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  1. Looks really interesting. I am going to check it out over the weekend. Was a fun flim. I enjoyed it as well a while back.
  2. It reminds me of my older Vaio Pocket player. It sounds great, looks great but slow and quirky. I would not have bought one at the full price Sony originally charged but not too bad at steep discount prices. At least it played Atrac3 and MP3 with later firmware upgrades. If and big "IF" SONY got wiser and enable the option for Atrac3 playback with gapless like this unit is able to in Japanese units, and price it much lower than what they are asking... perhaps. I already have Sonicstage installed for my MD and Sony HD players, another device is not going to be a big deal and I would try it. Video and net capability look to be a joke tough. What a waste of such a beautiful screen. Shame. Noise cancellation is nice but not such a big deal though.
  3. We know the answer to that... I think... But, it was fun asking anyway. What was it that some wise man once said? "He who questions training, only trains himself at asking questions." Don't know about NH900 but I saw a MZ-M10/MZ-RH910 mint for about $99 2 days ago. Gone now. I'll keep an eye on it. Here is another. Not as good a deal.
  4. jay209, you have PM
  5. I am also using a NEC 6750A ( -Link- ) retro-fitted on my Fujitsu P5K notebook. The best $70 I've ever spent on a portable DL burner. Absolutely quiet, cool and reliable. I can burn a few Doublelayer discs on the single battery with no problem what so ever(P5k main battery can easily support about 2+ hour with optical disc continuously spinning for watching DVD etc. just to give you an idea). My main battery in Fujitsu P5k is about 2+ year old so the capacity is not as full as when it was new but should be still be good for 1-2 DL discs if not more. For home use, I have another NEC 2510A(also DL capable) in a Firewire enclosure for past 1.5+ year. Cost about $40 and some loose change. Fantastic product. Any coaster produced by it are caused by either my screw-ups or crappy media. Both were purchased as loose (OEM) drives and self installed. No problem what so ever.
  6. Saw this DVD a few days ago on my HT screen. Nice... Sort of Romeo and Juliet in ninja style fantasy/action/drama. Shinobi: Heart Under Blade IMDB Link
  7. Very nice write-up. Should give a good glimpse to those still sitting on the fence at this moment. Even though I am more than happy with the main Vaio Pocket player in general, I would like to see a charging adaptor and an usb-otg data sync cable(combined or separate) of some sort similar to those with PDA so I can leave the cradle at home. If I can find just a used Vaio Pocket cradle, I may open it up and hack it to go without the bulky assembly cradle assembly. I don't suppose any 3rd party accessory cable makers will get into making and selling this thing as demand may not exactly justify the R&D tooling costs.
  8. Agree about In the Mood. Camera work, music, acting.... Just superb! I can watch these movies over and over again and still find these characters very moving, nothing like poetry on the silver screen. Ashes of Time is next on my short list. I can't wait.
  9. Very very very sexy...... I may be just tiny bit biased but still.....
  10. Sorry I was not very precise with the terms. I meant to say Authorize/De-Authorize Device. In SS3.1, when click on Transfer (Music Source/My Library/Transfer) you see "Device/Media Info" button on the lower right side of Atrac Audio Device box. When click on that button, you see "Device/Media Properties" dialog box. There, you see Authorize and De-authorize box. If your device is already authorized, then authorize button is disabled and vice versa. This is what I mean. I was thinking, updating firmware might (not sure) erase Authorized signature from the device. So, was going to suggest that you de-authorize first then upgrade firmware then..... upgrade FW.... then redo Authorize. Not sure all of this is necessary. But, just a suggestion.
  11. Yes, the latest firmware seem to be optimized and device operates smoother even if you don't care about MP3 playback capability. I also had trouble with trying to rip and transfer CD to the device the first time, SS tells me it cannot transfer the tracks. Then, I figured out that I didn't have the device registered. Once I had the device registered, all worked without problems. You might also try unregistering and re-registering the device(I am not 100% sure but I think there is an option to actually do this).
  12. I forgot to mention, be sure to upgrade the firmware (before reinstalling Sonic Stage or anything) from the link Ishi has provided if you have not already. It makes a H-U-G-E difference, believe me.
  13. OK. I understand now. I have ripped and transfered CD's from both registered machines to the device using SS 3.1. No fuss what so ever. You should do complete uninstall of that V2.3 and reboot and reinstall SS3.1 as soon as possible for your maximum enjoyment of this Vaio Pocket. I am loving this machine. If the price drops another $50, I may be tempted to buy another one just for back-up and spare parts(considering Sony charges $70 for cradle and similarly for the remote).
  14. May be I am not understanding you properly. You are attempting to transfer same song to the device multiple times and it won't allow you to do that unless Vaio Pocket is re-initialized/reformatted? Vaio Pocket seem to be running some sort of music indexing Database on it. Inserting same row of data in DB with same key is a no-no on some DB, if that is the case at least the SS should clearly tell you that you are making a boo-boo instead of making you guess. May be you should delete the first one in SS so it is removed from the index(DB) and then transfer it again? Have you tried that? Having to wipe out the device every time you want to attempt transfering same track again is a little too extreme. Which SonicStage did you install? And what are your setups(OS, servicepacks etc)? I installed the SS 3.1 with the installer from Sony Connect(not the standalone one from MDCF without connect component) on two machines without a hitch, W2k Prof. desktop and a XP Home notebook. Registered both machines, and the device(vaio pocket) without a hitch. I didn't know about the free download stuff. I don't care much for their on-line music so it does not matter one way or the other I guess. Seems like your problems are Sonic Stage related. SS is in control of machine/device registration as well as maintaining data integrity of downloaded tracks.
  15. Days Of Being Wild by Wong Kar Wai, prequel to In The Mood For Love and 2046. Now I need to re-watch the other two to synchronize the timeline . Some of Wong Kar Wai's best work there and Chris Doyle is a genius.
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