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  1. I couldn't personally care less where this forum is located, or if it's perceived to be tied to a specific brand. I come here to read up on MiniDisc info, to engage in the odd bit of commerce and to ask the occasional question or two. What I type in the address bar is completely irrelevant to me. I have 5,182 more important things to worry about than the politics of an internet forum. Bottom line, it's a valuable yet free resource created and maintained by good and knowledgable people and will continue to be so!


    I think its a great idea.

  2. I doubt this will ever happen. If it did I don't think its beyond anyone to find music on someone else gear. Its not exactly a hard task.

    Incidentally, some mobile phones can encrypt their own memory and the memory card in them. So thats already here.

  3. Well the Iphone is like an Ipod with a phone capability....

    Just making a statement that Ipods, Iphones and any other MP3 player can't compete. Everyone here just about knows that.

    I know not to take seriously anyone who doesn't differentiate one generation, iPod, iPhone, MP3/4, MD/HiMD from another.

  4. Average user? Who is that. The average Joe isn't interested in SQ, and can't hear it anyway. The worlds most advanced codec isn't going to help if the music is from an unknown sources, transcoded umpteen times, then listened to with €10 earphones. Even of those who are interested, not many can hear differences above 192/256. The average Joe isn't interested in Lossless. Only purists are interested in Lossless, and I doubt most of them could hear the difference between that and hi quality lossy formats in a true blind ABX test.

    I dunno how any of this is backward. SQ is there is you want it.

  5. A lot would depend on which MD, and which iPod. unless you're being specific, its just rambling gibberish.

    Anyway its doesn't really matter. Choose what you like, not what other people like. Satisfy your own ears.

    Why not wait until the SONY NWZ-X1060 is released before deciding? Personally I prefer players with decent buttons.

  6. Funny on Head Fi most people thing the current 2 generation (2G) iPod Touch sounds very good. That people are writing it off with out having heard it, or making any distinction between which generation they are talking about, says it all really. I don't think anyone is heard the Sony NWZ-X1060 yet so I'd wait to see. That said I think its safe to safe its going to sound decent. Personally I have a Sony A818 and it sounds better to me than my NH700 HiMD, but with a bit more hiss. When I say better. Sometimes better on some devices can sound too clinicial, and I generally prefer the warmer Sony sound. I liked my NH700, but I don't use it now the A818 is just far handier to use and sound slightly better to me. My favorite MD's were the older Sharp units myself. If you're not interested in the PDA/Computer side of the iPod Touch you really are losing a lot of the reasons to get one. The Sony will come with half decent earphones too. I'm a bit wary of touch screens other than Apples as they aren't as sensitive and thus harder to use. So it were me I'd try the Sony before deciding.

  7. I have the following for sale, just not using it anymore. Working perfectly AFAIK.

    I'm in Ireland and no idea what this is worth, so I'll say €80 + P&P but open to offers.

    I'll try post some photos when I get a chance.

    Blue HiMD NH700, http://www.minidisc.org/part_Sony_MZ-NH700.html

    standard HIMD remote and (Oz) charger with adapter to UK socket.

    USB lead

    1x carry cases, 1x slip case

    2x HiMD

    Also Sony RM-MC38EL (I think)

    optical cable.

  8. Nice thread revival.

    I take the point if you have a faulty or out of spec device or faulty or out of spec USB port/motherboard, it could damage the USB port and the motherboard its on. This would be especially a concern from a home made device. However I've never had a problem with USB charging in many years of doing it with my laptop. One of my current laptops which a couple of years old regularly has up to 4 USB drives 180~320GB running from USB power plus a MP3 player, and a phone charging from it all at the same time. I've not had any problems. I've worked in IT for years and never seen a problem either with boards being damaged from it either.

    Maybe theres a problem with the device you are using, and/or maybe theres a problem with that laptop. Theres certainly enough threads on the INTERNET about people with problems with their MacBookPro USB ports.

    For example...http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1032615&tstart=0

    However this thread is about charging a HiMD form a home made charger which is a little different no?

  9. Exactly which version do you consider "the latest"? And in what sense is it "gone"? Currently I run the SS file conversion about once per month to make all the new .oma files into .OMA files, with version 4.3

    Or maybe I missed some other way that you can avoid these hassles. We all know what it's like when a HD goes down, and very annoying when you haven't backed it up - even more annoying when the backup is braindead.

    I meant to say the later versions. Latest is 4.3, but 4.2 is fine. I meant in these version you can turn off the DRM lock on files. So you can move them freely from machine to machine. I'm not sure but I think its only for new files. Not files already locked on another machine.

  10. Did that recently myself for a site which I was planning to use but hadn't got around to it yet. Delayed renewing it, it expired, so it went into redemption, which means its will cost be €100 to get it back immediately. Or I can wait 3 months for the redemption to expire when I can just pick up again for €9. Guess I'll wait so. Or I might just use a different name.

  11. AFAIK you'll need to have the same Windows install as well. It won't work of you install Windows again (even the same version) .

    While I know this problem is gone with the latest version of SS. But if I was going with a ATRAC player, and wanted a ATRAC library. I wouldn't stick with a proprietary format like ATRAC . I'd go with FLAC, or WMA Lossless on a big Hard disk and make a copy of it in ATRAC for my ATRAC player. SS supports WMA Lossless for example, so you could rip to a lossy format when transferring to the player.

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