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So the software is dreadful (apparently), i would go for this over the argos deal, 12GB more for only £20.00 more!!

Details: 35 hour battery life * Stores up to 13,000 tracks * Ultra bright highly visible display * Ultimate in style and portability * MP3, WMA, WAV, ATRAC playback * Charging through USB or AC adaptor
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#1
woooo, hot.....
#2
Currently looking for a MP3 player, but I think I will hold out.

Good deal though
#3
They look horrid
#4
just remember that Sony has just introduced a new line of mp3 players:
#5
the build quality of these players is amazing. They also look MUCH better in reality than in the picture.
#6
So the software is dreadful (apparently)

lol I'm not gonna rest until I set everyone on HUKD straight... the software is not dreadful, it's good. It's never once crashed on me and contrary to widely held beliefs, other options are available without all the bells and whistles... and I think it looks quite nice. Change from the stark boxy looks of the ipods!
#7
kemot1984
just remember that Sony has just introduced a new line of mp3 players:

yeah it's built along the same lines but with video playback but is only in 2, 4 and 8gb (flash memory) models as opposed to the hard drive in the OP.
#8
The software used to be quite bad, but the latest version are pretty good actually. A lot of people claim it's as intuitive as iTunes, but I think people says iTunes is intuive because they've been using it for ages. Then they use SonicStage for the first time and they say it's less intuitive. Well, I've been using SonicStage for a while and only recently I tried iTunes. And for me iTunes was initially much less intuitive. Basically any software needs a while to get used to it.
#9
Got one of these from Tesco sometime last year for £84....Should have been the purple ones which were discounted but somehow, I ended up with a black one which wasn't on offer :)

My view, a good mp3 player with good battery life...I did download the sonicstage software as I'd read about the problems with the connect software, but never had a problem with the software so didn't use sonicstage.

One thing for peeps to do if they purchase is look for the instructions on how to remove the volume limiter (in the uk the volume is limited so you don't damage your ears!) as it can be quite quite, I cannot remember where I got the info on how to disable it, but I do remember it was easy to do....If I find it I'll post the link/info for peeps :)
#10
Just found the link on how to remove the volume limiter

http://www.techlounge.co.uk/96/sony-nwa3000-volume-limiter-hack.html
#11
Sage words, kermot1984!
#12
the new updated software is far better than it was, so its not as bad as people think.

dert
One thing for peeps to do if they purchase is look for the instructions on how to remove the volume limiter

woah wat volume level do you listen at?
i listen to mine at 14 which is under half the max volume.

I do have to say that the 20gb version is pretty bulky in the pocket.
#13
Personally I would rather get the 4/6GB (?) version. Much smaller in size. This is slightly chunky. But I've been told the sound quality is much better than iPods and I would easily believe it. iPods you think sound good until your listen to something else. No Base.
#14
Great price for this, I prefer the design to the large ipods. Quality-wise these are great too. I don't own one but have borrowed a friends (who paid double this price when they were new) and I found it really easy to use.
#15
I use the Sonic stage software & have never had any issues with it, and find it easy to use.
#16
great price if i did not allready have one would get it....

:)
#17
Thanks for this emasu :)

Hot ++
#18
I experienced the dreaded Sonic Stage softawre problems!
However, If u do a clean install with your anti V and Firewall turnd off you should have no problems.
You will then find that the software is very easy to use and is extremely efective.
#19
PLEASE I BEG YOU - do not buy one of these! The mp3 player itself might be very good but the software is terrible! To the extent that I threw mine away last week (only 6mths old) and bought a Nano instead. Install the dopisp plugin for it and you can simply drag and sync from windows media player - Version 11 is great. No converting to ATRAC or whatever it is, and you can easily copy the music back off the nano with wmp11 too!
Don't say you weren't warned!:giggle:
#20
lol @haverer.....

* you do nothave to convert to ATRAC, although ATRAC offers better sound quality at a lower file size

* you can copy the music back from the player through sonicstage

there isn't drag and drop but transferring through sonicstage is as simple as drag into sonicstage and pressing transfer and sonicstage
#21
I've had one of these for over a year and I still love it! As for the software, it's so simple to use and I've never had any of these problems people seem to complain about. Reading reviews before I bought it, I was almost put off by some of the software complaints but I'm so glad I wasn't!

Fantastic Mp3 player with great software. A total bargain at this price aswell :)
#22
Yeah its a good price for this unit - but surely the current zen vision 30 GB deal on these pages blow this out of the water?
#23
The sonicstage software is terrible but by googling you can find a couple of alternatives, that don't use so much memory and are much easier to use.
The sony mp3 players are brilliant but the software does really let them down.
#24
ants97
The sonicstage software is terrible but by googling you can find a couple of alternatives, that don't use so much memory and are much easier to use.
The sony mp3 players are brilliant but the software does really let them down.


Do you have any names for these?

I've tried a couple and none of them worked...
#25
this site has a few and also has loads of advice etc for sonicstage.

http://www.atraclife.com/forums/index.php?showforum=13

Just a case of finding one that'll work with you player and the guys on there are always happy to help with any probs.
#26
haverer
PLEASE I BEG YOU - do not buy one of these! The mp3 player itself might be very good but the software is terrible! To the extent that I threw mine away last week (only 6mths old) and bought a Nano instead. Install the dopisp plugin for it and you can simply drag and sync from windows media player - Version 11 is great. No converting to ATRAC or whatever it is, and you can easily copy the music back off the nano with wmp11 too!
Don't say you weren't warned!:giggle:



If you are being truthful here, then I worry for your sanity, I really do. :?
#27
Am currently using sonicstage v4.3 without any problems.
#28
couple on here
#29
if youre lazy and dont want to go searching round forums and stuff for advice on what to do regarding the software, i wrote a bit of a summary/idiots guide on my website - http://poptunes.org/?p=93

that dude who "threw his away"... YOU'RE AN IDIOT! its easily the best mp3 player i have ever used. massive battery life, really good quality audio, and top notch build quality. its not too big in your pocket... its a 20gb hard disk ffs! if you want extreme portability, get a flash based player (like a nano/shuffle)

if you dont care about playing videos or anything fancy... if all you want is an mp3 player that does exactly what it says on the tin then get this unit.

just dont install the software cd that came with it. read my guide and use it with winamp instead!
#30
wanye
that dude who "threw his away"... YOU'RE AN IDIOT!


^^ agreed!!!
#31
Thanks for this emasu :)
#32
So basically this can be used as a mass storage device, just not straight out of the box? I'm looking for 20/30gb player which has a nice, slick user interface on the device itself but I can't stand using WMP/iTunes or any other software which tries to organise my music for me; I just want to drag & drop since I have my library meticulously organised how I like it.
#33
willdashwood
So basically this can be used as a mass storage device, just not straight out of the box? I'm looking for 20/30gb player which has a nice, slick user interface on the device itself but I can't stand using WMP/iTunes or any other software which tries to organise my music for me; I just want to drag & drop since I have my library meticulously organised how I like it.



Well try the archos 202 - no software needed - just drags and drops.

Great bit of gear.

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