Philips SA261/17, SA255/00, SA260/00, SA261 User manual

Philips SA261/17, SA255/00, SA260/00, SA261 User manual
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user manual
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| manual do usuário
Digital Audio Player
Lecteur audio numérique | Digitaler Audio-Player | Reproductor de audio digital
Digitale audiospeler
| Lettore audio digitale | Leitor Áudio Digital
Digital ljudspelare
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We hope you enjoy your product
Please visit www.philips.com/support and enter your product name to view:
-
FAQ, Frequently Asked Questions
Latest user manuals
Latest PC software downloads
Firmware upgrade files
Since it is possible for you to upgrade your product,
we recommend that you register your product on
www.philips.com/register
so we can inform you as soon as new free upgrades become available.
The model and production numbers can be found inside the battery compartment.
About your new product
With your newly purchased product, you can enjoy the following:
- MP3 and WMA playback (see MUSIC MODE section)
- FM radio*** (see RADIO MODE section)
- Recording: FM***, direct line-in and voice (see MAKING RECORDINGS section)
***FM radio is only available to some regional versions. FM radio is currently not available in Europe.
Included accessories
Headphones
Audio cable
USB cable
Armband or Neck-strap (availability subject to region)
CDROM with user manual, drivers, FAQ, music management softwares
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About Batteries
You can use the following batteries with your device:
- normal batteries type LR03, UM4 or AAA (preferably Philips); or
- alkaline batteries type LR03, UM4 or AAA (preferably Philips); or
- rechargeable batteries type LR03, UM4 or AAA (preferably Philips)
Note: Remove batteries if they are empty or if the player is not going to be used for a long time.
Inserting batteries
Open the battery compartment. Insert batteries with correct polarity.
LR03/A
AA /U
M4
PRESS TO RELEASE
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Overview of controls and connections
1
LINE-IN
LINE-IN jack
2
USB cable connector
3
HOLD OFF
To disable key press
4
LCD display
dynamically displays menu, options and track information
5
3/4
Scroll; SuperScroll; Skip to previous / next
5/6
Rewind / Fast forward; Up / Down to 1 level
2;
Power on / off and Play / Pause; confirms a menu setting
6
Volume + / -
Volume control
7
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Headphones jack
8
SETTING
Settings menu
9
REC
Start or Stop Voice / FM Radio*** / Line-in recording
0
A - B / DBB
A-B Repeat
DBB (Enable or disable Dynamic Bass Boost to enhance bass tones);
!
Battery door
Open to insert battery
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Card slot
Insert your mini SD card here for memory expansion (max. = 1 GB)
Gently push on card to remove
***FM radio is only available to some regional versions. FM radio is currently not available in Europe.
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Powering on / off
Power on: Press and hold 2; for 1 second.
➔ PHILIPS splash screen appears briefly
Power off: Press and hold 2; again for 1 second or more.
✔
TIP
Your device automatically powers down if there is no operation and no music played for
60 seconds. Last playback status / screen will be resumed at next powering on.
Indication of power level
You can see the approximate power level of your batteries on the display.
Battery full
Battery two-thirds full
Battery half full
Battery low
Battery empty
Note: Rechargeable batteries shows lower voltage levels when compared to alkaline ones.
Batteries contain chemical substances, so they should be disposed of properly.
✔
TIP
When the batteries are nearly empty, the battery low screen
blinks and
the beep tone sounds once.
When you hear a double beep, your device will power down in less than 60 seconds.
Your device will save all settings and un-finished recordings before it powers down.
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Music mode
We have put some music tracks on your device so that you can jump start your music experience.
You can also transfer your digital music collection from your computer to your device through the
included music management software.
(see GETTING DIGITAL MUSIC ON YOUR DEVICE for more information)
IMPORTANT!
Music files transferred through Windows Explorer (by drag and drop) to your device
will only be recognized as data files - they will neither appear nor play in the MUSIC
library of your device.
