Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide
System Requirements
Computer:
IBM PC/AT or compatible computer preinstalled with the following Windows operating systems*: 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.
* 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.
Sound board
USB port (Hi-Speed USB is recommended)
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.0, QuickTime 7.2, Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0, 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.).
Adobe Flash Player 8 or higher needs to be installed.
Broadband Internet connection is required to use Electronic Music Distribution (EMD) or to visit the web
site.
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
Quick Start Guide
©2008 Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia
3-289-810-11 (1)
NWZ-A826 / A828 / A829
Table of Contents
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the back of the player. Record them in the
space provided below. Refer to these numbers in the spaces whenever you call upon your
Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. __________________________
Serial No. __________________________
About the Manual
The use of the player is described in this “Quick Start Guide,” in the “Operation Guide” (PDF
file).
Quick Start Guide: Explains basic operation of the player, including importing,
transferring, and playing music songs, videos and photos. It also explains the basic
operation of Bluetooth communication using the player.
Operation Guide: Explains advanced features of the player and offers
troubleshooting information.
Troubleshooting: Explains symptoms, causes and remedies when the player has
problems.
Precautions: Explains important notes to prevent accidents.
For the latest information
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/
Introduction..................................................................4
Supplied Accessories....................................................6
Parts and Controls........................................................8
About the Home menu.............................................. 10
Getting Started.......................................................... 12
Before Connecting the Player...................................................................................... 12
Charging the Battery.......................................................................................................... 12
Turning the Player On and Off..................................................................................... 13
Selecting the Display Language................................................................................. 14
Installing the Operation Guide and Software.................................................... 15
Getting Data............................................................... 19
Transferring Data....................................................... 20
Playing Music............................................................. 26
Playing Videos/Photos.............................................. 28
Listening to Songs through Bluetooth
Communication...................................................... 30
Basic Facts on Bluetooth Technology...................................................................... 30
Pairing......................................................................................................................................... 32
Establishing the Connection and Listening to Music................................... 33
Precautions............................................................................................................................................ 34
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the NWZ-A826/A828/A829*1.
To begin using the player, first import music songs, videos and photos into your computer
and then transfer them to the player.
After transferring the data to the player, you can enjoy them wherever you go. You can also
enjoy listening to songs and video sound through Bluetooth communication,
*1Depending on the country/region in which you have purchased the player, some models may
not be available.
Playing songs, videos or photos
Getting Started
( page 12)
Enjoying Contents Using the Bluetooth Function
You can listen to songs or video sound from Bluetooth devices by transmitting data from
the player. You can control the basic operations of the player wirelessly from the connected
Bluetooth device.
Pairing
( page 32)
Getting Data
( page 19)
Transferring Data
( page 20)
Establishing
Bluetooth
connection
( page 33)
Playing Data
Songs
Videos/Photos
( page 26)
( page 28)
About sample data*
The player is pre-installed with sample data. If you delete sample data, you cannot restore it,
and we will not supply any replacement data.
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*1In some countries/regions some sample data is not installed.
Listening to Music
( page 33)
Supplied Accessories
Please check the accessories in the package.
 Headphones (1)
 USB cable (1)
 Earbuds (Size S, L) (1)
 Attachment (1)
Use when connecting the player to
the optional cradle, etc.
How to install the earbuds correctly
 CD-ROM*1*2 (1)
MP3 Conversion Tool
Media Manager for WALKMAN
Windows Media Player 11
Operation Guide (PDF file)
 Quick Start Guide (this manual) (1)
*1Do not attempt to play this CD-ROM in an
audio CD player.
*2Depending on the country/region in which
you have purchased the player, the bundled
software may be different.
 Stand (1)
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
Use the supplied stand
You can stand up the player using the
supplied stand.
Note
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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Parts and Controls
Front
 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 10).
Rear
 5-way button
Press the  button to start playback. Press
the  button to confirm after selecting an
item with the /// button.
 (play/pause/confirm) button*2
 Headphone jack
/ buttons
For connecting the headphones. Insert the
jack pin until it clicks into place.
 WM‑PORT jack
Use this jack to connect the supplied USB
cable, or optional peripheral devices.
 Display
/ buttons
 Bluetooth antenna (aerial)
 Bluetooth indicator
Indicates the status of the Bluetooth function.
 VOL +*2/– button
 BLUETOOTH button
 Strap hole
 HOLD switch
 RESET button
Press and hold to turn on or off the
Bluetooth function, and to establish or to
end Bluetooth connection.
By sliding the HOLD switch to the direction
of the arrow , all operation buttons are
disabled.
