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Contents
1 Important safety information 2
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General maintenance Recycling the product 2 Your new GoGear Aria What’s in the box 5
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3 Getting started 6
Overview of the controls and
connections Overview of the main menu Install software Connect and charge Connect GoGear Aria to a
computer Battery level indication Disconnect GoGear Aria safely Turn GoGear Aria on and off Automatic standby and shut-down 4 Use GoGear Aria to carry files 5 Rhapsody® Add Rhapsody® music channels to
GoGear Aria Add pictures to GoGear Aria 6 Music Listen to music Add music from your Rhapsody® music
channels Find your music Delete music tracks 7 Audiobooks Add audiobooks to GoGear Aria Audiobook controls Select audiobook by book title 6
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Download, convert and transfer videos 14
Play videos 14
Delete videos 14
9 Pictures 15
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10 Radio 16
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View pictures View slideshow Add pictures to GoGear Aria Delete pictures Listen to FM radio Manually tune a radio station Auto-tune preset radio station Play a preset radio station 11 Recordings 17
Record audio/voices 17
Listen to voice/audio recordings 17
Upload your recordings to a computer 17
Delete recordings 17
12 Settings 18
13 Update GoGear Aria 20
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14 Troubleshooting 21
15 Technical data 22
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Manually verify / update firmware System requirements Supported music file formats Supported video file formats Supported picture file formats  
 
Need help?
Please visit
www.philips.com/welcome
where you can access a full set of supporting
materials such as the user manual, the latest
software updates, and answers to frequently
asked questions.
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8 Video 1 Important safety
information
General maintenance
Caution
•• To avoid damage or malfunction:
•• Do not expose the product to excessive heat
caused by heating equipment or direct sunlight.
•• Do not drop the product or allow objects to fall
on your player.
•• Do not allow the product to be submerged
in water. Do not expose headphone socket
or battery compartment to water, as water
entering the set may cause major damage.
•• Active mobile phones in the vicinity may cause
interference.
•• Back up your files. Ensure that you retain the
original files you have downloaded to your
device. Philips is not responsible for any loss of
data if the product becomes damaged or not
readable / legible.
•• Manage (transfer, delete, etc.) your music files
only with the supplied music software to avoid
problems.
•• Do not use any cleaning agents containing
alcohol, ammonia, benzene, or abrasives as
these may harm the product.
 
About operating and storage temperatures
• Operate in a place where temperature is
always between 0 and 35ºC (32 to 95ºF)
• Store in a place where temperature is
always between -20 and 45ºC (-4 to
113ºF).
• Battery life may be shortened in low
temperature conditions.
 
Replacement parts/accessories:
Visit www.philips.com/support to order
replacement parts/accessories.
 
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Hearing Safety
Listen at a moderate volume:
Using headphones at a high volume can impair
your hearing. This product can produce sounds
in decibel ranges that may cause hearing loss for
a normal person, even for exposure less than
a minute. The higher decibel ranges are offered
for those that may have already experienced
some hearing loss.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing
‘comfort level’ adapts to higher volumes of
sound. So after prolonged listening, what sounds
‘normal’ can actually be loud and harmful to
your hearing. To guard against this, set your
volume to a safe level before your hearing
adapts and leave it there.
To establish a safe volume level:
Set your volume control at a low setting.
Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it
comfortably and clearly, without distortion.
Listen for reasonable periods of time:
Prolonged exposure to sound, even at normally
‘safe’ levels, can also cause hearing loss.
Be sure to use your equipment reasonably and
take appropriate breaks.
Be sure to observe the following guidelines
when using your headphones.
Listen at reasonable volumes for reasonable
periods of time.
Be careful not to adjust the volume as your
hearing adapts.
Do not turn up the volume so high that you
can’t hear what’s around you.
You should use caution or temporarily
discontinue use in potentially hazardous
situations.
Do not use headphones while operating a
motorized vehicle, cycling, skateboarding, etc.; it
may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many
areas.
 
Video streams may include copy protection
technology that prohibits further copying. For
such situations the recording function will not
work and you will be notified with a message.
 
