Settings” options appears.
Press the /// button to select “Play Mode,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
The list of play modes appears.
Press the /// button to select a play mode ( page 38), and
then press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Music Settings” options reappears.
 Hint
You can also select the play mode from the “Now Playing” screen. Press the OPTION/
PWR OFF button, and select “Play Mode” from the option menu.
Continued 
Index
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
38
Setting the Music
Play mode type/icon
description
The songs within the playback range are played back in the
song list order and the playback repeats.
Shuffle/
The songs within the playback range are played back in random
order.
Shuffle&Repeat/ The songs within the playback range are played back in random
order and the playback repeats.
The current song or the song selected from a song list is played
back repeatedly.
Note
When you start “Intelligent Shuffle” play, the play mode changes to “Shuffle” or
“Shuffle&Repeat.”
Index
Repeat/
Menu
Normal/No icon The songs within the playback range are played back in the
song list order.
Repeat 1 Song/
Table of
Contents
The list of play modes
The playback contents differ, depending on the setting of the playback range
( page 39).
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Setting the Music
Table of
Contents
Setting the Playback Range
You can set the playback range of songs
Settings
Menu
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Index
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
Press the /// button to select “Music Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Music Settings” options appears.
Press the /// button to select “Playback Range,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The screen used to select the playback range appears.
Press the /// button to select the playback range, and then
press the  button to confirm.
The player offers 2 types of playback range.
“All Range”: Plays back all the songs in the “Music Library.” When you
want to play back albums in the “Music Library” in the song list order,
select this.
appears on the display, and plays back songs only in
“Selected Range”:
the lists from which the playback starts (album list, artist list, etc.).
(Default setting)
 Hint
You can select the playback range of songs from the “Now Playing” screen. Press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button, and then select “Playback Range” from the option menu.
Note
When “Time Machine Shuffle” play starts, the playback range is automatically set to
“Selected Range.”
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Setting the Music
The player offers 3 types of album list formats “Title Only,” “Title & Cover Art,”
and “Cover Art Only.”
Table of
Contents
Setting the Album Display Format
Menu
Settings
Notes
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.
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
Press the /// button to select “Music Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Music Settings” options appears.
Press the /// button to select “Album Display Format,” and
then press the  button to confirm.
The list of album display formats appears.
Press the /// button to select the display format, and then
press the  button to confirm.
The player offers 3 types of formats.
“Title Only”
“Title & Cover Art” (Default setting) “Cover Art Only”
Continued 
Index
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
41
Setting the Music
You can also select the album display format on the album list screen. Press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button on the album list screen, and select “Album Display Format”
from the option menu.
Table of
Contents
 Hint
Menu
Index
42
Setting the Music
Settings
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
Press the /// button to select “Music Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Music Settings” options appears.
Press the /// button to select “/ Button Setting,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
Press the /// button and select the desired setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
“Direct Search”: By pressing the / button, you can select an
information of the song using the displayed cursor and search for songs
from the selected information ( page 29). (Default setting)
“Folder +/–”: By pressing the / button, the player skips folders.
 Hint
When the player skips folders in “Folder +/–” mode, the folder units vary depending
on the list before the song list. For example, if you select a song in the following order;
“Artist”- album list – song list, the folder units are based on album, and you can search
for songs by skipping albums.
Index
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
While playing back music or pausing playback, you can search for songs by
skipping folders. You can set the / button to skip folders or to search for
songs from the information of the currently playing song.
Table of
Contents
Setting to Search by Folders (/ Button Setting)
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Table of
Contents
Setting the Sound Quality (Equalizer)
You can set the sound quality according to the music genre, etc.
Settings
Menu
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Index
Changing the sound quality
You can customize the player’s sound quality.
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
Press the /// button to select “Music Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Music Settings” options appears.
Press the /// button to select “Equalizer,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
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 44.
Continued 
44
Setting the Music
Table of
Contents
To return to the normal sound quality
Select “None” in step , and then press the  button to confirm.
 Hint
Notes
List of equalizer settings
The sound settings appear on the screen as the letters in parentheses.
Setting/icon
Description
None
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 45
for details.
Heavy (
)
)
Pop (
Jazz (
)
)
Unique (
Custom 1 (
Custom 2 (
)
)
Continued 
Index
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.
Menu
You can also set the sound quality from the “Now Playing” screen. Press the OPTION/
PWR OFF button, and select “Equalizer” from the option menu.
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Setting the Music
You can preset the value of CLEAR BASS (bass) and 5 bands Equalizer as
“Custom 1” or “Custom 2.”
appears.
Press the /// button to select
(Settings), and then press
Press the /// button to select “Music Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Music Settings” options appears.
Press the /// button to select “Equalizer,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
The list of equalizer settings appears.
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.
Note
The settings of “Custom 1” or “Custom 2” are not applied while playing a video.
Index
the  button to confirm.
Menu
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
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Setting the Music
Menu
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.
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Making the Sound More Vibrant (VPT(Surround))
Index
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Music Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Music Settings” options appears.
 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 47), and then press the  button to confirm.
*1VPT, which stands for Virtual Phone Technology, is a proprietary sound processing
technology developed by Sony.
To return to the normal sound quality
Select “None” in step , and then press the  button to confirm.
Continued 
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Setting the Music
You can also set the “VPT(Surround)” setting from the “Now Playing” screen. Press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button, and select “VPT(Surround)” from the option menu.
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 Hint
Note
Setting/icon
Description
None
Studio ( )
Live ( )
Club ( )
Arena ( )
Matrix ( )
“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.
Karaoke (
)
Index
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.”
Menu
The “VPT(Surround)” setting is not applied while playing a video.
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Setting the Music
“Clear Stereo” enables individual left and right digital processing of the sound.
Settings
Menu
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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Listening with Clear Stereo Sound (Clear Stereo)
Index
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Music Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Music Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Clear Stereo,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 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)
Notes
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.”
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Setting the Music
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Correcting Sound in the High Range
(DSEE(Sound Enhancer))
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Music Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Music Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “DSEE(Sound Enhance),” and
then press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
“On”: The “DSEE*1(Sound Enhancer)” function is activated, and plays
back naturally extended sound that is close to the original sound.
“Off ”: Plays back normal sound. (Default setting)
*1DSEE, which stands for Digital Sound Enhancement Engine, is a technology developed
by Sony, to enhance the sound quality of compressed audio files by restoring high-range
sound removed by the compression process.
Continued 
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BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
By activating the “DSEE*1(Sound Enhancer)” feature, you can hear a rich and
natural sound almost exactly like the original source.
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Setting the Music
Notes
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Menu
The “DSEE(Sound Enhancer)” setting is not applied while playing a video.
The “DSEE(Sound Enhancer)” function is not effective for songs with a file format that
is not compressed, or songs that are of a high bit rate with no treble loss.
In the case of songs of very low bit rate, the “DSEE(Sound Enhancer)” function will not
be effective.
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51
Setting the Music
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Music Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Music Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Dynamic Normalizer,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
“On”: Minimizes the difference of the volume level between songs.
“Off ”: Plays back songs with their original volume level as transferred.
(Default setting)
Note
The “Dynamic Normalizer” setting is not applied while playing a video.
Index
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
You can reduce the volume level between songs. With this setting, when
listening to album songs in the shuffle play mode, the volume level between
songs is moderated to minimize the difference in their recording levels.
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Adjusting the Volume Level (Dynamic Normalizer)
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Playing Videos
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
press the  button to confirm.
The video list appears.
(Video Library), and then
 Press the /// button to select a video to play, and then press
the  button to confirm.
Playback starts.
 Hints
The display format of the video list in step  can be changed. For details, see “Setting
the Video List Display Format” ( page 60).
icon in the
A
 video that has never been played back on the player appears with
video list.
Set “Continuous Playback” to “On” when you want to play back all video files ( page
59).
When
“Display” is set to “On” ( page 56), the detailed information, such as the video

title, its playback icon, and the elapsed playing time, etc., appears while the video is
playing. The information disappears if this setting is set to “Off.”
You
can play back the video that was played back most recently. Press the OPTION/

PWR OFF button on the video list, and then select “Most Recent Video” from the option
menu.
can set thumbnails of video files when the video files are transferred to the player
You

( page 60).
Note
Up to 1,000 video files can be displayed in the video lists.
Continued 
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Video Library
Menu
You can play videos by transferring video files to the player using Media
Manager for WALKMAN or Windows Explorer. The player offers 2 types of
play mode; play back one video file only (one file play) and play back all video
files stored on the player continuously (Continuous Playback).
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Playing a Video
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Playing Videos
Find the beginning of the next
video ( )*1
Find the beginning of the
current video ( )*2
Go forward slightly ( )*3
Go backward slightly ( )*3
Go forward quickly over the
paused video ( )*4
Go backward quickly over the
paused video ( )*4
Go forward quickly ( , ,
)
Press the  button.
Go backward quickly (
)
,
,
Press the  button.
Press the  button while the video is paused.
Press the  button while the video is paused.
Press and hold the  button while the video is
paused.
Press and hold the  button while the video is
paused.
Forward speed changes through 3 levels by
repeatedly pressing the  button ( (×10),
(×30),
(×100)).
Press the  button to exit the operation.
Backward speed changes through 3 levels by
repeatedly pressing the  button ( (×10),
(×30),
(×100)).
Press the  button to exit the operation.
*1Activates when “Continuous Playback” is set to “On” ( page 59).
*2When “Continuous Playback” is set to “On,” you can find the beginning of the previous
video from the currently playing video by pressing the  button twice.
*3The interval used when going forward or backward varies, depending on the video.
*4Fast forward/backward speed varies, depending on the length of the video.
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5-way button operation
Menu
To (icon)
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On video playback operations
54
Playing Videos
You can set the video orientation to “Vertical,” “Horizontal (right),” or
“Horizontal (left).”
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Setting the Video Orientation
Menu
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Video Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Video Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Video Orientation,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
Continued 
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BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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Playing Videos
Menu
press the  button to confirm.
“Vertical”: Displays at 240 × 180 pixels. (Default setting)
“Horizontal (right)” or “Horizontal (left)”: Displays at 320 × 240 pixels.
The operation of the 5-way button is switched according to the setting of
“Video Orientation” ( page 17).
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 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
“Vertical”
Index
4:3 source
16:9 source
“Horizontal”
4:3 source
16:9 source
 Hints
The video orientation can be set on the “Now Playing” screen of the video. Press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button, and select “Video Orientation” from the option menu.
When “Display” is set to “On” ( page 56), the detailed information, such as the
video title, its playback icon, and elapsed playing time, etc., appears. The information
disappears if this setting is set to “Off.”
Note
If “Video Orientation” is set to “Horizontal (right),” or “Horizontal (left),” the title of the
video is not displayed.
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Playing Videos
You can display or hide the detailed information of a video, such as its title,
playback icon, and elapsed playing time, etc., during playback.
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Setting the Display of the Video Screen
Menu
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Video Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Video Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Display,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
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)
 Hint
The display setting can be set on the “Now Playing” screen of the video. Press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button, and select “Display” from the option menu.
Note
If “Video Orientation” is set to “Horizontal (right)” or “Horizontal (left),” the title of the
video is not displayed.
Index
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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Playing Videos
Table of
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Setting the Zoom Function
You can zoom in the currently playing video.
Settings
Menu
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Index
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Video Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Video Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Zoom Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
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Playing Videos
“Full”
“Off”
4:3 source
4:3 source
4:3 source
16:9 source
16:9 source
16:9 source
The dotted line frame represents the original video image size.
 Hint
The zoom setting can be set on the “Now Playing” screen of the video. Press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button, and select “Zoom Settings” from the option menu.
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“Auto”
Menu
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.
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 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
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Playing Videos
You can play back all videos stored on the player continuously.
Settings
Menu
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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Playing Videos Continuously
Index
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Video Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Video Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Continuous Playback,” and
then press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
“On”: Plays back all videos stored on the player.
“Off ”: Plays back one selected video. (Default setting)
 Hint
If you set “Continuous Playback” to “Off,” the player remembers the position where each
video was stopped the last time. Therefore, you can start playback from the position
where you last stopped the video.
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Playing Videos
The player offers 3 display formats. You can set the display format of the video
list as “Title Only,” “Title With Thumbnail*1,” or “Thumbnail Only.”
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Setting the Video List Display Format
Menu
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Video Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Video Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Video List Format,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
“Title Only”: Displays only video titles in the video list.
“Title With Thumbnail”: Displays thumbnails, video titles, and the
playing time. (Default setting)
“Thumbnail Only”: Displays only thumbnails in the video list.
*1Thumbnail refers to a reduced size image of one scene of a video.
 Hints
The video list display format can be set on the video list screen. Press the OPTION/
PWR OFF button, and select “Video List Display Format” from the option menu.
You can set thumbnails of video files when the video files are transferred to the player
( page 118).
Note
Thumbnails may not be displayed, depending on the file format.
Index
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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Playing Videos
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Video Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of “Video Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “On-Hold Display,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
“Yes”: When the player is on hold, the button controls are deactivated,
but videos will be played back normally. (Default setting)
“No”: When the player is on hold, the button controls are deactivated and
the screen turns off, but the sound of the current video is played back.
Index
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
You can choose options while the player is on hold during the playback of
videos, either by playing a video normally or by turning off the screen and
listening only to the sound of those videos.
Setting this option to “No” saves battery power and battery life will last longer.
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Playing Only Video Sound
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Playing Videos
You can delete videos on the player from the “Video Library.”
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
press the  button to confirm.
The video list appears.
(Video Library), and then
 Press the /// button to select a video, and then press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button.
The option menu appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Delete Video,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select “Yes,” and then press the 
button to confirm.
The selected video will be deleted.
 Hint
You can delete videos from the “Now Playing” screen. Press the OPTION/PWR OFF
button to display the option menu, and then select “Delete” from the list.
Index
BACK/HOME
button
OPTION/PWR
OFF button
5-way button
Menu
Video Library
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Playing Videos
Option items
Description/reference page
Now Playing
Play from beginning
Detailed Information
Displays the “Now Playing” screen.
Finds the beginning of the video ( page 53).
Displays file information, such as file size,
resolution, video/audio compression format, and
file name, etc.
Sets the video list display format ( page 60).
Deletes the video on the player ( page 62).
Starts playback of the video that was played most
recently.
The “Now Playing” screen of the last played song
appears.
Video List Display Format
Delete Video
Most Recent Video
Go to the song playback
screen
Option items appear on the “Now Playing” screen
Option items
Description/reference page
Play from beginning
Zoom Settings
Video Orientation
Display
Finds the beginning of the video ( page 53).
Sets the zoom function ( page 57).
Sets the video orientation ( page 54).
Sets to display/not display video information (
page 56).
Displays file information, such as file size,
resolution, video/audio compression format, and
file name, etc.
Deletes the video on the player ( page 62).
Adjusts the brightness of the screen ( page 103).
Displays the current time ( page 101).
The “Now Playing” screen of the last played song
appears.
Detailed Information
Delete Video
Brightness
Clock Display
Go to the song playback
screen
Index
Option items appear on the list screen
Menu
You can display the Video option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF
button on a list screen (including the thumbnail screen), such as the video list,
or on the video “Now Playing” screen. From the Video option menu, various
video settings are available.
The option items shown on the option menu vary, depending on the screen
from which you display the option menu.
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Displaying the Video Option Menu
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Playing Photos
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
press the  button to confirm.
The list of photo folders appears.
(Photo Library), and then
 Press the /// button to select a folder, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The photo list appears.
 Press the /// button to select a photo, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The selected photo is displayed.
Press the / button to display the previous or next photos.
Continued 
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Photo Library
Menu
You can display photos by transferring photo files to the player using Media
Manager for WALKMAN or Windows Explorer. You can either display one
photo fully on the screen (single display) or a number of photos continuously
(slide show play) ( page 69).
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Displaying a Photo
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Playing Photos
Menu
Playback of songs continues even while you are searching for photos in the photo folder
lists, or photo lists or when the “Now Playing” screen of the Photo is displayed.
can display the photos in a selected folder continuously (slide show play) ( page
You

