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  1. Yes it certainly is. if you have the room for one and a nice one comes along then i would go for it. it's the same weight as the 930/940 roughly with the same output connections
  2. in the width. i suspect that's the reason when i purchased the f91 tuner it came without the wooden side panels as that would have added 2 inches to the width as well
  3. thanks. that little jongo a2 in the middle on top of the cd recorder is both Bluetooth and wifi. the bluetooth is so so as the codac is 7 years old but the Wi-Fi is excellent so recording from the tv bbc sounds app via the jongo's digital output is just the same as recording from the tuner
  4. that's the one. as you say most odd but with all the hassle I've had with the 940 that i mucked up I'm happy that it's working well. for how long thou you can never tell. i still have my original 920 that works well and always has done plus my Kenwood. now that's a very big recorder and wont go in my cabinet so doesn't get used much. the manufacturer didn't state the measurements of the unit correctly and is 2 inches oversized to the normal hi fi spec. I've never looked inside so cant tell if it's belt or gear driven? https://www.tapeheads.net/showthread.php?t=11235
  5. my 930 i have just purchased is very good and in mint condition but has been very heavily used so unsure to how much life it's got left in it
  6. can anyone please confirm do these 3 models have the same output display for brightness and are not adjustable thanks
  7. i couldn't agree with you more. 😀 I've had 3 940's play up over the last 20 odd years including a new one albeit that was probably my fault and my other 920 / 930 not once apart from the display getting dim.
  8. can anyone please remember what the technical difference was between those uk red badged models and the eu non badged models from the JB 920/930/940/980/ QS series thanks
  9. same here cert is still expired on chrome Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected an issue and did not continue to forums.sonyinsider.com. The website is either misconfigured or your computer clock is set to the wrong time. It’s likely the website’s certificate is expired, which prevents Firefox from connecting securely. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details. What can you do about it? The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it. You can notify the website’s administrator about the problem.
  10. the only thing is the security certificate showing as not secure
  11. the belt needs changing I had the same fault.
  12. Good to see the website back up
  13. This guy is very good for a as new one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-MZ-RH1-MINIDISC-RECORDER-PLAYER-NET-MD-WITH-MICROPHONE/183122097387?epid=59640637&hash=item2aa2ed74eb:g:bsgAAOSwxOFaeMNz
  14. the genuine belts are here http://uk.eetgroup.com/i/422702501-Sony-Belt
  15. looks excellent i remember these units well with a very solid sound for that period. i notice that there are still more for sale ? under various sellers http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-Vintage-Retro-Ghetto-Blaster-Boombox-80-s-Twin-Cassette-Radio/151971996257?_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140328180637%26meid%3D838a9d3d028c4f9988f811b4b6605cee%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D191784190112
  16. i manged to get hold of a newish 940 uk edition unit off ebay so all is now good
  17. i have gone with this unit a sony uk badge from a dealer with one owner http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252142891686
  18. thanks for letting me know i'm going to bid on a few on ebay to see how the land lies if you should see anything that is good then please let me know as i may indeed mis something
  19. thanks freddy i may go for this i'm going to keep an open mind and yes that was the part that broke so that to could be another angle to look at. if a did go down this route tho i would get the complete lens i'm looking at this also but my gut feeling here this will reach top money http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-MDS-JB940-QS-Minidisc-Deck-Remote-Excellent-Condition-99p-NR/121794562101?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D33840%26meid%3Dfb290ee7bc13428d876882b293b098ae%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D252136955041 also what is the difference between the uk model and the copper screws and the EU model ?
  20. is the JB 730 any good in case i'm unlucky in getting hold of a 940 i know the parts wont work in it but i'm after a good unit so may have to get hold of anything that's at least as good as the 940 i have my old 920 special edition and might even get hold of one of those if needed as it's been a superb unit but with the display fading to a level i can no longer see it it still works well none the less but at at least 15 years old it will pack up at some point i'm sure
  21. 5 belts will last at least 20 years i think the main thing is to make sure that any spare parts are kept in good storage. i'm hoping my next unit will be like new so that i'll have most of the spares for it from my unit i just broke a hard lesson learned and at the age of 60 i haven't done to bad in this hobby the only other error i have made was getting rid of jvc vhs machine on an easily rectified fault for a new super vhs machine thinking it would be better to buy new then pay out 70 pounds on a 5 year old player and i was wrong as little did i know that i had bought the best vhs machine ever built as most of the internal components were that of it's bigger brother from the super vhs model and made in japan and the new model i purchased had come about at the start of downturn in japan and was now made in Germany and with regret and i have the 2 top German players not as good as my standard vhs I think all of us have made errors at some point the idea is if you can learn from mistakes then you can then pass your knowledge onto others and with confidence
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