Data logging
Philips is committed to improving the quality
of your product and enhancing the Philips user
experience. To understand the usage profile of
this device, this device logs some info / data to
the non-volatile memory region of the device.
These data are used to identify and detect
any failures or problems you as a user may
experience while using the device. The data
stored, for example, will be the duration of
playback in music mode, duration of playback
in turner mode, how many times battery low
was encountered, etc. The data stored do not
reveal the content or media used on the device
or the source of downloads. The data stored on
the device are retrieved and used ONLY if the
user returns the device to the Philips service
center and ONLY to simplify error detection
and prevention. The data stored shall be made
available to user on user’s first request.
 
Philips respects the intellectual property of
others, and we ask our users to do the same.
Multimedia content on the internet may have
been created and/or distributed without the
original copyright owner’s authorization.
Copying or distributing unauthorized content
may violate copyright laws in various countries
including yours.
Compliance with copyright laws remains your
responsibility.
The recording and transfer to the portable
player of video streams downloaded to your
computer is intended only for use with public
domain or properly licensed content. You
may only use such content for your private,
non-commercial use and shall respect eventual
copyright instructions provided by the copyright
owner of the work. Such instruction may
state that no further copies shall be made.
Recycling the product
Your product is designed and manufactured
with high quality materials and components,
which can be recycled and reused.
When you see the crossed-out wheel bin
symbol attached to a product, it means the
product is covered by the European Directive
2002/96/EC:
Never dispose of your product with other
household waste. Please inform yourself about
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Modifications
Modifications not authorized by the
manufacturer may void user’s authority to
operate the product.
 
Copyright information
All other brands and product names are
trademarks of their respective companies or
organizations.
Unauthorized duplication of any recordings
whether downloaded from the Internet or
made from audio CDs is a violation of copyright
laws and international treaties.
The making of unauthorized copies of copyprotected material, including computer
programs, files, broadcasts and sound recordings,
may be an infringement of copyrights and
constitute a criminal offenseThis equipment
should not be used for such purposes.
The Windows Media and the Windows logo are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other countries.
 
Be responsible! Respect copyrights.
the local rules on the separate collection of
electrical and electronic products. The correct
disposal of your old product helps prevent
potentially negative consequences on the
environment and human health.
Caution
•• Removal of the built-in battery invalidate the
warranty and may destroy the product. The
following instructions are disposal instructions at
the end of the product’s life.
Your product contains a built-in rechargeable
battery covered by the European Directive
2006/66/EC, which cannot be disposed of
with normal household waste. To safeguard the
functionality and safety of your product, take
your product to an official collection point or
service centre where a professional can remove
or replace the battery as shown:
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Please inform yourself about the local rules on
separate collection of batteries. The correct
disposal of batteries helps prevent potentially
negative consequences on the environment and
human health.
 
Notice for the USA
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 o
ne or more of the following measures:
• Relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
 
