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Old 10-13-2007, 07:31 PM   #1
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Question Listening to Music ???

So, eureka, I discovered that the SD Card that I use to listen to music on my PDA is compatible with the Reader - inserted the card and the Reader immediately recognized the music files and made them available.

Thing is, the Reader software isn't very "robust" as a music player. Is there any type of software, or software enhancements, available to make the player more music friendly?

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there are no enhancements to the music playing part of the reader at the moment. And remember that using the reader to play music will use more battery power.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:03 PM   #3
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Long answer, "no."

Sony has not provided any enhancements and since so few people use it as a music player that has not been an area of development among the hackers. Direct page navigation and a clock were more desired features and they received the development time.

One of the great features of the Sony was the extremely long battery life. Often a few weeks between charges. When you play music the battery gets eaten up very fast. I keep no music files on the Sony and have a Creative Zen for my music needs.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply.

Yes - I got the Reader to read, not for music, but it's always nice when a device can do double-duty, or be used as a backup.

Certainly enhancements to page display and navigation are much more important - and some enhancement to eliminate the "ghost images" would also be nice.

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The ghosting is a by product of the first generation eink screen. It varies. My wife's has more ghosting then mine. The Vizplex screen doesn't have ghosting that I know of.
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Somewhere in the posts for the PRS-500 is a thread about adjusting an internal component (yes, you have to take it apart) that changes the contrast. I didn't see it when I quickly looked for it. NatCh seems to be the wiz on finding old threads. I think there also may be a hack for reversing the colors (to white letters on a black background.) I have never used either of these so I cannot comment, I just mention that others have done so.
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Somewhere in the posts for the PRS-500 is a thread about adjusting an internal component (yes, you have to take it apart) that changes the contrast. I didn't see it when I quickly looked for it. NatCh seems to be the wiz on finding old threads. I think there also may be a hack for reversing the colors (to white letters on a black background.) I have never used either of these so I cannot comment, I just mention that others have done so.
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