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Experience the nostalgia of your favorite audio cassette tunes when you listen to them with this cassette player that features a digital AM/FM tuner with 33 station presets and 4-band weather updates. The Mega Bass sound system delivers crisp, clear audio.
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Is there Walkman that can record from radio while broadcasting?

3 years, 4 months ago
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No. The Sony WM-FX290W Walkman Cassette Player can’t record off the FM/AM tuner. The operating instructions for the Sony portable cassette player do not indicate that this unit incorporates a built-in recording feature for the cassette player. Please note that Best Buy does not sell any Sony Walkman Cassette Player “that can record from the radio.” Sorry. You will have to upgrade to the boombox product category to record from the radio on Type I normal bias cassette tape. Additionally you can upgrade to a Sony Walkman MP3 Player to record FM band music and news programs. The Sony Walkman MP3 Player NWZS544REDB |SKU:9443827 can record off the built-in FM tuner. However, don’t despair. You can still purchase a portable Sony boombox from Best Buy that will meet your recording needs. Best Buy sells two Sony boomboxes that feature a built-in cassette recorder. Those models are:
1. Sony CFD-S350SILVER |SKU:7022839
2. Sony CFD-G700CP |SKU:8521094
Both Sony boomboxes can record off the built-in CD player and FM/AM digital tuner. The Sony CFD-G700CP boombox can also record from an audio component connected to its auxiliary line input jack. Both Sony boomboxes also feature a 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening sessions. Best Buy does carry blank cassette tapes that are just perfect for recording programs off the radio. With that in mind, Best Buy sells a 5-Pack of 90-minute Sony branded cassettes, Model: 5C90HFL |SKU:2889912 that will enable you to achieve high quality radio recordings. Good Luck.
2 years, 5 months ago
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Hello Dan. Welcome to the Best Buy community. Thank you for your question. No. The Sony WM-FX290W Walkman Cassette Player can’t record off the FM/AM tuner. The operating instructions for the Sony portable cassette player do not indicate that this unit incorporates a built-in recording feature for the cassette player. Please note that Best Buy does not sell any Sony Walkman “that can record from the radio.” Sorry. You will have to upgrade to the boombox product category to record from the radio on Type I normal bias cassette tape. However, don’t despair. You can still purchase a portable Sony boombox from Best Buy that will meet your recording needs. Best Buy sells two Sony boomboxes that feature a built-in cassette recorder. Those models are:
1. Sony CFD-S350SILVER |SKU:7022839
2. Sony CFD-G700CP |SKU:8521094
Both Sony boomboxes can record off the built-in CD player and FM/AM digital tuner. The Sony CFD-G700CP boombox can also record from an audio component connected to its auxiliary line input jack. Both Sony boomboxes also feature a 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening sessions. Best Buy does carry blank cassette tapes that are just perfect for recording programs off the radio. With that in mind, Best Buy sells a 5-Pack of 90-minute Sony branded cassettes, Model:5C90HFL |SKU:2889912 that will enable you to achieve high quality recordings. Good Luck.
3 years, 2 months ago
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No. The Sony Walkman Cassette Player WM-FX290W can’t record off the FM/AM tuner. The operating instructions for the Sony portable cassette player do not indicate that this unit incorporates a built-in recording feature for the cassette player. Please note that Best Buy does not carry any Sony Walkman “that can record from the radio.” Sorry. You will have to upgrade to the boombox product category to find the feature that you are looking for. Best Buy sells two Sony boomboxes, CFD-S350SILVER and CFD-G505Black, that can record off the FM/AM tuner. Both Sony boomboxes also offer a headphone jack for private listening. Good Luck.
3 years, 4 months ago
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answer 4
Unfortunately the Walkman does not have the ability to record or edit songs. to add , remove, or edit your songs and play lists requires the use of windows media player 11
3 years, 4 months ago
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Is there a rewind Button??????

