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  1. Weaves

    MD Replacement

    I'm surprised no one brought this up yet. I know it doesn't have everything, but maybe it is a start for the next generation? http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores...552921665363914
  2. My guess is that this is what you want: http://cgi.ebay.com/Cable-for-portable-hea...1QQcmdZViewItem There are many more like them on Ebay. Or if you are in the USA and prefer a store: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller...egoryNavigation
  3. Hello All, I want to make a cd from a live recording. I want the CD to be played from either PC or card or home deck. However, I also want that cd to included text (ID tags?) when inserted into a computer or home deck. Here are my steps: 1) I recorded a concert using the MZ-N707 in LP. 2) Using Total Recorder, I plugged my MD into PC and recorded. 3) Using Cakewalk Pyro 5 I made the CD. However, I added titles, but they don't appear when CD is in PC. I think I know that the ID tags will only work on MP3 machines (PC, car, etc). Can I only add titles to the CD if I convert to MP3? Can I then burn the MP3 files to a CD using a method where it can be played on home, car or PC? I.e. nomalizing it. Will non-MP3 players not be able to "read" the song titles? i.e. Does it have to be in CD-Text which I dont think I can add. I hope this isn't too confusing. I'm pretty good at the live recording. I don't fully understand getting it from MD to a "universal" CD. Thanks
  4. They are down to $36US per Gig as of now (when buying a 2GB disk). This is quite a reduction since 1 year ago. Also, multiple companies are selling the SD's. As far as I know, Sony is the only one selling the Hi-MD discs. Therefore, you are more likely to see continued price cuts in the SD market. Check out this link from nexttag. Look at the price chart in the upper right corner. http://www.nextag.com/serv/main/buyer/Prod...isk_2_GB_Secure
  5. Yea I know what you guys are all saying. It comes down to this: I am betting between two probabilities: 1) That there will be drastic reductions in cost of SD cards in the next few years. vs. 2) Sony will continue making Hi-MD. To me, it just seems like Sony is doing too little too late. I wish they would just sell off their MD group to Sharp. I will let you know what I decide in the next few months.
  6. At first I thought this new unit would be great. However, the more I think about it, the more I think Sony is dumping their inventory. This is not a revolutionary unit. I am stuck between two options (or maybe three) now: 1) Either suck it up and buy either this one, or the RH10 from Japan. 2) Seriously consider the Edirol ER-9. As a long time MD user (since the Sharp MS702), I think it's time maybe over. hmmmmm, what to do?
  7. Over at head-fi they claim there is a 50 ohm version of the HD595. I don't know if it's true or where you could find them, otherwise Peter is correct.
  8. HG, I think you hit the nail on the head. The problem we have is that they pulled in Stringer from the Entertainment side because that was considered "more profitable" than electronics. But were they more profitable because they put a stranglehold on the electronic division? i.e. "Quit making gadgets that allow our criminals, er customers, to copy the music they buy? My feeling is that Stringer will favor the Entertainment side. I mean they made a nice little gadget in the PSP. It would have been explosive if they would have allowed people to record onto UMD's (either music or movies). Instead, they think people will shell out $40 bucks to buy the same movie twice (one DVD, one UMD). Think again! Look at CES 2006. It's 2006 and all you have to show is e-books?? Give me a break! but again, they want people to buy the content. They don't think of the money as coming from the electronics. As much as I hate to admit, watch Apple introduce something cool in a few weeks.
  9. Kurisu, Have a safe trip. IMHO, I think this one will really tell us Sony's plan with Hi-MD. I think there are three or four options: 1) NO New Models - This would confirm what we have all been thinking and trying to avoid - No more mini disc from Sony.* 2) New Models introduced - Then Hi-MD will be around a bit longer. 3) A re-presenting of the M100 models - Then Sony will probably try converting Hi-MD to a "professional" only type of format. * My own wish is that Sony would just sell this piece of the business to someone else (Sharp!). Best Wishes Weaves p.s. If you get a chance to ask ayone important (not just the marketing people at the booth), ask about the disaster of the new Connect software. I never had many problems with any versions of SS, and 3.3 is great. How could they have gone through all of that before, and still release a beta version of Connect for the new line? Do they even realize how much the crappy software has cost them?
  10. FYI Here is an interesting upcoming hard drive player from Sanyo. It will record directly from CD or MINIDISC player. http://msn.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,123034,00.asp Weaves
  11. Weaves

    Hi-MD, Bye-MD?

