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45 mins in, that chunky Sharp machine. Recon he's got an 80 minute Sony disc there, which has a finer track pitch. Very original minidiscs were 60 and 74 minutes and the track pitch is wider. It played his MD-CD disc ok. Wadaya recon?

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Yeah, I wondered that too. I think 80 minute discs came out after my MDS-JE500 but it's never had any issues with them. That Sharp may have been even older though (and possibly not in the best nick).

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Short on time? I'm watching the full one AGAIN! So what does that tell you...

oh yea, I did watch the short one a little while ago too, that was fun, but I'm glad I watched the long one first!

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Haha. I too sat through the whole of the long one. I may even have gone back to watch a couple of bits again...

I’ve not actually watched the shorter one but saw the link and thought others might find it a little more palatable :-) 

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I think he's probably bang on what he thinks the source of them is.

Shame that pile were such a load of junk. However to hark back to his first minidisc video, the range of machine designs is huge even across, just the 5 manufacturers he had here. Of that load of 58 was it - other than a few that looked like colour variants of a model, there must have easily been 40 different designs. 

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Yeah, it’s kind of crazy how many different models got released over MiniDisc’s relatively short lifespan given that the format is often (incorrectly IMHO) viewed as having been a failure. 

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20 years production of (Sony) machines I think, 1993-2013. Tascam MD-CD1Mk3 could be bought new in Europe ‘til late 2017. Any others?

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I watched it all... and I agree with him on 3 things (portable units)

- buying junk units could make you losing your money after all (but he did that for the demo and by design curiosity) 

- better buy a complete unit set with almost all the accessories than the unit alone cheaper

- Sony is the best even if some brands have done some particular nice looking units or well-built units

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1 hour ago, BearBoy said:

Techmoan's posted a new MiniDisc video to YouTube:

At last. I was getting bored of cheapo-"VU"-meters videos. Back to good 'ole MD :-)

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On 5/25/2020 at 8:26 PM, M1JWR said:

i think he has become a serious collector/hoarder, he needs to talk !!

I used to buy bulk lots of units, remotes and discs through the Japanese auctions. 

He is only beginning ;)

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On 7/1/2020 at 4:28 PM, PhilippeC said:

I watched it all... and I agree with him on 3 things (portable units)

- buying junk units could make you losing your money after all (but he did that for the demo and by design curiosity) 

- better buy a complete unit set with almost all the accessories than the unit alone cheaper

- Sony is the best even if some brands have done some particular nice looking units or well-built units

His choice of auction lot was poor. Lots of basic units, but from non-Sony/Sharp manufacturers. No remotes or AA battery packs included, so very hard to properly check if units might work. You need those things BEFORE you get that sort of bulk lot. Not a lot of recorders, so less value overall. 

Yes, that's true. But they are two different ways. One is like buying a pack of lollies you can see inside. The other is a pack of different lollies you won't know until you open the packet. Also, a complete unit set still might not work. A bulk lot can have working units. Different sellers, different approach to testing. 

To each their own. Different sounds, looks, weight, remotes, etc

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16 hours ago, BearBoy said:

Techmoan's posted a new MiniDisc video to YouTube:

 

I have one (or maybe three) of those. I wonder if I'll ever use them. 

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