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GoGear Aria
•• The images serve as reference only. Philips
reserves the right to change color/design
without notice.
GoGear Aria allows you to
• play MP3 and WMA files
• view video files
• listen to FM radio
• make recordings
What’s in the box
Check that you have received the following
items:
Player
Earphones
USB cable
Quick start guide
Philips GoGear audio player
Quick start guide
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3 Getting started
slide and hold: turn GoGear
Aria on/off
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slide: lock/unlock all buttons
except VOL
Overview of the controls and
connections
Caution
•• Listening to loud sounds for longer than a
moment can be harmful to the listener.
You can set the volume level of GoGear Aria
to limit the maximum volume output.
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display
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press: scroll up/down
VOL
press: increase/decrease the
volume
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press and hold: increase/
decrease fast
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press and hold: scroll up/
down at high speed
d OPTIONS view available options
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press: skip to next/previous
press and hold: scroll back/
forward at high speed
f MIC
microphone
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press: play/pause/confirm
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press: back one level
press and hold: return to
main menu
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headphone jack
j
USB connection jack
k RESET
press: reset GoGear Aria
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From the main menu, select
[Settings]>[Sound settings] > [Volume
limit].
Press the
the level.
/
volume controls to adjust
Press
to confirm.
»» When you set a volume limit, GoGear
Aria can no longer exceed the set
volume, even if you press the volume
button.
To enable maximum volume again:
Select [Settings] > [Sound settings]
>[Volume limit].
Set the volume limit to maximum.
Press
to confirm.
Menu
Mode
To
Music
play music tracks
Video
play videos
Pictures
view pictures
FM radio
listen to FM radio
Recording
create or listen to
recordings
Folder view
view files in folders
Text reader read text files
Rhapsody*
channels
listen to your
Rhapsody* channels
Settings
customize the settings
of GoGear Aria
Now playing show the current play
screen
Note
•• * Rhapsody channels require an active Rhapsody
account.
Important: Before installing the software,
check that your computer meets the
requirements (see section System
requirements in this user manual).
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Overview of the main menu
Connect GoGear Aria to your computer.
Insert the CD that comes with the
GoGear Aria into the CD-ROM drive of
your computer.
Follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the installation of the software.
If the installation programm fails to start
automatically:
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Browse the CD contents with Internet
Explorer.
Double click on the file ending with ‘.exe’.
Connect and charge
GoGear Aria has a built-in battery that can be
charged through the USB port of a computer
(USB cable included).
Note
•• For first-time use, allow GoGear Aria to charge
for 3 hours.
•• The charging animation stops and the
icon is displayed when the charging process is
completed.
Install software
GoGear Aria comes with the following
software:
• Philips Device Manager (helps you get
firmware updates for GoGear Aria)
• Media Converter for Philips (helps you
convert and transfer video files for
GoGear Aria)
• Rhapsody® Media Player (helps you
convert and transfer Rhapsody® media
files for GoGear Aria
Important:
Remember to install the software provided in
the supplied CD-ROM for music and/or video
transfer.
Connect GoGear Aria to a computer
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Connect the USB plug of the supplied
USB cable to a spare USB port on your
computer.
Connect the small USB plug of the USB
cable to the small USB jack on GoGear
Aria.
Turn on your computer.
»» GoGear Aria charges.
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Battery level indication
Turn GoGear Aria on and off
The display indicates the approximate levels of
the battery status as follows:
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100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
»» A flashing battery screen indicates that
the battery is low. The player saves
all settings and switches off within 60
seconds.
Note
•• Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of
charge cycles. Battery life and number of charge
cycles vary by use and settings.
•• The charging animation stops and the
icon is displayed when the charging process is
completed.
Automatic standby and shut-down
GoGear Aria has an automatic standby and
shut-down feature that can save battery
power.
After 10 minutes in idle mode (no music plays,
no button is pressed), GoGear Aria turns off.
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•• You can conserve battery power and increase
Disconnect GoGear Aria safely
To avoid data loss, disconnect GoGear Aria
from your computer as follows:
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On your computer, exit all applications
that are working with GoGear Aria.
Click
in the task tray of your computer.
Wait for the confirmation that GoGear
Aria can be safely removed, then
disconnect GoGear Aria from the USB
port.
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Slide and hold for approximately 2
seconds to turn GoGear Aria on again.
 