Searching for your desired music
1
From the root menu, select MUSIC to enter the music mode. As you enter the music mode,
you can search from the following display options:
Music
Playlists
Alphabetically
listed playlists
Tracks listed in
play order
Artists
Alphabetically
listed artists
Alphabetically
listed tracks
All tracks
Alphabetically
listed tracks
Note: Chinese, Japanese and Korean information will be sorted according to their unicode value.
2
Press 3 to scroll up or 4 to scroll down for your option.
Press 6 for next or 5 for previous levels.
3
Press 2; to play your selection.
✔
TIP
You can also press and hold 3 or 4 key to SuperScroll.
An enlarged head letter will show as the tracks scroll quickly.
Stop pressing when you have arrived at your desired head letter.
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Playback
The 2;, 3, 4, 5, 6 keys are multi-functional. They work according to how you press them:
press or press and hold. During music playback, you can do the following:
Basic Operation
Controls to press
Play / Pause music
Press 2; during playback
Go to next track
Press 4
Go to previous track
Press 3
Forward search
Press and hold 6
Backward search
Press and hold 5
Volume control
Volume + / -
Enable / Disable DBB
Press and hold A - B / DBB
On screen indication
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Advanced features in playback
A-B REPEAT
To repeat or loop a sequence in a track:
1
2
Press A - B / DBB at your chosen starting point;
➔
appears on the screen.
Press A - B / DBB again at your chosen end point;
➔
3
appears on the screen, and the repeat sequence begins.
Press A - B / DBB again to exit the sequence.
BOOKMARKS
The bookmark feature (available in both the MUSIC and RECORDINGS libraries) lets you mark a
point that you can go to quickly. You can store up to 10 bookmarks on your device.
Setting up a bookmark
1
Press SETTING when playback reaches a point that you want to mark.
Select "BOOKMARK > Set bookmark".
Note: When the 10 available bookmark positions are used up, your device will go back to the first
position. You will be prompted to overwrite existing bookmark positions. Press 2; to
confirm. Press 5 to cancel.
✔
TIP
You can also pre-set your [>]key shortcut as BOOKMARK for one-touch bookmark setting.
See [>]key shortcut for more information.
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Playing a bookmark
1
Press SETTING and select "BOOKMARK > Bookmark list
✔
TIP
You know your track has a bookmark as you navigate.
The top right corner of the highlighter is "folded". Press 6
to display all bookmarks set within the highlighted track.
PLAY MODES
You can set your device to play music tracks randomly (Shuffle
) and / or repeatedly (repeat
).
Changing play modes
1
Press SETTING. Select Play modes.
2
Use scroll controls to select the following options. Press 2; to confirm your selection.
Press 2; to deslect a checked option.
Play mode
Shuffle
Repeat
Shuffle
On
Off
Repeat
Off
On
Shuffle and repeat
On
On
Normal
Off
Off
On screen indication
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EQUALIZERS
You can set your device to play music tracks with different EQ (equalizers).
Changing equalizers
1
Press SETTING. Select Equalizers.
2
Use scroll controls to select Rock / Pop / Jazz / Classic / Custom / Off.
✔
TIP
You can also pre-set your [>]key shortcut as EQ for one-touch equalizers setting.
See [>]key shortcut for more information.
Custom EQ
The Equalizer custom setting provides 5 adjustable bands: Bass, Low, Mid, High and Treble.
1
Press SETTING. Select Equalizers > Custom.
2
Press 6 or 5 to select your band.
➔ Selected band flashes.
3
Press 3 once or more to increase the band setting.
Press 4 once or more to reduce the band setting.
4
Press 2; to save.
➔ The newly saved custom eq can be immediately heard if you are playing music
✔
TIP
- Press and hold 5 to exit the Custom EQ screen without saving new settings.
- The Custom EQ screen times out when there is more than 5 seconds of inactivity.
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Getting digital music onto your device
Before you can play your MP3 or WMA collection on your device using Windows Media Player, you
need to have both Windows Media Player and Device Manager installed as follows:
Install Philips Device Manager and Windows Media Player
1
2
Insert the supplied CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive.