3 years, 6 months ago
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Absolutely. The operating instructions indicate that the Sony Walkman cassette player WM-FX290W does feature a rewind tape transport control button. Make certain to press the stop button after the tape has been completely rewound. Use Type I normal bias cassette tape for playback. Please note that battery life will be consumed more quickly if the rewind and fast forward buttons are used frequently.
3 years, 4 months ago
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answer 2
Yes.
3 years, 6 months ago
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answer 3
Yes the WM-FX290W Walkman Cassette Player with Digital AM/FM/Weather Band Tuner has
Hold and Volume as well as the standard Stop,FF,Play,Rew.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Does this cassette player have auto reverse? If not, do you have one that does?

3 years, 6 months ago
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No. The Sony WM-FX290W Walkman Cassette Player does not feature auto-reverse playback. Best Buy does not carry any portable cassette player that offers auto-reverse playback.
3 years, 4 months ago
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answer 2
No, it won't. Yes, I own a Walkman model FS497--which is now a rare find even used--that has auto-reverse, as well as great sound, a ruggedized case, and many other features. But good luck finding one!
3 years, 6 months ago
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The WM-FX290W Walkman Cassette Player with Digital AM/FM/Weather Band Tuner has Hold and Volume as well as the standard stop, FF,Play,Fast Rew. this unit does not automatically rewind once the tape ends.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Does it come with an arm band?

3 years, 1 month ago
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No. The Sony WM-FX290W Walkman Cassette Player |SKU:8692444 does not come with an arm band. Sorry. Please note that this unit comes with Sony MDR-023 stereo headphones, a belt clip, and plush carrying case. However, don’t despair. You can still purchase a Sony Walkman from Best Buy that will meet your needs if you don’t require cassette playback. The Sony SRF-M85W Sports Walkman |SKU:8692453 provides an arm band so that you can wear the portable radio. Additionally, you can purchase an Insignia NS-R5111 |SKU:8222666 Arm Band radio for this application as well. Good Luck.
2 years, 4 months ago
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a Carry Case with Belt Clip is included with this Walkman.
3 years ago
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No. The Sony WM-FX290W Walkman Cassette Player does not come with an arm band. Sorry. Please note that this unit comes with stereo headphones, belt clip, and carrying case. However, don’t despair. You can still purchase a Sony Walkman from Best Buy that will meet your needs, if you don’t require cassette playback. The Sony SRF-M85W Sports Walkman |SKU: 8692453 provides an arm band so that you can wear the portable radio. Good Luck.
3 years, 1 month ago
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does it have automatic shut off?

when it reaches the end of the tape will it shut off by itself?
2 years, 3 months ago
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No. Unfortunately, the Sony Walkman WM-FX290W Cassette Player |SKU:8692444 does not offer an auto stop function in rewind or fast forward mode. The operating instructions indicate under the section “Playing a Tape”, “If you leave the unit after the tape has been wound or rewound, the battery will be consumed rapidly. Be sure to press STOP.” Sorry. The Sony Walkman does perform the auto stop function if the cassette has reached the end of Side A or Side B in play mode. Good Luck.
2 years, 3 months ago
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answer 2
The WM-FX290W does not auto rewind and will stop at the end of the tape.
2 years, 3 months ago
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No. Unfortunately, the Sony Walkman WM-FX290W Cassette Player |SKU:8692444 does not offer an auto stop function. The operating instructions indicate under the section “Playing a Tape”, “If you leave the unit after the tape has been wound or rewound, the battery will be consumed rapidly. Be sure to press STOP.” Sorry. Good Luck.
2 years, 3 months ago
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Will this player play a split channel cassette?

Will this player play a split channel cassette without playing both channels at once?
3 years, 6 months ago
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Absolutely. A split channel cassette featuring religious music or any cassette featuring any genre of music can be played back on this Sony Walkman WM-FX290W |SKU:8692444 AM/FM/WB Tuner Cassette Player. Please note that the Sony Walkman is not capable of playing vocals separately from musical instrument reproduction within any particular track. The Sony Walkman does not provide a balance control to enable the track splitting feature that you are requesting. Sorry. Good Luck.
2 years, 4 months ago
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Absolutely. A split channel cassette featuring religious music or any cassette featuring any genre of music can be played back on this Sony WM-FX290W cassette player.
3 years, 4 months ago
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the WMFX290W does not have multi channel head placement
3 years, 6 months ago
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Does this have a jack so I can plug it into my cars AUX input?

