This thread has the info on their lack of intentions to update the HD5
And this has the info on the connect player incompatibility, which could possibly and hopefully be incorrect. I cant find the thread so here is the email.
Part of my email to Sony:
I have looked at the Sony UK website and found the details on the A3000
walkman. It does state that the software used to transfer music to the
player is called "Connect player". Quote from the website "The WALKMAN comes
complete with brand new software called "CONNECT Player". This software is
necessary to store, transfer and update all your tracks on your PC".
Are you sure there isn't any other information you can get regarding its
compatibility with the HD series?
Reply From Sony:
Dear Mr Sasso
Thank you for your email reply.
I do have the email address for Sony Australia. This is
[email protected]. I hope they can assist you.
I still have very little information on the NWA3000, but I now understand
that the Connect software that will most likely be supplied with this
product will not be compatible to use with Hard Disk Walkmans like your
I hope this is helpful though I am sorry for any disappointment this reply
may cause as I appreciate you were hoping to be able to use the Connect
software with your Walkman.
I changed the colour of the word 'not' to make it stand out, it was initially the same colour as the rest of the text, black.
Sooooooo, will sony shoot themselves again by not making it compatible, lets see. If by the time I get a new DAP there is an alternative to sony that is decent, I think ill go with that, unless Sony have lost their stupidity.