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Written on: 22/09/2004 by rjbuk (1 review written)
There are two ways to load CD's on to HD - manually or when USB-linked to a PC connected to the Internet. I started by loading about 20 albums in ATRAC mode - about 20min/disk - and then connected up to hifi. Checked CD playing - VERY impressive, nice detailed sound. ATRAC HD music - terrible by comparison - glassy, no bite, no dynamic. So, deleted all HD content, and tried again, loading in PCM format (5min a CD, so fast). Sound quality much better.
I have now installed about 120CD's on the… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/06/2004 by grochi (1 review written)
Well, theoritically this Sony HAR LH500 could be a good cd player. At least, it was a good idea - but VERY poorly implemented.
Actually, the so-called protection schemes Sony implemented make the HAR-LH500 nearly useless.
Reading CDs? Nope. Most of the time, it will say "No Disc". It won't read 9 out of 10 CDs - won't read any CD with any sort of protection scheme - this means: won't read any CD you buy nowadays.
Reading MP3s? the user manual warns you: "some MOP3s won't be read". Point blank… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/01/2004 by DMcAdams (1 review written)
I ordered this machine as a growing CD collection was threatening to take over my room. Worse still, my laziness and the hundreds of CDs that liked to shuffle themselves around made it virtually impossible to find anything so a quick surf on the net found it for 50% of the Sony Shop's price and it was ordered.
I had my doubts about the quality of the sound before hearing it but a quick connection via optical cables to my system laid my fears to rest. CDs played on the machine sound virtually… Read Full Review
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