69).
You can arrange photos transferred to the player by folder. Select the player (as
[WALKMAN]) using Windows Explorer, drag and drop a new folder just under the
“PICTURES” or “PICTURE” folder. For details on data hierarchy, see  page 119.
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 Hints
Notes
Index
Up to 1,000 photo folders can be displayed in the photo folder lists, and up to 10,000
photos can be displayed in the photo lists.
If
 there are photos stored in several folders, up to a maximum of 10,000 photos can be
displayed.
appears, and the
If
 the size of the photo is too large, or the photo file is damaged,
photo cannot be displayed.
If photos are not compliant with DCF 2.0 (or folder/file name is long., etc.), operation
time (to display photos or slideshow) may take more time.
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Playing Photos
You can set the photo orientation to “Vertical,” “Horizontal (right),” or
“Horizontal (left).”
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Setting the Photo Orientation
Menu
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Photo Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Photo Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Photo Orientation,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
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BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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“Vertical”
Menu
press the  button to confirm.
“Vertical”: Displays at 240 × 180 pixels. (Default setting)
“Horizontal (right)” or “Horizontal (left)”: Displays at 320 × 240 pixels.
The operation of the 5-way button is switched according to the setting of
“Photo Orientation” ( page 18).
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 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
“Horizontal”
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 Hint
The photo orientation can be set on the “Now Playing” screen of the photo. Press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button, and select “Photo Orientation” from the option menu.
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You can display or hide the detailed information of a photo, such as an icon
that shows playback status, etc., while displaying a photo.
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Setting the Display of the Photo Screen
Menu
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Photo Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Photo Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Display,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
“On”: Displays the title of the current photo, the shooting date, playback
status, photo number, etc.
“Off ”: Hides the information of the current photo. (Default setting)
 Hint
The display setting can be set on the “Now Playing” screen of the photo. Press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button, and select “Display” from the option menu.
Note
 If “Photo Orientation” is set to “Horizontal (right),” or “Horizontal (left)” ( page 66),
the title of the photo is not displayed, even if “Display” is set to “On.”
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BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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Playing a Slide Show
You can display photos in a selected folder continuously.
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
Photo Library
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 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
press the  button to confirm.
The list of photo folders appears.
(Photo Library), and then
 Press the /// button to select a photo folder, and then press
and hold the  button.
A slide show starts.
 Hint
You can start playback of a slide show by any of the following operations:
Press and hold the  button in the photo list.
Press the  button on the “Now Playing” screen of the photo.
Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button on the photo folder list, or a photo list, and then
select “Begin slide show” from the option menu.
Note
The screen does not turn off automatically or change to a screensaver ( page 101)
while a slide show is playing.
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Setting the Slide Show Play Mode
You can display photos as a slide show repeatedly.
Settings
Menu
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Photo Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Photo Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Slide Show Repeat,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
“On”: Displays photos in a photo folder continuously and repeatedly.
“Off ”: Displays photos in a photo folder continuously, to the last photo,
then returns to the first photo, and playback pauses. (Default setting)
 Hint
The play mode of a slide show can be set on the “Now Playing” screen of the photo. Press
the OPTION/PWR OFF button, and select “Slide Show Repeat” from the option menu.
Note
The screen does not turn off automatically or change to a screensaver ( page 101)
while a slide show is playing.
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Setting the Interval of a Slide Show
You can set the time each photo is displayed.
Settings
Menu
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Index
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Photo Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Photo Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Slide Show Interval,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
Photos switch to the next photos at the selected interval from “Short,”
“Normal” (default setting), or “Long.”
 Hint
The slide show interval can be set on the “Now Playing” screen of the photo. Press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button, and select “Slide Show Interval” from the option menu.
Note
It may take time to display a photo if its size is large.
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The player offers 3 display formats. You can set the display format of the photo
list as “Title Only,” “Title With Thumbnail*1,” or “Thumbnail Only.”
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Setting the Photo List Display Format
Menu
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Photo Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Photo Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Photo List Format,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
“Title Only”: Displays only a photo title in the photo list.
“Title With Thumbnail”: Displays a photo title with a thumbnail image
in the photo list.
“Thumbnail Only”: Displays only thumbnails in the photo list. (Default
setting)
*1Thumbnail refers to a reduced size image of a photo.
 Hint
The photo list display format can be set on the photo list screen. Press the OPTION/
PWR OFF button, and select “Photo List Display Format” from the option menu.
Note
Thumbnails may not be displayed, depending on the file format.
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BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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Note
Menu
When you delete the photos from “Photo Library,” use Media Manager for
WALKMAN or Windows Explorer.
For details about using Media Manager for WALKMAN, see its Help.
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Deleting Photos from Photo Library
Media Manager for WALKAMN cannot delete photos whose name has been changed
using Windows Explorer.
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Option items
Description/reference page
Now Playing
Begin slide show
Detailed Information
Displays the “Now Playing” screen.
Starts a slide show ( page 69).
Displays file information, such as file size,
resolution, and file name, etc.
Sets the photo list display format ( page 72).
Starts playback of the photo that was played most
recently.
The “Now Playing” screen of the last played song
appears.
Photo List Display Format
Most Recent Photo
Go to the song playback
screen
Option items appear on the “Now Playing” screen
Option items
Description/reference page
Photo Orientation
Display
Sets the photo orientation ( page 66).
Sets to display/not display photo information (
page 68).
Displays file information, such as file size,
resolution, and file name, etc.
Selects the slide show play mode ( page 70).
Selects the slide show interval ( page 71).
Adjusts the brightness of the screen ( page 103).
Displays the current time ( page 101).
The “Now Playing” screen of the last played song
appears.
Detailed Information
Slide Show Repeat
Slide Show Interval
Brightness
Clock Display
Go to the song playback
screen
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Option items appear on the list screen
Menu
You can display the Photo option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR OFF
button on a list screen (including the thumbnail screen), such as the photo
folder list, or on the photo “Now Playing” screen. From the Photo option
menu, various photo settings are available.
The option items shown on the option menu vary, depending on the screen
from which you display the option menu.
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Basic Facts on Bluetooth Technology
What can the player do with Bluetooth?
*1The devices need to support A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile).
*2The devices need to support AVRCP.
 Hints
The player can transmit song information such as song title, etc., to the Bluetooth
devices that support AVRCP Ver.1.3. Certain devices can also receive other information
of the player, such as the battery status or the setting of the player. However, the
information that a Bluetooth device can receive varies by the device.
You
can control wirelessly the volume (VOL +/–) of certain devices using the VOL +/
button of the player.
The available Bluetooth functions of the player are as follows:
You can select a Bluetooth device to communicate with the player from the
paired devices.
You can designate a Bluetooth device that you frequently use for “Quick
Connection” ( page 81).
You can choose whether or not to apply the sound effects (“Equalizer,”
“VPT(Surround),” “DSEE(Sound Enhancer),” “Dynamic Normalizer”).
Notes
The player cannot communicate with mobile phones through Bluetooth
communication.
The
player cannot transfer data through Bluetooth communication.

