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*SIGH* oh Sony! When will you get it right?,
This review is from: Sony NW-E507 Network Walkman 1 GB Digital Music Player with FM Tuner (Electronics)
I loved this player. I thought it was beautiful and it complemented my PSP quite well.
But you know of course that Sony had to mess it up. Have they not learned anything from the ATRAC only Network Walkman debacle of a few years ago?
See here is what has happened. Sony is composed of two companies. Media and Engineers. The engineers put out all the cool stuff like Plasma TV's, PSP, PS2 (PS3!), etc. Media puts out cool stuff like Spiderman 1 & 2 and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Media side thinks EVERYONE is a thief and makes the engineering side put all kinds of stupid restrictions on their hardware. Like on my PSP I have to rename .mp4 movies to NV25349.mp4 and place them in a folder called NV0001. Music and pictures go in *gasp* the music and pictures folder! Anyway this isn't a PSP review. I got this MP3 player from Amazon and I was so happy when I got it. I immediately unpacked it, marveled and drooled at how beautiful it is, and hooked it up to my USB port on my computer. I then tried to copy over MP3's. Alas that didn't work. No I had to use this program that was REALLY lame. It is very restrictive on what you can copy over and, like a previous reviewer said, you have to authenticate to even pull your mp3's off! IT's MY MUSIC Sony. I own all the CD's and you're treating me like I stole your baby's college fund. Come on and wise up. You didn't get where you are today by restricting your customers and your own innovation. This could be such an iPod killer but alas restrictive software (even moreso than iTunes!) doesn't help me out. I sold this player on eBay for more than I bought it for anyway.