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Sony NWZ-S616F

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Sony NWZ-S616F

The NWZ-S616F portable media player from Sony was released on October 2007 and was the second only player from the Walkman line to support video playback.

For the NWZ-S616F, Sony added support for Windows Media Player in lieu of the company’s much maligned SonicStage software. The media player is a Microsoft PlaysForSure certified device and works well with Windows Media Player for syncing content. Sony also dropped their proprietary ATRAC format. The NWZ-S616F also features easy …

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Sony NWZ-S616F

The NWZ-S616F portable media player from Sony was released on October 2007 and was the second only player from the Walkman line to support video playback.

For the NWZ-S616F, Sony added support for Windows Media Player in lieu of the company’s much maligned SonicStage software. The media player is a Microsoft PlaysForSure certified device and works well with Windows Media Player for syncing content. Sony also dropped their proprietary ATRAC format. The NWZ-S616F also features easy drag and drop management.

The NWZ-S616F is available with 4 gigabytes of integrated flash memory with no expansion slot and comes in four colors: black, pink, red and silver. It measures 1.7 x 3.1 x 0.5 inches and weighs 1.8 ounces. Its display is a 1.8 inch backlit TFT LCD running at a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. Sony estimates that the Li-ion battery will last 33 hours of continuous audio playback or 8 hours of video.

Audio and Video Features

The NWZ-S616F supports the following audio formats: AAC, MP3, PCM, WMA and protected WMA. MPEG4 and M4V videos can also be played back on the device. The player comes with a built-in 5-band equalizer with 5 presets. Also included are the following sound enhancement features: Digital Sound Enhancement, Clear Bass, Clear Stereo and Surround Sound effects.

Other Features

This portable media player has a built-in FM radio tuner with an autoscan feature and 30 slots for user-defined preset stations. The NWZ-S616F also has a photo viewer with support for the JPEG format.

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