Sony Walkman NW-HD1 Silver ( 20 GB ) Digital Media Player Reviews

Sony Walkman NW-HD1 Silver ( 20 GB ) Digital Media Player

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  • Vengeance Weapon 1

    Aug 12, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Smaller, thinner, lighter and better built than iPod, battery life, ATRAC3plus doubles music capacity
    Cons: Still requires ATRAC3 conversion

    Summary: The NW-HD3 has just been announced. It is compatible with MP3 and has a beautiful updated design. Multiple colors (I love the black model) are available. This could be a winner; all that matters now is the price... Like every other digital music ... read more

  • HD3, How I Love Thee

    Feb 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: -sleek, simple, tiny -awesome colors -wonderful battery life -easy navigation -great sound -durable
    Cons: -no screen color -annoying beep--turn it off -two USB cords -not many accessories

    Summary: I've had the pink NW HD3 for a few months now, and I love it. I bought it for $195 off ebay, brand new--a great deal! At first I was hesitant to buy it because of the complaints about its Sonicstage software, but it really isn't that bad. Some people ... read more

  • Spectacular sound in such a small package

    Jul 22, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome sound quality with good headphones, great battery life, large capacity, plays mp3 natively.
    Cons: Sonic Stage -- enough said.

    Summary: I moved up to the HD3 from the MZ-RH910 HiMD player. The HD3 blows even that away on sound quality. I'm using Sony MDR-EX51. I never even unpacked the included earbuds. It also interfaces with Sonic Stage much better and quicker than my old NetMD or ... read more

  • i don't know what other people don't like about it.. but...

    May 30, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: -light-weight, sleek design -easy to use -great sond quality
    Cons: -csn't get back to now playing screen if you try to scroll through your music

    Summary: Well, I bought my Sony NW HD-3 a few weeks ago brand new off Ebay.com and I love it. Mine is pink. I thought I'd dispell a few myths about the machine. 1. It doesn't alphabetize your music. Wrong. It alphabetizes your artists automatically. ... read more

  • Good hardware crippled by awful software

    May 17, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Makes a good, though expensive, 18.6 GB USB hard disk. It's not made in China.
    Cons: Requires awful proprietary software that may or may not run on your computer.

    Summary: The NW-HD3 is Sony’s answer to Apple’s IPOD. Plug it into the USB port on your Windows XP computer and it appears as an 18.6 GB hard disk. You can use it like any external drive, for backup, and to move files between computers. Sony is also a record ... read more

  • World's smallest 20GB digital music player

    Feb 10, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredibly small, 20GB, great sound quality, nice buttons, long long battery life
    Cons: Confusing interface, next-to-nasty SonicStage software, paranoid copy rights management

    Summary: Sony has just released the successor to this player. The new NW-HD3 can play MP3 natively without conversion. It's $70 more than the NW-HD1, which now sells for $280 on Sony's website (sonystyle.com). I recommend the new NW-HD3 over the NW-HD1 if you ... read more

  • Finally, MP3-friendly, but still not an all-pleasant experience

    Feb 10, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Smallest hard drive MP3 player, beautiful, 20GB, long battery life, superb sound quality, cool
    Cons: Confusing user interface, annoying software, paranoid copy rights management

    Summary: Finally, MP3-friendly, but still not an all-pleasant experience 4 stars In NW-HD3, Sony finally added native MP3 support to its tiny hard disk-based digital music player, so no conversion to its proprietary ATRAC3 format is necessary. This makes ... read more

  • Not perfect but pretty close!

    Jan 31, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small size, beautiful design, completely gapless playback, great battery life, large capacity
    Cons: Slightly annoying background noise, no remote included, SonicStage copy-protection features irritating

    Summary: Introduction I have always been in love with portable music and since my first portable cassette player I have worn out an entire selection of various Walkmans and Discmans (Discmen?). It didn't take long until I fell in love with the ... read more

  • Great Unit!!!! Horrible Software

    Oct 22, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small and compact. The clarity is great! Rugged and the menu is good
    Cons: SonicStage Crashes,Converting MP3's takes to long!! Need the cradle for everything!!!

