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  1. My anti-virus software caught it. Keep that software up to date!
  2. I'd like a matching OLED remote with all of the artist/disc information. Basically, an OLED MC-40ELK. Paul
  3. At least MDs are a *reusuable* resource and, if taken care of, should last many, many years. The discs will probably outlive working examples of the recorders. Paul
  4. MZ-RH1 is the latest model - just beginning to appear in parts of the world (not USA as of yet). MZ-RH10 is last year's model MZ-RH1B assuming this is a notation for the RH1 but black in color. Paul
  5. Other Sony units, NW-E507 for example, can be updated by the consumer. I'm just wondering if it is even possible for MD units or if it's simply "policy". Paul
  6. I've never seen any consumer firmware update for MD models. Is it even possible with the current hardware? The functionality would make sense to me. Paul
  7. An upside to all of this may mean that any further machines are built more heavy duty and better -- more metal, less plastic.
  8. I have used 64K AT3+ as a fun experiment to squeeze about 25 long CD's on to one disk. In no way will I state that 64k sounds as good as 256K or 352K, but I was quite pleased with the results. It did not sound nearly as bad I had imagined it would. Some tinny sounding distortion artifacts were heard with certain vocals and sometimes the stereo image didn't seem rock steady. Still, for *casual* listening, I could see how someone might enjoy 64K. To me, 64K sounds way, way better than XM radio, for example, which I will not listen to with headphones -- yeech. So, there it is.
  9. Topic really says it all. May / June? I concerned because Sony USA has elected for whatever reason not to distribute (yet) the NW-A3000/1000 models and we will probably never see the NW-A608. A look at Sony's portable audio page is pretty sad -- a few discontinued bean/core players and no HD players in sight. A few of the newer low-end CD players have finally showed up. Is Sony giving up? Pricing too cutthroat? It's as if they're standing still. Paul
  10. Hopefully it's the "black" version for the USA. May isn't too far off. I assume that at this date Sony has a boatload of them manufactured already and are either already here or on a boat. Paul
  11. Outstanding review. The lack of disc info on the display is a bit disappointing but it's a prototype/beta being reviewed so firmware can change. Maybe there's hope. Paul
  12. From the article: "Now, it's all too late. I'm afraid MiniDisc will slowly but surely die out-- and that will leave me and all of MD's die-hard fans who supported the platform since day one without portable music. " I don't think so. I'm building a HiMD library (on HiMD)of essential music that should last for many years should noting better ever come along. MD units are mostly recorders and the discs can be re-recorded a million times (in theory). No problem there. As long as one has CD's or a pool (SonicStage) to draw from, discs can be reused. To me, the threat is that, someday, SonicStage will be incompatible with the operating system de jour, leaving real-time analog/digital recording - and no accessible library. Might want to keep a legacy OS that can run SonicStage. Paul
  13. What's it going to take to get a black one? An order directly from Japan? Paul
  14. Any word if any features will be deleted for the USA-version of the model? Will USA have the black or silver remote? Multi-line capable? Would really like to know if recording levels can be adjusted "on the fly". The lever on the side, to me, would indicate that it might. Paul
  15. Here is this beauty: --> http://www.sony-europe.com/res/attachment/...42610580305.jpg Unless there is some hidden "deal breaker" this will be a "purchase on sight". Paul
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