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post #106 of 189
its not the res of the screen thats the problem - is the compatability of files ...

same as for my S639 - the absolute max is 320x240

so any video podcasts that are larger than that (even on some "small video" podcasts - by as little as 10 pixels!) - won't play

some video podcasts are 320 (or very slightly higher), some 480 res, and some 640

IPOD will play anything 640 and below even though screen is lower res


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Originally Posted by vedye View Post
Don't worry, WMA VBR max 192k, CBR still 320k.

As for the video resolution: oh dear, it's still a sony. iPod is not much better at this either. I wonder who really use them for movies or TV shows that much.

lossless: ... it's a sony... :-(

Update: from sony Australia newsletter... "The X Series Touch Screen Walkman will be available in 16GB and 32GB models from late May 2009." That's in Australia of course.
post #107 of 189
how bad is a 320 x 240 resolution video on a 3 in screen???? would it be really pixelized and stuff??
post #108 of 189
it would look absolutely fine IMO

its just res compatability that bugs me
post #109 of 189
Not too bothered by it. I watch videos on my PSP instead. With TV-out, 720x480 resolution support and two 8GB MS Duos, I doubt I'll miss the X-series lack of video performance. It is the SQ that counts.
post #110 of 189
its not a major issue - just a pity - especially when they have a feature to download podcasts on the trot etc
post #111 of 189
I am lucky I don't buy into the whole podcast thing.
post #112 of 189
It's the annoying little conveniences like that that Sony frustrate with by not accomodating! Does this player have on the fly playlist functionality, a sleep timer, ability to delete straight off player, gapless (with other than hefty .WAV files), bookmarking support, lossless support (again, with codecs other than uncompressed .WAV)? And the big one missing, memory expandability. It's these little nuances that bug me with Sony, that they don't seem to address (even with Firmware updates; something sony are not subscriptive to). Having said all that, it's still a gorgeous looking player, their first foray into touchscreen technology and has a 32GB offering, not to mention a new amp that'll deliver a new, distinct sound sig and reproduction, and likely of better quality than their walkmans to date! With regards to buying it though I'm very much on the fence and teetering slightly towards the side of restraint.
post #113 of 189
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Having said all that, it's still a gorgeous looking player, their first foray into touchscreen technology
Not the first, in fact not even the first with OLED touchscreen. The Clie VZ90 has a gorgeous 480x320 OLED touchscreen, WiFi, MS AND CF slots. Too bad it was Japan only.

post #114 of 189
I preordered it because of that S-master amp alone. I'm looking forward to any sound quality improvement over the 829.
post #115 of 189
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Not the first, in fact not even the first with OLED touchscreen. The Clie VZ90 has a gorgeous 480x320 OLED touchscreen, WiFi, MS AND CF slots. Too bad it was Japan only.

Ah ok! I stand corrected. That looks a pretty sweet player, both in looks and design and by the quick specs/examples of features you've listed! Definately a shame it never saw light outside of Japan! How long ago was that player released?
post #116 of 189
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I preordered it because of that S-master amp alone. I'm looking forward to any sound quality improvement over the 829.
Thats the main thing thats got me attracted to it also Still dunno if its enough to prise 283 quid from my wallet though....
post #117 of 189
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Originally Posted by BloodSugar00 View Post
Ah ok! I stand corrected. That looks a pretty sweet player, both in looks and design and by the quick specs/examples of features you've listed! Definately a shame it never saw light outside of Japan! How long ago was that player released?
It isn't a player. It was a PalmOS PDA, released in 2005. Their Clie models were so far ahead technology wise, including Sony's own Walkman models. I'm still more impressed by the specs on this old horse than the newest iPod Touch.

Check out the viewing angle and colour saturation of this OLED baby:




More pictures here: http://www.clieclub.jp/review/rev_vz90/index.html

I had a couple of Clies before and the SQ on those are not bad. Despite supporting Atrac playback, the music player was also capable of playing native MP3 files uploaded to its Memory Stick (no SonicStage needed).

And this was back in 2005. I can only imagine how much OLED technology has improved since. Can't wait to for the X-series.
post #118 of 189
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Originally Posted by walkingman View Post
It isn't a player. It was a PalmOS PDA, released in 2005. Their Clie models were so far ahead technology wise, including Sony's own Walkman models. I'm still more impressed by the specs on this old horse than the newest iPod Touch.

Check out the viewing angle and colour saturation of this OLED baby:




More pictures here: uƒNƒŠƒGvPEG-VZ90 PhotoƒŒƒrƒ…[

I had a couple of Clies before and the SQ on those are not bad. Despite supporting Atrac playback, the music player was also capable of playing native MP3 files uploaded to its Memory Stick (no SonicStage needed).

And this was back in 2005. I can only imagine how much OLED technology has improved since. Can't wait to for the X-series.
Wow! that screen looks amazing, cmon X series!
post #119 of 189
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I preordered it because of that S-master amp alone. I'm looking forward to any sound quality improvement over the 829.
My prediction,
NWZX1060B X Series + Sennheiser IE8 = Audio bliss
post #120 of 189
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Originally Posted by BloodSugar00 View Post
It's the annoying little conveniences like that that Sony frustrate with by not accomodating! Does this player have on the fly playlist functionality, a sleep timer, ability to delete straight off player, gapless (with other than hefty .WAV files), bookmarking support, lossless support (again, with codecs other than uncompressed .WAV)? And the big one missing, memory expandability. It's these little nuances that bug me with Sony, that they don't seem to address (even with Firmware updates; something sony are not subscriptive to).
Those sound familiar? Oh wait, it's D2
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