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post #3001 of 3928

My battery life sucks right now, about 10hrs if that. :(

Cant update to newest ICS cause i have mac and also worried I dont want to upgrade to version with less bass.

post #3002 of 3928
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Originally Posted by Nozomi View Post

Greetings all.

I am coming in on the tail-end of this thread, so forgive me for not trawling it's entirety first for answers.

I'm tossing off between a used Z1050 (AU$150) vs Cowon D3 which also has S/PDIF out.

My questions here:
a) what is the max. sample-rate of audio data the Z1050 can process?

b) with the latest firmware, can the USB connection drive off the shelf USB DAC's?

c) The latest firmware update from sony.com.au:
The product page - specifications, state Android OS v2.3.
Whereas the latest firmware update says - Android 4.0.

If that is correct, are the product pages (specifications etc.) be updated?

"NWZ-Z1050/Z1060 Firmware Update
Article ID 530025 modified 06 Dec 2012
What does this download do?...
Contents of the update...
Android 4.0 ..."

Thanks for answers.
Michael.

The sampling rate is 44.1khz I guess, had problems playing 96khz files. And yes, the latest version is 4.0. It provides native flac support, ability to create playlists on the go, enhanced battery life and fixing of numerous bugs. Have no idea about the USB DAC connection.

@basshead Then what do you want us to do???
Edited by sicko - 1/15/13 at 11:28pm
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I'm trying to install the latest firmware that I downloaded from the Sony site, but I get this error message- The update tool failed to update the software of the NWZ1000 series(MSC)....

Has anyone else run into this? I have the Sony NWZ-Z1050

post #3004 of 3928

The firmware is region dependent so you have to make sure you download the right one for your device 

post #3005 of 3928
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Originally Posted by Nozomi View Post


a) what is the max. sample-rate of audio data the Z1050 can process?
All Android devices are limited to native 44.1. Your player may play higher sample rates, but these will be downsampled to 44.1 on any Android device. Rather irritating given I have recorded my vinyl at 48k.

b) with the latest firmware, can the USB connection drive off the shelf USB DAC's?

No.

c) The latest firmware update from sony.com.au:
The product page - specifications, state Android OS v2.3.
Whereas the latest firmware update says - Android 4.0.



 

Latest firmware update is indeed Android 4.0. Many of us are running this with great results. However, it is recommended that you do a factory reset after install to avoid some very buggy behaviour from the Sony media player when playing FLAC. Personally I have not done this as I cannot be bothered reloading all my apps and data. I found the "clear data" command in the Sony player's settings had the desired effect of eliminating the buggy behaviour. It would be interesting to learn whether there is any buggy behaviour on a new Z1000 that is updated to 4.0 without ever having had prior data.

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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

The firmware is region dependent so you have to make sure you download the right one for your device 


I have downloaded the Australian firmware, which is where I am.

post #3007 of 3928

Well, if you bought it from an Australian retailer and it came with a retail box you should be good. Units from the grey market won't update as they don't have a serial number.

PS:Just noticed you mentioned MSC  (mass storage ?) in your message, that could be why it didn't work   


Edited by zenpunk - 1/16/13 at 2:39am
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[quote name="sicko"
The sampling rate is 44.1khz I guess, had problems playing 96khz files. And yes, the latest version is 4.0.
[/quote]

Thanks sicko.
The Sony Australia firmware update notes say Android 4.0, while the product web pages still say Android 2.3:rolleyes:
Edited by Nozomi - 1/16/13 at 3:01am
post #3009 of 3928
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Originally Posted by Nozomi View Post

Thanks sicko.
The Sony Australia firmware update notes say Android 4.0, while the product web pages still say Android 2.3:rolleyes:

Sony sure is one hell of a slowpoke ;)


Edited by sicko - 1/16/13 at 3:20am
post #3010 of 3928
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

Well, if you bought it from an Australian retailer and it came with a retail box you should be good. Units from the grey market won't update as they don't have a serial number.

PS:Just noticed you mentioned MSC  (mass storage ?) in your message, that could be why it didn't work   

I bought it from an authorized Sony dealer in Sydney.

post #3011 of 3928
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Originally Posted by dcfac73 View Post

I bought it from an authorized Sony dealer in Sydney.

Follow these instructions: http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=NWZZ1050BLK&upd_id=8242&os_group_id=6

post #3012 of 3928
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

Well, if you bought it from an Australian retailer and it came with a retail box you should be good. Units from the grey market won't update as they don't have a serial number.

PS:Just noticed you mentioned MSC  (mass storage ?) in your message, that could be why it didn't work   

MSC doesn't stand for mass storage, but the problem was that I didn't have enough room  (10%) on the hard drive of the walkman. Thanks for your suggestion,which did point me in the right direction. Thanks to Sicko too for your advice.

post #3013 of 3928

PS- does the update allow for true gapless playback?

post #3014 of 3928
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Originally Posted by dcfac73 View Post

PS- does the update allow for true gapless playback?

The Sony stock player ,which sounds the best to my ears, now seems to play gaplessly after the update.

post #3015 of 3928

Good to know you got it working wink.gif.

Personally I recommend a factory reset for a clean install after the  update but some people seems to be happy with just clearing apps data.

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