Summary: pros: -super lightweight and easy to handle. It fits excellent in the pocket -the screen shows the information very properly -supports atrac3 and mp3. the atrac3 format reduces the files in about 35% of their previous mp3 size (the software itselfs converts the mp3 to atrac3 if you ask it to do so). So in that 8 gb I have 2100 songs. Despite what you can think, the Atrac3 files in 105kb quality sound great! -it's cheap: I had it for only $138 new.
the biggest mp3 sony has now what a shame i'm affarid ipod holds 15000 songs more
John N. Simon "Nick Simon", Amazon
22 June 2007
Summary: First off you must know about me I have over 8000 maybe even 8500 cd's in my collection all of witch are not bootlegs or downloads or copys. thus I need a very big machine to put as much music as I can on it. when I went for my first Mp3 player song had the Nw-hd5 on the market but where phasing it out and it was hard to find i came across it only to have it stollen after filling about 9000 or songs on it out of 13000 songs it was supposed to hold.
Summary: this is a very nice mp3 player with a feminine touch. it plays mp3s in a very nice sound quality. it has what it takes to be one of the best gifts for your gf. nice look, great color, innovative display, compact size. supports playlists, album, genre .... etc. some times it does not recognise some mp3 files. if you faced this problem, simply, convert it to WMA with any conversion tool and back to mp3 with no loss in quality and you are done. I recommend it.
Summary: I purchsed this item after having owned the Sony Psych 512 mb player. I recieved the player three days after ordering (kudos to Amazon on again providing great service). I already had Sonic Stage 3.0 installed on my computer and upgraded to the 4.0 version included with the player, which was a breeze. Sony estimated a 20-30 minute load time but I had it loaded and running in less than 10.
Summary: SHORT AND SWEET. PLZ DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GARBAGE. I WAS FOOLISH TO HAVE BEEN SO HASTY IN REVIEWING IT ONLY A COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER I RECEIVED IT. NOW THAT I HAVE HAD THIS PLAYER FOR 5 MONTHS( ABOUT 2 OF THOSE MONTHS BEING SPENT IN A SONY REPAIR CENTER) I CAN SAY THAT THIS PLAYER IS A PIECE OF CRAP. TO MAKE THINGS WORSE, IT CANNOT BE REPLACED ONLY SERVICED.
Summary: I gave this to my 14 year old in August, the hard drive went bad in October, we got it back from the repair shop December 5th, and the hard drive went bad again December 14th. $200 and he has been able to use it only weeks. The Sony Customer Support is useless, because they act like they have never even seen this model and have no clue how to troubleshoot it. I have spent hours on the phone with them to get no help.
...a technological NIGHTMARE! updates, firmwares, more firmwares, more updates, fixes... Ugh!!!
Paulo Leite, Amazon
3 December 2006
Summary: I bought this for my brother and thought "well... let me try it and maybe I'll buy one for me too". Big mistake! I popped the CD into my computer and made all the installation of the CONNECT software (the software you use to load this unit with mp3 files). Tried to use it and nothing. Strange messages kept on appearing saying there was a failure of some of the software's elements...