Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › New Sony 64 GB DAP: NW-A840
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New Sony 64 GB DAP: NW-A840 - Page 6

post #76 of 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by FenderP View Post
Well, the Sony rebuilds its database when you disconnect it from your computer. I've never had to run a rebuild process. So it works as it should. Even my old Vaio Pocket, NW-HD3, and NW-HD5 did that ... and those were not drag and drop players. Sony has always done it that way.
Database on NW-HD5 is updated (at least, partially) on the PC. If the process went only on NW-HD5 itself, it would take ages to rescan all music - even just to read first sector of each track.
Quote:
My X is not in front of me, but you can clearly see in the manual (which you could have searched for) how you can navigate on p. 42:
Sony eSupport - NWZ-X1061FBSMP - Model Home
AFAIK all NWZ models are working as MTP, not as MSC?
I've asked about MSC players (NW-X). So, i will repeat my questions:
Is there tags navigation available?
Do you need to run "database rebuild" manually?
How long does it takes to rebuild database?
Quote:
The A818 certainly does, whereas the A808 didn't
Isn't A818 a MTP player? Then database rebuilding also occurs on PC (or on the player while uploading music, not after), it is just transparent to you. What you see in "My computer" when connecting a MTP player is not a real filesystem tructure of the player; it is possible that the player even doesn't have a filesystem. MTP is just a set of interfaces like "read file", "write music file", and when you're writing a file, internal database is updated. It is like SS, but instead of SS that is Windows.
post #77 of 209
Your making a mountain out of a molehill. Look at any video review of the player. Of course it uses tags. Are there any new DAPs that don't? If you have an issue with the time it takes for a player to update itself. Either there's a problem with the player or you are updating a lot of files each time. Because it shouldn't be an issue. The first time you load up the player. It's going to take time to build a database of 16+ GB of files.
post #78 of 209
I'm not making a mountain, i was just wondering how does this works on X.
It seems that i failed to express my question.
post #79 of 209
Going to keep an eye on this thread as this looks perfect for me, just hoping it gets released in the UK soon (and the 64GB is priced reasonably)
post #80 of 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by penartur View Post
I'm not making a mountain, i was just wondering how does this works on X.
It seems that i failed to express my question.
We likewise failed in answering it. Perhaps get a demo in a Sony store.
post #81 of 209
BTW, i've just opened a local sonystyle website, and the prices on X are rather... impressive.
$550 for X1050 and $700 for X1060, nearly 2 times higher than in US.
post #82 of 209
Great news: The A840 is available in Japan only!!!
post #83 of 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilney View Post
Great news: The A840 is available in Japan only!!!
So none for the rest of the world? That's strange since their last round of A series was distributed everywhere...
post #84 of 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilney View Post
Great news: The A840 is available in Japan only!!!
Is that really good news? Many people living outside of Japan wants one
post #85 of 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilney View Post
Great news: The A840 is available in Japan only!!!
What's your source? This would be very strange...
post #86 of 209
Not strange at all: the NW series was always Asia/Japan only, the NWZ for Euope. Just by looking at the model name we could know it wasn't going to be available in Europe and the US... real shame. I love my A729 and would have JUMPED on a 64GB Sony player.
post #87 of 209
Quote:
Just by looking at the model name we could know it wasn't going to be available in Europe and the US... real shame.
We can say (and this is obvious) that NW-A840 won't be released worldwide. But that doesn't mean that there would not be NWZ-A840 with the same specs, so this your sentence has nothing to do with:
Quote:
The A840 is available in Japan only!!!
and
Quote:
real shame
post #88 of 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by penartur View Post
Database on NW-HD5 is updated (at least, partially) on the PC. If the process went only on NW-HD5 itself, it would take ages to rescan all music - even just to read first sector of each track.
I own the NW-HD5. I'm very familiar with it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by penartur View Post
AFAIK all NWZ models are working as MTP, not as MSC?
I've asked about MSC players (NW-X). So, i will repeat my questions:
Is there tags navigation available?
Do you need to run "database rebuild" manually?
How long does it takes to rebuild database?
I own the NW-X1060, not the NWZ; it's just the only English manual I found. So I know what I'm talking about. I've dragged and dropped ATRAC files, unplugged it from my PC, and it rebuilds the DB. Like previous Sonys I've owned or still own, it rebuilds the DB fairly quickly. I've never timed it, but it's never been long. Maybe if I loaded up all 32GB it'd be longer, but I don't do a full transfer at one time.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO MANUALLY REBUILD THE DB.

I don't know how else to tell you.
post #89 of 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by penartur View Post
We can say (and this is obvious) that NW-A840 won't be released worldwide. But that doesn't mean that there would not be NWZ-A840 with the same specs, so this your sentence has nothing to do with:

and
Well that's indeed very true. The NW A840 will be Japan or Asia only (not read the link). But there may (hopefully!!) be a NWZ-A840. Though so far I believe the Asians get the slightly better players. Let's hope it changes and we'll get something 100% equivalent.
post #90 of 209
Quote:
and it rebuilds the DB. Like previous Sonys I've owned or still own, it rebuilds the DB fairly quickly. I've never timed it, but it's never been long
Thanks for an answer. It seems that flash memory realy speeds up a process.
Quote:
Maybe if I loaded up all 32GB it'd be longer, but I don't do a full transfer at one time.
If you're doing drag&drop, device will not know which files have been updated, it should perform a full scan.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › New Sony 64 GB DAP: NW-A840