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This player supports AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile). You can
control the basic operations of the player wirelessly from the connected
Bluetooth device*2 such as Bluetooth headphones.
Menu
The player includes Bluetooth wireless technology. The player communicates
wirelessly with a Bluetooth device*1 (e.g. headphones, car audios, speakers,
compact stereos). You can listen to songs or video sound from Bluetooth
devices by transmitting data from the player. However, you cannot use the
player to receive songs or video sound from Bluetooth devices.
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Compatible devices with the Bluetooth function of the player
For details about devices that can communicate with the player through
Bluetooth communication, visit the following websites:
For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport
For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
For customers in Europe: http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA
For customers in Latin America: http://www.sony-latin.com/index.crp
For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.sony-asia.com/support
For customers who purchased the overseas models:
http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
Note
Bluetooth communication may be interfered with by the following causes.
When you perform Bluetooth communication near metal objects
When a device using radio waves, such as a wireless LAN device, or a microwave
oven, is in use near the player or the Bluetooth device.
When the Bluetooth antenna (aerial) of the player is covered with obstacles such as
hands.
Bluetooth antenna (aerial)
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Communication system and compatible Bluetooth profile of the player
Profile is standardization of the function for each Bluetooth device
specification. The player supports the following Bluetooth version and profiles:
Communication System: Bluetooth Ver2.0
Compatible Bluetooth Profile: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile),
AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
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Bluetooth wireless technology is a short-range wireless technology that enables
wireless data communication between digital devices, such as compact stereos
or headphones. Bluetooth wireless technology operates within a range of about
10 meters (about 30 feet).
You do not need to use a cable for connection since Bluetooth technology is a
wireless technology, nor is it necessary for the devices to face one another, such
is the case with infrared technology. For example, you can use such a device in
a bag or pocket.
Bluetooth technology is an international standard supported by thousands of
companies all over the world, and employed by various companies worldwide.
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What is Bluetooth technology?
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To listen to songs or video sound on the player from Bluetooth devices, the
following steps are required.
Menu
Pairing
Pair the player and a Bluetooth device
( page 78).
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Steps to use Bluetooth communication
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Establishing Bluetooth connection
Establish Bluetooth connection between the player and
the Bluetooth device ( page 81).
Listening to Music
Play back songs or videos on the player
( page 86).
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Preparing for Bluetooth Communication (Pairing)
What is pairing?
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
 Place the player and the Bluetooth device within 1 meter from each
other.
 Turn on the device and set it up for pairing.
For details about setting up the device, refer to the operation instruction
manual supplied with the Bluetooth device.
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select (Bluetooth), and then press
the  button to confirm.
The list of the devices that are available for pairing appears.
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Bluetooth
Menu
Bluetooth devices need to be “paired” with each other beforehand.
Once Bluetooth devices are paired, there is no need for pairing again, except in
the following cases:
When the pairing of the Bluetooth device is deleted from the player after
repair, etc.
you attempt to pair additional Bluetooth device when the player has
When

been already paired with 8 devices.
The player can be paired with up to 8 Bluetooth devices; if you want to pair
additional devices, delete unnecessary Bluetooth device first, and then
perform pairing ( page 90).
When the pairing of the player on the Bluetooth device is deleted.
When the player is reset ( page 109), all Bluetooth devices are deleted from
the player.
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button to confirm.
The screen that informs of pairing process appears. The player also
indicates pairing status by the Bluetooth indicator ( page 85).
 Enter the passkey. Press the / button to adjust the number
and press the / button to move the cursor. After you enter the
passkey, press the  button to confirm.
After the player and the device exchange the passkeys, pairing proceeds.
Bluetooth connection is established automatically after pairing completes.
You can listen to songs or video sound from the Bluetooth device ( page
86).
Once the player and the device have been paired, they can establish
Bluetooth connection without pairing process.
*1The passkey for all Sony products is “0000.” “Passkey” is also called “Pass code,” “PIN
code,” “PIN number,” or “Pass word.” To see which name is used or to look for the
number, refer to the operation instruction manual.
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pair, and then press the  button to confirm.
Pairing starts. If the screen to enter the passkey*1 appears, go to step . If
the screen does not appear, pairing continues proceeding, and then
completes.
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 Press the /// button to select the device that you want to
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 Press the /// button to select “Pairing,” and then press the 
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To cancel pairing process
Press the BACK/HOME button or press and hold the BLUETOOTH button to
cancel pairing. After “Pairing process aborted.” appears, the Bluetooth function
turns off, and then the screen returns to the one of step .
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When not complete pairing
If the player failed pairing, “Pairing failed.” appears, and then the screen returns
to the one of step . To complete the pairing, repeat the steps from step .
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 Hints
In step , if you do not find the device that you want to pair, select “Search again” from
the bottom of the list. The searching restarts.
The
player can only pair with one device at a time. To pair with multiple devices, repeat

the steps from step  for each pairing.
Notes
When the player starts pairing, it stops playback of the song automatically.
You cannot operate the player during pairing.
The screen to enter the passkey disappears after a few moments. If the passkey entry is
not completed before the screen disappears, repeat the steps from step .
If
 you do not operate the player for certain period during pairing process, the process is
cancelled automatically. In this case, repeat the steps from step .
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When receive pairing request
If the player receives a request for pairing from another Bluetooth device, “You
have received a pairing request from a Bluetooth device. Start pairing?”
appears. If you select “Yes,” the pairing starts.
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You can establish Bluetooth connection by using the BLUETOOTH button or
operating from the Home menu.
Before establishing Bluetooth connection, complete the pairing between the
Menu
Note
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Establishing Bluetooth Connection
player and the device ( page 78).
(Quick Connection)
When the player has been paired with multiple devices, you can designate one
device for “Quick Connection” ( page 88).
BLUETOOTH button
 Set up the Bluetooth device to prepare for Bluetooth connection.
For details about setting up the device, refer to the operation instruction
manual supplied with the Bluetooth device.
 Press and hold the BLUETOOTH button.
The screen that informs of establishing process appears. The player also
indicates connection status by the Bluetooth indicator ( page 85).
To end Bluetooth connection using the BLUETOOTH button
Press and hold the BLUETOOTH button to end Bluetooth connection. After
Bluetooth connection ends, and then the Bluetooth function turns off.
To cancel the connection process
Press and hold the BLUETOOTH button or press the BACK/HOME button to
cancel the process. After “Connection process aborted.” appears, the Bluetooth
function turns off.
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If you end Bluetooth connection from the Bluetooth device, the player enters the
standby status for establishing a connection. If a connection is not established within 10
minutes, the Bluetooth function turns off automatically.
Menu
Note
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 Hint
The connection needs to be established within about 10 minutes.
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Bluetooth
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Establishing Bluetooth connection from the Home menu
For details about setting up the device, refer to the operation instruction
manual of the device.
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select (Bluetooth), and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select “Bluetooth Devices,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of Bluetooth devices appears.
Paired Bluetooth devices
The Bluetooth icon is displayed next to the currently connected device.
 Press the /// button to select the device for Bluetooth
connection, and then press the  button to confirm.
The screen that informs of establishing process appears. The player also
indicates connection status by the Bluetooth indicator ( page 85).
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 Set up the Bluetooth device to prepare for Bluetooth connection.
Menu
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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To end Bluetooth connection from the Home menu
Select “Bluetooth Off ” from the Bluetooth menu. You can also turn off the
Bluetooth function by pressing and holding the BLUETOOTH button.
 Hint
Menu
If you end Bluetooth connection from the Bluetooth device, the player enters the
standby status for establishing a connection. If a connection is not established within 10
minutes, the Bluetooth function turns off automatically.
Note
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The connection needs to be established within about 10 minutes.
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Status
Off
Blinks quickly
Blinks continuously
The Bluetooth function is off
While pairing is in progress
 Hint
While the player holds Bluetooth connection without playing back songs or video
sound, the Bluetooth indicator keeps blinking slowly and continuously. The player keeps
this status for about a day. The time that the player can keep this status varies depending
on the connected device.
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While establishing the connection
During “Connection Standby”
While turning off the Bluetooth function
Blinks slowly and continuously While holding Bluetooth connection when the
player stops playing back songs or video
sound, or is in standby mode
Blinks continuously in faint light While playing back songs or video sound
through Bluetooth communication
Blinks twice
When the Bluetooth function turns on
When pairing completes
When Bluetooth connection is established
Blinks once
When the Bluetooth function turns off
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Bluetooth indicator
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Listening to Songs or Video Sound from a
Bluetooth Device
You can listen to songs or video sound from a paired device.
Menu
Notes
 Establish Bluetooth connection ( page 81, 83).
 Play back songs or videos on the player.
 Hints
While the player holds Bluetooth connection without playing back songs or video
sound, the Bluetooth indicator keeps blinking slowly and continuously. The player keeps
this status for about a day. The time that the player can keep this status varies depending
on the connected device.
The following wireless operations are available from the Bluetooth device:
Play back
Pause (Stop)
Fast forward/backward
Skip to the beginning of the next song/Skip to the currently playing song
Skip to the first listed song of the next folder/Skip to the fist listed song of the current
folder
can control wirelessly the volume (VOL +/–) of certain devices using the VOL +/You

button of the player.
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Check the following before operating the player.
The Bluetooth device is turned on.
Pairing of the player and the Bluetooth device has been completed ( page 78).
The Bluetooth device supports same profiles as the player does ( page 154).
While the player holds Bluetooth connection, you cannot listen to songs or video sound
from non-wireless headphones or the accessories connected through WM-PORT.
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Operations or features
Results
Menu
Index
Connecting an accessory to the
player through WM-PORT:
Accessories that provides
The player accepts charging and keeps
electricity
Bluetooth communication.
accessories
player ignores WM-PORT connection
Other
The


and keeps Bluetooth communication.
USB connection
The player responds to the USB connection
and stops Bluetooth communication.
The non-wireless headphones are not
Using non-wireless
compatible with the Bluetooth communication.
headphones
The player does not transmit the beep sounds in
Beep sound
Bluetooth communication.
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 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Bluetooth Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select “Quick Connection,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of Bluetooth devices appears.
 Press the /// button to select a device, and then press the 
button to confirm.
The selected device is set for “Quick Connection.”
By default setting, the first paired device is designated for “Quick
Connection.”
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Settings
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
You can establish Bluetooth connection simply by pressing and holding the
BLUETOOTH button of the player (Quick Connection) ( page 81). You can
designate a device for this operation.
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Selecting a Device for Quick Connection
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You can check the information of the paired devices, such as, device name,
device address, and support profiles.
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select (Bluetooth), and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select “Bluetooth Devices,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of Bluetooth device appears.
 Press the /// button to select a device, and then press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button.
The option menu appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Device Information,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The information of the Bluetooth device appears. The information to be
appeared varies depending on the devices.
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BACK/HOME
button
OPTION/PWR
OFF button
5-way button
Menu
Bluetooth
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Deleting a Paired Bluetooth Device from the
Player
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The player can be paired with up to 8 different devices ( page 78). If you
want to pair the player with additional devices, delete an unnecessary
Bluetooth device from the list of Bluetooth devices.
Menu
BACK/HOME
button
OPTION/PWR
OFF button
5-way button
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select (Bluetooth), and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select “Bluetooth Devices,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of Bluetooth devices appears.
 Press the /// button to select a device, and then press the
OPTION/PWR OFF button.
The option menu appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Delete,” and then press the 
button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select “Yes,” and then press the 
button to confirm.
The selected device will be deleted from the player.
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Listening to Songs through Bluetooth Communication
You can adjust the sound quality for Bluetooth communication by adjusting
the bit rate (A2DP audio streaming).
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Setting the Sound Quality (Sound Quality Mode)
Menu
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Bluetooth Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select “Sound Quality Mode,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of sound quality appears.
 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
“Normal Mode”: (Default setting)
“High Quality Mode”: Songs or video sound are transmitted at high
sound quality, but the connection status may become unstable.
“Connect Priority”: The sound quality may not be as good as the other
modes, but songs or video sound are transmitted with a stable
connection. If the connection is unstable, “Connect Priority” is
recommended.
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5-way button
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Listening to Songs through Bluetooth Communication
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Bluetooth Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select “Sound Effect Preset,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of Bluetooth devices with the check box appears.
The check box is checked when the sound effect setting is applied (Default
setting.)
 Press the /// button to select the desired device, and then
press the  button to check the check box on or off.
The sound effects applied or disabled for Bluetooth communication.
 Press the /// button to select “Close,” and then press the 
button to confirm.
Notes
You cannot change the sound effects settings of Bluetooth devices from the player.
“Clear Stereo” does not work during Bluetooth communication.
Index
Settings
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
You can choose whether or not to apply the sound effects (“Equalizer,”
“VPT(Surround),” “DSEE(Sound Enhancer),” “Dynamic Normalizer”). If you
choose to apply, all of the sound effects are set.
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Applying Sound Effects Setting
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Listening to Songs through Bluetooth Communication
(Bluetooth Information)
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Bluetooth Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select “Bluetooth Information,” and
then press the  button to confirm.
The Bluetooth information of the player appears.
“Bluetooth Version:”: Displays the Bluetooth version.
“Device Name:”: Displays the model name.
“Device Address:”: Displays BD address.
“Profile • Version:”: Displays the support profiles and their version.
Index
Settings
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
You can check the Bluetooth information of the player, such as, version, model
name, BD address, or support profiles.
Table of
Contents
Check the Bluetooth Information of the Player
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Listening to Songs through Bluetooth Communication
You can turn off the Bluetooth function from the Home menu as well as using
the Bluetooth button ( page 81).
Menu
Bluetooth
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Turning off the Bluetooth Function (Bluetooth Off)
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select (Bluetooth), and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select “Bluetooth Off,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The Bluetooth function turns off.
 Hints
In the following cases, the Bluetooth function is also turned off.
When the OPTION/PWR OFF button is pressed and held
When the BLUETOOTH button is pressed and held
When the battery is empty
If you end Bluetooth connection from the Bluetooth device, the player enters the
standby status for establishing a connection. If a connection is not established within 10
minutes, the Bluetooth function turns off automatically.
Index
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
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Listening to Songs through Bluetooth Communication
Table of
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Entering Connection Standby
(Connection Standby)
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select (Bluetooth), and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select “Connection Standby,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
“Connection Standby” appears. The player can keep this status for about
10 minutes. The player indicates the status of the Bluetooth function by the
Bluetooth indicator ( page 85).
Index
Bluetooth
Menu
You can establish Bluetooth connection from the Bluetooth device. Before you
operate the device, the player needs to enter the standby status for establishing
connection (Connection Standby).
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Menu
Bluetooth wireless technology operates within a range of about 10 meters
(about 30 feet). Maximum communication range may vary depending on
obstacles (person, metal, wall, etc.) or electromagnetic environment.
The Bluetooth antenna (aerial) is built into the player ( page 10). The
sensitivity of Bluetooth communication will improve by turning the direction
of the built-in Bluetooth antenna (aerial) to the connected Bluetooth device.
The communication distance shortens when the obstacles are between the
connected device and the player.
following conditions may cause noise, sound break or playback speed
The

