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post #11 of 36
Still got my portable walkman / recorder, has always worked GREAT! Havent used it in years, but used to ALWAYS use it in the day. Even had a stand alone recorder / player for use in audio recording and production. Cool technology. Knew a guy who had an 8 track mini disc mixer / recorder. Like a little studio in a mixer board, was hella crazy... yes, HELLA.tongue.gif

An btw, there used to be minidisc car stereos, in case some of you didnt know... LOL
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I literally had to google what mini disc was, nothing to be missed here tongue.gif
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I loved my minidisc player, the iCrap stuff wasn't popular here until 5 years ago
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I bought a $500 Sony minidisc player/recorder about 13 years ago, was a beautiful tiny bushed aluminium unit, regretted it badly since I had seen minidisc albums being sold in Europe but not in Australia (ever).. ended up using it like a glorified tape recorder..

I honestly thought they died a decade ago..
post #15 of 36
What? Just now? Oh Sony. you can't announce the end of Minidisc. They never got started. You're super cute for trying to claim authority over trends though. We still love you. Kinda.
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Next thing you know they'll eol umds
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post #17 of 36
I honestly wanted a MiniDisc as a kid. The places I purchased from had the discs available for purchase. Aside from Virtua Boy, it's the only thing I've ever wanted but never had. I filled a lot of other shoes in that time, though. Now, some other venerated system peripheral will see it's end of line, and we're destined to do it all over again.
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I actually thought they had been discontinued years ago. I can't remember the last time I saw anything to do with the MiniDisc format.
     
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post #19 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by jsc1973 View Post

I actually thought they had been discontinued years ago. I can't remember the last time I saw anything to do with the MiniDisc format.

You still see them in electronics stores in Japan, and it hasn't been that long since they were phased out of Japanese cars. My car has a MD player(though I've never used it).
post #20 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scars Unseen View Post

You still see them in electronics stores in Japan, and it hasn't been that long since they were phased out of Japanese cars. My car has a MD player(though I've never used it).

i have an aftermarket sony MD deck in my car, it was basically the very first non skip cd deck. lol
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