GoGear Aria has a lock switch to prevent
accidental operation.
Tip
the play time of the GoGear Aria if you go to
> [Display settings] > [Screen off timer]
and ensure that the shortest timer setting is
selected.
To toggle between modes on and off,
slide and hold for approximately 2
seconds.
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To lock the buttons when you play, move
the slider to position .
»» All buttons except the volume keys are
locked and the display shows a lock
icon.
To unlock the buttons again, move the
slider to the center position.
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4 Use GoGear
Aria to carry
files
GoGear Aria allows you to carry files in
Windows Explorer.
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With GoGear Aria connected to the USB
port of the computer, open Windows
Explorer.
Create folders in GoGear Aria.
Use drag and drop actions to sort your
files into the folders.
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5 Rhapsody®
Add Rhapsody® music
channels to GoGear Aria
Depending on the type of Rhapsody® account
you hold, you can add Rhapsody® Music to
GoGear Aria using Rhapsody® Media Player.
For more information visit www.Rhapsody.com.
You need to install the Rhapsody® Media
Player before you continue:
Depending on the type of Rhapsody® account
you hold, you can add Rhapsody® music
channels to GoGear Aria using Rhapsody®
Music Player. For more information visit www.
Rhapsody.com
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Ensure the computer is connected to the
Internet.
Connect GoGear Aria to the computer.
Launch Rhapsody® Media Player.
In the main window, select the tab Music
Guide.
In the main window, select an album and
song title.
In the main window, click the + icon to
add the title to My Library.
In the Sources window, select My Library.
From the main window, drag and drop
your music to GoGear Aria icon in the
Sources window.
Note
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•• This feature is available only for music that you
Ensure the computer is connected to the
Internet.
Connect GoGear Aria to the computer.
Launch Rhapsody® Media Player.
»» GoGear Aria is shown in the Sources
window on the left hand side of the
screen.
In the main window, select the tab
Channel Guide.
In the main window, click on the + icon to
add a channel to My Channels.
In the Sources window, select My
Channels.
»» The main window shows a list of your
channels.
Drag and drop your channels to the
GoGear Aria icon in the Sources window.
Note
purchased through Rhapsody®.
•• This feature is available only if you subscribe to
Rhapsody® Music Channels.
Tip
•• You can check the status of your Rhapsody®
account in the Settings menu of GoGear Aria,
or visit the Internet at www.Rhapsody.com.
When you transfer Rhapsody® Channels
to GoGear Aria, the (Rhapsody® music
channels) icon appears in the home menu.
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From the main menu, select icon to
enter Rhapsody® music channels.
Press / to scroll through the list of
items that are available to you.
Press
to play or press
previous level.
to return to
Note
•• This feature is available only if you subscribe to
Rhapsody® music channels.
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Add pictures to GoGear Aria
You can transfer picture files from a computer
to GoGear Aria using Rhapsody® Media Player.
You need to install the Rhapsody® Media
Player before you continue:
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Connect GoGear Aria to the computer.
Launch Rhapsody® Media Player.
»» GoGear Aria is shown in the Sources
window on the left hand side of the
screen.
In the Sources window, select My Library.
In the main window, click on a tab to
select Photos.
To add pictures from a different folder on
your computer, click on the Add Photos
icon.
In the Add Media to My Library pop-up
window, check the box next to Scan for
photos in this folder:.
»» By default, the pop-up window shows
the pictures in the My Pictures folder
on your computer.
Click Browse... to find the folder with
your pictures, if it is different from the
preselected folder.
Click Import, to import the selected
folder to My Library.
To transfer the picture files to GoGear
Aria, drag and drop the files from the
main window to the GoGear Aria icon in
the Sources window.
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Find your music
Listen to music
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From the main menu, select
music mode.
to enter
Navigate the sub-menus to select your
music.
Press
to play.
• Press
to toggle between pause
and play.
Add music from your
Rhapsody® music channels
If you subscribe to Rhapsody® music channels
(see ‘Add Rhapsody® music channels to
GoGear Aria’ on page 13), you can add music
from these channels to the library of GoGear
Aria.
Adding the music to the library of GoGear Aria
enables you to search for a specific song.
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While playing music from your
Rhapsody® music channel, press
OPTIONS to see the options menu.
Select the option Add to library.
»» The currently playing music is added to
the library of GoGear Aria.
Note
•• Rhapsody® music channels are available only
if you hold an active Rhapsody® account. For
more information visit www.Rhapsody.com
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From the main menu, select to enter music
mode.
GoGear Aria offers the following menu options:
 
[All songs]
• Alphabetically listed tracks
 
[Artists]
• Alphabetically listed artists
• Alphabetically listed albums
• Tracks listed in album order
 
