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Sony NW-HD5 20GB Silver

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MP3s are ways of compressing digitally-stored music and is the Internet-used standard. MP4s can be used to compress various types of data including music and video. MP3/MP4 players are small portable devices used to playing back music files. MP3/MP4 players are extremely small and most of them have no moving parts.
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Long product name Sony NW-HD5 20GB Silver :
The short editorial description of Sony NW-HD5 20GB Silver

20GB Network WALKMAN, Silver

Sony NW-HD5 20GB Silver:
The official marketing text of Sony NW-HD5 20GB Silver as supplied by the manufacturer
20 GB internal Hard Disk Drive memory

Fast music and data transfer via Hi-Speed USB connection

Capable to store audio, visual and data files (Word, Powerpoint, ATRAC, Mp3, Jpeg, Mpeg, etc.)

SonicStage 3.1 software for easy music management and transfers

Sony's unique G-sensor technology protects the internal HDD even if it falls from a height of 1 m

Directly play back: ATRAC / MP3

Extremely long playback time of up to 40 hours with the built-in rechargeable battery

Large 7 line (1.5 inch) LCD with various backlight colours

Ultra compact size weighing just 135 grams
Short summary description Sony NW-HD5 20GB Silver:
This short summary of the Sony NW-HD5 20GB Silver data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Sony NW-HD5, 20 GB, LCD, 135 g, Silver
Long summary description Sony NW-HD5 20GB Silver :

Sony NW-HD5. Total storage capacity: 20 GB. Display: LCD. Continuous audio playback time: 40 h. Weight: 135 g. Colour of product: Silver

This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony NW-HD5 20GB Silver based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Total storage capacity *
The total amount of data that can be stored on the device.
20 GB
Display *
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
Display diagonal
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
3.81 cm (1.5")
FM radio *
Frequency-modulated (FM) radio gives the clearest reception of any radio band. When used with a headset, it delivers stereo-like sound.
Record modes
Voice recording *
Continuous audio playback time *
Number of hours on average for continuous play. This is dependent on the device battery capacity.
40 h
Weight & dimensions
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
135 g
Packaging content
Bundled software
Software distributed with another product such as a piece of computer hardware or other electronic device, or a group of software packages which are sold together. A software suite is an example of bundled software, as is software which is pre-installed on a new computer.
SonicStage 3.1
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
89.3 x 14.5 x 55.9 mm
File type
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 17 expert reviews for Sony NW-HD5 and the average expert rating is 81 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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A little more squat than the iPod, with retro square control buttons, the NWHD5 a good job of stealing the cool from the iPod. The Walkman is solid, light (115g), smaller than an iPod and comes in multiple colours (silver, black and red).
If you havent been bitten by the iPod bug, this is the one to have...
The reason that the Connect music store is the NW-HD5s biggest weakness is due to Sonys old, high-handed, proprietary approach to digital audio, but in other respects, the NW-HD5 is an excellent and focused MP3 player. Its keenly priced (£30 less th...
Bottom line The reason that the Connect music store is the NW-HD5s biggest weakness is due to Sonys old, high-handed, proprietary approach to digital audio, but in other respects, the NW-HD5 is an excellent and focused MP3 player. Its keenly priced (£30 less th...
Some great design and excellent battery life are weighed against frustratingly restrictive music-transfer options Its a sign of how ubiquitous the MP3 audio format has become that to call something a digital music player simply doesnt sound right...
Rejoice. Sony has finally relented and included MP3 playback on its Network Walkmans. This makes the NW-HD5 much more consumer-friendly, as it doesnt tie the user to Sonys proprietary Atrac format. Its also a tempting proposition because of its sm...
Bottom line We really like the way the Sony NW-HD5 looks; were less impressed by the performance of the software we were press-ganged into using in order to listen to music. Swings and roundabouts, perhaps, but it seems like a hard sacrifice to make for pure van...
Like a Viagra-addicted Jack Russell on heat, Sony is nothing if not persistent. Having finally pulled away from MiniDisc and ATRAC, the Japanese giant is now throwing MP3 players at us with wild abandon. This little cutey is smaller than most of its...
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