Sony inaugurated a new Walkman-branded player. As the company reports, the NW-A800 is the first Walkman model to feature video playback capabilities.
For the first time with a WALKMAN you can experience quality video footage along side crystal clear audio with the new WALKMAN Video MP3 player NW-A800 series from Sony.
The WALKMAN Video MP3 player is small enough to slip into any bag or pocket, with a colour-rich 2” QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) colour TFT LCD screen that offers unbeatable clarity, high contrast and supreme colour reproduction. Video footage can be viewed on the screen both horizontally and vertically to further enhance the entertainment experience. Downloading video content is easy with a simple drag and drop mechanism - video playback supports the widely used MPEG-4 and high quality codec of AVC (H.264/AVC) Baseline profile formats, at up to 30 frames per second. File conversion, if needed, can be achieved via the supplied ImageConverter software.
As with all WALKMAN products, sound quality is unrivalled. The Walkman brand has long been associated with the highest quality in audio playback and the Walkman Video MP3 player continues to uphold this standard by adding the newly developed DSEE technology which restores the high frequency ranges lost due to compression. The NW-A800 has three in-built Clear Audio Technologies – Clear Stereo, Clear Bass and Sony unique Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE). These audio technologies are further enhanced with the supplied 13.5 mm EX headphones. Your music has never sounded so good!
The WALKMAN Video MP3 player is compatible with SonicStage CP software allowing music management and transfer of your favourite tracks. The Sony CONNECT online music store caters to all music lovers. Offering a range of more than 1.5 million tracks spanning all genres and music tastes - providing something for everybody. When you connect to the NW-A800 to a PC, the Walkman Launcher automatically opens a selection of applications providing easy management your movies, photos, music and download options.
A Sony Spokesperson said: “The new WALKMAN Video MP3 player combines the best visual experience with the ultimate in Sony sound technology. The new WALKMAN is compact, stylish and affordable without compromising on screen size which is incredibly important for consumers. We’re confident that this is a great-looking product with the technology to match. Once downloaded with music, TV clips, photos and videos taken with Cyber-shot digital still cameras and Handycam camcorders the Walkman Video MP3 player will entertain and delight our consumers, anytime, anyplace.”
The WALKMAN Video MP3 Player NW-A800 series will be available throughout Europe from April 2007 onwards and is available to pre-order at www.sonystyle-europe.com