I can use mp3's as ringtones no probs. Mayb the problem is that you are using mp3's that have dmr?
hi,ive been using this phone 4 4 weeks now...and as usual i cant set an mp3 file as a ringtone..and i need to download this drm packager..could any one help ??
Downside is the battery, dies to quickly.
Also would be nice if they had a radio.
The V800 is awesome. Stylish design, feels solid, well made. The menues are great, easy to navigate through. Supports 2gig memory stick and you can save your pictures and vids straight to memory stick. Plays mp3's no probs, easy to setup playlist's.
I really like the rotating lens, great idea. The camera is capable of taking pretty nice pictures but it needs to be under the right lighting conditions. It has a really bright flashlight/torch.
As for communication, had no real probs with reception, video call, mms, sms etc
Overall i'm very happy with this phone.
A bit of Comparison...
Hi, I own a Toshiba 803T, Samsung 707SC, and a Sony Ericsson V800 (flashed to Z800i). By far the Sony is most troublesome of the three phones operated with accounts of T-Mobile and Cingular in the USA. Sony has constant problems locking onto a GSM carrier signal, and phone calls are erratic in 4 cities I use it in, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta. Toshiba 803T works fine as does Samsung 707SC in all GSM calls. (Keep in mind that 3G in the USA is still on 1900 and cannot be used at this time for any 3G phone from the rest of the world)
PRO: Extremely Reliable, Great reception for 1900GSM in USA, Music Player with front keys is intuitive and sound is nice from dual stereo speakers on front cover, TXT/SMS and MMS work fine and very nice display. Battery Life is best among the 3 phones. 1GB MiniSD has lots of storage. It is factory unlocked so it's open for other carriers with Vodafone OS intact. No hacks needed. It can play (ironically) most like a real Walkman Music Player, and handles calls well. Flexible customization of graphics, WAP and MMS settings etc. Great Video playback in 3GP format and can even output to a TV.
CONS: Bulky, MP3 PC software is a bit tricky if you don’t read directions carefully (stress carefully). May need a compatible SIM card. Some older SIM cards have issues so you will need a newer SIM. Modern 3G compatible USIM card from TMOBILE and CINGULAR works fine and can be swapped easily from your dealer for about $15. Won't set MP3 as ring tone, you need to convert it to AMR or MIDI and install it separately from MP3 Play lists.
Pros: thin, nicer colors, reliable. Best all around performer and equal or better than Motorola RAZR which it seems to have been modeled after. Nothing excels in numbers but everything just WORKS!
Cons: PC software is limited, and keys are thin and takes getting used to, battery life short if you play with games (then again, it s a trade off for very thin phone with a large bright screen). Internet is locked to VODAFONE LIVE and cannot be set to other WAP (meaning no MMS and GPRS outside of Vodafone accounts)
Pro: Awesome music player, useful tools, neat design and nice camera with really bright LED torchlight/flash. OS intuitive and PC Synch loads fast and supports 2GB OEM Sony Memory Sticks. Media Player by far the most compliant with different codec. Video and music playback is excellent both from speakers and earphones, though not as intuitive as Toshiba.
Cons: Very erratic as a phone, at least in GSM 1900 band under all conditions full to no bar (A serious issue if this is primarily a PHONE for you, no?), OS is a bit slow and finicky with frequent lock-up if you haste through menus quickly. For a phone with medium screen size and 900ma battery, life seems a bit short even with 3G off and good GSM reception range, but plenty of chargers on the market.
Toshiba 803T if you are heavy caller, or music enthusiast and need something totally reliable with long battery life.
Samsung 707SH if you need things to be thin and colorful.
Sony Ericsson V800/Z800i if you own a PS3, PSP and other devices with Memory Stick AND your phone performance is secondary to great looks and gadget count.
I won't say which is best as everyone has different priorities. I love Sony products and I won many of thier equipment, but they seemed to have missed something with the V800 as I can't call it wonderful like my PS3, PSP, ES Recievers and WEGA TV. What's up?
Hope this helps!
hi there! my phone is v800 and it has restrictions in playing an mp3..hate it..it says DRM protection key is missing..someone suggested that i should install DRM packager but im having a problem in following his instructions..the other suggested that i should upgrade my phone to unlock all its restrictions however may i know where is the best place to have it upgraded.. im in the philippines..thanks in advance.plz send me an email^_^
hey y'all olks out there! problem with your signal? whether your signal is dropping to zero as you closes the cover or any other problem about your signal. it's just about the ANTENA WIRE, it must have been broken, this one's very sensitive and brokes easily as you flip it close and open. you must replace it so you can have better reception. hope this helps.
Hi there. Does anybody knows how to solve my problem. I just plug in 1GB SD card. And its kinda written ''memory card is not formated''. So Im opening settings and there is written that formating function is currently unavailable. Please help me :)
hmm... does sony ericsson V800 can't remove the sound when your taking picture??>>.. it's so Loud and it's really obvious that your taking picture...hehe
Hi I just got this cool phone and it has a problem with my sim... it sometimes say "INACTIVE SIM" then suddenly reboots itself which is annoying. i tried to check wether my sim was deactivated but it works fine with my razr. pls help tanks!
It's a good phone. Mine was stolen recently. The phone get very slow when it access external memory. I had it with a sony memory stick pro-duo high speed 512MB but still it takes about 15 seconds to save a picture after taken with the camera and the camera sound cannot be turned off. http://myv800.lasyk.net/
I have problems with its signal reception. It drops its signals too frequently.And also its signal reception is not good.If any one knows that how to solve this problem then please email me.
I like the phone and all but HOW DO I INSTALL Z800 SOFTWARe in it? i downloaded the program from the kink in page 4. then when im installing it says the program is not supported by microsoft so it becuase it is not compatible with XP? also when i get to the part where it says turn off your phone take sim card out? and then put in base what am i supposed to do i don;t have a base but a usb cable only and that's where im stuck nothing happens when im on that page? HELP ME PLS>> SPHINX912@hotmail.com otherwise someone buy this phone....
I've a problem with the camera too. Exit after the first photo taken and the camera is so slow that it cant keep up even with the slightest movement. Can anyone send me the solution through my e-mail? Thanks!
hi just got the phone. everything's great but im having problems with the camera. after i take 1 picture it automatically exits. and the camera has very slow response and cannot keep up with even the slightest movement. is it the software? please do respond. thank you..
Not sure if you received help already but try this link, it worked for me....
Download the DRM Packager 1.35 for your operating system.
Unzip and Install.
Open Sony "Ericson DRM Packager"
Select file to "convert" (i'm assuming it's an mp3 file)
Click "Create DRM Content"
It will create a folder called "DRM" - open it.
It would have created a file of type:- "Forward-locked or Combined delivery content file"
Send this file to your phone....
Hope this helps