    Summary: I am not going to bash the unit. What I am going to do is bash the air biscuit of an application that comes with it. I am typing this as I have had to restart the SonicStage application for the 6th time because it keeps crashing. It takes FOREVER i am ... read more

  • Disappointment!!!

    Oct 5, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: very small size, good material quality, good screen.
    Cons: bad design, no features, price, there is much better ones out there.

    Summary: my friend just got this HD1 player from circuit city, and it was a pure disappointment. first there is no usb port on the player, since this player is thin and small. It is on the charger. which mean, you need to carry a charger with you to download and ... read more

  • Terrific mp3 player

    Sep 24, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great battery, small, compact and great design,Atrac3plus=more songs, connect store, equalizer.
    Cons: Included ear phones, no remote in US version, no mp3 support (yet).

    Summary: Well its not exactly an mp3 player since sony uses there own format instead (Atrac3 or Atrac3plus). But according to a press release sony is going to start supporting mp3s. But Atrac3plus at 48kbps is a lot smaller then an mp3 (a 4 min. song is only ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Sony HD-3 blows so does its software don't waste your time or money on one.

    May 9, 2007 by
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    Pros: Slim and compact I am sorry but I can't think of 15 good words.
    Cons: Really the software is the worst ever. I will never buy from Sony again.

    Summary: It is slim and compact. That is about it.I rate it with no stars as I paid too much for something that controls what I listen to and not the other way around. I have found that even with legit purchased music this crappy thing decides whether to play it ... read more

  • Big Disappointment

    Apr 30, 2006 by
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    Pros: none
    Cons: quality

    Summary: I purchased this player for $129 at Sears for my son. He had some difficulty with the software. But the biggest problem was that it died just a couple of weeks after the 3 month full warranty expired! After getting the runaround from Sony and Sears, Sony ... read more

  • Good MP3 player

    Feb 24, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great sound quality, huge storage space (for music and files), Small, lightweight
    Cons: Software that comes with it sucks. Use MP3FM instead and you'll be happy.

    Summary: This mp3 player has great sound quality, has great storage capacity, and is small enough for you to carry anywhere. The user interface is satisfactory - You can sort songs by artist, album, genre, the group / folder you put them in, or other (whatever ... read more

  • Rubbish

    Nov 19, 2005 by
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    Pros: Don't know any as yet.
    Cons: Read the review. Nothing works.

    Summary: I can't tell whether the actual player is any good because the software (SonicStage) is substandard. You can't stop it from crashing. I installed the upgrade and from there things just got worse. I'm pretty computer savvy and I can say this is one of the ... read more

  • 2 objections are squashed - this player is now flawless

    Sep 10, 2005 by
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    Pros: £129= 20 gig!! MP3 works after firmware upgrade Volume is VLOUD player is now perfect
    Cons: No neck strap/carry case, no remote which was included in non UK/EU product

    Summary: the 2 objections were 1) no mp3 2) could be a bit louder see below as these obections no longer exist: Fab player cost me £129 at Toys r us (Sept 2005) Was all set to buy a 4 meg ipod mini for more ££££'s ! glad i didnt. Amazing battery ... read more

  • Another Sony Superior Product...

    Feb 10, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Looks,Storage Space, Small Form Factor, Display, Battery Life
    Cons: ATRAC Conversion, Expensive, Ease of Use

    Summary: Sony has introduced a superb MP3 player onto the market recently. The Network Walkman HD-1 offers great storage cabability and good looks while maintaining the Sony quality of build and electronic engineering. The ATRAC conversion is still a pain, ... read more

  • Fantastic - When you learn how the get the best out of it

    Oct 6, 2004 by
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    Pros: Tiny, great sound (132kbps or above) great battery Life
    Cons: Instructions only on CD, no remote, poor case provided

    Summary: The Sony HD1 is one of the smallest 20gb units around, a lot smaller than i was expecting! Once your have read the instructions (CDROM ONLY) you can really get the best out of this unit. Took a bit of time to understand how to 'Shuffle' songs in an ... read more

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