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Old 09-02-2008, 02:19 AM
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Decided to buy A720.
4gb = $206
Is it expensive? it comes with sony pouch, screen protector and an AC-charge.

I got white colour.

A820 was out of stock -.-
Also good for my pocket

Up until now, love the sound quality..

have played around with the equalizer and DAC firmware setup.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:42 AM
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Considering you got a charger and a pouch + screen protector you didn't do so bad IMO!!! Enjoy your new baby and pls, let us know how you like it!!!
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:57 AM
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I like the SQ for sure.. and... i kinda like the white color ..

anyway, i have a question. Do i have to turn it off everytime i finish using it and then turning it on again? I'm afraid the on/off button will be spoiled someday
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:16 PM
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Turn it off, OR just wait and it goes into sleep mode, without a hit on the battery. 1 of the great features built into the Sony players.
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:26 PM
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Sony Walkmans produce some of the best sound in a portable player that I've heard plus they tend to give you good headphones so you get great sound without having to upgrade to a Shure or whatever. The thng I dislike the most is that they have their own connecter instead of a mini usb. I have several mini usbs from various devices that I bought over the years and keep one near the different computers I use, but with the NWZ, I have to always bring it with me if I want to charge the player, or buy more of their connecters. Plus if you lose it, you're screwed until you buy another one. Sony loves proprietary stuff so you spend more money.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:47 AM
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Turn it off, OR just wait and it goes into sleep mode, without a hit on the battery. 1 of the great features built into the Sony players.
Oh, i see..
means I dont have to turn it off everytime right.. thanks..

anyway, spillthebeans is correct. i don't quite like the proprietary connection

nywytboy: why did u choose the A829 series? Are you going to use the bluetooth feature? SQ wise, is it the same between A820 and A720?
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:57 AM
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nywytboy: why did u choose the A829 series? Are you going to use the bluetooth feature? SQ wise, is it the same between A820 and A720?
The SQ is the same on both players. As for why I've got the A829 instead of the A729 - I got a deal from a buddy & paid less then the A729 costs. And as for the BT - not gonna use it myself - usless feature for me.
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:18 AM
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gripes...
no horizontal gui so long filenames can be more easily read.
no podcast/audio book directory to keep such files separate from music
no multiple bookmarks for said directory
no working time machine shuffle for many mp3s because it can't read their year tag
no delete from device from menu
no fast seek
no ums
no gui access when plugged in
slow copy to device speed
no flash mem slot
no auto stop play when headphone cord gets ripped out.
no 16 mil color display

good
battery life
sound quality
bundled headphones
size
weight
bright screen
smooth video playback
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:12 PM
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no ums
not true. you just need to use device manager to manually update the driver like this....

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Old 09-05-2008, 04:44 PM
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Good lookin' out marc2003!!!
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:57 PM
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not true. you just need to use device manager to manually update the driver like this....

ah kewl, willl try

ok , speed is the same. but multitasking is better. navigating while a file transfer is in progress etc goes like it should whereas mtp seems to be single task only.

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Old 09-05-2008, 05:36 PM
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ah kewl, willl try

ok , speed is the same. but multitasking is better. navigating while a file transfer is in progress etc goes like it should whereas mtp seems to be single task only.
Are you using Drag&Drop or a prog to sync? I'd like to know myself, as I'll try this IF it doesn't slow down my transfer speed (it's bad enough) w/J.River Media Jukebox.
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:12 PM
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Are you using Drag&Drop or a prog to sync? I'd like to know myself, as I'll try this IF it doesn't slow down my transfer speed (it's bad enough) w/J.River Media Jukebox.
i tested speeds with MTP mode vs usb mode and found both averaged out at around 2.3mb/s.

i miss my archos gmini xs200. used to get 10mb/s over usb with that baby.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:04 PM
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i tested speeds with MTP mode vs usb mode and found both averaged out at around 2.3mb/s.

i miss my archos gmini xs200. used to get 10mb/s over usb with that baby.
Then I personally would get no real benefit from using MSC myself, except if I D&D vids, which I RARELY do. Thanks though, lots will be happy for the info!!!
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:21 AM
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The SQ is the same on both players. As for why I've got the A829 instead of the A729 - I got a deal from a buddy & paid less then the A729 costs. And as for the BT - not gonna use it myself - usless feature for me.
oh?
I thought the BT feature is quite a useful feature.
I love non-wire earphone, not troublesome.
Or does it compromise the sound quality?
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:29 AM
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oh?
I thought the BT feature is quite a useful feature.
I love non-wire earphone, not troublesome.
Or does it compromise the sound quality?
I'm not saying it's got bad SQ or anything, I just use wired headphones. Haven't gotten' to the point of going wireless yet.
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:22 AM
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oh?
I thought the BT feature is quite a useful feature.
I love non-wire earphone, not troublesome.
Or does it compromise the sound quality?
as far as i know it does compromise the sound quality, bt bandwidth isn't enough for lossless. so its recompressed.
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:55 AM
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i also don't like how you can't access the gui while charging. or turn off the screen
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:38 AM
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i also don't like how you can't access the gui while charging. or turn off the screen
Yeah, that IS a BEOUCH!!!
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:27 PM
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Yeah, that IS a BEOUCH!!!
yea oddly enough you can use it and turn it off while charging if you use a ac to usb adaptor.
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