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  1. SonicStage 4.3 Ultimate Edition



    From valued forum member Avrin's topic, SonicStage 4.3 "Ultimate" Release 2: Since the "Ultimate" 4.3 version seems to have gained quite a popularity, and appears to be less glitchy than any previous one, I decided to build a second release. This is purely a cosmetic update. What's changed from the first release: 1. Updated Registry Information Setup is used now. This doesn't affect minidisc functionality in any way, but may add support for some newer ATRAC phones (you still need to provide the respective drivers). 2. The link to Minidisc Community Forums in the Help menu is replaced with a link to Sony Insider Forums. 3. Installation package extraction path is no longer saved to registry. 4. Windows Installer 2.0 distribution package is not included. The complete list of changes from the official VAIO version (including changes introduced in the first release): 1. System prerequisites from Microsoft (Windows Installer 2.0, DirectX 9.0c, Windows Media Format 9, Windows Media Format 9.5, Data Access Components 2.5) are not included. 2. OpenMG Secure Module version 5.0 with the respective Registry Information is used instead of the original patched version 4.7. 3. Sony CONNECT Store support is no longer installed. 4. SonicStage Security Update is installed automatically. 5. Latest Personal Audio Drivers for SONY devices are installed automatically. 6. The VAIO support link in the Help menu is replaced with a link to Sony Insider Forums. NOTE: If you have applied the experimental SonicStage patch 4.3.02 for Vista/Windows 7, you'll need to re-apply it after installation.
  2. I've had success using toothpaste [preferbly with whitening] + a cotton swab. Slightly dampen the tip of the swab, and put a smidge of toothpaste on the top. Work that into the LCD screen [like you'd buff a car] preferbly in a circular motion [and make sure you press down slightly whilst doing so] and let it idle for a minute. Dampen the other end of the swab with water and use that to remove the toothpaste. I'm sure you get the jidst of what I'm trying to say..just make sure you don't do anything in excess. This method worked wonders on a scratched mc12elk remote I used to employ a year back. Honest. You don't have to dampen the cotton swab too much, anyways. The main bit is to make sure that you work that toothpaste in, and even if some gets in the crack between the LCD + the unit it's easy to get out and doesn't affect the paint. End result is usually a clean LCD and a minty unit! Some scratches [thinking severe] cannot be removed with the toothpaste method, no matter how many coats you apply. It can lessen the obtrusive appearance, though.. It stunned me at first how I transformed a slightly scratched MC12ELK to super-mint [haw haw :rasp:] condition with this method. If you have a heavy scratch, you may want to consider another coat of 'paste to see what occurs.
  3. Hello, I just wanted to announce that if you're a registered user of the forums, not only do you get access to our downloads section, the gallery, but also the live recording archive within the gallery! Hear our recording efforts or contribute your own and participate in one of the best communities around. To access the Live Recording Archive, just visit: http://forums.minidisc.org/index.php?act=m...md=sc&cat=2 Feel free to upload any recordings you wish! Just create a new album and upload away. Members have the option of 3 galleries with 20 media files each. -------- Live Recordings upload guide by greenmachine: 1) Locate and click the 'Live Recordings' button. [attachmentid=1074] 2) Locate and click the category which fits best for your sample, for example 'Music'. [attachmentid=1075] 3) Locate and click the 'New Album' button. [attachmentid=1076] 4) The 'Album Manager' will appear and ask you fill out 'Album Name' and Album Desctiption'. Be sure to check the 'Public' box if you want to make the album viewable for others. Once you're done, click the 'Create Album' button. [attachmentid=1077] You will be directed to an overview of your current albums. - Alternatively, you can access your existing albums from the main page by clicking 'My Controls' -> 'Your Albums' and start from there if you've already created at least one album previously. 5) From an album of your choice, select either 'Upload Image' or 'Bulk Upload' from the drop-down menu. [attachmentid=1078] 6a) If you have selected 'Upload Image', you will be asked for the 'Caption' and an optional description, where you can specify details of your recording. Once you're done, select the file to upload and click 'Post Image'. Wait until it's done - there's no progress indicator - it depends mainly on the file size and the upload speed of your connection how long it'll take until it's finished. Once it's done, you'll be redirected to your album overview page. Don't click any other buttons until it's done. [attachmentid=1079] 6b) If you have selected 'Bulk upload', a page will appear where you can batch upload up to 10 files. Specify the file(s) and click 'Post Multiple Files'. There's no way to enter a description in this mode - you can edit it afterwards though. Again, it's important to wait until it's done. If you want to continue reading MDCF while uploading, you need to open a new window in order not to interrupt the process. [attachmentid=1080] At this point i also want to encourage everyone to share.
  4. OpenMG_Jukebox_NetMD_Drivers.zip



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  5. Hi, If you own either the MZ-M100 or MZ-M10, please reply to this thread. It'd be wonderful if you could share the Apple software that came with these units so we could possibly make it work for other Hi-MD devices. Anyone who is able to turn this software in will recieve a reward.
  6. New forum appearance and downloads