[Albums]
• Alphanumerically listed albums
• Tracks listed in album order
 
[Playlists]
• [Playlist-on-the-go]
• Tracks listed in playlist order
Note
•• Alternatively, you can select
from the main
menu and find your files in folder view.
Delete music tracks
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From the main menu, select .
Press
/
to locate a track.
Press OPTIONS to view options menu.
Select the delete option to delete the
track.
GoGear Aria supports books in audio format.
The use of this feature requires that you
download the AudibleManager from audible.
com. With the AudibleManager you can
manage the digital contents of your audiobooks.
Visit audible.com and register. The onscreen
instructions guide you through the
AudibleManager software download process.
While you listen to an audiobook, you can
navigate the same way as you would in any
other audio file.
Add audiobooks to GoGear
Aria
Audiobook controls
GoGear Aria offers the following audiobook
mode controls:
Goal
Action
Play / pause
Press
Skip forward to beginning of Press
new section / chapter
Skip back to beginning of
current section / chapter
Press
Fast skip forwards through
audiobook
Press and
hold
Fast skip backwards through Press and
audiobook
hold
Return to browsing menu
Press
Increase / decrease volume
Press
Important: GoGear Aria supports
audiobook format 4.
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On your computer, launch
AudibleManager.
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Follow the AudibleManager on-screen
instructions to activate GoGear Aria for
your audiobooks.
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Follow the AudibleManager on-screen
instructions to transfer your audiobooks
to GoGear Aria.
Note
•• GoGear Aria can only play audiobooks in format
4.
•• GoGear Aria can only play audiobooks for
which it is activated.
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Tip
•• You can resume play after navigating away from
audiobooks (see section Resume play in this
user manual).
Follow the online instructions to
download your audiobooks in format 4.
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Select audiobook by book
title
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From the main menu, select
music mode.
Press or , then
Audiobooks.
to enter
to select
Press or to select title, then
play.
»» To exit, press .
to
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Delete videos
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Download, convert and
transfer videos
MediaConverter™ for Philips enables you to
• download videos from the Internet to
your PC at the click of a button.
• convert video files on your PC to the
correct screen size of GoGear Aria.
• transfer converted videos from your PC
to GoGear Aria.
Note
•• Video conversion and transfer can take a long
time, depending on your PC configuration.
Play videos
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From the main menu, select
video mode.
to enter
Navigate the sub-menus to select your
video.
Press
to play.
• Press
to toggle between pause
and play.
In video mode, you can adjust the brightness
of the display:
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During video play, press and / to
increase / decrease the brightness of the
display.
During video play, press and hold /
scan fast forward / backward.
• Press
to resume play.
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to
From the main menu, select .
Press
/
to locate a video.
Press OPTIONS to view options menu.
Select the delete option to delete the
video.
Note
•• Alternatively, you can select
from the main
menu and find your files in folder view.
9 Pictures
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View pictures
GoGear Aria supports pictures in JPEG format.
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From the main menu, select
picture mode.
Press /
picture.
to enter
to move to next / previous
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From the main menu, select
picture mode.
Press
/
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Delete pictures
to enter
to locate a picture.
Press OPTIONS to view options menu.
Select the delete option to delete the
picture.
Note
•• Alternatively, you can select
View slideshow
from the main
menu and find your files in folder view.
While in mode, you can view your pictures as
a slideshow:
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Press
to start the slideshow.
Tip
•• The menu Settings offers various slideshow
settings.
Add pictures to GoGear Aria
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With GoGear Aria connected to the USB
port of the computer, open Windows®
Explorer.
Create folders in GoGear Aria.
Use drag and drop actions to sort your
pictures into the folders.
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10Radio
Play a preset radio station
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Listen to FM radio
