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Sony NWHD3 Hard Disc Drive.

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by scratchyjase, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. scratchyjase

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    i have a ipod 20gb, but im really annoyed at the battery life and the size. im thinking of getting the Sony hd1 or sony hd3 but got a few questions.

    is the level of loudness really low?

    also when connecting the player to your computer and when connected to internet, does it automatically give u the information of song and album or do u do this manually?

    is there many differences between the hd1 and the hd3?

    hope u can help.

    scratchy
     
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    It is quite low, but you can remove the volume limiter. There is a thread elsewhere on this forum detailing how to do that.

    SonicStage uses the Gracenote database to obtain track information. iTunes also uses Gracenote. It is a huge database, I believe it covers 1.5 million albums. It even knows the track info for the free CDs that come with newspapers!

    The main difference between the HD1 and the HD3 is that the HD1 is shipped as not playing back mp3s (you can send it to Sony who will upgrade it so it natively supports mp3 playback). The HD3 is marginly bigger than the HD1, but this is barely noticeable. The HD1 has a green backlight, whereas the HD3 has a white/blue/pink backlight, depending on what colour player you choose.
     
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    thanks for the info, is it easy to remove limitier?
     
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    I am thinking about purchasing this model of MP3 player but was not sure if i would need alot of space on my PC to transfer files from CD to the player. Could anyone tell me?
     
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    It depends whether you want to keep the songs on the computer or not!

    You can transfer your music one cd at a time, deleting each album off your PC after you transfer it to the player.

    But if you do this, you do run the risk of losing all your music if say you drop the HD3 and it has to be sent back to Sony to be repaired.
     
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    I've just seen the post on the new HD5 model (looks great!), do you know if it will be the same for that?
     

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