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Question for all of you out there in minidisc land:

Could there be some kind of addiction associated with acquiring minidisc players? Personally, once I get it in my head that I want a particular unit, I become consumed with the process of getting it - Even if there is only a slight difference between my current unit - I HAVE TO HAVE IT.

Are there any other freaks out there, and is there a remedy for this condition?

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this isn't exclusive to minidisc. it can happen with any product which people really care about that comes in some variety. (cars, computers, etc.) i've never been too caught up in this because i'm very frugal . . cheap, really.* :D

you should check out some keyboarding or guitar forums, though. i'm sure your MD addiction is nothing compared to what some people have with that stuff.

the cure is to try to be rational and realize that the product you have most likely has 95% of the capability and enjoyment you'd get from the "new model".

* omg, i just checked out my registration date for minidisc.org. i signed up for the site 11 months ago and i *just* purchased my first unit. heh. so i guess there's an opposite side of the spectrum that is sometimes as bad.

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Visit other forums like Head-Fi.org and iLounge.com and you'll see the same type of addiction. Except they seem to spend more money than we do.

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Question for all of you out there in minidisc land:

Could there be some kind of addiction associated with acquiring minidisc players?

The players produce a subsonic hum with a subliminal addictive message. :(

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Question for all of you out there in minidisc land:

Could there be some kind of addiction associated with acquiring minidisc players? Personally, once I get it in my head that I want a particular unit, I become consumed with the process of getting it - Even if there is only a slight difference between my current unit - I HAVE TO HAVE IT.

Are there any other freaks out there, and is there a remedy for this condition?

i have boght 3 Hi-MD. My excuse is they're dirt cheap. So cheap, it makes this look expensive:

http://www.sony.com.au/objects/600x400/WMGX100_1.jpg

I don't have a problem. I swear, I don't have a problem.

*looks around*

*Hoards more Hi-MD*

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Surely, you can addicted to buying these little toys - I just ordered my 11th unit, an MZ-NH700 (actually 13, if you count a couple in Hong Kong - long story)

I wish there was a cure for this disease.

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Surely, you can addicted to buying these little toys - I just ordered my 11th unit, an MZ-NH700 (actually 13, if you count a couple in Hong Kong - long story)

I wish there was a cure for this disease.

I just purchased another unit: the MZ-DH710. There's no saving me.

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Some members of this forum can stop at one minidisc unit but the rest of us seem to be accumulating as many as possible.

The worst thing is making up feeble excuses to get another like my "I need another unit that uses an LIP-4WM battery". I've got to admit to myself that I really just like collecting the damn things.

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The worst thing is making up feeble excuses to get another like my "I need another unit that uses an LIP-4WM battery". I've got to admit to myself that I really just like collecting the damn things.

Tell me about it, the first one "something to fit my pocket", then "something that plays back Atrac3plus", then "something with good battery life", then "something with full metal body", then "something with a nice display", then "something without any display" :lol:...

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I've owned as many as 15 (if you count the unit I just bought, but don't have possession of yet) MD/HiMD units. I'm addicted too, and sadly there's no cure.

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I feel much better now.

All I have is my MZ-NHF800, my MZ-NH600D, my MZ-NH700 (nearly unused, bought for backup) and my old MZ-N707.....but that's only because I gave my MZ-R700 to my brother, sold my MZ-NH900 and MZ-R900....Uh-oh....

Hey, I can stop any time. Really. Sure I can. Right after I get the MZ-RH1....

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I used to be very addicted, now being a uni student, I have troubles funding.

Plus I am a PPC Mac user, so there are few MD options.

I still use my car MD deck a lot however, and I don't think I'll upgrade any time soon.

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I for one think I may be addicted to minidisc units. I have 21 units, although I use an Ipod on a daily basis :)

Heres my current collection (all boxed, all in perfect working condition):

>> Recorders: Sony MZ1 - Sony MZR2 - Sony MZR3 - Sharp MS100 - Sharp MS200 - Sony MZR30 - Panasonic SJ.MR200 - Sony MZR900 - Sony MZR909 - Sony MZG755 - Sony MZN1 - Sony MZN10

>> Players: Sharp MDD10 - Sony MZE3 - Sony MZE20 - Sony MZ-F40 - Sony MZE25 - JVC XMP55 - Sony MZE500 - Sharp ST770 - Sony MZE909 - Sony MZE10

...and counting. I haven't switched to Hi-MD yet, but I soon will since I'm planning on buying a RH1 when it comes out.

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I purchased my first unit, a shiny silver MZ-RH10, just this March. Already thinking about an MZ-RH1. In the meantime I am conducting lots of minidisc software and hardware experiments, which take lots of my time. You may see some of the results in this forum.

It IS an addiction.

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It's definately an addiction. I realised this when I had to start hiding my latest aquisition from my girlfriend because she wouldn't approve of yet another unit...

At least this addiction won't rot my teeth, pickle my liver or give me cancer.

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The players produce a subsonic hum with a subliminal addictive message. :(

That woulden't suprise me! :lol:

I only have the MZ-NH1....

But 61 minidiscs

*54 70min

*3 80min

*4 Hi-MD 1GB

lol, thats after 1 year! (not even that)

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er, no, ... not really ...

N E V E R ! ! !

(pls don't look at the sig!)

(actually the sig is an understatment ... ! ! !)

My wife thinks I have lost my sense of reason.

She is probably right :(

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now, *my* question is, how much money do you all make!?!? :D i feel guilty buying anything over $100 unless it's really important to me. i just feel like at some point i'll need the money for something better . . .

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now, *my* question is, how much money do you all make!?!? :D i feel guilty buying anything over $100 unless it's really important to me. i just feel like at some point i'll need the money for something better . . .

There should be a line at the bottom of my income statement: net income after minidisc purchases and acquisitions".

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My addiction is on-and-off. I can leave for a few months (to try new devices), but I always come back to minidisc and all of its silly limitations.

Heck, today I drove to Fry's on a whim and they were selling two (2) Sony MZ-DH10P for $99.90 each. Yep, bought them both. There are three price stickers on them: 1)$499.00, 2)$199.00 and $99.90. Yeah!!!!

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My addiction is on-and-off. I can leave for a few months (to try new devices), but I always come back to minidisc and all of its silly limitations.

Heck, today I drove to Fry's on a whim and they were selling two (2) Sony MZ-DH10P for $99.90 each. Yep, bought them both. There are three price stickers on them: 1)$499.00, 2)$199.00 and $99.90. Yeah!!!!

What a deal! Do they have Fry's on the East Coast?

Lamewing - by the way, the NH900 that you sold me is still awesome - I use it all the time!

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