change.
 When using inside the metal bag.
 When using inside the backpack or shoulder bag.
 A device using 2.4 GHz frequency, such as a wireless LAN device, cordless
telephone, or microwave oven, is in use near the player or the device.
Because Bluetooth devices and wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g) use the same
frequency, microwave interference may occur and resulting in
communication speed deterioration, noise, or invalid connection if Bluetooth
communication is performed near a wireless LAN device. In such a case,
perform the following.
 Perform Bluetooth communication at least 10 meters (about 30 feet) away
from the wireless LAN device.
 Install the player and Bluetooth device as near to each other as possible.
 When performing Bluetooth communication within about 10 meters (about
30 feet) of a wireless LAN device, turn off the wireless LAN device first.
Due to the characteristic of Bluetooth wireless technology, the sound played on
the Bluetooth device is slightly delayed from the sound played on the player.
Microwaves emitting from a Bluetooth device may affect the operation of
electronic medical devices. Turn off the player and other Bluetooth device in
the following locations, as it may cause an accident.
 where inflammable gas is present, in a hospital, train, airplane, or a petrol
station.
 near automatic doors or a fire alarm.
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Precautions on Bluetooth communication
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Listening to Songs through Bluetooth Communication
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Menu
Index
The player supports security capabilities that comply with the Bluetooth
standard to provide a secure connection when the Bluetooth wireless
technology is used, but security may not be enough depending on the setting.
Be careful when communicating using Bluetooth wireless technology.
do not take any responsibility for leakage of information during
We

Bluetooth communication.
Connection with all Bluetooth devices cannot be guaranteed.
 A device featuring Bluetooth function is required to conform to the Bluetooth
standard specified by Bluetooth SIG, and be authenticated.
 Even if the connected device conforms to the above mentioned Bluetooth
standard, some devices may not be connected or work correctly, depending
on the features or specifications of the device.
Depending on the device to be connected, communication may take some time.
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Listening to Songs through Bluetooth Communication
Menu
You can display the Bluetooth option menu by pressing the OPTION/PWR
OFF button on the list of Bluetooth devices. You can change the settings from
the menu.
The option items shown on the option menu vary, depending on the screen
from which you display the option menu.
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Displaying the Bluetooth Option Menu
Option items appear on the list screen
Descriptions/reference page
Now Playing
Device Information
Displays the “Now Playing” screen.
Displays the information of the paired devices
( page 89).
Deletes Bluetooth device from the player (
page 90).
The “Now Playing” screen of the last played
song appears.
Delete
Go to the song play back
screen
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Option items
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Settings
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Common Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Common Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “AVLS (Volume Limit),” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select “On,” and then press the 
button to confirm.
The volume is kept to a moderate level.
To set this item to off
Select “Off ” in step , and then press the  button to confirm.
Note
“AVLS (Volume Limit)” cannot work during Bluetooth communication.
Index
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
You can set “AVLS (Volume Limit)” (Automatic Volume Limiter System) to
limit the maximum volume to prevent auditory disturbance or distraction.
With “AVLS (Volume Limit),” you can listen to music at a comfortable volume
level.
“Off ” is set by default.
Table of
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Limiting the Volume (AVLS (Volume Limit))
100
Settings
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Turning Off the Beep Sound
You can turn off the beep sounds of the player.
“On” is set by default.
Menu
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Common Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Common Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Beep Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select “Off,” and then press the 
button to confirm.
To set this item to on
Select “On” in step , and then press the  button to confirm.
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Settings
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
Press the /// button to select “Common Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Common Settings” appears.
Press the /// button to select “Screensaver,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
Press the /// button to select “Type,” and then press the 
button to confirm.
The list of screensaver types appears.
Press the /// button to select a desired type, and then press
the  button to confirm.
After confirming, the screen in step  appears again.
“Clock”: When there is no operation for a while, a clock appears as a
screensaver. (Default setting)
“Blank”:
When there is no operation for a while, the screen goes off.

“None”: The screen does not change to a screensaver.
Index
Settings
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
You can set the screensaver to either a “Clock” or “Blank” for when there is no
operation for a while during song playback. You can also select “None” for no
screensaver.
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Setting a Screensaver Type
102
Settings
You can set the time for the screensaver to activate to 15, 30, or 60 seconds.
Menu
Settings
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Table of
Contents
Setting a Screensaver Time
Index
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
Press the /// button to select “Common Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Common Settings” appears.
Press the /// button to select “Screensaver,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
Press the /// button to select “Screensaver Timing,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of screensaver time appears.
Press the /// button to select a desired type, and then press
the  button to confirm.
After confirming, the screen in step  appears again.
You can select the setting time as “After 15 sec,” “After 30 sec” (default
setting) or “After 60 sec.”
 Hints
While characters are scrolling on the screen, the screen does not change to the
screensaver.
If you select “None” from “Type” of “Screensaver,” you cannot set “Screensaver Timing.”
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Settings
(Brightness)
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Adjusting the Brightness of the Screen
You can set the display brightness to one of 5 levels.
Menu
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Common Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Common Settings” appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Brightness,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
The brightness adjustment screen appears.
 Press the /// button to select a level, and then press the 
button to confirm.
“3” is set by default.
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.
 Hints
You can adjust the brightness of the screen while you are playing a video or photo. Press
the OPTION/PWR OFF button, and then select “Brightness” from the option menu.
If you adjust the brightness of the screen to a lower level, the charge will last longer (
page 115).
Index
Settings
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
104
Settings
Table of
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Setting the Current Time (Set Date-Time)
You can set the current time by adjusting it manually.
Settings
Menu
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Index
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Common Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Common Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Set Date-Time,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The screen used to set the date and time appears.
 Press the / button to select a year, and press the / button to
increment/decrement the value, and then press the  button to
confirm.
 As you did in step , adjust the settings for month, date, hour, and
minute.
Continued 
105
Settings
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To display the current time
Press the OPTION/PWR OFF button on the “Now Playing” screen and select
“Clock Display” from the option menu.
 Hint
If the battery power is used up, for example, when the player is not used for a long time,
your settings for date and time may be reset and “-” will be displayed instead of the
current date and time.
The clock may gain or lose up to 60 seconds per month. In this case, set the clock again.
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Notes
Menu
You can select the date format from among “YYYY/MM/DD,” “MM/DD/YYYY,” and
“DD/MM/YYYY.” Furthermore, you can select the time format from either “12-hour”
or “24-hour.” For details, see “Setting the Date Format” (Date Display Format) ( page
106), or “Setting the Time Format” (Time Display Format) ( page 107).
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Settings
You can set the date format displayed for the current time ( page 104) as
“YYYY/MM/DD,” “MM/DD/YYYY,” or “DD/MM/YYYY.”
Table of
Contents
Setting the Date Format
Menu
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Common Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Common Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Date Display Format,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The screen used to set the display format appears.
 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
You can select the format from the following 3 types.
“YYYY/MM/DD”: The date appears as year/month/day.
“MM/DD/YYYY”: The date appears as month/day/year.
“DD/MM/YYYY”: The date appears as day/month/year.
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button
5-way button
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Settings
You can select the time format displayed for the current time ( page 104)
from either a “12-hour” or “24-hour” display.
Table of
Contents
Setting the Time Format
Menu
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Common Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Common Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Time Display Format,” and
then press the  button to confirm.
The screen used to set the display format appears.
 Press the /// button to select the desired setting, and then
press the  button to confirm.
“12-hour”: Displays the current time in the 12-hour format.
“24-hour”: Displays the current time in the 24-hour format.
Index
BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
108
Settings
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Displaying the Player Information
(Unit Information)
Information such as model name, firmware version, etc., can be displayed.
Menu
Settings
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Common Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Common Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Unit Information,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of available player information options appears.
Available player information
Option
Description
Model:
Firmware:
Total songs:
Total videos:
Total photos:
WM‑PORT:
Displays the model name of the player.
Displays version information for the player’s firmware.
Displays the total number of songs stored on the player.
Displays the total number of videos stored on the player.
Displays the total number of photos stored on the player.
Displays the version information for WM‑PORT.
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BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
109
Settings
You can reset the player to the default settings. Resetting the player does not
delete data such as audio and photo data.
Table of
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Resetting to Factory Settings (Reset all Settings)
Menu
Settings
Notes
This function is only available in the pause mode.
This function is not available while the Bluetooth function is turned on.
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button in the pause mode until the
Home menu appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Common Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Common Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Reset all Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The confirmation screen to set back to the factory settings appears.
 Press the / button to select “Yes,” and then press the  button
to confirm.
“Restored factory settings.” appears.
To cancel the operation
Select “No” in step  and press the  button to confirm. You can also cancel
the operation by pressing the BACK/HOME button in step .
The setting procedure is canceled, and the list of the “Common Settings”
options reappears.
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5-way button
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Settings
Settings
Notes
This function is only available in the pause mode.
This function is not available while the Bluetooth function is turned on.
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button in the pause mode until the
Home menu appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Common Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The list of “Common Settings” options appears.
 Press the /// button to select “Format,” and then press the
 button to confirm.
“All data including songs will be deleted. Proceed?” appears.
 Press the / button to select “Yes,” and then press the  button
to confirm.
“All data will be deleted. Proceed?” appears.
 Press the / button to select “Yes,” and then press the  button
to confirm.
While the memory is being formatted, an animated display appears.
When initialization finishes, “Memory formatted.” appears.
Continued 
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BACK/HOME
button
5-way button
Menu
You can format the built-in flash memory of the player.
If the memory is formatted, all data and settings will be erased. Be sure to
verify the data stored in memory prior to formatting and export any important
data to the hard disk of your computer.
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Formatting Memory (Format)
111
Settings
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To cancel the operation
Select “No” in step  or  and press the  button to confirm. You can also
cancel the operation by pressing the BACK/HOME button in step  or .
Note
Menu
Do not format the built-in flash memory using software or Windows Explorer.
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112
Settings
You can select from a variety of languages for the display of menus and
messages on the player.
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Selecting the Display Language
Menu
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu
appears.
 Press the /// button to select
the  button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press
 Press the /// button to select “Language Settings,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
 Press the /// button to select a language ( page 113), and
then press the  button to confirm.
Continued 
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Settings
BACK/HOME
button
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113
Settings
Deutsch
English
Español
Français
Italiano
Português
Русский
*1
Messages and menus are displayed in German.
Messages and menus are displayed in English.
Messages and menus are displayed in Spanish.
Messages and menus are displayed in French.
Messages and menus are displayed in Italian.
Messages and menus are displayed in Portuguese.
Messages and menus are displayed in Russian.
Messages and menus are displayed in Japanese.
Messages and menus are displayed in Korean.
Messages and menus are displayed in Simplified
Chinese.
Messages and menus are displayed in Traditional
Chinese.
*1 Japanese display may not be available, depending on the release region of the player.
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Description
Menu
Setting
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Display language settings
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Useful Facts
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.
Notes
Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of between 5 to 35 ºC (41 to 95 ºF).
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 battery’s 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 player’s 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 computer’s battery.
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On the remaining battery indication
The battery icon in the display changes as shown below. See  page 157 on
battery duration.
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The player’s 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.
, charging is
When the remaining battery indication of the display shows:
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).
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By adjusting the settings or managing the power supply properly, it is possible
to save the battery power and use the player for a longer time.
Settings for screen
Settings for sound
effect
“Brightness” ( page 103)
“1”
“Type” of “Screensaver” ( page 101)
“Blank”
“Screensaver Timing” ( page 102)
“After 15 sec”
“New Song Pop Up” ( page 33)
Deactivate.
“Equalizer” ( page 43)
“VPT(Surround)” ( page 46)
“DSEE(Sound Enhancer)” ( page 49)
Deactivate.
“Clear Stereo” ( page 48)
“Dynamic Normalizer” ( page 51)
Settings for video
“On-Hold Display” ( page 61)
Bluetooth function ( page 75)
“No”
Turns off.
Adjust data format and bit rate
Playing time will vary, as battery charge can be affected by the format and bit
rate of songs, videos or photos that are played.
For details on charging time and usage time, see  page 156, 157.
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Changing the settings
You can save battery power by setting as follows.
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Turn off the player manually
If you press and hold the OPTION/PWR OFF button, the player enters standby
mode and the screen turns off to save battery power. Furthermore, if standby
mode continues for more than about a day, the player turns completely off
automatically.
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You can directly transfer data by dragging and dropping using Windows
Explorer on your computer.
Playable data hierarchy has rules. To transfer data properly, see the following
instructions.
For details about the bundled software that can transfer data, see  page 9.
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 Hints
Notes
Do not disconnect the USB cable while “Do not disconnect.” appears on the
player or the data being transferred may be damaged.
You cannot change folder names or delete the “MUSIC,” “MP_ROOT,”
“VIDEO,” “PICTURES” and “PICTURE” folders.
Do not change folder or file names directly under the “MP_ROOT” folder or
“MPE_ROOT” folder. Otherwise, they will not be displayed on the 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 (for details, see “Installing the Operation Guide
and software” of “Quick Start Guide”) 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.
hierarchy may differ, depending on your computer environment.
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For songs
(On Windows Explorer)
Drag and drop files or folders into the “MUSIC” folder.
However, beyond the 8th level, neither files nor folders will be
recognized.
1st
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7th
8th
(On the player)
Folders are displayed in the folder name order first, then files
are displayed in the file name order. In this case, upper or
lower case letters are not distinguished.
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2nd
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For videos
(On Windows Explorer)
Drag and drop files or folders into the “VIDEO” folder.
On the 1st level, the “VIDEO” folder will recognize either a file
or a folder. Files on the 2nd level will be recognized. However,
folders beyond the 1st level and files beyond the 2nd level will
not be recognized.
3rd
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(On the player)
Video files are displayed in the order they are transferred
by dragging and dropping. (The latest data is at the top.)
 Hint
You can set JPEG files as a thumbnails of video files, by placing JPEG
files in the corresponding video folders. When you display the video
list, you can see the thumbnails (small pictures to display on the
menu) for the video files on the player.
To display a thumbnail for a video file, create a JPEG file (horizontal 160 × vertical 120
dots, extension: .jpg) and name it the same as the desired video file, then store it in the
video file folder.
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2nd
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For photos
(On Windows Explorer)
Drag and drop files or folders into the “PICTURE”
folder.
On the 1st level, the “PICTURE” folder will recognize
either a file or a folder. Only files on the 2nd level will
be recognized by “PICTURE” folder. However, beyond
the 2nd level, neither files nor folders will be
recognized.
3rd
(On the player)
Folders under the “PICTURE” folder is displayed in
alphabetical order. Files in the 1st level of the “PICTURE”
folder are stored in the <PICTURE> folder.
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* Data hierarchy of
“PICTURES” is the same
as the “PICTURE” folder.
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What are Format and Bit Rate?
What is audio format?
Audio format refers to the method used when importing audio data from the
Internet or audio CDs to a computer and saving it as an audio file.
Common formats include MP3 and WMA, etc.
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MP3: MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer3) is a common audio compression
technology developed by the MPEG working group of the ISO (International
Organization for Standardization).
MP3 can compress audio files to about 1/10 the size of standard CD audio files.
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WMA: WMA (Windows Media Audio) is a common audio compression
technology developed by Microsoft Corporation. The WMA format produces
the same sound quality as that of the MP3 format with a smaller file size.
AAC: AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) is a common audio compression
technology developed by the MPEG working group of the ISO (International
Organization for Standardization). The AAC format produces the same sound
quality as that of the MP3 format, with a smaller file size.
Linear PCM: Linear PCM is an audio recording format without digital
compression. You can listen to the sound with the same quality as CD music by
recording with this format.
What is bit rate?
Bit rate refers to the amount of data used to store each second of audio.
Generally, higher bit rates provide better sound quality, but require more storage
space for the same length of audio.
What is the relationship between bit rate, sound quality, and storage size?
Generally, higher bit rates provide better sound quality, but require more storage
space for the same length of audio, so you can store fewer songs on the player.
Lower bit rates enable you to store more songs, but at a lower sound quality.
Note
If you import a song from a CD to your computer at a low bit rate, you cannot improve
the song’s sound quality by selecting a high bit rate when transferring the song from the
computer to the player.
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Video format refers to the method used when importing video and audio data
to a computer and saving it as a video file.
Common formats include MPEG-4 and AVC, etc.
What is photo format?
Photo format refers to the method used when importing images to a computer
and saving them as image files.
Common formats include JPEG, etc.
JPEG: JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is a common image
compression format developed by the JPEG. JPEG can compress an image file
to about 1/10 to 1/100 the size of original image files.
 For details on acceptable formats and bit rates for this player
For details on supported file formats and bit rates, see  page 154.
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AVC: AVC refers to Advanced Video Coding, developed by the MPEG working
group of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). It enables
production of more vivid images at a lower bit rate. AVC files include four
profiles, and “AVC Baseline Profile” is one of them. AVC format is based on the
MPEG-4 AVC standard of the ISO (International Organization for
Standardization), and since AVC is standardized as the MPEG-4 Part 10
Advanced Video Coding, it is commonly referred to as MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 or
H.264/AVC.
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MPEG-4: MPEG-4 refers to Moving Picture Experts Group phase 4, developed
by the MPEG working group of the ISO (International Organization for
Standardization). The compression format is for video and audio data.
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You can store computer data into the built-in flash memory of the player by
transferring the data from your computer using Windows Explorer, or another
transfer capable software. If the player is connected to the computer, the builtin flash memory appears in Windows Explorer as [WALKMAN.]
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Do not use the supplied software while using Windows Explorer to interact with the
built-in flash memory of the player.
not disconnect the supplied USB cable while “Do not disconnect.” that appears
Do