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From the main menu, select to enter
radio mode.
• The earphones cable acts as FM
antenna.
Manually tune a radio station
While in mode, you can manually tune to a
radio station:
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To search for the next stronger signal,
press and hold / .
To fine tune the frequency, briefly press
/ .
Auto-tune preset radio
station
The auto-tune feature of GoGear Aria helps
you find radio stations and save them under the
preset numbers.
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While in mode, select [Auto tune] >
[Yes].
»» The radio automatically tunes radio
stations and saves the frequencies to
presets.
»» There are 20 presets available.
»» To stop auto tuning, press
»» To exit radio, press and hold
seconds.
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for 2
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In mode, you can play previously set
radio stations (presets).
Press OPTIONS to view options menu.
Select preset.
Press
/
to change to another preset.
To search for the next stronger signal,
press and hold / for 2 seconds.
• To exit radio, press and hold
for
2 seconds.
Note
•• You can play presets only after you have stored
radio stations under presets. (See Auto-tune
preset radio stations or Manually tune a radio
station in this user manual.)
Upload your recordings to a
computer
Record audio/voices
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This is how you can record audio/voices with
the built-in microphone (see section Overview
for location of built-in microphone):
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From the main menu, select
recordings mode.
to enter
Select [Start voice recording].
• Press
to toggle between pause
and record.
Press
to stop.
»» The screen prompts you to save the
recording.
Press
/
to select [Yes] / [No].
Press
to save the recording.
»» Recordings are saved on the player.
(Filename format: VOICEXXX.MP3,
where XXX is the recording number
that is generated automatically.)
Tip
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Connect GoGear Aria to the computer
(for instructions see section Connect).
On the computer, in Windows®
Explorer select GoGear Aria.
Select Recordings > Voice.
Copy and paste the recordings to any
location on the computer.
Delete recordings
Use a computer to delete recordings from
GoGear Aria:
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Connect GoGear Aria to the computer
(for instructions see section Connect).
On the computer, in Windows®
Explorer select GoGear Aria.
Select Recordings > Voice.
Select the recordings you want to delete.
On the computer, press Delete.
»» The selected recordings are deleted.
•• You can find your recordings under [Recordings
library] > [Voice].
Listen to voice/audio
recordings
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From the menu select [Recordings
library] > [Voice].
Select a recording.
Press
to play your recording.
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12Settings
This is how you customize GoGear Aria:
From the main menu, select to enter settings
mode.
In the menu, navigate as follows:
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Press
/
to select an option.
Press
to confirm a selection and go to
the next level (when available).
Press
to return to the previous level.
Press and hold
to exit the menu.
In the menu, the following options are
available:
Settings
Options menu
Sub-options menu
[Play mode]
[Repeat]
• [Repeat off] (default)
• [Repeat 1]
• [Repeat all]
[Shuffle]
• [Shuffle off] (default)
• [Shuffle all]
[FullSound]
• [Off] (default)
• [On]
[Equalizer]
• [Off] (default)
• [Rock]
• [Funk]
• [Hip hop]
• [Jazz]
• [Classical]
• [Techno]
• [Custom]
[Volume limit]
Vertical bar indicator. Press VOL to adjust
volume limit, then press
to confirm.
[Sound settings]
[Sleep timer]
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• [Off] (default)
• xx [mins]
[Date and time]
[Brightness]
Vertical bar indicator. Press or to adjust
brightness, then press
to confirm
[Theme]
• [Dark] (default)
• [Light]
• [Red]
[Backlight timer]
• [[x] seconds]
[Screen off timer]
• [[x] seconds]
• [Always on]
[Screensaver]
• [Off] (default)
• [Song title]
• [Album art]
• [Analog clock]
• [Digital clock]
• [Demo mode]
[Time settings]
• [Set time format]
• Set time
[Date settings]
• [Set date format]
• Set date
[Slideshow settings] [Time per slide]
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[Display settings]
• [[x] seconds]
[Repeat]
• [Off] (default)
• [On]
[Shuffle]
• [Off] (default)
• [On]
[Language]
• [English] (default)
• Czech
• Greek
• German
• Spanish
• French
• Italian
• Hungarian
• Dutch
• Norwegian
• Polish
• Portuguese
• Portuguese (Brazilian)
• Russian
• Slovak
• Finnish
[Connect PC
preference]
• [MSC]
• [MTP] (default)
[Information]
• [Capacity:]
• [Free space:]
• [Firmware version:]
• [Model:]
