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  1. 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.
  2. Indeed.. (re)bonjour Philippe! Sounds like a good idea 👍
  3. Hmm.. Could be? 🤔 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..
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 😆
  7. Prospec MD Saver Pro (SCMS stripper) 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Yep, I second that. Thanks Chris (and whoever else was involved) for bringing us back from the dead
  10. Thanks Chris - I really missed the emojis.. Glad to see them back.. 😊
  11. The Hi-MD tracks should be able to be uploaded, but it also depends on whether they have DRM applied. The Hi-MD tracks should also just playback over USB to at least allow you to check what they are.
  12. Hmm.. It does sound indeed in that case that the option is only available with the 40ELK. Maybe your best bet is just to locate a USB cable
  13. I had a feeling you were going to say that.. I don't have my NH1 with me to check if the RM-MC38EL gives you all of those menu options. If you connect it, which options do you have in the "Option" menu?
  14. Just connect it via USB to your pc and it will read the time from the computer and store it in memory
  15. Yes, I guess it depends what you want, but neither of those support Hi-MD. Sony's X-App can handle FLAC in the music library, and will transfer it natively to Network Walkman's, but if you transfer it to MD it will convert it to PCM. So, same as with Sonic Stage if you want to convert it to Atrac / Atrac3+ then you need to decompress the FLAC to WAV first then import and convert to Atrac during the transfer to MD. My understanding is that neither PlatinumMD or Web Mindisc have software encoders in them (certainly not for SP), they just convert the files to WAV as well, stream them to the unit and then that encodes them to Atrac using the on-board chip. So they are also not as fast as the software level encoders I think, but I may be wrong. * Topic moved to Software Section
  16. Was it previously working correctly on your current laptop or is this a new install? What version of Windows are you using? Sonic Stage 3.4 is pretty old, have you had a look at the various threads pertaining to installing SonicStage on Windows 10 - for example this one? * Moved to Software forum
  17. Yes, before we became Sony Insider forums this forum was hosted at forums.minidisc.org (it was then merged with another forum we managed called AtracLife - for non MD devices)... The admin of the top level minidisc.org equipment browser was / is Eric Woudenberg and the forums were always totally separate. We never had access to be able to update that and if we wanted something adding always had to request him to do it.. I'm not sure if Chris is still in contact with him.. For the sake of completeness over there, there are indeed a few things missing - ones that immediately spring to mind are the E630, E730, DS-HMD1 and various later Victor portables.. I'm sure there are others too..
  18. * Pictorial restored I believe this series was indeed from 1999 and confirm was the 1st of 4 of the J'z series from Axia. It was also sold in 5 and 10 pack storage boxes, but the discs were still individually wrapped, the same as shown here. Only available in 74 minute variants.
  19. I'm not entirely sure - ポシェ on the wrapper is pronounced as 'posh' and it is in effect a loan word, but I'm not sure if it's used in the same way as in English - to mean high class, luxurious - it could be an allusion to the gold and silver disc colours... In theory I suppose it could also be from the French 'poche' as in small ladies bag..
  20. * Pictorial work in progress from Ishii restored. I will update this one in due course with pictures of the 74 minute discs and the 80 minute 5 pack
  21. I think again something got lost along the way over the years during the various upgrades. There is an option in the back end admin panel to install the new "standard emoji's" but to do that it asks me to upgrade the database to unicode or something. I am wary of doing that as I don't have the ability to make a backup first and don't want to crash the whole site.. That would result in a lot of angry face emoji's.. Maybe @Christopher has some ideas..
  22. Thanks - it wasn't taken as a knock at all :-) (if only the emoji's were working I could have added a smiley to my original post!).. I was puzzled by the mobile thing too and have to confess I'm a bit behind the times.. I did manage to use the "Request Desktop Site" option in Chrome on my android phone, but that resulted in a lot of zooming in and out.. I'll give BearBoy's tip a try too as a workaround - sounds good
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