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  1. Thanks! Bit of both! The front plate is metal (I presume aluminium), the rest is plastic
  2. Your wish is my command sir! Please refer to this newly created topic 😊
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 🤔
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. * For the answer to this issue, please refer to this pinned topic, courtesy of @rh1ozuser - now closing this topic.
  13. The silver EH50 arrived today. For some reason, the sled with the laser on it was all the way out at the edge of the player as opposed to being in the usual resting place in the centre. Quick test and everything is working as expected, but I do wonder if it maybe needs a tiny bit of lubrication on there somewhere as I'm not 100% convinced about the noise it makes when moving from the beginning to the end of the disc for example compared to my other players.. Other than that, seems to be almost as new, boxed with all the accessories etc..
  14. Understood.. BTW the PM's are a bit hit and miss at present due to the storage issue...
  15. Bit off-topic, but what happened to Jim?
  16. Hi Aaron, Thanks for keeping us updated. I like your website too, it seems like a very useful resource for Thai MD users. You probably weren't aware but the section on remotes actually originated here: I probably need to tidy it up a bit, but the info is still good I think. I guess so as it has been copied on to various other websites lots of times over the years. 😉 If there is anything we can help you with in regards to software or other MD related info, just let us know. I like the guides you have with screenshots etc.. We should probably update some of our own software section here at some point..
  17. Ideally, I am looking for one as close to unused as possible, no damage and with all the accessories (preferably boxed).
  18. I would really like a pink one, but haven't yet managed to find one in good enough condition. Or if I did, they sold before I could get to them.. Not to worry 🙂
  19. The blanks were for the collection and for recording also. Box of Panasonics, some Axia singles, Sony Red Hot (will use those as I have dozens already), TDK Fine, and some interesting Sony's in retail hangers and a TopValu 1st series, some Daiso's and probably some other stuff I can't remember... (oh a couple packs of Bit Clubs - the Blue telegraph wires ones and the original translucent bar codes).. Sorry, I meant another EH50 in general. I just have one silver and one blue. 😉
  20. The MXD-D4 sounds interesting Kevin. Look forward to seeing the pictures! This week I was completely swamped with work, but did get to spend a couple of hours with the Victor XM-B22P which arrived on Thursday. First impressions are very favourable, a nice little player and sounds really good too. I'll post some pictures as soon as we are able. A shipment of blanks from Japan also arrived on Thursday, oh and I bought another MZ-EH50 (silver) - oops..
  21. Only managed to watch about half an hour of it so far, but some interesting units in there. A white E630 the same as mine, and the EH930 is also a good find. Will be interesting to see which ones actually work..
  22. Let me do a test... Yep - same problem... Let me see if I can reach out to Chris
  23. Of course, I'll definitely post some pictures when it arrives (hopefully next week). Not sure what your colleagues use to listen to music, but that's a bit rich, given that most modern smartphones are probably twice the size an MD player. 😆 Even my Onkyo DAP is a brick compared to most player-only MD Walkman's in my collection. I would probably get the same kind of comments as you did from my colleagues, the vast majority of whom are all younger than me...
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