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Subject: Playaways
Date Posted: 5/28/2009 11:33 AM ET
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Has anyone used the new Playaways? I borrowed one from the library and it quit about half way through the book. It was not the battery, I even tried a new battery. Just wondered if this was a fluke or if others have had problems with them.

Date Posted: 5/30/2009 5:01 PM ET
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I've listened to quite a few with no problems.

Date Posted: 6/2/2009 10:08 PM ET
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Thanks for the feedback Linda. Perhaps the one I borrowed from the library was a "lemon".

Date Posted: 9/17/2009 2:19 PM ET
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Another problem with the Playaways! The sound quality is so poor (way too much static and low level crackling). I have good hearing and the background noise is annoying. I have tried every setting on the EQ and SP buttons.

We tried to listen to one through our car audio (new car/great audio system) and same problem.

Anyone else notice this?

Subject: playaways
Date Posted: 9/26/2009 9:18 PM ET
Member Since: 3/22/2008
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I have only borrowed 2 so far from our library and I had no problem with the player but I do agree the sound quality is not as good as downloads to my zen.
Subject: how does one one search for playways?:
Date Posted: 7/6/2010 9:57 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2006
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how does one search for playaway (I want to treat my mom)smiley