    Hey All, I couldn't listen. Is this where minidisc is heading? : http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/20...930E/index.html Or is it going away? Thanks Weaves
  12. The Stones were just here in Detroit at Comerica Park. In theory, someone could have sat on a roof top across the street, used my SP-CMC-2A mics, SP-SPSB-9 battery, and MZ-N707 to capture the sounds of the city. Considering the rooftop was about 8 stories up and above the traffic sounds, you would have been about level with the speakers, one of which would have been aimed right at you. Not saying anything, just thinking out loud. Weaves
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    Kurisu, I just tried to use ATRAC Life under this user name (Weaves) and it wouldn't let me log in. Do I need to re-register with a new screen name? Thanks Weaves
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    Donna, I just had mine for about a week now. I have downloaded one artist (Clumsy Lovers) about six CD's, erased and download another artist (Great Big Sea) about 6 albums so far no problems. Also, the very first thing I did was dowload the 2.0 firmware. This seems to have come out to coincide with SS 3.2. Also, I unchecked the "Start SS when detecting and ATRAC device" option in SS. Thanks for your experience though. This is an awesome little device. Weaves
  15. I have been an MD user since the 90's. I wouldn't compare the Ipod to the MD. I would compare the shuffle to the NW507, which is what I just bought. It is an awesome device. Consider the following: 1) I now can listen to Atrac+256 (no longer called Hi-SP?). Or, up to nine different sizes from 320kbps down to 48kbps. 2) I can have shuffle or regular play. This includes gapless, when I want to listen as the artists intended. 3) It also has an FM receiver built in. 4) Oh yes, the OLED display is awesome. 5) This device is perfect for mowing the lawn (as previously stated) and working out. 6) Sound with my Shure E3's (not the white ones) is awesome. 7) Sonicstage 3.2 is closer to what 1.0 should have been all along. I think the proper comparison would be the Hi-MD to the IPod mini. In which case the Hi-MD also wins. I would rather have 5 or more 1GB disks to exchange than one mini. Plus the whole recording aspect blows Apple away. Just my two cents. Enjoy your shuffle. Weaves p.s. I just noticed the date of your post. SS 3.2 release last week now allows full DRM free uploads. Looks like you missed out by a week.
  16. I just saw this on AV Watch today. It looks like a new boombox from JVC going on sale Sep 1. Still only MDLP. --> New Victor.JVC Clavia RC-L1MD Weaves p.s. I tried to include the babelfish version, but it didn't work. Can the moderators help?
  17. Sorry to ask dumb questions. Is 3.2 an update to my 3.1 version? In other words, do I still have to uninstall all 3.1 files and then do a full install of 3.2 ?
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    Donna, What kind of problems did you have with your 507? I was just going to buy one of these the other day. Thanks Weaves
  19. Sounds encouraging to me. I like the part about not having anything to compete with the iPod mini (5Gb). Maybe some high capacity HI-MD's will help our cause. Weaves Just read this on CNN: *Discuss accordingly.
  20. Hey all, I just picked up these two things: SP-CMC-2A Cardi mic SP-SPSB-9 Battery Boost (No Bass Roll Off) The problem is I will be using them with my MZ-N707. Is the MZ-N707 now my weakest link? Will the recordings still not be optimized because of the outdated MD unit? Thanks Weaves
  21. Hello, Here is another article about more forthcoming changes from Sony. I think I will hold off on buying my imported MZ-RH10. Weaves Source: CNNMoney. As a follow up to Sony's new strategy due this September, please read the following: Source: Reuters
  22. Chris, Here are my approximate performance times: 1) Load CD<35 seconds 2) Begin Import <10 seconds 3) Eject Tray<5 seconds 4) Clear CD titles@ 40 seconds 5) Reload CD & get info (combined in setup)@ 3 minutes If I set up SS3.1 to not get CD info on loading, it only takes @ 5 seconds to get into CCDB. Everything seems to be fine (even importing) except when switching CD's. Then my time problems begin. I wonder if it's because I'm using the USB hard drive? Thanks Weaves
  23. Hello, I am having a similar problem. I got SS 3.1 installed and imported a cd onto my new 200GB USB drive. The problem occured when I swicthed CD's to import my next CD. SS3.1 never recognized the new CD. I even clicked on "Get CD INfo" and it displayed the old CD info. I clicked on play cd and the new CD started playing fine, but with the old song titles The only way I got it to work, was to close out SS3.1 and re-open with each new CD. I will give it a try today, but that was as of last night. Anyway, here are my specs: Dell P4 2.6ghz Windows XP SP2 1.5 Gb RAM Memory 120GB Hard DRive (Where SS3.1 is) 200GB Maxtor USB Drive (for all my music) Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Weaves
  24. Hello, I did do a search on all forums before asking this question. I have a MZ-N707 net MD model that can read the SP disc recorded from my MXD-D5C fine. However, when transferring usinf Simple Burner 2, SP is not an option. Is this true? Everything else seems to work fine. Thanks Weaves
  25. Dex, This makes sense now. I had recorded a workout MD in LP of about 30 songs. The original was done on my MXD-D5C. I know I deleted some tracks later. The playback is on my MZ-N707. When I set it to random mode, it skips on me. Almost always at the same point (i.e middle of previously removed (now new) second track). This seems to be the only case of skipping on a MD that I can remember. This is going back to '97. My original was the Sharp MS722. Is the disc now bad? at least from the perspective of that point in the second track. Thanks Weaves
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