1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

NW-HD3 Homemade Firmware?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by holymonk, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. holymonk

    holymonk
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Since Sony has decided to create a new nw-hd player, instead of improving the nw-hd3 with a new firmware, I was thinking if there could be a chance that there is some kind of homemade firmware out there? Or if it is even possible to create one yourself?

    Share your thoughts about this one..
    Thx

    :rolleyes:
    /Holy Monk
     
  2. Hasselhoffia

    Hasselhoffia
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Seriously difficult to do. We still might see a proper firmware release from Sony, give them time!
     
  3. mcfarfs

    mcfarfs
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,367
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Tunbridge Wells
    Ratings:
    +12
    Sorry this is a stupid question. What exactly is firmware?!

    I know what software is, and I know what hardware is, but I don't know what firmware is!
     
  4. mrtbag

    mrtbag
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    3,509
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Anywhere I want
    Ratings:
    +395
    Firmware is a general term for the 'program' that runs on an IC inside your machine. These IC's are not replaced to offer different progams, but can be 're-programmed' so to speak.
     
  5. watchinthewheel

    watchinthewheel
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    how could you even get to the firmware to change it. you would have to get into the software of the hd3 through a pc, is that even possible?
     
  6. Steven

    Steven
    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Messages:
    36,464
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +6,239
    1) too hard
    2) warranty :D
     
  7. holymonk

    holymonk
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Allright, then i have another question. Are there no homemade SOFTWARE then? I hate Sonic Stage..
     
  8. micaab

    micaab
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2005
    Messages:
    171
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    London
    Ratings:
    +8
    sonicstage and other pieces of software aren't just there to transfer music to a player, they're there as a media protection method as well - so the authors aren't gonna make it easy for people to copy/bypass that interface

    that's what i think but then again i might be talking rubbish - won't be the first or last time.

    AB
     
  9. HMHB

    HMHB
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2001
    Messages:
    25,598
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Nottinghamshire
    Ratings:
    +3,945
    I doubt that you'll find any homemade software or firmware to control the Sony devices. As stated above, they have to make sure the music is protected from illegal copying as well as an interface to the player.
     
  10. Hasselhoffia

    Hasselhoffia
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    You'd have to somehow capture the data being sent down the USB line to the player, then work out what exactly is being sent, and what it does, and then come up with your homemade software to replicate it.

    Thats hard. Particularly if its in Japanese. :)
     
  11. Steven

    Steven
    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Messages:
    36,464
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +6,239
    You're not talking rubbish, I meant 2 say this....
    priracy & that. Sony looking after themselves; Sony electronics, Sony Music conflict with each other.....
     

Share This Page

Loading...