I don’t usually self-link but this news is pretty interesting and it comes from the comments on my own blog.
It seems that Sony has cancelled support for their “Connect” software.
Connect was supposed to be the replacement for SonicStage but was so poorly produced (it basically failed to perform many basic functions) that it caused a gigantic consumer backlash.
Sony customer John Dolan leaves a message on my blog regarding Connect in Europe. I’ve italicized the response from Sony.
Connect Player is dead – NO LONGER SUPPORTED BY SONY !!!!!!
I wrote to the Euro Connect support “management team”, demanding to know why they have included a covert web server in their software. This was two months ago. I have emailed them every single day since wanting to know why they had not replied. This morning I got this message back:-
Dear Mr. Dolan
Sorry for the late statement on this.
First of all thanks for your request. We are happy with all kind of
request because also critics help Sony to get better.
The software you are using at the moment I think should be the Connect
This software is not longer supported by Connect or any other Sony company.
The actual prefered software is Sonicstage 3.4 which does not support the
intelligent features of the NWA 3000. You can download this software under:
On May 25th Sonicstage will release his new software Sonistage CP which
will support all intelligent features including Artist Link. The software will be
available under the same link as the previous one.
We are sorry about your problems and hope we could help you a bit.
If you need a CD with Sonicstage on it just let us know.
Feel free to contact me if you have further questions
Sony Connect Support Management Team
Posted by: John Dolan on April 26, 2006 01:19 AM