    Yes, Invision (the company who makes the forum software) is working on fixing the Downloads section. As for everything else, enjoy the latest version of Invision. Things will change over the coming weeks, hopefully you like it.
  7. Many Sony Minidisc players/recorders that have NetMD or Hi-MD functionality can use Sonicstage 4.3 to transfer your music to the device. Trusted forum member Avrin has made a custom version of this called, "SonicStage 4.3 Ultimate Edition v2" which works exceptionally well and solves most problems people have with SonicStage. Please try it today. SonicStage 4.3 "Ultimate" Release 2 for Windows (you must register at Sony Insider forums to download)
  8. SI: Join Together

    Posted in CorporateMedia After a dynamite debut of new products at CES 2014 and the revelation that a veteran of Sony Electronics USA now leads the charge, a refreshed, leaner, meaner ‘little engine that could’ Japanese electronics company no longer wants to make believe. From the ad: “An artist can challenge an engineer with the impossible. An engineer can make the impossible possible. We measure our success with the flutter of a heart or a bead of cold sweat. After all, it’s not about what we make; it’s about what we make you feel.” View the full article
  9. Sony has finally confessed after we have revealed the news about the upcoming Blu-ray Mega Changers and announced the 400 Disc ES and non-ES models: BDP-CX7000ES and BDP-CX960. They also have thrown in another ES single disc player with Wi-Fi BDP-S1000ES. The big boys have pretty much borrowed some goodness from BDP-S5000ES like Sony’s HD Reality Enhancer and Super Bit Mapping technologies. BD-Live, RS232 (ES model only) as well as support for 7.1 channel Dolby
  10. The "warn" Feature.

    Hello, A great feature of Invision Power Board [what this forum is currently using] is the warn feature for moderators and admins. This allows us to restrict posting indefinitely or for a select amount of days, restrict board access [ban] for a set amount of days, simply up the warning percentage of a user and more. Only you can see your own warning status. You cannot see anyone else's warning status. If we do feel the need to warn you, we will always notify you via PM as to why you were warned and a description of the punishment [if necessary]. Warnings will rarely occur though, as everyone here is so friendly.
  11. TDK MD on the cover of this week's NME.

    Awesome find! Thanks for sharing. I miss the glory days.
  12. HIMD Decks

    Well, when you're bleeding money year after year it only makes sense to get out of something unprofitable.
  13. Sony hdtv

    Hi, welcome to the forum -- what model is it?
  14. What have you just bought?

    Very nice guitar!
  15. Glad forums are back up

    Hi everyone, I apologize sincerely for the extended downtime. We did indeed move to a new host, and as usual, complexities arose. However, things are crystal clear and will remain that way for a long time. I won't let anything happen to this forum until I die. Great to see some familiar faces still hanging around. I do this for you.
  16. 2x sealed new Sony HI MD 1GB On eBay

    Wow, that is crazy how much they go for these days.
  17. Minidisc Ad With Tyra Banks From 1996

