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post #11 of 36
0_0 I still have a Sony minidisk player. I believe that it still works. Sadly I didn't use it much, and then the MP3 player market exploded.

I wonder if this research will ever lead to a real product.
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post #12 of 36
I miss my old minidisk player...cost me £15 i think, the disks only held like 70 mins of music as well...so you had to carry around a disk case lol, still better than a cd player or a tape player at the time...

I feel so old...
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post #13 of 36
Very interesting.

Also, I absolutely thought sony minidisc when I read it. Minidisc > CD.

Although I went from tape to CD, I eyed minidisc equipment for years @ minidisco
    
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post #14 of 36
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hah, sony minidisc... i remember when they tried to break into the market with the format and everything was $$$$. i think my older brother bought one for $400. at least it was better quality than tape recorders.

thanks for reminding me how old i am.
lol, me too. I actually bought one, though for a lot less than $400! I think maybe $50, and the extra 1GB disk was $15 or so. The only advantage I could see with the sony minidisc players was that the audio compression needed for them was smaller than mp3, so you could fit quite a lot of songs on a 1GB disc. The downside was that the compression really sucked, and you were stuck with a bulky player. Oh, and sony's software for the minidisc players was absolutely dreadful.

Interesting read!
    
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You're probably right it made me think of the Minidisc

Interesting read btw. but wth, more magnetic drives
Me too. I was thinking I can't believe I paid $500 for that thing and how big of a flop it was in the US compared to CD/DVD. I still remember I thought it was so cool cause you can shake it and it doesn't skip
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Me too. I was thinking I can't believe I paid $500 for that thing and how big of a flop it was in the US compared to CD/DVD. I still remember I thought it was so cool cause you can shake it and it doesn't skip
And you can place track markers while recording, and they looked cooler than CD players, and the discs were built into scratch resistant cases, etc.
    
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post #17 of 36
MiniDiscs were the cats ass - and should still be around. BUT - like Beta vs VHS - marketing and adoption by the mainstream public was crap. Didn't help that Sony was behind it.

I loved being able to delete individual tracks - move them wherever I wanted - add anytime I wanted, The naming conventions and info displayed on my in car unit and portable units were great.
    
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post #18 of 36
Still got my minidisc recorder, also portable player too. And my dad has a home theater one for recording. I thought they were magnetic-optic? Both, essentially.
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post #19 of 36
lol dang

I was thinking Sony Minidisc as well

Interesting read though.
post #20 of 36
I thought of the sony minidisk and I am only in college.. it wasn't all that long ago.. However I gave mine away because of the horrible software. Best music player I ever owned other than the software- though that isn't saying much!
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