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  1. How about the stuff that Auto Parts Stores sell that they use to fix the rear window defrosters. This is a conductive liquid that has a very high silver content. Comes in a small bottle with an applicator brush. It's consistency would also allow application via a toothpick
  2. These were improvements in ATRAC encoding. Type R was a 2 pass system that was incorporated into portables when processing power became powerful enough to do the extra processing. Type S improved the ATRAC3 performance in a similiar fashion. Both of these changes were to the encoder and required no changes to the playback processing
  3. Don't know how many discs you have, but the RH1 would save you a lot of time. The transfer will be faster than real time and titles will be retained The optical out on a deck will not ALWAYS put track breaks in the correct spot, you will go through the conversion from ATRAC to PCM before it goes out the optical link.
  4. No. They will not even plug into the remote socket. You could not record from them on the models they were designed for either. Just get a small pocket radio and use that (would be cheaper than the remote anyway).
  5. Several companies now have NiMh batteries with a very low self discharge, these come pre-charged and will loose only about 15-20% of their charge in a year. Sanyo's model is eloop, Ray-O-Vac has one also (don't remember the name). Look on the label for pre-charged or ready to use. These are 2000 MAh, so not as much power as the newest conventional batteries, but they will work for standby.
  6. Older units actually had circuitry to manage the 2 batteries. The RH10 just puts them in parallel. If both have the same voltage (a rechargeable in the case or a partially discharged alkaline) they will both be used together. Otherwise, the alkaline will discharge until it has the same voltage as the gumstick, then both will be used together. Some recharging would be going on as long as the alkaline has a higher voltage than the gumstick. This part could have been better designed
  7. Do you mean blowing it out with a high pressure air hose ? I would think that would be much worse than what ever dust could get into a closed unit. You could damage the optic block/ lens assembly. If you use air, you should use the low pressure air available in cans for cleaning out cameras. The zip lock should work very well Did you actually see dust in the unit ? Their is no air movement in a MiniDisc so I would think a closed unit, if wiped clean before opening, would get much dust in it
  8. The fibers are nylon and are there to give strength to the wires, their is so little copper in there the wire itself would be too weak. You may have some trouble soldering the wires because the fibers will melt and prevent a good electrical connection, so be careful about that. Join same color to same color and you should have a working remote.
  9. The RH10 uses OEL not OLED. It will dim over time though
  10. EL backlighting requires an oscillator to supply enough voltage to a backlight to run it. This would cause noise in the tuner and that is why Sony left out the backlight.
  11. Glad you found it. Just a comment on another post, there is no 100 min limit. I have regularly transferred files over 120 min with no problem. I expect you could fill an entire disk with one file with no problem
  12. The amp rating is simply what the unit is capable of putting out. It does not "push" that amount out. Your unit will only draw what it needs. Your wall outlet is capable of putting out 15 amps but the wall wart only draws a fraction of that.
  13. I have bought several of these also and have had no problem. A bit of warning though, do not overstock unless you plan on using the batteries. Lithium-Ion batteries will gradually loose capacity just sitting around, so they do have a shelf life. That is why laptop manufactures do not recommend buying a spare battery to use when the original goes bad, after several years the replacement will also have lost much of its capacity. I am not sure if cycling through them will extend the life. Just don't plan on storing some for several years. Does anyone know if cold storage (not freezing) can ex
  14. Don't dozens of brands of portable audio units do just this ? I have a RadioYourWay that records to SD cards. IPODs record, ZENs record etc. I guess I am missing what would be different. Recording to removable flash cards of various types seems to be very well established.
  15. I plugged in a RM-MC39LT into the MZ-NH700 I reciently purchased and it worked just fine. The MD is from Australia and I got the remote from a retailer on Ebay, probably Chineese. AM-FM-TV-Weather all worked with no changes.
  16. The G750 remote will not work with the 700 but the RM39T will. I believe the Sony repair policy on older machines is repair or replace. I would ask as I believe they have the option of giving you back a different unit (used but working) instead of a repair.
  17. Seemed odd to me that the speed control of the business oriented MZ-B100 did NOT do pitch control. I got an MZ-NH1 just to get a speed control with pitch control. Very useful feature
  18. I doubt it is because it is a "digital" speed control (I am sure the 910s worked at the digital level). This was not an uncommon feature on some cassette recorders that were office oriented. I have 3 with this feature, all keep the pitch from changing while speeding up (or down) playback
  19. Standard playback: the order the tracks play back without any shuffle, play list etc. Just play the disk Generation of a file: I often have several copies of a track that are edited differently, several "generations". That terminology may not be the best, but that is what they are called on computers when files have been updated.
  20. I was referring to the File Name, not the ID3 Tag. I am aware of filelists, that is why I said standard playback order. I find that more convienent. I find building playlists a hassle many times unless I have a quick way to do it. Changing the generation of a file is still easier simply because I can have several files of the same name. Yes you can copy a newer file into a directory and it will replace the one with the same name, and also wind up at the bottom of the standard playback order These limitations will also apply to MP3 recorders, one of the suggested replacements for MD. I
  21. Depending on your use, sound quality is not the only factor on selecting an audio player. Some things I find VERY useful about MD is: 1. I can have several files with the same name. You cannot have this in the same directory on an MP3 player. 2. I can change the order of the tracks in the list that sets the standard playback order. On an MP3 player, the order is the order it was copied into the directory. 3. If I want to put a different version of a track I can copy it to the Minidisc, delete the old version, and move the new one to the same place in the file list the old one was. It will
  22. BobS

    MP3 CDs

    Thanks for the help. Does that mean that SS MP3 CD option is only if you import an MP3 file into SS and then burn it to a CD ?
  23. BobS

    MP3 CDs

    I lost the original MP3s. All I have is the copy transferred to HiMD. I want to avoid converting to .wav and then to MP3
  24. BobS

    MP3 CDs

    I am using SS 4.2. I uploaded some tracks from a HiMD disk. I then tried to make an MP3 CD from SonicStage and get an err message saying the media does not support the file type. I tried the same operation on another machine with SS 4.2 with the same results. Anyone tried this and had it work ? The files I uploaded were originally MP3 files that were not DRM protected. I had lost the MP3s and wanted to recreate them without going to .wav and then to MP3.
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