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Old 08-07-2009, 03:52 PM
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agreed, video is not essential for me either, I'd want a nice screen, physical controls and a lot of memory, plus on the go playlists and gapless.
+1, except I don't care about playlists.
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:55 AM
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From the pictures posted it looks as if the sense me channels have been dropped
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:32 AM
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@mezzyjones: Good eye. I didn't even pay attention to the icons. I wonder if SenseMe has been dropped or if it just doesn't have a front page icon anymore. It might be relegated to a menu item now. I noticed that the bottom center icon is different too (Podcast), and a "Mic" icon has been added for recording.

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Old 08-08-2009, 10:27 AM
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+1 if they've added fm as well as voice recording.
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:43 AM
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@Dreamnine: I hope it has FM recording also. The info on the new E series at the Sony UK site lists mic and FM recording in the printed specs, and they are both mentioned in the video too. All we have to go by is that the current S series has all of the features of the current E series, plus more. So if next year's E series has mic and FM recording, hopefully the S series will have it too.

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Old 08-08-2009, 03:52 PM
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agreed, video is not essential for me either, I'd want a nice screen, physical controls and a lot of memory, plus on the go playlists and gapless.
That pretty much describes my ideal player too.
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:28 PM
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Is it safe to say this will be another Sony flash player that will have a nice sized screen, yet album art that is way too small. I cannot stand it when a player has a decent sized screen, and doesn't take advantage of the space.
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:40 PM
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I'm not even bothered about large album art - if this comes out in 32GB, black, and with FM and voice recording then it's mine.
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:45 PM
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@mysticstylez: I'm with you on this one. With a 240x320 screen, there is no reason why you can't have 240x240 album art and still have room left for the other ID3 info. I think they waste too much space on genre, EQ modes, etc.

@Dreamnine: With the E series going to 16GB, you might be in luck with a 32GB S series.

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Old 08-08-2009, 04:52 PM
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@mysticstylez: I'm with you on this one. With a 240x320 screen, there is no reason why you can't have 240x240 album art and still have room left for the other ID3 info. I think they waste too much space on genre, EQ modes, etc.

@Dreamnine: With the E series going to 16GB, you might be in luck with a 32GB S series.

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Exactly, here is a sony player with a 2.4 inch screen.




While I applaud them for letting me be able to click down to artist, album, year, and genre to browse music....it is not needed.
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:55 PM
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Yeah, but you can just click Options<Album Art to enlarge it; that's what I do at the moment.
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:58 PM
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Yeah, but you can just click Options<Album Art to enlarge it; that's what I do at the moment.

How about they give me the larger album to start, then let me click Options<Song Info.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:03 PM
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Not as pretty as the P3, but I don't want another Samsung

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Old 08-08-2009, 05:06 PM
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Not as pretty as the P3, but I don't want another Samsung


That is a sexy music screen
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:08 PM
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This size is fine for me:

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Old 08-08-2009, 05:15 PM
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Its not so much the size. I'm not cool with it just looking like a picture on top of the real music UI, it looks unprofessional. Also you have to make the extra button presses to get to that, is it so hard for Sony to just make the default music screen have album art that size?
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:01 PM
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I'd sooner they drop the speakers on this model, though.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:36 PM
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The links in post #12 contain references at the bottom of the page to the products page on the Sony France website. But the product page that it is referring to is the E series players. It looks like S series photos with E series specs to me. Interesting to note that even the new E series lists audio recording as a new feature, although there is still only 1 external headphone jack (no mic input). That tells me either FM recording or possibly a built-in mic.

Edit: The E Series does have a built-in mic.
Edit: E Series has built-in mic and FM recording. Hopefully these will carry over to the new S series too.

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I know it has a voice recording feature and a fm radio but where does it say it has fm recording?
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:39 PM
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Did they forget to include wav or is it just a mistake in the specs?
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:22 PM
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@h1a8: These specs are for the new E series, not the S series (S series hasn't been officially announced yet): Click Here, the second line from the bottom says "Useful voice and FM recording function (in MP3) with a built-in microphone". Also, this video (at 1m 49s) says "with it's voice and FM recorder function". Regarding WAV audio, that is the same as "Linear PCM", which is listed as one of the formats that it plays.

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