Geeks With Blogs

News Clicky Web Analytics

web stats View David Caddick (davidcaddick@gmail.com)'s profile on LinkedIn

Search this Site!

Locations of visitors to this page
View My Stats eXTReMe Tracker
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions expressed within are my own and should not be attributed to any other Individual, Company or the one I work for. I just happen to be a classic techie who is passionate about getting things to work as they should do (and are sometimes advertised and marketed as being able to?) and when I can I drop notes here to help others falling in to the same traps that I have fallen in to. If this has helped then please pass it on - if you feel that I have commented in error or disagree then please feel free to discuss with me either publically or privately? Cheers, Dave
Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

So for some while now I have been waiting for the right technology to be incorporated in to a device that actually looks good, makes sense and does what it says it'll do.

When I first noticed this unit from Sony it looked like it might tick all the boxes but it was quite some time before we saw in the flesh in a Sony store while I was in Las Vegas for last years iForum - even then the price of USD$350 was a bit steep (even more at AUD$500 here in Australia) and there is limited built-in memory - but once Natalie (the missus) saw the unit in White she was all for it.

So just prior to Xmas I managed to find one on eBay at DFJ (Direct from Japan) and secured one via Japan for a Xmas present for the wife - the only issue was that the LCD menu screen was in Japanese - but this was resolved via the seller and the details are:

  1. there is [setting] button to the right side of screen
  2. push the [setting] button
  3. you can see menu on the screen
  4. you select [各種設定] category by up&down button which are left side of [setting] button, and push [enter]
    [各種設定] category is second category from bottom (maybe?)
  5. you select [言語] category by up&down button, and push [enter]
    [言語]category is third category from bottom (maybe?)
  6. you select [English] category by up&down button, and push [enter]

So far I have been quite pleased with this device, although it might be useful if it had more internal memory so that it would make more sense to update the internal memory with a couple of dozen favourites and then you could take this to a BBQ, the beach etc..

But, all that aside, it's quite neat - and now the price is dropping it's looking better and better?

BTW, I have simply set it up to connect via the Netgear Wireless Access Point - very neat solution, it just needs the latest MS Windows Media Player 11 or iTunes to push the shared music to the device, feel free to drop me a note if you have questions?  

Model Number: VGF-WA1/W

VAIO® WA Wireless Digital Music Streamer VGF-WA1/W

Carry the party from room to room or stream your music collection from your PC throughout your home with the VAIO® VGF-WA1/W wireless digital music streamer.
Save $150 instantly. Original price $349.99.

In stock. Estimated ship date: 01/28/2008.

Sony VGF-WA1 Portable wireless audio system plays music from your PC anywhere in your house

SonyStyle.com | VAIO® WA Wireless Digital Music Streamer VGF-WA1/W

Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008 12:00 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Streaming music around the house via WiFi using Sony VGF-WA1 (and how to change the LCD menu from Japanese to English)

# re: Streaming music around the house via WiFi using Sony VGF-WA1 (and how to change the LCD menu from Japanese to English)
Requesting Gravatar...
Do you know if it works in Linux?
Left by Nicolás Ferretti on May 22, 2008 7:17 AM

# re: Streaming music around the house via WiFi using Sony VGF-WA1 (and how to change the LCD menu from Japanese to English)
Requesting Gravatar...
My WA only picks up a signal within 30 feet in my house , beyond that nothing. Is it possible to use a wireless repeater to increase it's range?
Left by Dale on Jul 01, 2008 12:37 PM

Your comment:
 (will show your gravatar)


Copyright © Dave Caddick | Powered by: GeeksWithBlogs.net