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post #1051 of 1970

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everything from the native player obviously

post #1052 of 1970

Same problem with Turok.  Tried twice one via online and another via computer.  Error 011.  :(

post #1053 of 1970

Sorry to interupt this conversation, but... I'm interested to know how people are finding the screen size for apps, web browsing and typing after having had it for a while? Obviously the screen is smaller than average, but is it really a problem?

 

And as for the update error - this may sound daft or obvious, but... anyone tried contacting a Sony rep for info? Surely this mysterious number 11 must mean something.

post #1054 of 1970
havent used its keyboard ever since i had the walkman F haha... purely for music playback =) i guess its the same for most people owning it as well. if you want to play games or surf, go with the walkman Z, or ipod devices.
post #1055 of 1970

Cool. Although, one would wonder then - why does it run Android? tongue_smile.gif

post #1056 of 1970

nice.... upgraded


Edited by alexlow - 12/5/12 at 6:42pm
post #1057 of 1970
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Originally Posted by Nachtgedrocht View Post

Sorry to interupt this conversation, but... I'm interested to know how people are finding the screen size for apps, web browsing and typing after having had it for a while? Obviously the screen is smaller than average, but is it really a problem?

As someone who uses a Galaxy Note 2, in comparison the F807 size is a lot more fiddly for typing (even after installing my favorite keyboard, Swype). Since the keyboard is a lot smaller (certainly compared with GNote2), entry can be a lot less forgiving.

Since I have a much more powerful and bigger screened mobile, I doubt I will use the walkman for much app or web browsing. Even on flights I just put the Note on flight mode for video watching/etc.
post #1058 of 1970
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nice.... upgraded

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Alex, can you successfully upgraded yours?  Turok & I were not able to upgrade to the new firmware and kept getting the same error message 11.  Let us know how you were able to do it.  Thanks.

post #1059 of 1970
Thread Starter 

I got mine updated as well. Simply used the update from settings on the player. It took a good while (close to 30 min) to download to the F, but then it installed fine once it prompted the restart. 

 

I have no idea why Purk and Turokrocks are having the same issues. Maybe give Sony tech support a call?

post #1060 of 1970
After using the F807 for a few days, I'm finding I still haven't settled on one music player. I'd rate the default player and Neutron as having very good sound. Neutron seems to edge out the default player in UI for me (once you learn it's quirks), as the default player is functional, useable, but a little bland (and missing my album art! -- still need to investigate).

PowerAmp seems to beat both on features and useability, but it doesn't seem to sound as good (each player has flat or no EQ set). Without knowing how to describe it better, I'll just say that PowerAmp sounds "vanilla" or "bland" in comparison.

The reason I haven't settled on Neutron yet is that I've found that on at least one track, with my Westone 4 using headphone out, the track is unpleasantly distorted -- which doesn't happen at same place/volume on other players. It has to be something the player is doing but I wouldn't know how to figure out how to resolve it.

Anyone else still switching between players or have you settled on one (and why)?
post #1061 of 1970
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Originally Posted by severim View Post

After using the F807 for a few days, I'm finding I still haven't settled on one music player. I'd rate the default player and Neutron as having very good sound. Neutron seems to edge out the default player in UI for me (once you learn it's quirks), as the default player is functional, useable, but a little bland (and missing my album art! -- still need to investigate).
PowerAmp seems to beat both on features and useability, but it doesn't seem to sound as good (each player has flat or no EQ set). Without knowing how to describe it better, I'll just say that PowerAmp sounds "vanilla" or "bland" in comparison.
The reason I haven't settled on Neutron yet is that I've found that on at least one track, with my Westone 4 using headphone out, the track is unpleasantly distorted -- which doesn't happen at same place/volume on other players. It has to be something the player is doing but I wouldn't know how to figure out how to resolve it.
Anyone else still switching between players or have you settled on one (and why)?

 

The stock player is better with the update. On-the-go playlists are actually possible now. Also, the clear bass is much more functional, with the capability to reduce bass if you have a particularly bass-heavy head/earphone. Now it's my favorite. 

 

My other two favorites are Cubed, and Winamp Pro. Cubed is free, pretty lean on features (albeit with a pretty unique and fun interface), but sounds awesome (used to be better sounding than the stock player, but now both are equal). Winamp Pro (2.99 or 3.99, can't remember which) is very full featured (yet a bit of a dud for the eyes) and sounds very good as well, only being the slightest tick worse sounding than stock (updated) and Cubed. To combat the distortion issue, try turning down the volume slider below the main one by two ticks (it's 'labeled music, video, games & other media'). That cured any distortion for me when using Cubed and Winamp Pro, even if I bump up the bass a bit on their EQ's. The EQ on Cubed can be quite buggy, and cause the app to freeze sometimes.

 

I ran the gamut of players (Poweramp, Neutron, Playerpro, etc etc...) before settling on the two above in addition to the stock one.


Edited by cn11 - 12/5/12 at 7:20pm
post #1062 of 1970
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Originally Posted by Nachtgedrocht View Post

Cool. Although, one would wonder then - why does it run Android? tongue_smile.gif

 

to prevent the hassle of making new software from scratch, reducing R&D costs for the F and the Z series? brains dood


Edited by Dyaems - 12/5/12 at 8:33pm
post #1063 of 1970
Another method to update ar the bottom of the page. For turok and anybody else who has trouble updating. http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A//gpad.tv/update/sony-walkman-nwf805806807-20121205/%0A
post #1064 of 1970

purk, i'm downloading the firmware now

http://www.sony.jp/walkman/update/f800_121205.html

post #1065 of 1970

Still no luck!!

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