during data transfer is displayed. The data could be damaged.
Do not format the built-in flash memory using Windows Explorer. If you format the
built-in flash memory, format it on the player ( page 110).
cannot change folder names or delete the “MUSIC,” “MP_ROOT,” “VIDEO,”
You

“PICTURES,” and “PICTURE” folders.
Do not change folder or file names directly under the “MP_ROOT” or “MPE_ROOT”
folder. Otherwise, they will not be displayed on the player.
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Download the update program to your computer from the web site.
Connect the player to your computer, and then start up the update
program.
Follow the on-screen instructions to update the player’s firmware.
Firmware update is complete.
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For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport
For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
For customers in Europe: http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA
For customers in Latin America: http://www.sony-latin.com/index.crp
For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.sony-asia.com/support
For customers who purchased the overseas models: http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
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You can update the player’s firmware, ensuring you to add new features for the
player by installing the latest player’s firmware to the player. For details about
the latest firmware information and how to install it, visit the following web
site:
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Troubleshooting
If the player does not function as expected, try the following steps to resolve
the issue.
and try any corrective actions listed.
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1 Find the symptoms of the issue in the following troubleshooting tables,
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2 Connect the player to your computer to charge the battery.
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You may be able to resolve some issues by charging the battery.
3 Press the RESET button with a small pin, etc.
If you press the RESET button while operating the
player, stored data and settings on the player may
be deleted.
4 Check the information about the issue in the
Help of each software.
5 Look for information about the issue on one of the support Web sites.
For customers in the USA, visit: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport
For customers in Canada, visit: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
For customers in Europe, visit: http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA
For customers in Latin America, visit: http://www.sony-latin.com/index.crp
For customers in other countries/regions, visit: http://www.sony-asia.com/support
For customers who purchased the overseas models, visit:
http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
6 If the approaches listed above fail to resolve the issue, consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
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There is no sound.
The volume level is set to zero.
Turn the volume up ( page 10).
The headphone jack is not connected properly.
Connect the headphone jack properly ( page
10).
The
headphone plug is dirty.

Clean the headphone plug with a soft dry cloth.
No songs or video files are stored on the player.
Follow the instructions in the displayed message,
and transfer songs or videos from the computer.
The Bluetooth function is turned on.
While the Bluetooth function is turned on, sound
does not come out from the headphones of the
player. Turn off the Bluetooth function ( page
94).
No data is played.
The battery is consumed.
Charge the battery fully ( page 114).
If the player does not react, even after charging
the battery, press the RESET button to reset the
player ( page 124).
No data is stored on the player.
Follow the instructions in the displayed message,
and transfer data from the computer.
files are not in a playable format. For
Transferred

details, see “Supported file format” of
“Specifications” ( page 154).
Convert the ATRAC audio data using the
supplied MP3 Conversion Tool.
or videos may not be played back,
Songs

depending on the file format ( page 154).
Photos may not be displayed, depending on the
file size or the file format ( page 154).
are placing audio MP4 files in a video folder by
You

dragging and dropping.
Place them in the “MUSIC” folder by dragging
and dropping.
The playback limitation period of the song has
expired due to subscription conditions, etc.
Songs with an expired playback limitation period
cannot be played back. Update them using the
software used for transferring.
After dragging and dropping in Windows Explorer,
data hierarchy levels do not correspond to the player
( page 116).
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Transferred data is not
displayed in its list.
The maximum number of files that can be displayed is
reached. The maximum number of files is 1,000 files
for videos, 10,000 files for photos. Also, the maximum
number of folders is 1,000 folders for photos in the
photo folder list.
Delete unnecessary data.
Data was placed in the wrong location by dragging
and dropping.
Place the data in the correct place by dragging
and dropping ( page 116).
capacity is insufficient.
Available

Delete unnecessary data to increase free space on
the player.
dragging and dropping in Windows Explorer,
After

data hierarchy levels do not correspond to the player
( page 116).
Transferred files are not in a playable format. For
details, see “Supported file format” of
“Specifications” ( page 154).
Convert the ATRAC files using the supplied MP3
Conversion Tool software.
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 39) 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 and photos on the player.
on the player.
Delete them using the software you used to
transfer the data, or Windows Explorer.
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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 154).
Convert the ATRAC audio data using the
supplied MP3 Conversion Tool.
Some songs may not play back, depending on
certain file specifications.
connection is unstable.
Bluetooth

You may hear noise under certain communicating
conditions. Change the location and restart
communication.
“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.
If you have not applied the sound effects in “Sound
Effect Preset,” “VPT(Surround)” does not work
during Bluetooth communication ( page 92).
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 114).
If you charge the battery and nothing changes,
press the RESET button to reset the player (
page 124).
While
“Connecting” is being displayed, you cannot

operate the player.
Disconnect the USB connection, then operate the
player.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
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.
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The player does not work. The remaining battery power is insufficient.
Charge the battery by connecting the player to a
running computer ( page 114).
If
 you charge the battery and nothing changes,
press the RESET button to reset the player (
page 124).
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 110).
supplied USB cable was disconnected from the
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 110).
After dragging and dropping in Windows Explorer,
data hierarchy levels do not correspond to the player
( page 116).
Transferred files are not in a playable format. For
details, see “Supported file format” of
“Specifications” ( page 154).
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 154).
Photos may not be displayed, depending on the
file size or the file format ( page 154).
The volume is not loud
“AVLS (Volume Limit)” is enabled.
enough.
Disable “AVLS (Volume Limit)” ( page 99).
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 114).
The songs or video files that cannot be played are
played.
Play back the other song or video files.
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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.
the
photos do not have thumbnails that are
If

complied with Exif file format, the thumbnails
cannot be displayed.
Retransfer the photos using supplied Media
Manager for WALKMAN.
Cover art is not
displayed.
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 player cannot format. The remaining battery is low or insufficient.
Charge the battery by connecting the player to a
running computer ( page 114).
The player’s power was
If a malfunction occurs, the player turns off, and
inadvertently turned off,
then on again automatically.
and then on again.
The player does not work The computer is started or restarted while the player
properly.
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.
There is no beep sound
“Beep Settings” is set to off.
when the player is
Set “Beep Settings” to “On” ( page 100).
operated.
The beep does not sound while the Bluetooth
function is turned on.
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“” 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.
“Unknown” is displayed
for an album or artist
name, etc.
Garbled characters are
displayed.
The data has no data information, such as an album
or artist name, etc.
The wrong language is selected.
Correct the setting of “Language Settings” ( page
112), and then transfer data to the player again.
The screen darkens while There was no operation attempted for the time
displaying a photo.
selected in “Screensaver Timing” ( page 102).
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 102).
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 61). You
can play back a video even when the HOLD
function is activated.
A message appears.
See the “Messages” ( page 139).
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Symptom
Cause/Remedy
Battery life is short.
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The operating temperature is below 5 °C (41 °F).
Battery life becomes shorter due to the battery
characteristics. This is not a malfunction.
charging time is not sufficient.
Battery

appears.
Charge the battery until
adjusting
the
settings
or
managing
the power
By

supply properly, it is possible to save the battery power
and use the player for a longer time ( page 115).
You have not used the player for a prolonged period.
The efficiency of the battery will be improved by
repeatedly charging and discharging it.
When usable battery life becomes half the usual
time, even after charging the battery fully, the
battery should be replaced.
Consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Copyright-protected
contents are played.