If the CD does not autorun, please click the mp3.exe from the root directory of the CD.
Select your language and follow screen instructions to complete installation of Philips
Device Manager and Windows Media Player.
Connect your device to the computer
1
2
Connect your device to your computer using the supplied USB
cable. A USB connection animation will be shown as soon as your
device is connected.
You can organize files and transfer music to your device during
USB connection.
Organize and transfer your music using Windows Media Player 9 / 10
1
2
3
4
5
6
Launch Windows Media Player from Windows desktop or Start menu.
To transfer files from your computer to your device, click Copy to CD or Device (WMP 9) or
Sync (WMP 10) tab.
In the Items to Copy pane, in the drop-down list, click the playlist, category, or other item that
you want to copy.
Clear the check boxes next to any files you do not want to copy.
In the Items on Device pane, in the drop-down list, click the device that you want to copy files
to. i.e. Philips GoGear*.
Click the Copy (WMP 9) or Start Sync (WMP 10) button.
*Windows Media Player 9
*Windows Media Player 10
IMPORTANT!
Music transferred to removable disk other than Philips GoGear cannot be played on
your device.
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Getting digital music onto your device
Safely disconnect your device
Exit any active application working with your player. Safely remove your device by clicking
your task tray.
from
Simply disconnect your device after file transfer completes.
IMPORTANT!
Music files transferred through Windows Explorer (by drag and drop) to your device
will only be recognized as data files - they will neither appear nor play in the MUSIC
library of your device.
✔
TIP
You can refer to the Help > Copying files to your portable device for WMP 9 or Help >
Synchronizing content to devices for WMP 10 for further details on music transfer.
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Radio mode
Select your FM region***
1
From the root menu, select RADIO to enter the radio mode.
2
Press SETTING. Select "Select FM region" > Asia / Europe / USA.
***FM radio is only available to some regional versions. FM radio is currently not available in Europe.
Region
Frequency range
Tuning steps
Asia
87.5 - 108 MHz
0.05 MHz
Europe
87.5 - 108 MHz
0.05 MHz
USA
87.5 - 108 MHz
0.1 MHz
Auto tune
1
From the root menu, select RADIO to enter the radio mode.
2
Press SETTING. Select Autotune. Press 6 to confirm.
Playing a radio station
1
From the root menu, select RADIO to enter the radio mode.
2
Press 3 to scroll up or 4 to scroll down for your preset.
Manual tune
1
From the radio play screen, press 6 to enter the manual tune screen.
2
Press 5 or 6 to tune step by step.
➔ The frequency bar indicates the change in frequency. You will hear a hissing sound /
the tuned station as you manual tune.
3
Press and hold 5 to search for the last available station or press and hold 6 to search for the
next available station.
➔ The frequency bar quickly increases / decreases in frequency.
4
Press 2; to confirm your preset.
✔
TIP
If you do not want to store a manual tuned preset, do not press any key.
The manual tuning screen will time out without saving.
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Making recordings
When your device is not connected to the computer, you can make voice, radio or line-in recordings.
Preparing to make recordings
1
Press SETTING. Select Recordings and press 6 for a list of available settings.
2
You can adjust the following settings before making any recordings.
Setting
Available options (default settings in bold)
Record quality
Low, Medium, High
Auto volume control
On, Off
Silence detection
On, Off
Auto volume control (only applicable to voice recording): device will fix the volume level when
making voice recording
Silence detection (only applicable to LINE-IN recording): device will create new track when it detects
a silence period
Making voice recording
1
Make sure you are not in the radio mode.
2
Press REC to start voice recording.
➔ Device shows the recording state.
3
Press REC again to stop voice recording.
➔ Device shows the saving state. Your voice recording will
be saved on your device
(filename = recordings > mic >MIC xxx.wav; xxx = track number).
4
Press 2; to preview your new recording when prompted.
If you do not want to preview, do not press any key. The preview
prompt will time out.
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Making FM recording***
***FM radio is only available to some regional versions. FM radio is currently not available in Europe.
1
From the root menu, select RADIO to enter the radio mode.