• [Support site:]
• [Rhapsody information]
[Factory settings]
[Restore factory
settings? (Files
transferred to player
will not be affected.)]
• Swedish
• Turkish
• Simplified Chinese
• Traditional Chinese
• Japanese
• Korean
• Thai (/97 version only)
• [Yes]
• [No]
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13Update GoGear
Aria
GoGear Aria is controlled by an internal
program called firmware. Newer versions of
the firmware may have been released after you
have purchased GoGear Aria.
The software program called Philips Device
Manager can use your computer to check for
firmware updates that are available on the
Internet.
Install Philips Device Manager on your
computer from GoGear Aria or download the
latest version from www.philips.com/support.
Note
•• Your music files are not affected by a firmware
update.
Manually verify / update
firmware
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3
4
5
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Ensure that your computer is connected
to the Internet.
Connect GoGear Aria to the computer
(see section Connect and charge for
instructions).
On your computer, click Start >
Programs > Philips Digital Audio Player
> Aria Device Manager to launch Philips
Device Manager.
Click Update
»» Philips GoGear Aria Device Manager
checks for updates and installs new
firmware from the Internet, if available.
When the display shows Update
completed, click OK.
Disconnect GoGear Aria from the
computer.
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»» GoGear Aria restarts after the
firmware is updated and is ready for
use again.
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14Troubleshooting
If GoGear Aria is not working properly or the
display freezes, you can reset it without losing
data:
How do I reset GoGear Aria?
•• Insert a pen tip or other object into
the reset hole located at the bottom of
GoGear Aria. Hold until the player shuts
down.
•• If the reset option is unsuccessful, follow
the steps how to recover GoGear Aria
with the Philips Device Manager:
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2
3
4
5
6
7
On your computer, select Start >
Programs > Philips Digital Audio Player
> Aria Device Manager > Philips Device
Manager to launch the Philips Device
Manager.
Turn off GoGear Aria before you
continue.
Press and hold the volume button
while you connect GoGear Aria to your
computer.
Keep holding the key until the Philips
Device Manager acknowledges GoGear
Aria and enters the recovery mode.
On the computer, click the Repair
button and follow the instructions of the
Philips Device Manager to complete the
recovery process.
When the recovery is completed,
disconnect GoGear Aria from your
computer.
Restart GoGear Aria.
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15Technical data
Power
Power supply: 310 mAh Li-ion polymer
internal rechargeable battery
Play time¹ (music): 25 hours
Software on CD-ROM
Philips Device Manager
Media Converter for Philips
Rhapsody® Media Player
Connectivity
Headphone 3.5 mm
USB 2.0 High speed
Sound
Channel separation: 45 dB
Frequency Response: 80 Hz - 18 kHz
Output power: 2 x 3 mW
Signal to noise ratio: > 84 dB
Audio playback
Compression format:
MP3 bit rates: 8 - 320 kps and VBR
MP3 sample rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 24,
32, 44.1, 48 kHz
WMA bit rates: 5 - 192 kbps VBR
WMA sample rates: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.050, 24,
32, 44.1, 48 kHz
ID3-tag support
Audible format support
Video playback
SMV format support
Storage media
Built-in memory capacity²:
SA1ARA02 2GB NAND Flash
SA1ARA04 4GB NAND Flash
SA1ARA08 8GB NAND Flash
SA1ARA16 16GB NAND Flash
Music transfer³
Drag and drop in Windows Explorer
Display
Color LCD 220 x 176 pixels
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Note
•• ¹ Rechargeable batteries have a limited number
of charge cycles. Battery life and number of
charge cycles vary by use and settings.
•• ² 1GB = 1 billion bytes; available storage
capacity is less. Full memory capacity may not
be available as some memory is reserved for the
player. Storage capacity is based on 4 minutes
per song and 128 kbps MP3 encoding.
•• ³ Transfer speed depends on operating system
and software configuration.
System requirements
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Windows® XP (SP2 or above) / Vista
Pentium III 800 MHz processor or higher
512 MB RAM
500 MB hard disk space
Internet connection
Windows® Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
CD-ROM drive
USB port
Supported music file formats
GoGear Aria supports the following music
formats:
• MP3
• PCM
• ADPCM
• Audible
• WMA
Supported video file formats
GoGear Aria supports the following video
formats:
• SMV
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Supported picture file
formats
GoGear Aria supports the following picture
formats:
• JPEG
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16Glossary
A
Album art
