Written on: 05/01/2010
This unit sounds nice and has goos battery life, if you put in a high-capacity camera battery, but that's about where the good bits stop.
This is one of the most counter-intuitive things I've ever had on my hand. Usually, I can pick up a device and figure out how to work it in two minutes or less. With this one, I would be lost without the manual. I consider that inexcusable for somebody like Sony.
Ok, the whole MD system is obsolete by now, and it never caught on in a big way, largely because of Sony and their stance on DRM and copy protection. Even without that, the units were just too expensive. The format never achieved any sort of ubiquity, so there were no players around that would take your MD and play it in a different environment. Sony hoped that this would be the new replacement format for the CD, but this was never going to happen, not while the hardware was so expensive.
So, for me, this is yet another reason to avoid Sony products altogether. The company is capable of making good products, but it has arrogance and agendas that get in the way of it ever putting the customer first.