copyright-protected
contents are played,
When

battery life may be shorter.
The Bluetooth function is turned on.
While the Bluetooth function is turned on, the
battery is consumed even if you do not operate
the player. Turn off the Bluetooth function when
you do not use it.
Radio waves are generated by ambient Bluetooth
devices or wireless LAN devices.
 While the Bluetooth function is turned on, radio
waves generated by those devices may affect and
shorten the battery life.
The player cannot charge The USB cable is not connected to a USB port on
the battery.
your computer properly.
Disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it.
Use the supplied USB cable.
The battery is charged in an ambient temperature
out of the range of 5 °C (41 °F) to 35 °C (95 °F).
Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of
5 °C (41 °F) to 35 °C (95 °F).
The computer is not on.
Turn on the computer.
Your
computer has entered sleep or hibernation

status.
Release the computer from sleep or hibernation
status.
The player turns off
To avoid unnecessary battery consumption, the
automatically.
player automatically turns off.
Press any button to turn the player on.
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Symptom
Cause/Remedy
Charging completes very If the battery is already almost fully charged when
quickly.
charging begins, little time is needed to reach full
charge.
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MP3 Conversion Tool or Your computer’s system environment has changed,
Media Manager for
perhaps due to an update of the Windows operating
WALKMAN does not
system.
start up.
“Connecting” does not
The USB cable is not connected to a USB port on
appear when connected
your computer properly.
to the computer with the
Disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it.
supplied USB cable.
Use the supplied USB cable.
A
 USB hub is being used.
Connecting the player via a USB hub may not
work. Connect the player to your computer using
the supplied USB cable.
The
computer is running another software other

than the one used for transferring.
Disconnect the USB cable, wait a few minutes,
and reconnect it. If the problem persists,
disconnect the USB cable, restart the computer,
and then reconnect the USB cable.
“Connecting” may not appear on the player,
depending on the software environment that is
running on your computer.
Activate Windows Media Player, or Windows
Explorer.
The player is not
The USB cable is not connected to a USB port on
recognized by the
your computer properly.
computer when it is
Disconnect the USB cable, and then reconnect it.
connected to the
A USB hub is being used.
computer.
Connecting the player via a USB hub may not
work. Connect the player to your computer using
the supplied USB cable.
The
USB port on your computer may have a

problem. Connect the player to another USB port on
your computer.
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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 110).
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Troubleshooting
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.
you
transfer data using an appropriate software for
If

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.
that cannot be played on the player is stored on
Data

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.
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Cannot complete pairing. The player and the device are too far from each
other for Bluetooth communication.
Pair them within the communication range (
page 96).
The Bluetooth device does not support profiles that
the player does.
If the supporting profiles are different, the player
and the device cannot be paired.
Bluetooth
You are attempting to establish the connection with
communication does not
Bluetooth device that is not designated for “Quick
start.
Connection” using the BLUETOOTH button.
Designate the desired device for “Quick
Connection” in the “Quick Connection” setting
( page 88).
The Bluetooth device is not turned on.
Turn on the device and set it up for Bluetooth
communication.
connection has ended.
Bluetooth

Bluetooth connection ( page 81).
Establish

Pairing has been failed or not been completed.
The player cannot communicate with the devices
that are not paired with. Pair the player and the
device ( page 78).
The player or the Bluetooth device has entered the
standby mode.
Restore it from standby mode.
The
battery is running low or nearly empty.

the battery by connecting the player to
Charge

running computer ( page 114).
The pairing on the player or on the Bluetooth device
has been deleted by formatting, resetting the
settings, etc.
Pair the player and the device again.
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You cannot hear the
sound from the
communicating device.
The Bluetooth device is set to mute volume.
Change the settings to restore the audio function.
The volume is set to zero.
You cannot wirelessly adjust the volume of certain
devices. Turn up the volume of the device or the
player by hand.
The player or Bluetooth device is not turned on.
Turn it on and set it up for Bluetooth
communication.
Bluetooth device may not support A2DP
The

profile.
Check whether the device supports A2DP profile
( page 75).
The playback of the song or the video has not
started.
Start playing back the song or video ( page 21,
52).
The Bluetooth device is not turned on.
Turn on the device and set it up for Bluetooth
communication.
connection has ended.
Bluetooth

Establish Bluetooth connection ( page 81).
The HOLD switch is set to the HOLD position.
Slide the HOLD switch to the opposite position
( page 11).
cannot wirelessly adjust the volume of certain
You

devices. Turn up the volume of the device or the
player by hand.
You cannot adjust the
volume.
The sound distorts or
breaks.
A device using 2.4 GHz frequency, such as a wireless
LAN device, cordless telephone, or microwave oven,
is in use near the player or the device.
Do Bluetooth communication away from
electronic devices.
communication is interfered with by obstacles
The

such as metal, wall, or people.
Remove the obstacles or change the location to
secure the communication.
If you have not applied the sound effects in “Sound
Effect Preset,” “VPT(Surround)” does not work
during Bluetooth communication ( page 92).
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A device using 2.4 GHz frequency, such as a wireless
LAN device, cordless telephone, or microwave oven,
is in use near the player or the device.
Do Bluetooth communication away from the
electronic devices.
communication is interfered with by obstacles
The

such as metal, wall, or people.
Remove the obstacles or change the location to
secure the communication.
The bit rate setting is improper for the using
environment.
The stability of the communication is based on
the bit rate setting and the using environment. If
the communication is unstable, adjust the bit rate
in “Sound Quality Mode” to secure the
communication ( page 91).
Noise is generated.
Bluetooth connection is unstable.
You may hear noise under certain communication
conditions. Change the location and restart
communication ( page 86).
You may hear noise from only one side of
headphones depending on the connection status.
End the Bluetooth connection and reestablish it.
Video sound delays
When you listen to video sound from certain
Bluetooth devices, the sound may slightly lag behind
the video.
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frequently.
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There is no beep sound
when the player is
operated.
“Beep Settings” is set to “Off.”
Set “Beep Settings” to “On” ( page 100).
The beep does not sound when the player is
connected to the optional cradle, or another device.
The beep does not sound while the Bluetooth
function is turned on.
The player gets warm.
The player may be warm when the battery is being
charged and just after charging. The player also may
get warm when a large amount of data is transferred.
This behavior is normal and not cause for concern. Set
the player aside for a while to allow it to cool down.
The screen turns on
whenever songs change.
“New Song Pop Up” is set to “On.”
Set “New Song Pop Up” to “Off ” ( page 33).
The date and time have
been reset.
If you left the player for a while with the battery
used up, the date and time may be reset. This is not
a malfunction. Charge the battery until
appears
on the screen and set the date and time again (
page 104).
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Messages
Follow the instructions below if a message appears in the display.
Message
Meaning
Remedy
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The total number of list
items (except for the
song lists) exceeds the
limit (8,192 items).
The total number of
songs registered in the
playlists has reached
65,535.
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Songs exceeding the limit
are stored in “Others.”
If you cannot find a
song, search for it in the
“Others” list first.
If you do not want to
store songs that exceed
the limit in the “Others”
list, delete unnecessary
songs from the player
using the software you
used to transfer the
songs, or Windows
Explorer.
If the total number of
playlists registered to
the player exceeds
65,535, playlists
exceeding this number
cannot be displayed.
Decrease the number of
playlists (delete the
playlists) using the
software you used to
transfer the playlists.
Select “Search again” from
The player cannot find
Bluetooth device not found.
Bluetooth devices that are the list.
available for pairing.
Set the screensaver type to
You are trying to set
Cannot change “Screensaver
other than “None.”
“Screensaver timing”
Timing” when “Type” is “None.”
while “Type” is set to
“None.”
You are trying to select an Pause playback, and try
Cannot complete during
playback. Please pause playback unselectable item during the operation again.
playback.
and then try again.
Cannot complete while Bluetooth You are trying to operate Turn off the Bluetooth
function.
functions that are not
function is enabled. End
compatible with the
Bluetooth function.
Bluetooth function.
End the Bluetooth
You are trying to delete
Cannot delete the connected
connection ( page 81),
the
currently
connected
Bluetooth device. Please
and then delete Bluetooth
Bluetooth
device.
disconnect.
device ( page 90).
All group numbers have been
used.
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Move the song(s) beyond
The player cannot play
the 8th folder level to a
songs beyond the 8th
folder level. ( page 117) lesser folder level using
Windows Explorer.
The player cannot pair
You are trying to pair
Cannot pair more than 8
with more than 8 devices.
additional Bluetooth
Bluetooth devices.
Delete unnecessary device
device when the player
from the player.
has been already paired
with 8 devices.
Cannot play; file format is not
You are trying to play a You cannot play a song in
an unsupported format
supported.
file that cannot be
file ( page 154).
played on the player.
You transferred an audio Place them in folders
file to video folders by under the “MUSIC”
dragging and dropping. folder.
Cannot play; file is damaged. Please The file you are trying to Transfer the file to the
player again.
connect to compliant software or play is damaged.
device and transfer again.
Update the license
The playback limitation
Cannot play; the license is
information of songs
period of the song has
expired.
using the software used
expired.
for transferring.
End the Bluetooth
The
player
is
trying
to
Cannot start pairing while
connection ( page 81),
start
pairing
while
connected to a Bluetooth device.
and then start pairing (
Bluetooth
connection
has
Please disconnect.
page 78).
been established.
You are trying to establish Select “Yes” if you want to
Change connected Bluetooth
change the device to
another Bluetooth
device?
connection while ending establish the connection.
current connection.
Remove obstacles or
The player failed to
Could not connect.
change the location to
establish Bluetooth
secure Bluetooth
connection.
connection.
The player cannot find the Make sure whether there
Could not find selected device.
Bluetooth device that you no obstacles between the
have selected from the list player and Bluetooth
device.
of Bluetooth devices.
The player failed to delete Delete the video using the
Delete failed.
video files.
software used to transfer
the video or Windows
Explorer.
The player is connected to This is not an error
Do not disconnect.
a computer or other
message. Do not disconnect
external devices to
the USB cable until
transfer data.
transferring completes.
Cannot display folders beyond
this level. Place songs in folders
up to the eighth level.
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Remedy
Enter Passkey
The Bluetooth device is
requiring entering passkey
to start pairing.
Updating the firmware
failed to complete.
Enter the passkey to
complete the pairing (
page 78).
Follow the instructions
displayed on your
computer to retry
updating the firmware.
Firmware update failed.
Transfer songs, videos,
or photos again.
If the remedy above
does not solve the
problem, format the
built-in flash memory
( page 110), then
transfer the data again.
The player’s battery is
LOW BATTERY. Please Charge.
Charge the battery (
running low.
page 114).
Pair the player and the
The player has not been
No devices have been paired.
paired with any Bluetooth Bluetooth device ( page
Perform pairing.
78).
devices.
No items found starting with this No songs exist that start
Press the ///
with the selected initial
letter.
button to select other
letter, during the “Initial initial letters.
Search” function.
Transfer the data again to
No Library exists. Please connect Even after data is
the player using Windows
to compliant software or device transferred, there is no
Explorer, or another
information about data
and transfer again.
transferred to the player. transfer capable software.
There are no photos that Transfer photos in a
No photos are available for
supported format.
can be displayed on the
display.
player.
You are trying to display a Transfer photos to the
No photos are available for
photo when there are no player.
display. Please connect to
compliant software or device and photos stored on the
player.
transfer photos.
Transfer songs in the
No playable songs are available. You are trying to start
playback by selecting
supported format, and
“Play” from the option
start playback.
menu, but there are no
songs in the selected folder.
Transfer playlists to the
No playlists available.
When you select
Please connect to compliant
(Playlists) from the Home player using Windows
Explorer, or another
software or device and transfer menu, and there are no
playlists.
playlists on the player, this software for transferring.
message appears.
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Library error encountered. Please The database for songs,
connect to compliant software or videos or photos is
damaged.
device and transfer again.
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Troubleshooting
Remedy
No songs available for playback.
Please connect to compliant
software or device and transfer
songs.
You are trying to start
playback even when there
are no songs on the player,
or no songs in the selected
playlist.
There are no songs in the
selected folder.
Transfer songs to the
player.
No songs in selected item.
You are trying to start
playback when there are
no videos stored on the
player.
The player’s available
capacity is insufficient.
Connect the player to
your computer using the
supplied USB cable, and
then delete any
unnecessary data from the
player using another
software used for
transferring, or Windows
Explorer.
To operate the player, slide
The player cannot be
On hold...
the HOLD switch to the
Cancel HOLD function to activate operated because the
HOLD switch is set to the opposite position (
controls.
page 11).
HOLD position.
The pairing is failed to
Pairing failed.
Perform pairing again (
complete.
page 78).
No devices are designated Designate a Bluetooth
Quick Connection target is not
for “Quick Connection.” device for “Quick
set.
Connection” ( page
88).
Select “Settings”The device’s memory was not
The built-in flash
“Common Settings”formatted correctly. Please rememory was not
“Format” to format the
format using Settings menu.
formatted properly.
built-in flash memory
The
built-in
flash

