I appreciate the time you took to reply. Here's my follow up:
tavella81 said: You can transfer files once you're in the BB media player. Click on the BB button and select "Receive Using Bluetooth". I believe you can only transfer one file at a time. Hope this helps.
Yes this is currently available, however previously I'm certain I used Windows Explorer to more easily swap files back and forth with a drag and drop.sensejake said: what operating system are you running on the vaio? Xp or vista? also when you say "My 8830 used to have all kinds of Bluetooth options, in particular A2DP, Headset, AV control, DUN, etc." are those services listed on the phone or on the computer.
My VGN-SZ120-P/B model Vaio has Windows XP SP2. Here's what I have done so far: uninstalled the Toshiba Bluetooth software (using Control Panel) and rebooted. At the Found New Hardware message I had XP load the drivers from the bth.inf file after editing that file to include the following two lines (which is the hardware id info of the bluetooth radio present in the system and found in the Device Manager, Details tab)
I'm sorry I may have mislead you...on the BB, once connected, in Bluetooth Options I highlight SonyVAIO and click Device Properties. There are no services are listed and it remains that way even after I click the trackball and choose refresh Refresh Service List.
Alps Bluetooth Controller= BthUsb, USB\Vid_044e&Pid_300c
Alps Bluetooth Controller= BthUsb, USB\Vid_044e&Pid_300c&Rev_1915
I searched and played around all weekend trying to resolve this issue, much to the chagrin of my wife and kids who would have enjoyed spending "some time" with me. I believe it's an error/problem on the Vaio side but cannot for the life of me figure out how to fix it.
Any continued support/comments are greatly appreciated.