 OPTION/PWR OFF button*1
Displays the option menu. If you press and
hold the OPTION/PWR OFF button, screen
turns off and the player enters standby
mode. If the standby mode is retained for
about a day, the player turns off completely
automatically ( page 13).
Used to attach a strap (sold separately). You
can attach the supplied stand and a strap at
the same time ( page 7).
Resets the player when you press the RESET
button with a small pin, etc.
 Accessory hole (type I)
Used to attach the supplied stand or the
optional accessories.
*1Functions marked with
on the player
are activated if you press and hold the
corresponding buttons.
*2There are tactile dots. Use them to help with
button operations.
About the Home menu
The Home menu appears when you press and hold the BACK/HOME
button of the player. The Home menu is the starting point to play audio,
search for songs, change settings, etc.
Use the 5-way button to operate this player.
Press the /// button to select the item in the menu, and then press the  button to
confirm. To return to the previous screen, press the BACK/HOME button. If you press and
hold the BACK/HOME button, the screen returns to the Home menu.
For example, when you want to play back a song by selecting (Music Library) on the
Home menu, the menu changes as follows.
Intelligent Shuffle
Plays back songs randomly.
Initial Search
Searches for songs, albums or artists by the initial letter.
Bluetooth
Performs pairing and establishes Bluetooth connection ( page 30).

Photo Library
Displays photos on the player ( page 28).
Music Library
Plays back songs on the player ( page 26).

Video Library
Plays back videos on the player ( page 28).
Settings
Sets functions, and player settings.
Playlists
Plays back songs which are registered in playlists.
Now Playing
Displays the “Now Playing” screen.
The method to use or set player functions, troubleshooting information, etc., are explained
in the Operation Guide (PDF file). Also refer to the Operation Guide (PDF file) for more
information about advanced features.
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Using the player control
Home menu
Select (Music Library), and press
the  button.
Music Library

Select “Album,” and
press the  button.
Album list


Select your desired album, and
press the  button.
Song list



Select your desired song, and
press the  button.
Playback begins.
Now Playing screen
 Press the BACK/HOME button.
 Press and hold the BACK/HOME button.
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Getting Started
Before Connecting the Player
Turning the Player On and Off
Before connecting the player to your computer, make sure that the OS is Windows XP
(Service Pack 2 or later) or Windows Vista, and the installed Windows Media Player
version on your computer is 10 or 11.
To turn on the player
Charging the Battery
To turn off the player
Connect the player to the running computer until
the battery icon indicates
. Charging takes
about 3 hours when the battery power is completely
used up.
Note
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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To 
Press any button to turn the player on.
If you press and hold the OPTION/PWR OFF button( page 9), the player enters standby mode and the screen turns off to save battery power. If you press any button while in
standby mode, the “Now Playing” screen, etc., appears and the player is ready for operation.
Furthermore, if standby mode is retained for about a day, the player turns off completely
automatically. If you press any button when the player is turned off, the start up screen
appears first, then the “Now Playing” screen appears.
 Hint
We recommend that you set the current time before using the player. You can set the current
time from the Home menu. Select “Settings” - “Common Settings”- “Set Date-Time,” in this
order, and then set the current date and time.
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Getting Started (continued)
Selecting the Display Language
Installing the Operation Guide and Software
Be sure to set the display language before using the player. Otherwise, garbled characters
may appear on the display.
You can install the Operation Guide (PDF file) and software from the supplied CD-ROM
following the steps below.
1
2
3
Turn on the computer to start Windows.
BACK/HOME button
Settings
5-way button
Log on as an administrator.
When installing, it is required to log on your computer as an administrator.
Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your computer.
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2
3
4
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
Press the /// button to select
button to confirm.
(Settings), and then press the 
Press the /// button to select “Language Settings,” and then press
the  button to confirm.
The install wizard will start automatically. Read the messages displayed on the screen
carefully, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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When the install menu appears on the screen, click on the item to install
on the left side of the screen, and then click the [Install] button on the
right lower side of the screen.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install.
When you install the Operation Guide (PDF file), select [
Operation Guide].
Press the /// button to select a language, and then press the 
button to confirm.
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Continued 
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Getting Started (continued)
To view the Operation Guide (PDF file)
After installation is completed, a
icon appears on the desktop of the computer. You can
view the Operation Guide by clicking the
icon.
Note
To view the Operation Guide, you need Adobe Reader 5.0 or later, or Adobe Reader software in
your computer. Adobe Reader can be downloaded from the Internet for free.
