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Matthew

Minidisc backlights on units

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Dear All,

Hi I am new to all This, however I have loved minidiscs since 1998. My portable units have all broken at the moment. I always remembered them with backlights, but all the reviews say otherwise. I had a Sony R55 and I think the R900 and a basic sharp one too.

I have looked everywhere to find a portable unit with a backlit screen. Does anyone have any ideas, Sony or Sharp would be preferable. 

Many many thanks,

Matthew

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well the MZ-RH1 the last had an oled display that lit up  but no back light. My other  cheap Sharp/Sony dont  just  the original Kindle  type display - transreflective display. I think the remote of the MZ-RH1 does have a back light.

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The remotes (eg RM-MC38EL) are nearly all backlit. Most of the portables are common-or-garden black on neutral LCD.

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Hello Matthew, I think you are remembering it incorrectly (it was back in 1998 to be fair!)

The R900 did not have a backlight in the unit itself but it's remote DID have a backlight that activated on changing volume etc. Maybe that is where the confusion lies?

Welcome back to MiniDisc!

 

 

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Hello All, many thanks for your replies. What I meant was I first got a Md unit in 1998 so that' when I got hooked. Are the one with the kindle type display good in the dark? I was looking at the S1 but it only seems to be avaliable in the US to get nowadays. Dunno maybe I'm wrong there. 

Is there anyway I can defrenciate the ones with he kindle backlight from normal ones without anything on the unit. My song MZ R55 had a light on the remote but no kindle technology on unit. 

Once again, thank you for all your replies.

Matthew 

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It's fair to say that the original prices charged by Sony were definitely "premium". OTOH they generally made good stuff.

If you want a player (ie no recording capability) try on that site for MZ-EH50, MZ-EH70, and MZ-EH630.

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