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Experience brilliant sound and picture quality with the A845 - Sony’s slimmest ever WALKMAN®

Press release   •   Apr 12, 2010 13:00 BST

  • Vivid 2.8” wide OLED display
  • High quality audio capabilities with S-Master Digital Amplifier and Digital Clear Audio technologies
  • Digital Noise Cancelling comes with the supplied NC headphones which cancel approx. 98.0% of ambient noise*1
  • Works with iTunes*, BBC iPlayer, Windows Media Player & more
  • Enjoy SD video playback on connected televisions2
  • Extensive audio playback time of up to 29 hours*3
  • New Battery Care mode for extended battery lifespan

At just 7.2mm slim and weighing only 62g (without headphones), the WALKMAN® A845 Video MP3 Player by Sony proves that less really is more. Slipping easily into a back pocket or bag, it provides a great way of keeping your favourite music tracks, podcasts and videos with you to enjoy any time.

Despite its chic, slender design, this WALKMAN® is a real heavyweight when it comes to the high sound and video quality characteristic of Sony. 

The front panel displays its big, bright 2.8” OLED screen. Delivering superb colours, high contrast ratio, wide viewing angle and super-fast response time, it’s a great way to enjoy online movie store downloads, clips from sharing sites, album artwork and digital photos. A new Scene Scroll view lets you browse quickly through longer videos that are displayed as a series of thumbnail images. Find the scene you want, press play and the action commences at your chosen moment. You can also scroll through album artwork in order to effortlessly track down the album you want to hear.

If you are looking for an even bigger picture, the WALKMAN® A845 is able to connect to your television via the optional A/V output cable (WMC-NWV10) enabling you to enjoy videos on the big screen. Pictures are delivered to your TV set in SD format (720 x 480) at a fantastic 30fps frame rate (excludes some DRM content).

In addition, the WALKMAN® A845 is compatible with BBC iPlayer, a unique service that gives access to over 400 hours of BBC TV and radio programmes each week. The WALKMAN® A845 is the first UK MP3 player to support BBC iPlayer’s higher-quality downloads with 720 x 404 pixel picture quality. This content, combined with the superior OLED screen of the WALKMAN A845, offers users a great portable video experience.

As you’d expect from Sony, it is the sheer audio quality of the WALKMAN® A845 that sets it apart from other MP3 players. The S-Master Digital Amplifier technology employed by the WALKMAN® A845 ensures rich, lifelike ultra-low distortion sound. Already featured on Sony hi-fi and home theatre products, S-Master amplification puts you centre-stage in the studio or concert hall while maintaining crisp, clear sound.

Listening is further enhanced with unique Clear Audio technologies from Sony for a dynamic, detail-packed audio experience. Clear Stereo reduces leakage between left and right channels, while Clear Bass delivers powerful, controlled low-end frequencies without distortion. In addition, DSEE Sound Enhancement Technology ensures smooth, detailed reproduction of high-frequency information which is typically lost when the original CD-quality music source is compressed as an MP3 file.

Plug in the high-quality 13.5mm EX vertical in-ear headphones and immerse yourself in a blissful world of beautiful WALKMAN® sound without distractions. Digital Noise Cancelling cuts approximately 98.0%*1 of ambient sound, using advanced processing to detect and filter external noise without impairing audio quality. Three different profile settings let you enjoy optimised noise reduction, whether you’re on board a plane, bus/train or in the office. As an added extra the supplied adaptor enables air travellers to connect their WALKMAN® directly to the plane’s AV system and enjoy their in-flight entertainment with digital noise cancelling provided by WALKMAN®.

Importing music, video, photos and playlists is quick and fuss-free, with simple drag-and-drop transfer from your PC’s media folder or via iTunes 9.0 using supplied Content Transfer software. Certain MPEG1 and other downloaded files can be played back on WALKMAN® when converted via Content Transfer. A wide range of major music and video formats are supported, including rights-managed WMA and WMV files.

The WALKMAN® A845 lets you listen for longer, with a generous 29 hours*3 listening time from a single charge. Battery life with video playback is 9 hours*4 - more than long enough to keep you entertained on those long journeys. There’s also a new optional Battery Care function that optimises overall battery lifespan by limiting charging levels to 90% of maximum. The home menu can be personalised with a choice of pre-installed wallpaper designs. Alternatively, add an individual touch by choosing your own favourite photo as wallpaper.

The WALKMAN® NWZ-A845 Video MP3 Player with 16GB storage capacity will be available in Sony Centres and from from April 13th 2010.

A range of co-ordinated accessories includes the Sony SRS-NWGU50 speaker system: dock your WALKMAN® to enjoy rich, powerful sound at home with deep bass. There’s also a choice of leather (CKL-NWA840) and silicon cases (CKM-NWA840) to protect WALKMAN® from dust and scratches.