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A810 series FAQ

This is a FAQ for the new sony A810 series player taken from using the player, the manual, and searches


player body material: metal

supplied accessories: USB cable (proprietary), MDR-EX082 in ear monitors with extension cable, plastic adapter for Sony cradles, installation CD, printed materials

Supplied headphones:

model: MDR-EX082
response: 6Hz - 24,000Hz
other: comes with extension cable and ear canal inserts of 3 sizes


resolution: QVGA 240x320
type: transflective (daylight viewable)
color precision: 262k colors
back light: white LED
size: 2 inches

Audio support:


Bit rate: VBR, 32 – 320 kbps
frequency: 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
container format: .mp3


Bit rate: VBR, 32 – 192 kbps
frequency: 44.1 kHz
container format: .wma


Bit rate: VBR, 16 – 320 kbps
frequency: 8, 11.025, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
container format: .m4a, .mp4, 3gp

Liner PCM (lossless)

Bit rate: 1,411 kbps
frequency: 44.1 kHz
container format: .wav

power output: rated by specs at 5 mW


AVC (h.264):
profile: Baseline Profile
level: 1.3 max
bit rate: 768 kbps max
speed: 30 fps max
resolution: qvga max (320x240)

Generic Mpeg4
profile: Simple Profile
bit rate: 2,500 kbps max
speed: 30 fps max
resolution: qvga max (320x240)

Shared specs for video:

audio supported in video: AAC-LC with max of 2 channels
audio frequency support for video: 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
audio bit rate for video: max of 288 kbps per cahnnel
file size limitation: 2GB
max video files: 1000


container: .jpg
size limitation: 4000 x 4000 (16 mega pixels)
number of photos: 10,000

Q: what is the battery life in the real world

A: more than 30 hours playing audio and more than 6 hours playing video

Q: is the batter user replaceable

A: no

Q: is this device MTP only

A: yes and no, while it is advertised as an mtp only device, the device can be forced into UMS mode via os. I have only forced the driver mode change, I have not tried copying files to it in UMS mode.

Q: does the device have a user EQ

A: yes, in fact it has 2 of them and a bass boost function

Q: what is DSEE

A: a sound enhancement similar to BBE as it tried to regenerate the sound envelope lost in compression

Q: what is clear stereo

A: a sound enhancement to extend the stereo image but is designed for the bundled ear buds

Q: what do I use to convert video for my a810 ?

A: I use psp video 9 as it is free

I use a profile of MPEG 4 at 320x240 with a rate of 768kbps and audio at 128kbps

Q: does it have OTG play lists

A: no, not in the current firmware

Q: at only 5mW can it drive large headphones

A: I am guessing that the 5mW is a misprint or very efficient on the player as I am able to power even larger Sennheiser headphones with ample volume.

Q: does it have video out ?

A: not at this time, though the proprietary port may have a connection for it

Q: how is navigation done

A: file and folder and ID3

post to this if you have more information

PS: This FAQ can be applied for the S610 as well (not entirely)
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