Summary: Having "been into" Mini-disk since it's onset, years ago, I still have the org "portable" recorder. & still use it some. Anyway, I am very, very happy with the 900 Hi-md. it does so much, & I am very pleased with it. the only thing I WISH it had that the old units do, is an "instant track mark" button/ switch on the unit. It would make incerting track marks sooooooo much eaiser. The digital pitch control makes it a great music study recorder.
Summary: I have owned this MZ-NH900 for about a week and I have been quite impressed with it since day one. I purchased this model after much research both here and on other websites. There were a lot of negative reviews however most of them pertain to SonicStage software that I had already decided I would not be using. As someone else stated this is not an MP3 player it is a MiniDisc player and there are major differences. If you have wav files get an MP3 player.
My first MD recorder, maybe I'm easily amused, but...
Amazon Customer, Amazon
1 January 2005
Summary: ...this thing has worked for me from the beginning, with no hitches. All software installs, including Sonic Stage updates, have gone smoothly. For just ripping CDs onto the MD unit, Simple Burner works perfectly and quickly. Sonic Stage is a little clunky, but it hasn't failed on me yet. USB transfers have been seamless and fast.
Summary: This MD is truly the best out of the 11 MD players i've had. I dont know why people dont like it. Here are some fixes that other people are having trouble with; *The new version of the sonicstage is out (easier to use) *The display is fine (try opening your eyes) *The new wav converter is out (enables you to upload your recording onto the comp) All the other functions and stuff make this earn 5 stars
Summary: i dunno why people complain about this item. this is truly an amzing item for a very cheap price. compared to sony's website ( where this is 300$) i got this for 240 at amazon. it has a lot of capabilities and the new software can, i repeat can convert the format into mp3 or wav. or you can also use (hi md renderer)<-------i use this. it also has a bunch of acceseroes and a carrying case with it. lot of capabilites and built in digital amp.
Summary: i was inspired to write this after reading people's negative reviews about this wonderful little minidisc player. yes, the font and contrast on the small screen is small. that's the point. it is simple and elegant. i never need to look at that screen unless i am screwing around with my menu, and even still i have no trouble seeing what i am doing, even if i have nothing but streetlight. the remote control is backlit and does everything the unit does.
Everything about this product was disappointing !!
5 November 2004
Summary: I bought this Sony HI-MD Walkman as a digital recording device. I wanted to record outdoor events as I biked around France. I installed SonicStage on my Sony Vaio. I charged the battery, hooked up my microphone, and started recording. I pressed the stop and the display says "Writing System File". Huh? It stays like that for 10 minutes. I push buttons until it stops. I reconnect to my PC and use SonicStage to reformat the disk. It hangs, never comes back.
Summary: (...) I'm sure the MZ-NH900's recording quality equals or surpasses the previous models, and a host of other improvements lie within, however I'm returning a recently purchased MZ-NH900 because I find it impossible to use. (Amazon was most gracious about this return!) I couldn't get past the nearly unreadable display. Most lettering in the display is less than 1/10 of an inch tall. Some lettering is about 1/3 that size!
Summary: Built: It is certainly thinner than my MZ-N707 but wider. The anterior half is metallic but the posterior is plastic. I find this esthetically pleasing to the eye to my surprise unlike the pictures on the website. It feels lighter than any portable I have and yet it feels solidly built.