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  2. Fantastic! Welcome - we'd like to hear more!
  3. Have you checked the output of your adapter? Is it 6V DC? I'm not sure if feeding 120V AC into an adapter designed for 100V is dangerous or not but as long as it's not outputting more than 6V DC then I would assume it won't damage your MiniDisc player? It might damage the adapter itself though. I'm not an electrician though so probably best to take this with a pinch of salt...
  4. I have the NH1, but with an Australian charger (240V input) and the NH3D with the 100v input. However, a Google image search turned up the below - perhaps it's this one for the US.
  5. the plug shape is the same. there is a lot of information I need from the US charger. Anyone who owns this unit, I would appreciate a photo
  6. That looks very impressive, G4KQK. Probably beyond my level of competence tbh but I am sure there are others here who would be very interested.
  7. This is my first ever post on a forum, so hopefully I have done things correctly. For any members who may be interested, I have built a simple MiniDisc laser power meter which should prove cheap and reproducible. There seemed to be interest in such things before the forum's recent disappearance. I have posted full details of my prototype here.- https://billingtonrepairs.wordpress.com/projects/a-simple-diy-laser-power-meter-for-minidisc-decks/
  8. So far I have refrained because I don't want to panic everyone resulting in the death of the site. The easiest way is to get an automatically generated one which is saved automatically, eg by Firefox but I am sure there are lots of options. The important thing is NOT to use the same PW in multiple places. If there's anything you care about, that is, on any of them.
  9. tried to change password, cant remember what it is, looking at the amount of dots its not one i use nowadays anyway, as to change it requires old one, oh well
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  11. Indeed.. (re)bonjour Philippe! Sounds like a good idea πŸ‘
  12. Hmm.. Could be? πŸ€” I'll have to do some more comprehensive testing when I get back home from holiday. I only tried 2 or 3 discs (all BD's) so far..
  13. Might be worth putting something in the Announcements sub forum about this? People might not see it here?
  14. I just tried a couple of things using a Sony BDP-S580 into a Sony MDS-JB940 over digital coaxial. First up I tried a music concert on Blu-ray and got a C41 error. Tried a DVD of the same concert (it came in a double pack) and got a C41 error again. Was beginning to think I must have imagined ever being able to do this...😧 I then tried a different DVD and no C41 error. Finally, tried a third DVD and no C41 error. So it looks like it depends on whether the record label "enabled" copy protection on the disc?
  15. I tried Hi-SP and PCM and it's the same. Didn't try traditional SP yet, but I presume it works in the same way and that the audio stream from the BD player is always the same and the deck just converts it to whatever target bit rate you want. In my case I recorded it all PCM on the Onkyo to a 1GB disc and I think another standard disc as even after editing out the talk tracks between songs, it was still over 2 hours of music. I then used Sony X-App to convert the PCM to Atrac3+ 352k so that I could fit it on to a couple of standard MD's.
  16. Ah, so it's a Blu-ray thing. I did make an MD of a DVD the other day but used the other method you suggested (i.e. ripping the DVD to my PC and then transferring to MiniDisc using Stefano's Web MiniDisc app). I don't think I had a PC with a DVD drive during my original MiniDisc phase. With your Onkyo, does it make any difference whether you're recording PCM to a HiMD or ATRAC?
  17. DVD's are normally fine, even over optical I think as well. Sometimes it's also just easier to extract the audio track using software and then convert it to Atrac on the computer. I guess also with Blu-Ray you can do the same with a portable BD-R drive hooked up to the PC.
  18. That's interesting. I'm sure I've made digital copies of soundtracks of live music DVDs etc in the past without SCMS rearing its ugly head. Don't think I've ever tried it with a Blu-ray though. I'll have to do some tests and see if I have misremembered (I've definitely got some MDs that I recorded from DVDs many years ago but maybe I ended up using analogue).
  19. And I see I'm back to being a Newbie. Nothing like the digital age to keep one humble πŸ₯³
  20. Yes, the plugs were different (although I think JP and US are the same), but all the old JP domestic units came with chargers that were 100v input only (vs 120 I think for the US). It was only from around 2005 onwards they went with 100-240v input. No comment πŸ˜†
  21. You'll definitely need a 32-bit version of Windows. Windows 7 does fine - the problem I had was the old laptop had a 1.1 USB socket and so the whole thing really couldn't keep up with the data, by the time you factor in the old, slow laptop hardware. I think a "custom" win7-32 on a tower of some sort might be reliable. My 770 worked fine with MCrew last time I checked.
  22. I'm *really* surprised there's a difference in the charger. Wouldn't the major difference be that the plug shape is different for the different models? Stephen (who blew up his 110V GP gumstick charger by plugging it into 230 volts when on holiday - never again).
  23. Still waiting to hear the inside(rs) story........ We did have a report just before the site went down that it seemed likely all passwords were compromised. IF you use any password here on some other site, you had better change both pretty quickly. Nice to see you, too Philippe.
  24. I was always curious about these (curious to see if they actually worked that is). This is the MD Saver Pro "Digital Editor" from Prospec, that was sold legally in Japan for a period in the early 2000's. It is basically an SCMS stripper. As the packaging illustrates it was designed to allow people to make digital copies from MD to MD, DAT to MD or from satellite TV to MD. I managed to pick up a "new" one that is essentially unused, but has obviously been sitting around for the last 20 years or so. Happy to confirm it works as expected. I was also able to make a copy of the PCM audio track of a blu-ray via coaxial out from my Sony BD player into a coax to toslink converter then through this into my Onkyo MD-105FX in PCM. Bypassing this unit and going direct to the Onkyo doesn't allow the copy to be made.
  25. Hi there... I guess there are a few different questions in here: 1. If you want to know what the original part no. is for the US NH1 charger, you can see below from the service manual: 2. Do you need the original US charger? Not necessarily - you could get one like the one from the DH10P (AC-ES608K3) for example which is 100-240v input. You could also get a 110-100v step down transformer and use your JP NH1 charger. I generally just charge all my Li-Ion batteries for Hi-MD units in the RH1 because you can use any USB charger with it. 3. Damage to your unit / ac adaptor by putting 115v or so into the 100v charger? Not 100% sure, but I would avoid it if possible.
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