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post #1681 of 1979
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Originally Posted by sicko View Post

Yeah, somewhere in the thread I read that the root worked for specific regions only (including Hong Kong). So, something like a VPN faker or a proxy might work. Give it a shot. popcorn.gif

 

You guys really need to do a little reading on that thread.

I am from HK but in the US now and this is just way too much trouble than it's worth.  If you can get a VPN working then let me know.

post #1682 of 1979
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

I am from HK but in the US now and this is just way too much trouble than it's worth.  If you can get a VPN working then let me know.

I have a Z, remember??
You can install V4A, if that ain't worth it then I don't know what is.

post #1683 of 1979
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Originally Posted by JackDiesel View Post

If you root it can you bypass Android's cap on sample of 44.1 or whatever it is?

Don't think so.

post #1684 of 1979
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Originally Posted by sicko View Post

I have a Z, remember??
You can install V4A, if that ain't worth it then I don't know what is.

Yes I know you have a Z, I mean if you know of any VPN client, setting, IP, or whatever that can tunnel, then please let me know.  I tried to search for V4A but results are not definite, plz give me a link or something.

post #1685 of 1979
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Originally Posted by sicko View Post

Don't think so.


Ok. So PowerAmp outputs 16/44.1, even though it can play 24/192 files. Is this unique to PowerAmp or is this a limit of the Android OS? Like would Neutron player suffer this same limitation. Just trying to get a better idea of what's going on so when I sync my F807 I can down sample the audio to whatever the output is to save some space.

post #1686 of 1979
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

Yes I know you have a Z, I mean if you know of any VPN client, setting, IP, or whatever that can tunnel, then please let me know.  I tried to search for V4A but results are not definite, plz give me a link or something.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2203255
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Originally Posted by JackDiesel View Post


Ok. So PowerAmp outputs 16/44.1, even though it can play 24/192 files. Is this unique to PowerAmp or is this a limit of the Android OS? Like would Neutron player suffer this same limitation. Just trying to get a better idea of what's going on so when I sync my F807 I can down sample the audio to whatever the output is to save some space.
Yes, it's an android limitation.
post #1687 of 1979

I mean I need a link or something on VPN not V4A.  I am happy with my F807, and I am doing the rooting only as a technical exercise.

post #1688 of 1979
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

I mean I need a link or something on VPN not V4A.  I am happy with my F807, and I am doing the rooting only as a technical exercise.

You'll need to read a bit through the thread.

post #1689 of 1979

Does anyone know if the internal battery on the NW-F806/7 model can be replaced after it gets to the point where it can no longer maintain a charge or where it simply won't start up (due to a depleted battery) ?

 

hopefully that won'toccur until after four or five years of charging and recharging the battery and i realize the line of thinking now days is like 'why wouldn't you just buy a new player at that point?' but I really dislike the whole planned obsolescence marketing that began with iPod players and seems to have spread to every major manufacturer since then.I mean why replace a portable player even after five years if it still works and only needs a new battery?

 

this is one reason i have never gotten rid of my Sony Mini-Disc,sure the technology is outdated and at best it can hold around five hours of music.but I love the fact that when the battery dies in it all i have to do is toss in a new AA and I am good to go (well that and it really does sound pretty good all things considered).i would imagine the internal battery in the F series is lithium and that unless it is proprietary it could be replaced as long as the player is opened carefully and the battery swapped out for a new one.

 

maybe i'm just being a luddite because of my age but i miss the days when products were made to last for decades instead of for a year to five years.I cant even count how many new models sony has released in their walkman series since I purchased my NWZ-E345 a couple years back.and in fact if you go to the U.S. Sony site and look up the F series player there you will see that the 32gb is already no longer available,only the 16gb model,and this just happened last week (the week before that I was on their site and the 32gb player was still available to order).and if I am not mistaken the Fseries only came out in late September of 2012 meaning that within eleven months Sony is already phasing it out.for what next I have no idea.anyway didn't mean to make this a geezer diatribe on 'back when i was a kid...' ha,but just really wanted to ask if anyone knows if the battery in the NW-F806/7 is replaceable.

post #1690 of 1979

Sadly, no.

post #1691 of 1979

yeah I kinda figured as much.but i thought it was worth asking.i guess it's a really matter of weighing the positives and negatives and for the most part todays technology is all positive.i mean even the majority of cassette and cd walkmans i have owned at one time or another only lasted around five to six years and they certainly couldn't hold 64 gigs of music and definitely didn't support wireless/blutooth and android.now if it will just hurry up and get here.shipped from japan yesterday so not too much longer to wait. smile.gif

post #1692 of 1979

I am pretty sure that when the time comes, there will be 3rd parties batteries and DIY kits for that.

post #1693 of 1979

Hi all!!

I wld like advice on which walkman to choose: Z or F? (getting it from jpn!) Or any other recommendations?

I wld use the player mostly for music. (genre: pop, dance, trance etc.) So audio quality is impt. I wld also probably use it for some light reading but rarely.

I wld pair the player with my Shure se315. Wld there be a need for amp?

Thanks in adv! L3000.gif

post #1694 of 1979

If you need the screen size for videos then go with Z, otherwise go with F.  SQ wise they should be about the same, and you don't really need an amp for it but it helps.  However, you may want to consider getting the Sony WM-PORT to mini-USB adapter or a WM-PORT LOD for it.

post #1695 of 1979
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Originally Posted by hcky91 View Post

Hi all!!

I wld like advice on which walkman to choose: Z or F? (getting it from jpn!) Or any other recommendations?

I wld use the player mostly for music. (genre: pop, dance, trance etc.) So audio quality is impt. I wld also probably use it for some light reading but rarely.

I wld pair the player with my Shure se315. Wld there be a need for amp?

Thanks in adv! L3000.gif

The F807 is geared toward larger soundstage with more clarity in mind.  The Z has better bass and more energetic sound with more of in-your-face presentation.  You need to pick which will work better with your earphones.  I personally prefer the Walkman F with my older generation JH 13 pro.  The F is also more responsive compared to the Z.  It also charge faster and has faster data transfer rate.

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