About the bundled software
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/
 Hint
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.
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Continued 
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Getting Data
Getting Started (continued)
Media Manager for WALKMAN
Transferable files: Music (MP3, WMA/AAC* , 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 or 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 also be transferred by dragging and dropping using Windows
Explorer as well as Media Manager for WALKMAN.
*1DRM files are not compatible.
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To enjoy transferring data to the player, you need to import data, such as audio, video or
photos from the Internet, audio data from CDs, photo data from a digital camera, or video
data from a video camera to your computer before using the player. To import audio data
from CDs, you need to use appropriate software for importing.
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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Transferring Data
You can directly transfer data by dragging and dropping using Windows Explorer on your
computer.
You can also transfer data using the supplied software ( page 17).
1
2
Connect the player to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
Insert the connector of the USB cable into the player with the
mark facing up.
Select the player on Windows Explorer, and then drag and drop files.
The player appears on Windows Explorer as [WALKMAN.]
Notes
Do not disconnect the USB cable while “Do not disconnect.” appears on
the player or the data being transferred may be damaged.
The player may not work properly if you start or restart the computer
while the player is connected. In this case, reset the player by pressing the
RESET button.
To 
USB cable
(supplied)
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Continued 
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Transferring Data (continued)
Playable data hierarchy has rules. To transfer data properly, see the following instructions.
Data hierarchy may differ, depending on your computer environment.
For videos
For songs
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.
(On Windows Explorer)
Drag and drop files or folders into the “MUSIC” folder.
However, beyond the 8th level, nothing will be recognized.
1st
(On Windows Explorer)
7th
8th
9th
(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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1st
2nd
3rd
(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.
Continued 
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Transferring Data (continued)
For photos
Supported file format
(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, nothing will
be recognized.
1st
2nd
Music
File format
MP3 (MPEG-1 Layer3) file format, ASF file format, MP4 file format, Wave-Riff file
format
Codec
MP3
File extension: .mp3
WMA
File extension: .wma (Compatible with WM-DRM10)
AAC-LC*1
File extension: .mp4, .m4a, .3gp
Linear PCM
File extension: .wav
3rd
*1Data hierarchy of “PICTURES” is
the same as the “PICTURE” folder.
(On the player)
Folders under the “PICTURE” are displayed in alphabetical order.
Files in the 1st level of the “PICTURE” folder are stored in the <PICTURE>
folder.
Video
File format
MP4 file format, “Memory Stick” video format
Codec
Video
Audio
AVC
(H.264/AVC)
File extension: .mp4, .m4v
Profile: Baseline Profile
MPEG-4
File extension: .mp4, .m4v
Profile: Simple Profile
AAC-LC
Photo*2
File format
Compatible with DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21file format
Codec
JPEG
File extension: .jpg
*1 Copyright protected AAC-LC files cannot be played back.
*2Some photo files may not be playable, depending on their file formats.
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Playing Music
After transferring data to the player, the data is stored in the “Music Library” of the player.
You can search for a song by album name, artist name, genre, etc., and play it back. This
section explains how to search for a song by album name and play it back.
Music Library
BACK/HOME button
5-way button
1
2
After disconnecting the USB cable between the player and computer,
press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
Press the /// button to select
 button to confirm.
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(Music Library), and then press the
The “Music Library” screen appears.
Press the /// button to select “Album,” and then
press the  button to confirm.
The album list appears.
4
Press the /// button to select an album, and then press the 
button to confirm.
5
The song list for the selected album appears.
Press the /// button to select a song, and then
press the  button to confirm.
The “Now Playing” screen appears. The selected song starts to play
back and subsequent songs play in sequence.
Press the / button to find the beginning of the previous, next,
or the currently playing song. Press and hold the / button to go
back or forth quickly. To pause the playback, press the  button
on the “Now Playing” screen.
Now Playing screen
 Hints
Cover art is displayed only when songs have cover art information.
If “Unknown” appears as an album name., etc, you can search the album or song by folder.
Select “Folder” in step 3, and then continue to operate.
The player offers the following operations. For details, refer to “Playing Music” or “Setting the
Music” in the Operation Guide (PDF file).
Playing songs repeatedly or in shuffle mode.
Adjusting sound quality.
Changing the album list display format.
To delete songs from the player, use the software you used to transfer the songs, or Windows
Explorer.
List screen
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Playing Videos/Photos
After transferring data to the player, videos are stored in the “Video Library” and photos
are stored in the “Photo Library.” You can play a video or show a photo by selecting it from
the appropriate list.
