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I remember working all summer back in 1999 and saving up for a Sony MD player. It was awesome until I bought an MP3 player. I think I paid $330 for that thing lol. Oh if I had only known. Meh, I was 15 and I probably would have wasted the money on something worse anyway.
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optical disc housed in a plastic shell?!
UMD?!
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post #23 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by perfectblade View Post

sony should have never promoted this over hard/ssd based players

For those who used it only as a music player it really was expensive... but if you started using it to record, it was terribly handy. I remember that I carried it everywhere... and used to record my music lessons with it.

Sure, that was... around 2000, and by that time it was either a Minidisc player or the traditional CD walkman... which couldn't record and wasn't as easy to deal with. Wanna erase your discs? No problem.
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post #24 of 36
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optical disc housed in a plastic shell?!
UMD?!

Yeah, kind of....
psp_umd.jpg
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post #25 of 36
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Yeah, kind of.... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
psp_umd.jpg

Yea minidisc was kind of a hybrid hard/floppy. Then again, so was a floppy. Wait. Floppys are still around, aren't they? doh.gif
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post #26 of 36
I still Minidisc. I have quite a collection. Got my first deck and portable player when I was in Jr high (~1997) and mannn.... it was so cool to be rockin' that tech back then. People barely could comprehend recordable CD's let alone the minidisc.

It's odd that this is coming out now as Sony said they were discontinuing the product about 3-4 years ago.
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post #27 of 36
I thought this was some thread necro'ing at first. Didn't realise MiniDisc was still around.
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What's a disk?
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What's a disk?

It's what you spin around when you want the sound to go "wikiwikiwikiwiki"
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post #30 of 36
You're trying to tell me we had high capacity rewritable CD 20 years ago. Sony doh.gif
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