2
Press REC to start FM recording.
➔ Device shows the recording state.
3
Press REC again to stop FM recording.
➔ Device shows the saving state. Your FM recording will be saved on
the internal memory of your device
(filename = recordings > fm > FM xxx.wav; xxx = track number).
4
Press 2; to preview your new recording when prompted.
If you do not want to preview, do not press any key. The preview
prompt will time out.
NOTE:
FM recordings cannot be saved on an external SD card.
Making LINE-IN recording
1
Connect an external player to your device via the supplied audio cable,
inserting one end to the players' LINE-OUT jack, the other end to your
device's LINE-IN jack.
➔ Device shows the LINE-IN recording ready screen.
2
Start playback on the LINE-OUT player.
Press REC to start LINE-IN recording.
➔ Device shows the recording state.
3
Press REC again to stop LINE-IN recording.
➔ Device shows the saving state. Your LINE-IN recording will be
saved on your device
(filename = recordings > line in >Line-In xxx.wav; xxx = track
number).
4
Press 2; to preview your new recording when prompted.
If you do not want to preview, do not press any key. The preview prompt will time out.
✔
TIP
- If you have connected an external player before powering on your device,
the LINE-IN record ready screen will appear at power on.
- Depending on your settings, your device will start LINE-IN recording on a new file
when there is silence from the LINE-IN source.
(See Preparing to make recordings for more information).
- All recordings will be saved on the device's internal memory. When the internal
memory is full, new files from voice and line-in will be saved on the SD memory card
(if available).
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Playing recordings
You can find your recordings in the RECORDINGS library.
Searching for your desired recording
1
From the root menu, select RECORDINGS to enter the recordings library. As you enter the
recordings library, you can search from the following options:
Recording
Voice recordings
Alphabetically
listed recordings
FM recordings***
Alphabetically
listed recordings
Line-in recordings
Alphabetically
listed recordings
***FM radio is only available to some regional versions. FM radio is currently not available in Europe.
2
Press 3 to scroll up or 4 to scroll down for your option.
Press 6 for next or 5 for previous levels.
3
Press 2; to play your selection.
Uploading your recordings to your computer
1
Connect to computer.
2
In Windows Explorer, your device will show up as a resmovable drive.
3
You can find your recordings in the recordings folder (FM***/Line-in/MIC).
***FM radio is only available to some regional versions
4
Drag and drop your files to any desired location.
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Customizing settings
1
From any mode, press SETTING for settings options.
2
Press 3 to scroll up or 4 to scroll down for your option. Press 6 for next or 5 for
previous levels.
3
Press 6 to confirm your selection.
4
Press SETTING or press and hold 5 to exit the menu display.
✔
TIP
- Options for each setting are shown on the device display.
- Available settings vary with selected mode.
Setting
Options
Bookmark
Set bookmark / Bookmarks list
Playmodes
Shuffle / Repeat
Equalizer
Rock / Pop / Jazz / Classic / Custom / Off
Auto tune
Select FM region***
Asia / Europe / USA
Delete
Delete this track (available only during music / recording playback)
[>]key shortcut
Set Bookmark / Play modes / Equalizer / Delete
Record settings
Record quality / Auto volume control (Voice record only) /
Silence detection (Line-in record only)
Power save
On / Off
Backlight
3 seconds / 5 seconds / 10 seconds / 15 seconds / Off
Contrast
Levels 1 - 6
Language
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian),
Dutch, Swedish, Polish, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional),
Japanese, Korean
Sleep timer
15 minutes / 30 minutes / 60 minutes / Off
Information
FW version / Internal memory available / Memory card available
Factory settings
Restore Factory settings
***FM radio is only available to some regional versions. FM radio is currently not available in Europe.
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Using your device as an external mass storage
You can use your device as an external mass storage for any data files.
IMPORTANT!
Music files transferred through Windows Explorer (by drag and drop) to your device
will only be recognized as data files - they will neither appear nor play in the MUSIC
library of your device.
