With normal use, condensation will damage/kill this player
14 August 2006
Summary: I loved this player when I got it, BUT, 9 months after I bought it, the unit stopped working. Upon inspection, it looked like there was condensation inside the plastic case. I called Sony and they told me I would have to pay something like $40 for labor even though the item was less than a year old.
Summary: I'll type this with what CPU time SonicStage allows. I was concerned in "going digital" that I'd spend too much time in overhead -managing which tracks to get, which to put on the player. Still I tended (or chose) to discount the many complaints about the software over the niftiness of the player.
SHAME ON SONY--Save yourself the $$ and aggravation!!
31 July 2006
Summary: I think that buying an electronic device is kind of like getting married: you should do a LOT of homework before making a commitment, based on your needs, preferences, price range (okay, well that *shouldn't* apply to *marriage*), etc.
Summary: Beautiful manufacturing, stone-age software. It looks and feels gorgeous, intuitive controls, everything you would expect from a sony, until you try to put music on it. Choose between very limited and mind-crushingly slow drag and drop functionality using "MP3 File Manager" software or lose the four...