    I was surfing around for cool Sony stuff on eBay and ran across this random ad from 1996 of Tyra Banks lying on a pool table with a Minidisc player. Can you guess which unit it is?
  18. There is something special about the Google TV experience when you first use it. It kinda hits you when you are able to surf any website and use picture in picture mode with a TV show in the lower right portion of a full screen Chrome browser. Finally, a real Internet surfing experience on the TV. The television itself represents something that I feel is Sony’s original goal years ago of making that truly networked device. It also has a great deal of software upgrade potential. The Sony Internet TV, powered by Google TV, runs on really nothing more than an incredible modification to Android – in fact, we spotted it was running a customized version of Android 2.1. Sony’s take on Google TV felt quite polished, but not bulletproof. And then there’s that remote with nearly 100 buttons that we have to talk about. First, the design of the Sony Internet TV is really an eye-catcher at first glance. This display isn’t similar to anything Sony has released in the US market in recent memory. The design is almost tablet like in some ways, with a rounded black bezel in the front and a smooth, glossy white surface on the back. There is a unique 24″ (NSX-24GT1, $599) model and the standard 32″ (NSX-32GT1, $799), 40″ (NSX-40GT1, $999), and 46″ (NSX-46GT1, $1,399) sizes available. In our observations, the viewing experience is crisp and clear with great colors (Bravia Engine 3) in the larger models with Edge-Lit LED-LCD, and CCFL wasn’t too shabby either. Take a look at our hands-on video with the Sony Internet TV, its remote, and surfing around, playing various flash (regular, HD) videos, using picture-in-picture (we like to call it TV-in-browser), some Apps, and more: There are some reflective qualities in the LCD, but it wasn’t anything horrible. I think you can see the worst of it in our video, where the 24″ model easily reflects the high-intensity lighting in the SonyStyle store, which is rather unforgiving. I could only see the reflective ability being irritating in certain situations with the 24″ model, and as I said before I had a better experience with the larger Edge-Lit LED-LCD models that were mounted on the wall or at least away from so much angled lighting. The reason why I address this is because some people have said viewing angles are not that great with these models, but in actuality I think that problem only really exists with the 24″ version. CCFL LCD panels have traditionally lower viewing angles than Edge-Lit(or Backlit) LED-LCD panels. Simply put, this TV will look very nice in most situations. Lets be realistic for a second – the display options have some quirks that may upset the high-end enthusiast. The 24″ is a 60hz CCFL LCD, and the other sizes are 60hz Edge-Lit LED/LCD panels. I watched football, HD clips and other content for a while and felt that it handled motion quite well. It’s not 120hz, but its very good 60hz. If the quality of the screen still doesn’t satisfy you, Sony actually makes an Internet TV box, a standalone white device at $399 that has the same Google TV software on the Internet TV but also has an integrated a Blu-ray Player. The most powerful thing about the television is none of those things, though, but more or less the fact it has a 1.2GHz Intel CE4100 processor inside, 8GB of storage, Android 2.1, 802.11a/b/g/n, gigabit Ethernet, four USB ports, a full version of Google Chrome with full Flash (10.1)/Java compatibility, and able to play great, smooth looking 1080p video. Speaker sound quality and loudness for the 32″ – 46″ models is better than average with 20W, but the 24″ model may not impress as much at 10W total output. As for the Software, it feels very polished for its first version. Google had a while to figure everything out though – it runs a version of Android that is based off the software used in mobile phones and mostly easy to pick up if you have some sort of technical know-how. Applications include CNBC Real-Time, Gallery (which is a great Picasa interface, or can read from USB), Google Chrome, Help Guide, Media Player (which can also play content from one of the four USB ports on the TV), Napster, Twitter, Facebook, NBA Game Time, Netflix, On/Off Timer, Pandora, Qriocity, and Settings. I’m more than sure that an App Store of some kind is also on the way. Once I learned how to get around on the remote, I couldn’t stop exploring and discovering more and more new things. I also began to realize the vast upgrade potential of this device. In fact, you can even check for updates. Here is the complete settings Menu in the Sony Internet TV. This may be a little boring to some people, but to others this demonstrates just how much effort went into the first version – we go over nearly ever setting. A very revealing video of the TV’s functionality, and a must-see for anyone truly interested: I was slightly surprised there wasn’t more of a custom Sony feel to the UI, such as a skin or theme. Bring in some of the Sony Ericsson guys and have them make this look mint. The real Menu is white text merely on a black, semi-transparent background that is still dapper. (click to enlarge) The remote. There are a million things I could say about the remote. Before I start, I give the remote a nice long look in the video so please check that out. This is a really complex (IR) remote – there is a full QWERTY keyboard and 88 buttons. Typing went well in my tests, and I was able to gain speed as I kept using it. It’s somewhat like a weird hybrid of a PS3 controller, with two grooves for your hands in the back. Aside from two D-Pads, there are quite a few short-cut keys for things such as TV controls, Guide, DVR, Channel, Volume, etc, but the real action plays out when you hit the Home button (the Up button on the top right D-Pad). Unfortunately, the Home button is quite small on the remote and not really emphasized enough. There are also two buttons on the back of the device, like the L buttons on a PS3 controller. They control Zoom and a very handy Scroll feature, which is essential in surfing long websites. Moving the cursor around is pretty cool, but not flawless. You simply run your finger over the D-Pad on the upper right. No joystick, just brush your hand in the direction you want to go. It wasn’t super accurate, and sometimes would stutter, but still better than average. I wonder what it would have been like with a joystick, though. The fact that the TV also has four USB ports makes me wonder what other options are available, such as a Logitech keyboard or whatnot. I liked the remote, and if I had to rate it I would give it a 7 out of 10. Needed improvements include button emphasis (larger, or different colors for the important stuff), joystick, As I said before, the real action begins
  19. Interesting ebay listing for KMS-260E optical pickups.

    From a quickie Google search, this would be applicable to: Onkyo MD-185II, Sony Gen MDS, MDM-5, MDM-7, MDS-JE770, and Tascam MD-CD1 (and perhaps other devices).
  20. SonicStage Won't Start PLEASE HELP ME!

    Have you completely uninstalled and used the version of in our downloads section?
  21. SONY NAC-HD1 software + RAM upgrade

    I will be watching this with great interest. Mind sharing some pictures?
  22. KDL-HX800 3d transmitter range

    The HX800 (and other 2010 Sony TV's) use the TMR-BR100 3D sync infrared transmitter. The device is capable of a 120 degree horizontal and vertical angle during RF transmission, and you can actually adjust if it transmits up or down based on the mechanism on the right of the device. There's a little marker indicating the direction, which is usually set to straight ahead. Try turning it downwards. You may also want to place the transmitter below the TV with double-sided tape, if possible.
  23. A bug popped up today where 'View New Content' will result in an error. We hope to have it resolved very soon, and thank you for your patience. Edit: And just like that, Invision has fixed the issue.
  24. (Fixed) 'View New Content' not working

    The download section has been upgraded.