Memory expansion
You can increase the storage capacity of your device by inserting a MINI SD memory card (maximum
1 GB) into the card slot.
1
Insert your MINI SD card into your device.
➔ Your device will create an empty database for your MINI SD card.
2
You can use the expanded memory space for music / data transfer.
You can also use the expanded memory space to increase the recording capacity of your device.
IMPORTANT!
Your MINI SD card must be formatted with FAT or FAT32 file systems.
NTFS formatted MINI SD card CANNOT be recognized by Windows Media Player
or your device!
✔
TIP
- All recordings will be saved on the device's internal memory. When the internal
memory is full, new files from voice and line-in recordings will be saved on the SD
memory card (if available).
- Your memory card will appear as Philips SD.
- Music tracks transferred to your memory card via Windows Media Player is only playable
on the same device where music is downloaded.
- In case of card error, please use Device Manager to restore your memory card.
IMPORTANT!
To transfer music tracks to your memory card, you must insert your memory card to
your device before USB connection and plug it when device is off.Tracks transferred to
the memory card when it was not inserted into the player (e.g. via card reader device)
will not be playable on the device.
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Upgrades
We know you will enjoy your product for a long time. For best performance, we recommend that
you regularly check in to www.philips.com/support for free upgrades of the latest software and firmware
for your product.
Firmware Upgrade
Your device is controlled by an internal program called firmware. You can install the latest firmware from
the bypacked CD or download it from www.philips.com/support to keep your device updated.
✔
TIP
Please insert new battery into your device before firmware upgrade.This will ensure steady
power supply for completing the whole process.
1
Install the latest Philips Device Manager from the bypacked CD.
2
Connect your device to your computer. Launch Device Manager from Start ➔ Program ➔
Philips ➔ Philips GoGear Digital Audio Player.
3
Click Upgrade, Device Manager will check whether a new firmware is available and install it on your
device.
4
You will be prompted to disconnect your device from your computer as soon as
Philips Device Manager finishes interacting with your device. Please safely remove your
device by clicking
from your task tray.
5
Once the USB cable is disconnected, firmware upgrade will start automatically. The process
is complete when the device restarts and display the power up splash screen.
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Device Restore / Repair
Your device is controlled by an internal program called firmware. In case the firmware
files is corrupted, you may need to repair the device.
✔
1
TIP
Please insert a new battery before device restore/repair. This will ensure steady power
supply for completing the whole process.
Connect your device to your computer. Launch Device Manager from Start ➔ Program ➔
Philips Device Manager.
WARNING !
All content and music will be erased!
Please back up all your files before device restore/repair.
2
In the main window, click Restore/ Repair. On screen indication:
Select Philips/Philips SD Card. Press OK to confirm your selection. You will be prompted to
disconnect your device from your computer as soon as Device Manager finishes interacting
with your device.
3
Please safely remove your device by clicking
from your task tray.
4
Once the USB cable is disconnected, firmware restore will start automatically. The process
is complete when the device restarts and display the power up splash screen.
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Troubleshooting
If a fault occurs, first check the points listed in the following pages. For further help and other
troubleshooting tips, please also check out FAQs at www.philips.com/support.
If you are unable to find a solution by following these hints, consult your dealer or service center.
WARNING:
Under no circumstances should you try to repair the set yourself, as this will invalidate
the warranty.
Problem
Solution
Hang up
Remove the battery. Re-insert the battery and power up
the device.
Cannot power up
Insert new batteries. Press 2; and power up the device.
In case of device / card error, connect your device to the
computer. Use Device Manager to restore your device.
Player skips track
The skipped track is protected. You may not have enough rights
to play the skipped track on your device. Check music rights with
song provider.
Sent tracks not found in player
Music files transferred through Windows Explorer (by drag and
drop) will only be recognized as data files - they will neither
appear nor play in the MUSIC library of your device.
Device shows "Memory Full"
- Connect your device to the computer.
Delete unwanted files. Unplug safely. Record again.
- Insert a memory card for memory expansion.
Device shows "Cannot delete"
Your can delete a track only when a track is playing.