1
2
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
Press the /// button to select (Video Library) or
Library), and then press the  button to confirm.
Video Library
Photo Library
BACK/HOME button
5-way button
(Photo
The video list or the photo folder list appears.
3
Press the /// button to select a video or a photo folder, and then
press the  button to confirm. To display a photo, select a photo from
the photo list, and press the  button to confirm.
The selected item starts to be played back or displayed.
 Hints
The player offers the following operations. For details, refer to “Playing Videos” or “Playing
Photos” in the Operation Guide (PDF file).
Changing the display orientation of a video or photo.
Changing the video or photo list display format.
Playing a slide show.
To delete videos or photo files from the player, use the software you used to transfer the data, or
Windows Explorer. Videos can also be deleted from the option menu of the player.
When you want to display thumbnails for video files, place JPEG files of the same name in the
corresponding video folders.
Note
Thumbnails may not be displayed, depending on the file format.
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Listening to Songs through Bluetooth Communication
Basic Facts on Bluetooth Technology
What can the player do with Bluetooth?
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.
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.
*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.
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The available Bluetooth functions of the player are as follows:
You can select a Bluetooth device to communicate with the player from the list of paired
devices.
You can designate a Bluetooth device that you frequently use for “Quick Connection.”
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.
Compatible devices with the Bluetooth function of the player
For details about devices that can communicate with the player through Bluetooth
communication, visit the referred websites in “For the latest information” ( page 2).
To prepare for Bluetooth communication
Before listening to songs or video sound from a Bluetooth device, the player and the device
need to be paired and establish Bluetooth connection ( page 5).
For details, refer to “Preparing for Bluetooth communication” or “Establishing Bluetooth
Connection” in the Operation Guide (PDF).
Continued 
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Listening to Songs through Bluetooth Communication (Continued)
Pairing
Establishing the Connection and Listening to Music
Bluetooth devices need to be“paired” with each other beforehand.
You can establish Bluetooth connection using the BLUETOOTH button (Quick
Connection). After the connection is established, you can listen to songs or video sound
from the connected device.
1
2
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.
3
Press and hold the BACK/HOME button until the Home menu appears.
Select
(Bluetooth) - “Pairing,” in this order, using the /// button
to select the item and the  button to confirm.
The list of Bluetooth devices that are available for pairing appears.
4
Select a device from the list using the /// button to select the
device and the  button to confirm.
Pairing starts.
If the screen to enter the passkey appears, enter the passkey.*1
Press the / button to adjust the number and press the / button to move the
cursor, and then press the  button to confirm.
Bluetooth connection is established automatically after pairing completes. You can
listen to songs or video sounds from the Bluetooth device.
*1The passkey for all Sony products is “0000.”
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1
2
3
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.
Bluetooth connection is established.
Play back songs or videos on the player.
 Hint
By default setting, the first paired device is designate for “Quick Connection.” You can change
the device to be connected from Home menu. Select “Settings” – “Bluetooth Settings” – “Quick
Connection,” in this order, and change the device.
Note
While the player holds Bluetooth connection, you cannot listen to songs or video sound from
non-wireless head phones or the accessories connected through WM-PORT.
To end Bluetooth connection
Press and hold the BLUETOOTH button.
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Precautions
Digital Media Player with Bluetooth
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such
as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the ventilation
of the apparatus with newspapers, tablecloths, curtains,
etc. And do not place lighted candles on the apparatus.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the
apparatus.
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries
installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
like for a long time.
Excessive sound pressure from earphones and
headphones can cause hearing loss.
Notice for the customer in the countries
applying EU Directives
Hereby, Sony Corp., declares that this equipment is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
For details, please access the following URL:
http://www.compliance.sony.de/
The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation,
1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. The
Authorized Representative for EMC and product
safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse
34
61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or
guarantee matters, please refer to the addresses given
in separate service or guarantee documents.
Norway: Use of this radio equipment is not allowed in
the geographical area within a radius of 20 km from
the centre of Ny-Alesund, Svalbard.
Rated current consumption 500mA
Notice for users
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.
The ability to display the languages on the 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 supplied software.
User-created characters and some special
characters may not be displayed.
Depending on the types 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 the language or
the character that is not supported by the player.
On Copyrights
ATRAC is trademark of Sony Corporation.
“WALKMAN” and “WALKMAN” logo are
registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows
Media are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective holders. In this manual, TM and ® marks
are not specified.

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.
and
are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Program ©2008 Sony Corporation
Documentation ©2008 Sony Corporation
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