3 years, 5 months ago
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I wish to add this answer as an addendum to my original response. There is no information contained in the operating instructions for Sony WM-FX290W Walkman Cassette Player that stipulates that this unit’s 3-band FM/AM/WB digital tuner can be used in conjunction with a car stereo. This unit’s headphones supply the system’s FM/WB antennas. If the headphones are removed from the product, the Sony Walkman’s radio reception performance may suffer greatly. As a result, I can’t recommend this unit for your car stereo for this purpose. However, this unit’s stereo headphone jack can be connected to your car stereo’s AUX input jack with a stereo patch cable to play your favorite cassettes through your car stereo speaker system. Good Luck.
2 years, 9 months ago
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answer 2
There is no information contained in the operating instructions for Sony WM-FX290W Walkman Cassette Player that stipulates that this unit can be used in conjunction with a car stereo.
3 years, 4 months ago
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answer 3
You use the same output jack where you plug the headphones.
3 years, 5 months ago
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usb cord?

Is this unit capable of transferring cassette recordings to my computer?
3 years ago
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No. The Sony WM-FX290W Walkman Cassette Player can’t transfer music to your computer because this unit does not provide any software to accomplish that task. The Sony Walkman does not come with a USB cord and it does not feature a USB output connector. Sorry. However, don’t despair. There are several products available from Best Buy that will let you transfer your cassettes to your computer and then CD in the digital .MP3 format. Best Buy sells the following items for your USB compatible cassette tape transfer needs:
1. Ion Audio U Record USB Music Archive System, Model: URECORD |SKU:9909622
2. Ion-Tape Express Cassette Player |SKU:4507906
3. Pyle-PL5CSUB Cassette Player/Recorder |SKU:4528593
Good Luck.
2 years, 5 months ago
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answer 2
A Sony Digital voice recorder will also allow you record audio and transfer it to your PC.
 
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No. The Sony WM-FX290W Walkman Cassette Player can’t transfer music to your computer because this unit does not provide any software to accomplish that task. The Sony Walkman does not come with a USB cord and it does not feature a USB output connector. Sorry. However, don’t despair. There is a product available that will let you transfer your cassettes to your computer and CD in the MP3 format. Best Buy sells an Ion Audio U Record USB Music Archive System, Model:URECORD |SKU:9909622 that allows you to convert your cassettes to MP3 format with the assistance of your computer. Good luck.
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NEED DIRECTIONS FOR USE

I NEED DIRECTIONS FOR USE
3 years, 5 months ago
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Directions for use of the Sony WM-FX290W Walkman Cassette Player is a straight forward process. Remove product from packaging after purchase from Best Buy. Insert one AA battery into the player. Plug the supplied headphones into the headphone jack and position the headphone comfortably on your head. Open the cassette holder compartment and insert cassette tape that you wish to play back. Close cassette compartment and press play. During playback you can fast forward or rewind to a desired track or stop playback at any time by pressing those respective buttons on the unit. Open the cassette holder to remove the cassette when it is finished playing. When you are ready to listen to the FM, AM, or WB radio stations, press the FM/AM button or WB button to select the appropriate band. Follow the presetting the stations routine outlined in the instruction manual. Now you can listen to the radio and make selections from the stored presets. When you finish listening to the radio, press the radio off button. When your playback session has concluded, store the unit in the supplied carrying case at a safe location.
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answer 2
Please visit the links listed below to resolve your issue.
Operating instructions:
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-find.pl?mdl=WMFX290W
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can it fast forward and reverse

3 years, 5 months ago
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Yes. The Sony WM-FX290W Walkman Cassette Player operating instructions indicate under section “Playing A Tape” that this unit has fast forward and rewind tape transport control buttons. The Sony cassette player does not feature auto-reverse playback. Lastly, battery life will be drained faster if FF and REW are used often. Use caution.
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answer 2
The WM-FX290W Walkman® Cassette Player with Digital AM/FM/Weather Band Tuner has Hold and Volume as well as the standard Stop,FF,Play,Rew.
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