Play the track you want to delete. Press SETTING.
Select Delete this track.
Device shows ❑❑❑❑❑❑❑❑
You have transferred music tracks with Chinese, Japanese, Korean
or other languages to your device.You need the corresponding
fonts to display this information correctly. Chinese, Japanese,
Korean fonts are only available to players with a model number
that ends with "/93".
Press SETTING. Select Language. Select the source language of
the music tracks.
Note:Your music still plays even this information is not shown
properly.
Device shows "Player problem"
Device / memory card error. Connect your device to the
computer. Use Philips Device Manager to repair your device.
MINI SD card is not recognized
Your MINI SD card must be formatted with FAT or FAT32
file systems. NTFS formatted MINI SD card CANNOT be
recognized by Window Media Player or your device!
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Safety and Maintenance
General maintenance
To
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avoid damage or malfunction:
Do not expose to excessive heat caused by heating equipment or direct sunlight.
Do not drop your player or allow objects to fall on your player.
Do not allow your player to be submersed in water. Do not expose earphone socket or
battery compartment to water as water entering the set may cause major damage.
Do not use any cleaning agents containing alcohol, ammonia, benzene, or abrasives as
these may harm the set.
Active mobile phones in the vicinity may cause interference.
Backup your files. Please ensure that you retain the original files that you have downloaded to your
device. Philips is not responsible for any loss of content if the product becomes damaged or not
readable / legible.
Manage (transfer, delete, etc.) your music files only through included music software to avoid problems!
About operating and storage temperatures
– Operate in a place where the temperature is always between 0 and 35º C (32 to 95º F).
– Store in a place where the temperature is always between -20 and 45º C (-4 to 113º F).
– Battery life may shorten in low temperature conditions.
Take care when using headphones
Hearing safety
Listen at a moderate volume. Using headphones at high volume can impair your hearing. We recommend
headphone no. SHE775 for this product.
Important (for models with bypacked headphones):
Philips guarantees compliance with the maximum sound power of its audio players as determined by relevant
regulatory bodies only with the original model of provided headphones. In case this one
needs replacement, we recommend that you contact your retailer to order a model identical to that of the
original provided by Philips.
Traffic safety
Do not use headphones while driving or cycling as you may cause an accident.
Copyright information
– All other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.
– Unauthorized duplication of any recordings downloaded from the internet or made from audio
CDs is a violation of copyright laws and international treaties.
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Environmental information
We have reduced the packaging to its minimum and made it easy to separate into materials: cardboard, PS, PE, PET.
Your set consists of material which can be recycled if disassembled by a specialized company
Please observe the local regulations to dispose of packaging, exhausted batteries and old equipment.
Disposal of your old product
Your product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components, which can be recycled
and reused.
When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a product it means the product is covered
by the European Directive 2002/96/EC
Please inform yourself about the local separate collection system for electrical and electronic products.
Please act according to your local rules and do not dispose of your old products with your normal
household waste.The correct disposal of your old product will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human health.
Modifications
Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void user authority to operate this device.
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Notice for the USA
Philips
SA250
SA255
SA260
Philips
SA261
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 instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
-
Relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between 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.
Notice for Canada
This Class B digital apparaatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
The set complies with the FCC-Rules, Part 15 and with 21 CFR 1040.10.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1.This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2.This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Notice for the European Union
This product complies with the radio interference requirements of the European Union.
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Technical Data
Power supply
Battery playtime
1 x AAA
8 hours using 1 x AAA alkaline
Display
White backlight LCD, 128 x 48 pixels
Sound
Bass enhancement
Channel separation
Equalizer settings
Frequency response
Signal to noise ratio
Output Power (RMS)
Audio Playback
Compression format
Digital Rights Management
ID3-tag support
Digital Bass boost
50 dB
Rock / Pop / Jazz / Classic / Custom / Off
30-18 000 Hz
>80 dB
2 x 4 mW
MP3
(8-320 kbps and VBR; Sample rate: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz)
WAV
WMA (5-192 kbps)
WMDRM
Album, title and artist name
Audio Recording
Audio file format
WAV
Line in
Analogue
Audio Capturing
Built-in microphone
Mono
Voice recording
ADPCM
recording***
ADPCM
***FM radio is only available to some regional versions. FM radio is currently not available in Europe.
Storage Media
SA250 128 MB* NAND Flash SA255 256 MB* NAND Flash
SA260 512 MB* NAND Flash SA261 512 MB* NAND Flash
*Actual formatted capacity will be less.