Album art is a feature that displays the
artwork (cover picture) of a music album. This
display enables the user to quickly identify
a music album. The artwork files for music
albums can be downloaded from the Internet.
C
Compression
In audio terms, this is a process of temporarily
or permanently reducing audio data for more
efficient storage or transmission. A temporary
reduction in file size is called ‘non-lossy’
compression, and no information is lost. A
permanent reduction in file size (such as with
MP3 files) is called ‘lossy’ compression, and
involves discarding unnecessary information
which is irretrievably lost.
D
Decibel (dB)
A unit of measure used to express relative
difference in power or intensity of sound.
Digital Audio
Digital Audio is a sound signal that has been
converted into numerical values. Digital sound
can be transmitted through multiple channels.
Analog sound can only be transmitted through
two channels.
F
FM (Frequency Modulation)
In radio broadcasting: a method of modulation
in which the frequency of the carrier voltage
is varied with the frequency of the modulation
voltage.
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FullSound
FullSound™ is an innovative technology
designed by Philips. FullSound™ faithfully
restores sonic details to compressed music,
enhancing it to provide a full sound experience
without any distortion.
J
JPEG
A very common digital still picture format.
A still-picture data compression system
proposed by the Joint Photographic Expert
Group, which features small decrease in image
quality in spite of its high compression ratio.
Files are recognized by their file extension
‘.jpg’ or ‘.jpeg.’
K
Kbps
Kilobits per second. A digital-data-rate
measurement system which is often used
with highly compressed formats such as AAC,
DAB, MP3 etc. The higher the amount, the
better the quality generally is.
L
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
Probably the most common way to show
visual information on non-computer electronic
equipment.
M
MHz (Mega Hertz)
One million cycles per second.
MP3
A file format with a sound data compression
system. MP3 is the abbreviation of Motion
Picture Experts Group 1 (or MPEG-1) Audio
Layer 3. With the MP3 format, one CD-R or
CD-RW can contain about 10 times more
data than a regular CD.
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation)
Pioneering form of digital recording.
scrolling through large libraries to swiftly find
items within large libraries. Longer press of the
button results in faster scroll speed.
PlaysForSure*
PlaysForSure* is a Philips GoGear feature
that ensures compatibility with Windows
Media Player 10 and Windows XP. The
PlaysForSure* logo assures the consumer
that the music purchased at an online shop
with this logo is compatible with the Philips
GoGear player.
T
R
V
Rhapsody®
Rhapsody® is an on-line music service that
offers streaming on-demand access to its
library of digital music.
Volume
Volume is the most common word used to
specify the control of relative loudness of
sounds. It also pertains to the function on
many electronic devices that is used to control
the loudness.
S
Shuffle
A feature that plays audio files (tracks) in
random order.
SMV [SigmaTel Motion Video Format]
A partially compressed video format by
SigmaTel that allows conversion of common
PC motion video files for play on a portable
multimedia player.
Stereo
Literally means solid. Usually taken to refer to
two channel stereo, though developments in
digital audio facilitate multichannel stereo.
SuperPlay
SuperPlay™ is a special feature of the product,
which enables the listener to play all the music
under a top-level library category, such as
artists or albums, without having to select
playlist items.
SuperScroll
SuperScroll™ is a navigation feature of the
double-action search keys of the product.
SuperScroll™ allows easy speed control when
Thumbnail
A thumbnail is reduced-size versions of a
picture that is used to make it easier to
recognize an them. Thumbnails serve the
same role for images as a normal text index
does for words.
W
WAV
A format for sound files developed jointly by
Microsoft and IBM. Built into Windows 95
to XP, which made it the de facto standard
for sound on PCs. WAV sound files end with
a ‘.wav’ extension and works with nearly all
Windows applications that support sound.
WMA (Windows Media Audio)
An audio format owned by Microsoft, is a
part of Microsoft Windows Media technology.
Includes Microsoft Digital Rights Management
tools, Windows Media Video encoding
technology, and Windows Media Audio
encoding technology.
WMV [Windows Media Video]
Refers to a video compression technology
developed by Microsoft Corporation. WMV
content can be encoded by using Windows
Media® Encoder 9 series. Files are recognised
by their file extension ‘.wmv’.
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All rights reserved.
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