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A Guide to Sony Network WALKMAN & Discman Remotes

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ATRACLife's A Guide to Sony Network WALKMAN & Discman Remotes

Special thanks to Camille of MDCF for the notes and others who have contributed.

Note: There are obviously more Sony LCD remotes that are not mentioned in this guide dating back to at least 1999. However, this guide was created with selected remotes that are expected to be able to provide at least basic functionality for the current line of Network WALKMAN and ATRAC related Discman.

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Sony WALKMAN Remotes

RM-MC30L -- Supplied with D-EJ885. 9 character display. This remote is a revamped version of the 11EL/12ELK remote. Buttons on the side include display, play mode/repeat, and sound and hold switch. Opposite site now has the stop button. Navigation has moved off the twist knob and a new 'shuttle switch' is placed next to the stop button in where pushing it in will play (activate CD player), and pause. Moving the switch to the right will advance to the next track, and moving it to the right will go back one track. Volume + and - are still located on the twist knob. Removable alligator clip. NO BACKLIGHT

RM-MC32EL -- Supplied with D-EJ2000, D-EJ985 CD players. Same features as the RM-MC30L but with backlight

RM-MC32ELK -- Same features as the RM-MC32EL but with backlight and kanji/kana display.

RM-MC33EL -- Supplied with most WALKMAN units - MDs and Discman alike. The MC33EL, a 9 character display remote is compatible for use with all recent Sony Discman. This remote is a revamped version of the 11EL/12ELK remote. Buttons on the side include display, play mode/repeat, and sound and hold switch. Opposite side now has the stop button. Navigation has moved off the twist knob and a new 'shuttle switch' is placed next to the stop button in where pushing it in will play (activate CD player), and pause. Moving the switch to the right will advance to the next track, and moving it to the right will go back one track. Volume + and - are still located on the twist knob. To the right of shuttle switch has two 'folder' + and - buttons to go to quick access to multiple groups (if any) on the disc. Removable alligator clip. NO BACKLIGHT.

RM-MC35ELK -- Features are the same as RM-MC33EL but with improved kanji/kana display and higher resolution. Narrower text allows 12 (roman) character displays. Scrolling is 1 character at a time rather than 1 pixel at a time. special 2-line display can display disc or group name at the top, and track title at the bottom (can only compatible with units mentioned above.) special animations show up when starting up the WALKMAN or accessing various sound modes.

Note: This remote has been reported to be compatible with following Network Walkman:

  1. NW-HD1
  2. NW-HD2
  3. NW-HD3
  4. NW-HD5
  5. NW-A1000 *"folder" navigation feature may not work with this remote
  6. NW-A3000 *"folder" navigation feature may not work with this remote
RM-MC38EL -- Same features as the MC33EL, with the addition to a Hi-MD input on the LCD; should work with supported Network WALKMAN and ATRAC Discman devices alike.

RM-MC40ELK -- Originally supplied with MZ-NH700 (WM), MZ-NH900 (WM), MZ-NH1 (JP), & MZ-NH3D (JP). The RM-MC40ELK is a new style 3 line high-resolution LCD remote with kanji/kana text support. 1st line displays group/disc info, 2nd line displays track number and time elapsed. Narrow text allows 12 character (roman) displays on 3rd line. Special rocker switch at the bottom of remote allows browsing tracks |<>|, || function when pushed in, from the right is the stop/cancel button, and volume +/- buttons. There’s a jog dial on the front of the remote; allowing menu functions, et al.

Note: This remote has been reported to be compatible with following Network Walkman:

  1. NW-HD1
  2. NW-HD2
  3. NW-HD3
  4. NW-HD5
RM-MC51EL -- supplied with the D-EJ720 and physically identical to both the RM-MC53EL and RM-MC55ELK. The RM-MC51EL has backlight option but lacks multi-language character display. In comparison to the RM-MC55ELK, the RM-MC51EL has only track navigation of up and down on the right side of the twist knob and a “LIGHT” button in place of the “SEARCH” button found on the RM-MC55ELK.

RM-MC53EL -- supplied with D-NE720, D-NE820. The RM-MC53EL has backlight option and is identical to the 55ELK (below), except it lacks multi-language character display. *No other known information for this remote

RM-MC55ELK -- supplied with D-NE920, D-NE20. The RM-MC55ELK has backlight option and supports kanji/kana, hangul (korean) character compatibility, 16-18 roman character display and 9 multi-language character display. It has special animations when starting-up, and accessing/editing sound-modes. "scroll-type" level w/ corresponding button on the left side of remote allows quick access of functions such as sound, menu, play mode, et al. Right side has new 'search' button. Volume knob +/- is separate from reverted-style of the +/- group folder, |<</>>| twist knob; twist knob similar to 11EL rocker switch -- group folder: left, |<</>>|: right. Stop and play/pause button below 'search' button. New-style 360° alligator clip. HOLD switch to the left of the clip.

*the MC5x series is quite possibly the most technical remote in terms of features, improved LCD, and ergonomics.

RM-NWS1 -- supplied with the NW-A1000/3000. The NWS1 is a non-LCD remote that provides the essential track navigtaion, play, stop, volume control and the hold function for its complimentary hardware.

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