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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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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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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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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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If i had infinite amounts of money I might have squandered $500 on the printer and a couple of cartridges that some kind soul is retailing on eBay. Neat as it is, I don't care enough, especially since the gizmo only works with SP disks (or that's what it looks like). Something in the protocol for MDLP must be different (remember the "LP" indicator?)

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I think one of the comments to the video sums it up nicely: "Two minutes in, I desperately wanted one. Four minutes in, I didn't want one anymore."...

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A few things occur to me in relation to that latest video: 

- What's the point of putting track titles on a label that you're then going to insert in a machine so you won't be able to see them?

- For the effort involved (using Google translate not the least of them), you may as well make your own print template on a PC and type it up/print it yourself: then you can save it on the comp and edit if you ever change the contents.

- The fonts and labels are pretty ugly, IMHO. Another reason to design your own.

- If that machine can extrapolate the titles from the tracks on the disc, unless it has some kind of Shazam-like reader you must have gone to the trouble of writing them to the TOC in the first place so why do it all over again?

 

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