Sony reader

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  1. Bulldog VII macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    Hi all

    I have bought my wife a Sony reader & I have 2 questions

    1) - Is it mac compatible??

    2) - How do I get the fu*&ing thing to work, the instructions from Sony were awful & we can't work it out??

    Thanks
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You mean their e-book thingy? It's not compatible with OS X.

    Addendum: They're getting to be real sticklers about our signatures. It's not like mine was sticking out below my posts, guys! Ah, well. I guess it looks better this way, anyway...
     
  3. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks

    That's what I thought I misread OS (Operating System) as OX

    Fortunately she has a PC lap top. Her saving grace is she has an iphone!!
     
  4. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Sony Library will not work. only works in fusion or parallels. Check out software called Calibre, if you have non DRM books it will work great. I use it all the time and can't remember last time i actually used Sony Library.
     
  6. NightGeometry macrumors regular

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    Okay - I have an older one, but am thinking of upgrading to the 505 now you can actually get it in the UK. The below should work for you, with the 505. If you somehow got the older 500, then it won't (but that was never for sale in this country, so you probably don't have the older model).

    It should show up as a USB device, like a memory stick, and you can just drag books over.

    To get epub boks working (drm'd pdf, the ebooks you buy from waterstones), you need a Windows box for one step (just once). The process is:
    - get a drm'd book (presumably buy from waterstones)
    - match the book to your adobe id (or whatever it is called)
    - on a Windows machine set the Adobe reader software your ID
    - plug the Sony Reader in (to the windows box), and it should show up as a device in the Adobe software, link it to your id.
    - now you should be able to just drag and drop books across to it from OSX

    In the above, you only need to do the Windows bit once. Obviously I've not tried this, as my reader is older, and really is Windows only :(

    Mobile read forums are really friendly and hepful, someone there will happily explain in more detail, I'm sure.

    Good luck, and once you get used to the workflow I hope you enjoy your reader, I have to say, I love mine. I read a lot, and I think it is just a beautiful device (and that's with me having to keep a Windows partition to update it, not needing that anymore would just be... yummy).
     
  7. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's working OK now, my wife didn't push the connecting cable in enough!
     
  8. lewesian macrumors newbie

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    Mac a 'Specialist & Minority Product'

    I asked Sony about Windows 64bit compatability - this was their reply:

    Thank you for your recent e-mail received on xx/09/2008

    Sony products will not operate with VISTA 64.

    The V64 system is specialist and a minority product (like XP64 or Mac) Sony have no current plans at present to make products compatible. To obtain more detail and find out what exactly VISTA 64 is and what it is for, please see the link below:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/64bit.mspx

    I am sorry for any disappointment that this response may cause.

    Yours sincerely

    Daniel Ayliffe
    Customer Information Centre
    SONY UNITED KINGDOM LTD
     
  9. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's working fine thank & it's as the say in France Le Testicle le chien!

    It's an English expression that I don't think many of you from over the pond will get!!
     
  10. Macgirl87 macrumors newbie

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    You're right about that. I recognize one word...now I'm curious what the rest means.
     
  11. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've explained the phrase in a private message to you!
     

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