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Tag: Sony

  • How to get the Windows drivers for Sony Inzone M9?

    For some reason the Windows drivers for the Sony Inzone M9 monitor are not showing under downloads on the Sony product support page. Without the drivers Windows simply shows the monitor as “generic display” and lists it as “HDR not certified”. To locate the drivers download page go to the Sony product support page and…

  • How to disassemble Sony VGP-SP1 speakers?

    Recently I needed to disassemble my desktop speakers, model Sony Vaio VGP-SP1. I needed to clean the volume control potentiometer with contact cleaner. It turned out that removing the four screws at the back of the speakers was not enough. There was 3mm double-sided adhesive tape all the way around the front panel, adhering it…

  • Sony vlog monitor for Xperia phones.

    I bought the Sony Vlog Monitor for Xperia phones. A very handy camera monitor. Useful when filming, though I wish the screen supported touch and some of the camera options were made available to control via the screen. When I use it, the image does not fill the whole screen, so there is plenty of…

  • Apple is not the first! OK?

    Since the iPhone 15 came out I have been seeing tech people on Twitter and on shows like TWiT make statements like “no other phone has this”. That’s just wrong. Couple examples – a dedicated camera button, well the Sony Xperia has had one of those for years. You can even half-press it to engage…

  • A filter mount for the Sony Xperia 1 V and 1 IV

    A filter mount for the Sony Xperia 1 V and 1 IV

    The Sony Xperia 1 series of phones are an awesome pro-photogramy mobile phones, but there is one caveat – beyond a protective case, no company makes accessories for them! if you look on the Reddit SonyXperia forum, a frequent question asks if there are any compatible filter mounts? Almost everyone either replies with a “no”…

  • Windows 11 and Sony Memory Stick

    If you try to access a Sony Memory Stick on Windows 11 and you do not receive the usual prompt to choose what to do when inserting removable storage or you cannot see said storage in Windows Explorer, it is most likely not the storage media. In my case Windows 11 does not show my…

  • The smartphone killed so much tech creativity

    Lately I have been into vintage Sony devices. Just looking through the vast number of Walkman, digital cameras, Clie and Vaio product lines that Sony used to produce, made me realize how much creativity and variety has been lost thanks to the smartphone. Devices, high quality ones, like cameras, camcorders, portable audio devices, radios, disc…

  • How to factory reset Sony Internet TV?

    If you have an old Sony Internet TV, one of the very first collaborations between a TV manufacturer and Google, and you want to factory reset it – follow the steps below. I decided to resent mine, because the apps on it stopped working long time ago and it stopped syncing with my Google account…