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post #31 of 203
The buttons remind me of this: http://www.au.kddi.com/au_design_project/index.html the one on the far right "infobar". I want HD5
post #32 of 203
damn, i just got the hd3.
post #33 of 203
removable battery pic
post #34 of 203
The big points of that Sony NW-HD5 press release are:

1/ They've upped the battery life again! 40 Hours now!
2/ 30Gb version available (Should have been standard... )
3/ Sonicstage 3.1 available (is Europe gonna bypass v3.0?)
4/ Little bit lighter at 125g (NW-HD3 is 130g)
5/ Should be instore by June.

And its a bit smaller too according to the Sony tech specs,

NW-HD3 90mm x 62.1mm x 14.8mm
NW-HD5 89.3mm x 55.9mm x 14.5mm
iPod Mini 91.44mm x 50.8mm x 12.7mm (for comparison)

But no backlight?
post #35 of 203

Ummmm..

Thats looking more and more appealing with every image I see. I might just have to get this
post #36 of 203
I don't think the specs are all correct. They say no backlight, but the press article says it has a bright backlight. The specs say nothing about mp3 support, only mp3 to ATRAC conversion, but the press release says both mp3 and ATRAC support.
post #37 of 203
I will be getting this
post #38 of 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taphil
I don't think the specs are all correct. They say no backlight, but the press article says it has a bright backlight. The specs say nothing about mp3 support, only mp3 to ATRAC conversion, but the press release says both mp3 and ATRAC support.
I think Sony would be the most stupid company ever if they didn't put a backlight and native mp3 support on the HD5, especially since they implemented these things already on the HD3.
post #39 of 203
http://products.sony.co.uk/sony_nw-hd5.asp
According to this source the NW-HD5 will be available in May and not June. By the way it will be launched out on 21 April in Japan.
post #40 of 203
It's definately real. According to Sony Japan website:
http://www.sony.jp/CorporateCruise/P...00504/05-0406/

Looks like it will have:
1) Support BOTH MP3 and Atrac3/3+
2) Bright LED backlight
3) 30 hours battery life if playing MP3 (128kbps)
4) new SEARCH button, help finding your tune out of 20GB songs
and other same features in HD1/3:
5) 6-band EQ
6) Fast charging (1.5 hour for 80%) USB charging from PC is also possible but slower
7) Data storage as a portable HD drive.
8) G-Sensor shock protection. Trust me, this is the most important feature for portable HD player. I accidently drop my HD1 from ~1m last year and it worked! Didn't even miss a beat

With the 90 degree rotating 7-line LCD, supporting Playlist and removable battery, that's great!

The more I look at the pictures and the spec, the more I like it. Yes, it's different (and not as classy) than HD1/3 but it does have its own design flavor. Hmm... and I just bought HD3 a month ago...
post #41 of 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by reynman
The styling is iPodesque.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclone
I wish it didnt have the rounded corners that looked EXACTLY like the ipod...
Well rounded corners maybe... but otherwise I'm not sure which iPod these look like. Doesn't have the Apple [or Sony] styling to me. Black especially looks more walkie-talkie/portable scanner. Button layout reminds of the old (or is it current - I haven't bought a Sony product in a while) digital bits 'S' logo. Aesthetics are only one thing though. Size, bat life, easily removable battery, etc. all look good.

The Sony.co.uk says ATRAC and MP3 playback and various backlight colors.
post #42 of 203
compared with iPod

post #43 of 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pluman
compared with iPod

damn you sony!
post #44 of 203
Those buttons look really ugly.
post #45 of 203
The HD5 looks so sweet! I'm just a little apprehensive because I haven't had too great of an experience with Sony's build quality.
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