memory was formatted again ( page 110).
on a computer.
The player has received a Select “Yes” if you want
You have received a pairing
request from a Bluetooth device. request for pairing from the pairing or select “No”
if you do not want the
Bluetooth devices.
Start pairing?
pairing.
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No videos available for playback.
Please connect to compliant
software or device and transfer
videos.
Not enough free space in
memory. Delete files to ensure
free space.
Transfer songs into folders
under the “MUSIC” folder
using Windows Explorer,
or another software for
transferring.
Transfer videos to the
player.
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Additional Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
Telephone Number:
SONY
NWZ-A826/A828/A829
Sony Electronics Inc.
16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego CA 92127 U.S.A.
858-942-2230
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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If you have any questions about this product:
Visit: www.sony.com/walkmansupport
Contact: Sony Customer Information Service Center at 1-(866)-456-7669
Write: Sony Customer Information Service Center
12451 Gateway Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913
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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.
This equipment must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
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For customers in Canada
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.
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The following FCC/IC statement applies only to the version of this model
manufactured for sale in the USA and Canada. Other versions may not comply with
FCC/IC technical regulations.
This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for
uncontrolled equipment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure
Guidelines in Supplement C to OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF)
Exposure rules.
This equipment has very low levels of RF energy that it is deemed to comply
without testing of specific absorption ratio (SAR).
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Additional Information
For all other batteries, please view the section on how to remove the battery
from the product safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product or battery, please
contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
Notice for the customer in the countries applying EU Directives
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The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan, Minatoku, Tokyo, Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety
is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in
separate service or guarantee documents.
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In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons
require a permanent connection with an incorporated battery, this battery
should be replaced by qualified service staff only.
To ensure that the battery will be treated properly, hand over the product at
end-of-life to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
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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.
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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
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Be sure not to short-circuit the terminals of the player with other metallic
objects.
Do not touch the rechargeable battery with bare hands if it is leaking. Since
battery liquid may remain in the player, consult your nearest Sony dealer if
the battery has leaked. If the liquid gets into your eyes, do not rub your eyes
as it may lead to blindness. Wash out your eyes with clean water, and consult
a doctor.
Also, if the liquid gets on to your body or clothes, wash it off immediately. If
you do not, it may cause burns or injury. If you get burned or injured by the
liquid from the battery, consult a doctor.
Do not pour water or put any foreign object in the player. Doing so may
cause fire or electric shock.
If this occurs, turn off the player immediately, disconnect the USB cable from
the player, and consult your nearest Sony dealer or Sony Service Center.
Do not put the player into fire.
Do not take apart or remodel the player. Doing so can result in electric shock.
Consult your nearest Sony dealer or Sony Service Center for exchange of
rechargeable batteries, internal checks or repair.
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Do not expose the player to water. The player is not waterproof.
Remember to follow the precautions below.
Be careful not to drop the player into a sink or other
container filled with water.
Do not use the player in humid locations or bad
weather, such as in the rain or snow.
Do not get the player wet.
If you touch the player with wet hands, or put the
player in a damp article of clothing, the player may get
wet and this may cause a malfunction of the player.
When you unplug the headphones from the player, make sure to hold the
headphone plug to unplug it. Pulling the headphone cord itself may cause
damage to the headphone cord.
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Make sure not to put the player into a bag with the
headphones/earphones cord wrapped around it and
then subject the bag to strong impact.
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Do not put any heavy object on top of the player or apply a strong shock to
the player. It may cause a malfunction or damage.
Never use the player where it will be subjected to extremes of light,
temperature, moisture or vibration. The player may become discolored,
distorted or damaged.
Never leave the player exposed to high temperature, such as in a car parked
in the sun or under direct sunlight.
Do not leave the player in a place subject to excessive dust.
Do not leave the player on an unstable surface or in an inclined position.
If the player causes interference to radio or television reception, turn the
player off and move it away from the radio or television.
When using the player, remember to follow the precautions below in order to
avoid warping the cabinet or causing the player to malfunction.
Make sure not to sit down with the player in your back
pocket.
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Heat may build up in the player while charging if it is used for an extended
period of time.
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On the headphones
Preventing hearing damage
Avoid using the headphones at a high volume. Hearing experts advise against
continuous, loud and extended play. If you experience a ringing in your ears,
reduce the volume or discontinue use.
Do not turn the volume up high all at once, especially when using headphones.
Turn up the volume gradually so that loud sound will not hurt your ears.
Caring for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will allow you to hear outside
sounds and to be considerate to the people around you.
Warning
If there is lightning when you are using the player, take off the headphones
immediately.
If you experience an allergic reaction to the supplied headphones, stop using
them at once and contact a doctor.
On the use
When using a strap (sold separately), be careful to avoid hooking it on objects
you pass by. Furthermore be careful not to swing the player by the strap to
avoid bumping people.
Refrain from using the player according to the in-flight announcements
during take off or landing in an aircraft.
Note that condensation may form temporarily in cases such as when the
player is moved quickly from a low-temperature environment to a hightemperature environment or used in a room that has a heater just turned on.
Condensation creates a phenomenon where moisture in the air adheres to
surfaces such as metal panels, etc., and then changes to liquid.
If condensation forms in the player, leave it turned off until the condensation
disappears. If you use the player with condensation present, a malfunction
may result.
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Road safety
Avoid listening with your headphones in situations where hearing must not be
impaired.
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Do not apply strong force to the surface of the LCD. This may cause a
distortion in colors or brightness, or cause a malfunction of the LCD.
 If you use the player in a cold location, images may appear with black bands
around them. This is not a malfunction of the player.
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If you have any questions or problems concerning the player, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
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Clean the player’s case with a soft cloth, such as a cleaning cloth for
eyeglasses.
If the player’s case becomes very dirty, clean it with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with water or a mild detergent solution.
Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent, such as
alcohol or benzene, as it may mar the finish of the case.
Be careful not to let water get into the player from the opening near the
connector.
Clean the headphone plug periodically.
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Copyright laws prohibit reproducing the software or the manual
accompanying it in whole or in part, or renting the software without the
permission of the copyright holder.
In no event will SONY be liable for any financial damage, or loss of profits,
including claims made by third parties, arising out of the use of the software
supplied with this player.
In the event a problem occurs with this software as a result of defective
manufacturing, SONY will replace it. However, SONY bears no other
responsibility.
The software provided with this player cannot be used with equipment other
than that to which it is so designated.
note that, due to continued efforts to improve quality, the software
Please

specifications may be changed without notice.
Operation of this player with software other than that provided is not covered
by the warranty.
The ability to display the languages on supplied software will depend on the
installed OS on your computer. For better results, please ensure that the
installed OS is compatible with the desired language you want to display.
We do not guarantee all the languages will be able to be displayed properly on
the supplied software.
User-created characters and some special characters may not be displayed.
The explanations in this manual assume that you are familiar with the basic
operations of Windows.
For details on the use of your computer and operating system, please refer to
the respective manuals.
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About sample data*1
The player is pre-installed with sample data.
If you delete the sample data, you cannot restore it, and we will not supply any
replacement data.
*1 In some countries/regions some sample data is not installed.
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About the customer support Web site
If you have any questions or issues with this product, or would like information
on compatible items with this product, visit the following web sites.
For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/walkmansupport
For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
For customers in Europe: http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA
For customers in Latin America: http://www.sony-latin.com/index.crp
For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.sony-asia.com/support
For customers who purchased the overseas models:
http://www.sony.co.jp/overseas/support/
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The recorded song is limited to private use only. Use of the song
beyond this limit requires permission of the copyright holders.
Sony is not responsible for incomplete recording/downloading or
damaged data due to problems of the player or computer.
Depending on the type of the text and characters, the text shown on
the player may not be displayed properly on device. This is due to:
The capacity of the connected player.
The player is not functioning normally.
Content information is written in language or character that are not
supported by the player.
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and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Pentium is a trademark or a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
This software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT
PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL
USE OF A CONSUMER FOR
(i) ENCODING VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MPEG-4 VISUAL
STANDARD (“MPEG-4 VIDEO”) AND/OR
(ii)DECODING MPEG-4 VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A
CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL
ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER
LICENSED BY MPEG LA TO PROVIDE MPEG-4 VIDEO.
NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER
USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING THAT RELATING TO
PROMOTIONAL, INTERNAL AND COMMERCIAL USES AND
LICENSING MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, LLC. SEE
HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM
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Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows Media are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
Adobe, Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other
countries.
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from
Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
IBM
and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business