Mini SD
Tuner / Reception / Transmission Autotune/ Tuner bands: FM stereo***
***FM radio is only available to some regional versions. FM radio is currently not available in Europe.
Connectivity
Headphones (3.5 mm line-out), 3.5mm line-in, USB 2.0
Music transfer
Data transfer
via WMP 9/10
via Windows Explorer
System Requirements
Windows® 2000(SP4 or above) or XP(SP1 or above)
Pentium Class 300 MHz processor or better
128 MB RAM
500 MB hard drive space
Internet connection
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
USB port
PHILIPS reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice.
All rights reserved.
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About Philips Device Manager
With Philips Device Manager, you can update and restore/repair your
device with a few simple clicks.
About Windows Media Player
With Windows Media Player you can easily manage your digital music collection and transfer music to
your device. Music that has not been transferr to your device using Windows Media Player
can
not be played on your device.
Note:
Music that has not been transferred to your device using Windows Media Player can
not be played on your device.
Install Windows Media Player and Device Manager
1
Insert the supplied CD into your computer's’s CD-ROM drive.
2
Follow screen instructions to begin and complete installation.
3
For Windows 2000 users, install WMP 9. For Windows XP users, install WMP 10.
4
Fill in necessary information when prompted to do so.
Launch Windows Media Player 9
1
✔
2
Connect your device to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
The USB connection screen will automatically appear.
TIP
Please refer to your computer’s manual for the exact position of your USB port.
Look for the USB symbol on the processing unit of your computer.
Launch Windows Media Player.
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Actual display varies with use.
Search and add tracks to the Library
1
Go to the Media Library tab to enter the Media Library. Click Add.
2
From the menu, choose to add files from folder, playlist, URL or by searching your computer.You can
also choose to add playing tracks or playlists.
3
Files will be added to the Library.
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Transfer tracks to your device
1
Click on Copy to CD or Device.
2
In the Items to Copy pane, show the playlist, category, or other items that you want to copy
that you want to copy. Clear the check boxes next to any files you do not want to copy..
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Transfer tracks to your device
In the Items on Device pane, show the device that you want to copy files to, i.e. Philips GoGear
/Philips. Clear the check boxes next to any files you do not want to copy..
3
4
Click the Copy button.
✔
TIP
For further details of music transfer on WMP 9, go to the help section of Windows Media
Player and click Help > Copying files to your portable device.
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*Actual display varies with use.
Add Tracks to a Playlist
1
Click to highlight an item.
2
Right click on the item and select Add to Playlist.
3
From the Add to Playlist pop-up window, select an existing playlist or add new one.
4
The selection is added to playlist.
✔
TIP
Press and hold <Ctrl> on your keyboard and click to select more than one item.
To select consecutive items, click the first item, press and hold <Shift> on your
keyboard, and then click the last item.
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Delete Tracks and Playlists
1
Click to highlight an item.
2
Right click and select Delete from Library to delete.
✔
TIP
Press and hold <Ctrl> on your keyboard and click to select more than one item.
To select consecutive items, click the first item, press and hold <Shift> on your
keyboard, and then click the last item.
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Edit Track Information
1
Click on a track.
2
Right click and select Edit.
3
Click on the text boxes to edit relevant information.
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*Actual display varies with use.
Search for Tracks
1
Type a search string in the Search for field.
2
Click on Find Now to start searching.
3
You will see tracks that contain the search string.
4
You can play, transfer, delete or add these tracks.
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Launch Windows Media Player 10
1
✔
2
Connect your device to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
The USB connection screen will automatically appear.
