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  1. How about the stuff that Auto Parts Stores sell that they use to fix the rear window defrosters. This is a conductive liquid that has a very high silver content. Comes in a small bottle with an applicator brush. It's consistency would also allow application via a toothpick
  2. These were improvements in ATRAC encoding. Type R was a 2 pass system that was incorporated into portables when processing power became powerful enough to do the extra processing. Type S improved the ATRAC3 performance in a similiar fashion. Both of these changes were to the encoder and required no changes to the playback processing
  3. Don't know how many discs you have, but the RH1 would save you a lot of time. The transfer will be faster than real time and titles will be retained The optical out on a deck will not ALWAYS put track breaks in the correct spot, you will go through the conversion from ATRAC to PCM before it goes out the optical link.
  4. No. They will not even plug into the remote socket. You could not record from them on the models they were designed for either. Just get a small pocket radio and use that (would be cheaper than the remote anyway).
  5. Several companies now have NiMh batteries with a very low self discharge, these come pre-charged and will loose only about 15-20% of their charge in a year. Sanyo's model is eloop, Ray-O-Vac has one also (don't remember the name). Look on the label for pre-charged or ready to use. These are 2000 MAh, so not as much power as the newest conventional batteries, but they will work for standby.
  6. Older units actually had circuitry to manage the 2 batteries. The RH10 just puts them in parallel. If both have the same voltage (a rechargeable in the case or a partially discharged alkaline) they will both be used together. Otherwise, the alkaline will discharge until it has the same voltage as the gumstick, then both will be used together. Some recharging would be going on as long as the alkaline has a higher voltage than the gumstick. This part could have been better designed
  7. Do you mean blowing it out with a high pressure air hose ? I would think that would be much worse than what ever dust could get into a closed unit. You could damage the optic block/ lens assembly. If you use air, you should use the low pressure air available in cans for cleaning out cameras. The zip lock should work very well Did you actually see dust in the unit ? Their is no air movement in a MiniDisc so I would think a closed unit, if wiped clean before opening, would get much dust in it
  8. The fibers are nylon and are there to give strength to the wires, their is so little copper in there the wire itself would be too weak. You may have some trouble soldering the wires because the fibers will melt and prevent a good electrical connection, so be careful about that. Join same color to same color and you should have a working remote.
  9. The RH10 uses OEL not OLED. It will dim over time though
  10. EL backlighting requires an oscillator to supply enough voltage to a backlight to run it. This would cause noise in the tuner and that is why Sony left out the backlight.
  11. Glad you found it. Just a comment on another post, there is no 100 min limit. I have regularly transferred files over 120 min with no problem. I expect you could fill an entire disk with one file with no problem
  12. The amp rating is simply what the unit is capable of putting out. It does not "push" that amount out. Your unit will only draw what it needs. Your wall outlet is capable of putting out 15 amps but the wall wart only draws a fraction of that.
  13. I have bought several of these also and have had no problem. A bit of warning though, do not overstock unless you plan on using the batteries. Lithium-Ion batteries will gradually loose capacity just sitting around, so they do have a shelf life. That is why laptop manufactures do not recommend buying a spare battery to use when the original goes bad, after several years the replacement will also have lost much of its capacity. I am not sure if cycling through them will extend the life. Just don't plan on storing some for several years. Does anyone know if cold storage (not freezing) can ex
  14. Don't dozens of brands of portable audio units do just this ? I have a RadioYourWay that records to SD cards. IPODs record, ZENs record etc. I guess I am missing what would be different. Recording to removable flash cards of various types seems to be very well established.
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