Machines Corporation.
Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Inc.
QuickTime and the QuickTime logo are trademarks or registered trademarks
of Apple Inc., used under license therefrom.
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ATRAC is trademark of Sony Corporation.
“WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
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Program ©2008 Sony Corporation
Documentation ©2008 Sony Corporation
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Content providers are using the digital rights management technology for
Windows Media contained in this device (“WM-DRM”) to protect the integrity
of their content (“Secure Content”) so that their intellectual property, including
copyright, in such content is not misappropriated.
This device uses WM-DRM software to play Secure Content (“WM-DRM
Software”). If the security of the WM-DRM Software in this device has been
compromised, owners of Secure Content (“Secure Content Owners”) may
request that Microsoft revoke the WM-DRM Software’s right to acquire new
licenses to copy, display and/or play Secure Content. Revocation does not alter
the WM-DRM Software’s ability to play unprotected content. A list of revoked
WM-DRM Software is sent to your device whenever you download a license
for Secure Content from the Internet or from a PC. Microsoft may, in
conjunction with such license, also download revocation lists onto your device
on behalf of Secure Content Owners.
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This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft
Corporation. Use or distribution of such technology outside of this product is
prohibited without a license from Microsoft or an authorized Microsoft
subsidiary.
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THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO
LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A
CONSUMER TO
(i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD
(“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR
(ii)DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER
ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND
NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A
VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE
IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA,
L.L.C. SEE HTTP://MPEGLA.COM
 The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony
Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of
their respective owners.
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders. In this manual, TM and ® marks are not
specified.
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Specifications
Supported file format
Music
File extension
MP3 (.mp3), WMA*1 (.wma), AAC-LC*2 (.mp4, .m4a, .3gp), Linear PCM (.wav)
Codec
MP3
Bit rate: 32 to 320 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))
Sampling frequency*3: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
WMA*1
Bit rate: 32 to 192 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR))
Sampling frequency*3: 44.1 kHz
AAC-LC*2
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
Linear PCM
Bit rate: 1,411 kbps
Sampling frequency*3: 44.1 kHz
Video
File format
MP4 file format, “Memory Stick” video format
File extension
.mp4, .m4v
Codec
Video
AVC
(H.264/AVC)
Profile: Baseline Profile
Level: Max. 1.3
Bit rate: Max. 768 kbps
MPEG-4
Profile: Simple Profile
Bit rate: Max. 2,500 kbps
Frame rate: Max. 30 fps
Resolution: Max. QVGA (320 × 240)
Audio
File size
Max. 2 GB
The number of files
Max. 1,000
AAC-LC
Channel number: Max. 2 channels
Sampling frequency*3: 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
Bit rate: Max. 288 kbps per 1 channel
Photo*
5
File format
Compatible with DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21file format
File extension
.jpg
Codec
Profile: Baseline Profile
Number of pixels: Max. 4,000 × 4,000 pixels (16,000,000 pixels)
The number of files
Max. 10,000
*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.
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MP3(MPEG-1 Layer3) file format, ASF file format, MP4 file format, Wave-Riff file
format
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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.
NWZ-A826
NWZ-A828
Time
Songs
Time
48 kbps
2,450
163 hr. 20 min.
5,050
336 hr. 40 min.
64 kbps
1,850
123 hr. 20 min.
3,750
250 hr. 00 min.
128 kbps
925
61 hr. 40 min.
1,850
123 hr. 20 min.
256 kbps
460
30 hr. 40 min.
945
63 hr. 00 min.
320 kbps
370
24 hr. 40 min.
755
50 hr. 20 min.
NWZ-A829
Bit rate
Songs
Time
48 kbps
10,200
680 hr. 00 min.
64 kbps
7,650
510 hr. 00 min.
128 kbps
3,800
253 hr. 20 min.
256 kbps
1,900
126 hr. 40 min.
320 kbps
1,500
100 hr. 00 min.
Maximum recordable time of videos (Approx.)
The approximate recordable times are estimated in the case where only videos are
transferred. The time may differ, depending on the conditions under which the player is
used.
Video Format: 384 kbps
Audio Format: 128 kbps
Video Format: 768 kbps
Audio Format: 128 kbps
NWZ-A826
NWZ-A828
NWZ-A829
Time
Time
Time
15 hr. 00 min.
30 hr. 40 min.
62 hr. 00 min.
8 hr. 30 min.
17 hr. 30 min.
35 hr. 30 min.
Maximum recordable number of photos that can be transferred (Approx.)
Max. 10,000
Recordable number of photos may be less depending on file sizes.
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Bit rate
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Capacity (User available capacity)*1
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NWZ-A826: 4 GB (Approx. 3.57 GB = 3,840,638,976 bytes)
NWZ-A828: 8 GB (Approx. 7.30 GB = 7,840,956,416 bytes)
NWZ-A829: 16 GB (Approx. 14.7 GB = 15,841,820,672 bytes)
*1Available storage capacity of the player may vary.
A portion of the memory is used for data management functions.
Output (headphones)
Frequency response
20 to 20,000 Hz (when playing data file, single signal measurement)
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Interface
Headphone: Stereo mini-jack
WM‑PORT (multiple connecting terminal): 22 pins
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
Operating temperature
5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F)
Power source
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
USB power (from a computer via the supplied USB cable)
Charging time
USB-based charging
Approx. 3 hours (full charge), Approx.1.5 hours (approx. 80 %)
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NWZ-A826/A828/A829
(Bluetooth function is on)
NWZ-A826/A828/A829
(Bluetooth function is off)
Playback at MP3 128 kbps
Approximately 15 hours
Approximately 36 hours
Playback at WMA 128 kbps
Approximately 15 hours
Approximately 35.5 hours
Playback at AAC-LC 128 kbps
Approximately 15 hours
Approximately 33.5 hours
Playback at Linear PCM 1411 kbps
Approximately 15 hours
Approximately 34.5 hours
Music
Video (Only sound in Bluetooth communication)
Playback at MPEG-4 384 kbps
Approximately 7 hours
Approximately 10 hours
Playback at MPEG-4 768 kbps
Approximately 7 hours
Approximately 9 hours
Playback at AVC 384 kbps
Approximately 6 hours
Approximately 8 hours
Playback at AVC 768 kbps
Approximately 6 hours
Approximately 8 hours
Display
2.4-inch, TFT color display with white LED-backlight, QVGA (240 × 320 pixels), 262,144
colors
Dimensions (w/h/d, projecting parts not included)
50.2 × 93.6 × 9.3 mm (2 × 3 3/4 × 3/8 inches)
Dimension (w/h/d)
51.0 × 93.9 × 9.3 mm (2 1/8 × 3 3/4 × 3/8 inches)
Mass
Approx. 58 g (Approx. 2.1 oz)
Bluetooth Specifications
Communication system: Bluetooth specification version 2.0
Output: Bluetooth specification Power Class 2
Maximum communication range: Line of sight approx. 10 meters (30 feet)*1
Frequency band: 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz – 2.4835 GHz)
Modulation method: FHSS
Compatible Bluetooth profiles*2
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile)
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The time below may differ depending on ambient temperature or the status of use.
Battery life may be shortened by the radio waves generated by ambient Bluetooth devices
or wireless LAN devices, or by the communication distance between the player and the
communicating device.
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By setting as follows, a longer battery life can be expected.
The times below are approximated when “New Song Pop Up” ( page 33), “Clear Stereo”
( page 48), “DSEE(Sound Enhancer)” ( page 49), “Dynamic Normalizer” ( page
51), “Equalizer” ( page 43) and “VPT(Surround)” ( page 46) are deactivated, and
“Screensaver” ( page 101) is set to “Blank.”
Furthermore, for videos, the time approximated when the brightness of the screen (
page 103) is set to “3,” or when “Sound Quality Mode” is set to “Normal Mode” ( page
91).
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Supported Codecs*3: SBC (Subband Codec)
Transmission range (A2DP): 20 - 20,000Hz (Sampling frequency 44.1kHz)
*1 The actual range will vary depending on factors such as obstacles between devices,
magnetic fields, static electricity, reception sensitivity, antenna (aerial) performance,
operating system, software application, etc.
*2 Bluetooth profiles are standardized according to the purpose of the Bluetooth device.
*3 Codec indicates the audio signal compression and conversion format.
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System Requirements
We do not guarantee operation for all computers even if they meet the above System
Requirements.
Not supported by the following environments:
Personally constructed computers or operating systems
An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating
system
Multi-boot environment
Multi-monitor environment
Macintosh
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Computer
IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating
systems*1:
Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or later) / Windows XP Professional
(Service Pack 2 or later) / Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Home Premium
/ Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Ultimate
Not supported by 64 bit version OS.
Not supported by OSs other than above.
*1 Excluding OS Versions not supported by Microsoft.
CPU: Pentium 4 1.0 GHz or higher
RAM: 512 MB or more
Hard Disk drive: 380 MB or more of available space
Display:
Screen Resolution: 800 × 600 pixels (or higher) (recommended 1,024 × 768 or higher)
Colors: 8 bit or higher (16 bit recommended)
CD-ROM drive (supporting Digital Music CD playback capabilities using WDM)
To create original CDs, a CD-R/RW drive is required.
board
Sound

port
(Hi-Speed USB is recommended)
USB

.NET Framework 2.0 or 3.0, QuickTime 7.2, Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0,
Microsoft

Windows Media Player 10 or 11 (Windows Media Player 11 recommended. 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.).
Flash Player 8 or higher needs to be installed.
Adobe

Internet connection is required to use Electronic Music Distribution (EMD)
Broadband

or to visit the web site.
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A
A2DP.................................................. 75
AAC.................................................. 120
AAC-LC........................................... 154
Accessories.......................................... 8
Accessory hole.................................. 12
Adobe Reader...................................... 3
Album Display Format.................... 40
All Range........................................... 39
Arena.................................................. 47
Attachment.......................................... 8
Audio format................................... 120
AVC..........................................121, 154
AVLS (Volume Limit)...................... 99
AVRCP............................................... 75
E
Equalizer............................................ 43
Explorer........................................... 122
B
BACK/HOME button................ 10, 13
Battery............................. 114, 115, 157
Beep Settings................................... 100
Bit rate......................................120, 154
Bluetooth........................................... 75
BLUETOOTH button................ 10, 81
Bluetooth indicator.................... 10, 85
Brightness........................................ 103
D
Data.................................................. 122
Date-Time...................... 104, 106, 107
Date Display Format...................... 106
Display......................................... 56, 68
DSEE (Sound Enhance)................... 49
Dynamic Normalizer....................... 51
F
Firmware.......................................... 123
Format (Initialize).......................... 110
H
Headphones................................. 8, 148
Heavy................................................. 44
HOLD switch.................................... 11
Home menu......................................... 6
I
Information..................................... 108
Initialize (Format).......................... 110
Initial Search................................. 6, 27
Intelligent Shuffle......................... 6, 30
Interval............................................... 71
J
Jazz...................................................... 44
JPEG.........................................121, 154
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C
Capacity........................................... 156
Clear Stereo....................................... 48
Club.................................................... 47
Computer........................................ 158
Connection........................................ 81
Connection Standby......................... 95
Continuous Playback....................... 59
Cover art............................................ 40
Custom......................................... 44, 45
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Symbols
5-way button............................... 10, 13
(Repeat)....................................... 38
(Shuffle).................................... 38
(Shuffle&Repeat)................ 38
(Repeat 1 song)......................... 38
/ Button Setting.......................... 42
(Heavy)...................................... 44
(Pop)........................................... 44
(Jazz)........................................... 44
(Unique)..................................... 44
(Custom 1)................................. 44
(Custom 2)................................. 44
(Studio)....................................... 47
(Live)........................................... 47
(Club)......................................... 47
(Arena)....................................... 47
(Matrix)...................................... 47
(Karaoke).................................... 47
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N
Normal............................................... 38
Now Playing........................................ 7
Now Playing screen.......................... 19
O
On-Hold Display.............................. 61
OPTION/PWR OFF button...... 11, 20
Option menu...................20, 35, 63, 74
P
Pairing................................................ 78
Passkey............................................... 79
Photo format................................... 121
Photo Library................................ 6, 64
Photo List Display Format.............. 72
Photo Orientation............................ 66
Playback Range................................. 39
Playlists.......................................... 7, 28
Play Mode.................................... 37, 38
Pop...................................................... 44
Power..................................11, 115, 131
Q
Quick Connection............................ 88
S
Screensaver...................................... 101
Search for songs................................ 21
album.....................................................22
artist.......................................................23
genre......................................................24
initial letter...........................................27
playlists..................................................28
release year...........................................25
song name.............................................21
Selected Range.................................. 39
Serial number...................................... 8
Set Date-Time................................. 104
Settings................................................. 7
Shuffle All.......................................... 32
Shuffle play........................................ 30
Shuffle All.............................................32
Time Machine Shuffle.........................30
Slide show.......................................... 69
Slide Show Interval..............................71
Slide Show Repeat................................70
Sound Effect Preset.......................... 92
Sound quality.................................... 43
Sound Quality Mode........................ 91
Stand................................................... 12
Studio................................................. 47
T
Thumbnail.................... 15, 60, 72, 129
Time Display Format..................... 107
Time Machine Shuffle...................... 30
Time setting..................................... 104
Total photos..................................... 108
Total songs....................................... 108
Total videos..................................... 108
Troubleshooting.............................. 124
Turning off the player manually.... 115
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M
Matrix................................................. 47
Media Manager for WALKMAN...... 9
Messages.......................................... 139
Model............................................... 108
MP3..........................................120, 154
MP3 Conversion TooL....................... 9
MPEG-4...................................121, 154
Music Library................................ 6, 21
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L
Language.......................................... 112
Linear PCM.............................120, 154
Live..................................................... 47
R
Recharging....................................... 114
Release Year....................................... 25
Remaining battery.......................... 114
Repeat................................................ 38
RESET (the player)......................... 124
Reset all Settings............................. 109
RESET button................................... 12
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Karaoke.............................................. 47
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Zoom.................................................. 57
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W
Windows Explorer....................52, 122
Windows Media Player...................... 9
WM-PORT................................10, 108
WMA.......................................120, 154
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V
Video format................................... 121
Video Library................................ 6, 52
Video List Display Format.............. 60
Video Orientation............................ 54
VOL+/– button................................. 10
Volume............................................... 51
VPT(Surround)................................ 46
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Unique............................................... 44
Upgrading........................................ 123
USB cable............................................. 8
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