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  1. Looks great! Is that laser etched? I have a feeling I saw these somewhere on Facebook.. Maybe the person that created them posted a sample.. 🤔
  2. I have some unwrapped ones of each colour, but I had been looking for a sealed yellow for quite a long time
  3. * Pictorial updated to include recently acquired yellow (finally!)
  4. Hey everyone! Looks like you are all busy stockpiling blanks! Nice!
  5. That's right (on both counts) - they did nothing in 2012 and the E75 was just 20th anniversary of Walkman in general.
  6. The 3 pack was just for reference to show where the logo came from - that's an original Sony one from 2002 🙂
  7. I use the orange Vapex ones, bought a couple new off of Amazon / Vapex direct and they seem to work really well for me in all my units.
  8. One of my friends / admins on the Facebook group for blank MD collectors (Students of The Little Disc) is in the process of taking final orders for some custom overprinted discs he is making / selling for the 30th anniversary. I can put you in touch (the logo is an adaptation of Sony's 10th anniversary logo).
  9. That is quite a big box isn't it?
  10. Same here - I am forced to use Edge. Chrome doesn't let me in. I believe it's an issue with the certificate.
  11. They were relatively common in Japan - there were a whole bunch that came out at the same time in the later years of MD (2004/05). I can't remember in what order exactly: The XM-B22P / XM-C11 / XM-C17 are all pretty similar - the rear of the units is identical. There are some differences in the supplied remotes, the C-17 has the one with a slightly larger display. Not 100% sure on the internals. Then there was the XM-C31 which has a kind of ceramic patterned tiled lid. The XM-S51 from 2004 has a built in speaker on the back. Plus there was a similar era Hello Kitty variant as well I seem to recall. I think the C17 and the C31, and the S51 as well all have the "Karaoke" function that supposedly blocks out the vocals during playback so that you can sing along.. I'll test that when I get my C-17. The Group function is present. That's standard in MDLP across all manufacturers I think. The rest of the functionaliy is fairly basic, random play, single track repeat, group repeat, random, random shuffle inside a group. It has a sleep timer / alarm function as well.
  12. Thanks! Bit of both! The front plate is metal (I presume aluminium), the rest is plastic
  13. Your wish is my command sir! Please refer to this newly created topic 😊
  14. Victor MD | Victor XM-B22P (Silver) A great little player only unit. MDLP, with wonderful sound quality and outstanding battery life. One small detail that I like is that the traditional furry pouch has a separate internal pocket to hold the remote when it's connected to the unit. The standard accessories included are: 1-Line, blue backlit remote Charging Stand Carrying pouch Earbuds Gumstick battery (I use a Vapex instead of the now dead original Victor one) AA Battery Attachment (sidecar) AC Adaptor (100v) - this unit like many Victors has a quick charge feature, (a full charge takes around 3 hours) Simple fold out manual and guarantee information
  15. I have the very similar XM-B22P as well and I have been so impressed with it. The sound quality is very, very good, and the battery lasts an absolute eternity in these things.
  16. I'm always buying MD stuff.. 🤣 Actually this last one was 37 CD's and the 10 Pack box of Axia J'z I posted in the pictorials the other day. I do have another Victor player arriving soon - an XM-C17. Prior to Christmas I did have various blanks arrive and a few small Daiso storage boxes.
  17. Just checked and the threshold should be £135 / 20,000 yen (at current exchange rates). My package last week was the equiavlent of about 170 GBP so that explains the VAT charge.
  18. Nice - always good to get some nice new discs in the mail. I can't remember the exact threshold for VAT on items from Japan, but I believe it changed in early 2021 as up to around 60 or 80 GBP you should not get charged anything I think. I have had quite a few packages flying in via Fedex and the only ones since January 2021 I have been charged VAT on were ones with a declared value nearer to the 100 GBP mark.
  19. Victor MD | NX-DV3 Promo AR disc The year of this one is unknown, but my guess is that it was a promo disc or demo disc given away with the Victor NX-DV3 mini system. The disc it seems is just the normal 2002 "Ar" series, but the insert is custom together with a slip case.
  20. This looks fantastic Kevin - really neat! I wonder what the chances are of somehow being able to retrofit one of these into one of the Onkyo Hi-MD decks maybe 🤔
  21. Axia MD | J'z 1st Series (1999) - Multi Packs The Axia J'z 1st Series discs in addition to being released as single discs in 1999 were also available in packs of 5 or this 10 pack storage box. In both cases (no pun intended) the discs were still the individually wrapped singles. Two of each colour in the case of this 10 pack. See Ishii's original pictorial here for more details on the individual discs.
  22. I don't know if that model even supports Virtualization, but I would try this link: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/laptop-pc-vgn-series/vgn-fz240e/articles/00049036 Then review these steps and check if you actually have the option in the BIOS: Press F2 or F3 when restarting: Alternatively: F1 If your VAIO has an ASSIST key, try to press and hold it while you power on the laptop. This also works if your Sony VAIO came with Windows 8 With the computer turned completely off, press and hold the Assist button until the black VAIO screen appears NOTE: The location of the Assist button will be different depending on the computer model. Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the computer for the exact location of the Assist button on your model At the VAIOCare | Rescue Mode screen, press the Down Arrow key until the Start BIOS setup [F2] option is highlighted, and then press the Enter key In the [BIOS Name] Setup Utility screen, press the right-arrow key until the Advanced tab is selected On the Advanced tab, press the down-arrow key until Intel(R) Virtualization Technology is selected and then press the Enter key Use the arrow keys to select Enabled, and then press the Enter key Press the right-arrow key until the Exit tab is selected Press the down-arrow key until Exit Setup is selected and then press the Enter key In the Save screen, verify Yes is selected and then press the Enter key
  23. * For the answer to this issue, please refer to this pinned topic, courtesy of @rh1ozuser - now closing this topic.
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