TIP
Please refer to your computer’s manual for the exact position of your USB port.
Look for the USB symbol on the processing unit of your computer.
Launch Windows Media Player.
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*Actual display varies with use.
Search and add tracks to the Library
1
Go to File menu. Click Add to Library > By Searching Computer.
2
Click Browse in the dialog box to point to the folder you want to add to.
3
Complete the information in the dialog box, and then click Search.
4
Files will be added to the Library.
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Transfer tracks to your device
1
2
Click on Sync.
In the Items to Copy pane, show the playlist, category, or other items that you want to copy
that you want to copy. Clear the check boxes next to any files you do not want to copy..
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3
In the Items on Device pane, show the device that you want to copy files to, i.e. Philips GoGear
/Philips. Clear the check boxes next to any files you do not want to copy..
4
Click the Start Sync button
✔
TIP
For further details of music transfer on WMP 10, go to the help section of Windows Media
Player and click Help > Synchronizing content to devices.
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* Actual display varies with use.
Add Tracks to a Playlist
1
Click to highlight an item.
2
Right click on the item and select Add to > Additional Playlist...
3
From the Add to Playlist pop-up window, select an existing playlist or add new one.
4
The selection is added to playlist.
✔
TIP
Press and hold <Ctrl> on your keyboard and click to select more than one item.
To select consecutive items, click the first item, press and hold <Shift> on your
keyboard, and then click the last item.
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* Actual display varies with use.
Delete Tracks and Playlists
1
Click to highlight an item.
2
Right click and select Delete to delete.
✔
TIP
Press and hold <Ctrl> on your keyboard and click to select more than one item.
To select consecutive items, click the first item, press and hold <Shift> on your
keyboard, and then click the last item.
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Edit Track Information
1
Click on a track.
2
Right click and select Edit.
3
Click on the text boxes to edit relevant information.
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Search for Tracks
1
Type a search string in the Search field.
2
Click on Search to start searching.
3
You will see tracks that contain the search string.
4
You can play, transfer, delete or add these tracks.
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Upgrades
We know you will enjoy your product for a long time. For best performance, we recommend that
you regularly check in to www.philips.com for free upgrades of the latest software and firmware for
your product.
Firmware Upgrade
Your device is controlled by an internal program called firmware. You can install the latest firmware from
the bypacked CD and download it from www.philips.com/support to keep your device updated.
✔
TIP
Please charge your device fully before firmware upgrade. This will ensure steady power
supply for completing the whole process.
1
Install the latest Philips Device Manager from the bypacked CD. Philips Device Manager will
automatically notify you if any new updates are available.
2
Connect your device to your computer (powered by the supplied AC/DC adapter if
applicable). Launch Device Manager from Start ➔ Program ➔ Philips Device Manager or
from the desktop.
3
Select your device and click Upgrade, Device Manager will check whether a new firmware is
available and install it on your device.
4
You will be prompted to disconnect your device from your computer as soon as
Philips Device Manager finishes interacting with your device. Please safely remove your
device by clicking
from your task tray.
5
Once the USB cable is disconnected, firmware restore will start automatically. The process
is complete when the device restarts and display the power up splash screen.
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Device Restore / Repair
Your device is controlled by an internal program called firmware. In case the firmware
files is corrupted, you may need to repair the device.
✔
1
TIP
Please insert a new battery before device restore/repair. This will ensure steady power
supply for completing the whole process.
Connect your device to your computer. Launch Device Manager from Start ➔ Program ➔
Philips Device Manager.
WARNING !
All content and music will be erased!
Please back up all your files before device restore/repair.
2
In the main window, click Restore/ Repair. On screen indication:
Select Philips/Philips SD Card. Press OK to confirm your selection. You will be prompted to
disconnect your device from your computer as soon as Device Manager finishes interacting
with your device.
3
Please safely remove your device by clicking
from your task tray.
4
Once the USB cable is disconnected, firmware restore will start automatically. The process
is complete when the device restarts and display the power up splash screen.
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Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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or their respective owners
2005 © Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. All rights reserved.
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