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Old 10-31-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Can I send books to my prs 950 through wifi?

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Old 10-31-2010, 05:05 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, no. Neither can you use the wifi to fetch epub books off the internet, e.g., Feedbooks, Gutenberg, etc. Everything is off limits. Sony has locked the device down. You may only download content through the ever-watchful-eye of the Sony eBook Store.

I/we can only hope and pray that down the road some of the community's talented Devs find a workaround.

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Old 11-01-2010, 10:24 AM   #4
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Unfortunately, no. Neither can you use the wifi to fetch epub books off the internet, e.g., Feedbooks, Gutenberg, etc. Everything is off limits. Sony has locked the device down. You may only download content through the ever-watchful-eye of the Sony eBook Store.

I/we can only hope and pray that down the road some of the community's talented Devs find a workaround.
It makes sense for Sony to allow that over wifi at least. It would give the device a competitive edge over other ebook readers.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:29 PM   #5
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That's disappointing news. The ability to download from the internet is one of my favorite features on my Kindle. I was on vacation recently (with no laptop) and learned about a local author at a museum display. I used the hotel Wi-fi to navigate on my K3 to feedbooks.com and download one of her books and start reading it while on my trip. I was really hoping Sony would allow downloads using their browser too.
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:32 PM   #6
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I was on vacation recently (with no laptop) and learned about a local author at a museum display. I used the hotel Wi-fi to navigate on my K3 to feedbooks.com and download one of her books and start reading it while on my trip. I was really hoping Sony would allow downloads using their browser too.
B, Perhaps the particular book was also available at Sony eReader Store in which case you should have the capability you desire.
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Thanks for the suggestion. It was available at the Sony store for a fee, but since it's in the public domain it was free at feedbooks. I have the PRS900 and find that I rarely access the Sony store with my ereader. I prefer to sideload. However I find the Internet download feature on my kindle to be very convenient. Some people even use it with file services like dropbox. I bought a Kindle for a family member last year because she doesn't have reliable computer access and needed the 3G wireless for book purchases. The Kindle browser download gives her more access to public domain books than the Kindle store. It would have been nice for Sony to include this feature too for competition.
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That's disappointing news. The ability to download from the internet is one of my favorite features on my Kindle. I was on vacation recently (with no laptop) and learned about a local author at a museum display. I used the hotel Wi-fi to navigate on my K3 to feedbooks.com and download one of her books and start reading it while on my trip. I was really hoping Sony would allow downloads using their browser too.
I completely share your sentiment. I was completely dismayed when I went to feedbooks and tried download a PDF and then an EPUB and the Sony 950 rejected my request, stating that they were unsupported.
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:54 AM   #9
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B, Perhaps the particular book was also available at Sony eReader Store in which case you should have the capability you desire.
Good suggestion. Now that I've got my 950 in my hands, I see that you can download Google Books over Wi-Fi from the Sony Store. That's an improvement from my 900 reader. I prefer to use Google Books as a last resort since the formatting is not always that great. However, at least it is an option to access free public domain books when traveling. Unfortunately, Google Books did not have this particular book I was interested in, although the Sony Store had a pay-version.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:57 AM   #10
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Folks, I am new to the forum. I hope someone can help me here. I connect my prs-950 via wi-fi. I can browse the web (of course, i cannot download from the Internet). But my problem is, I cannot connect to SONY store. When I touch the 'Store', it gives me an error, saying my wireless settings should be set to on. I can brose the internet, why wouldn't it connec to the store? Please help. I am a new 950 owner.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:30 PM   #11
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Your profile doesn't say where you are located. Are you in the US? The Sony store only works in the US.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:03 AM   #12
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Neither can you use the wifi to fetch epub books off the internet, e.g., Feedbooks, Gutenberg, etc.
Unless you use custom firmware, like PRS+.

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Sony doesn't have a great history with open formats, especially when it's involved in content distribution. Their greed and obsession with proprietary formats killed any potential they had in the minidisc market back when minidisc was still a viable format. It caused them to get off to a very slow start in the mp3 player market (a travesty given the enviable branding they had as a reliable manufacturer of portable music players as a hangover from the walkman days). Hopefully they've learned their lesson and can provide more open firmware for their existing readers, or at least make their next generation of readers more open... But I'm not holding my breath
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Thanks for the suggestion. It was available at the Sony store for a fee, but since it's in the public domain it was free at feedbooks...
* The 950 can download over wifi from Google Books. Did you look for the title there? If you've updated the 950's firmware, Google Books is the first icon on the Applications tab, if you haven't updated, open the Store and look for the Google Books link right above the "Bestsellers" section.

As kartu mentioned, PRS+ enables downloading from the web browser. I installed it for that function alone, but I'm finding that PRS+ is full of useful features and enhancements. With the new (Windows-only) self-installer, it couldn't be easier.

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Old 04-06-2011, 06:19 PM   #15
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Your profile doesn't say where you are located. Are you in the US? The Sony store only works in the US.
I am in Michigan. Surprisingly, any website that requires a signon, it gives the same error. I am surprised that I can't go to SONY store without a signon using WiFi. The exact message is (whole screen is white and in the middle of the screen)
"The page cannot be displayed. A network error occured. Please check the following: 1) The device's 'WIRELESS' switch is in the 'ON' position. 2) The "Mobile Network/WiFi network setting in the 'wireless controls' screen is turned on."

Obviously, I am online because I can go to websites.

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