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Sony Announces End For MiniDisc Walkman 191

Posted by timothy
from the bloom-is-off-the-rose dept.
Beloved of concert tapers for their small size, shock resistance, and long battery life, MiniDisc recorders never much caught on with the general public. I remember playing with one in the early '90s — before high-quality solid state stereo recorders were affordable — and looking forward to the day that I would have one of my own. Playback-only decks were available, but understandably (in retrospect) never became big sellers; when MiniDisc was introduced, CDs were still a recent comer, and 8-track was fresh in the mind. Music fans were probably tired of replacing their vinyl and cassettes with the Next Big Thing. Still, with its cheap media and decent portable recorders, MiniDisc struck a chord for some uses, and stuck around better than the Digital Compact Cassette. Now, 19 years after the introduction of the MiniDisc format, Sony has announced that it will stop shipping its MiniDisc Walkman products in September, though it will continue to produce blank media.
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Sony Announces End For MiniDisc Walkman

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  • by spire3661 (1038968) on Saturday July 09, 2011 @01:05PM (#36705502) Journal
    Microsoft certainly did NOT see the error. The same HDMI handshake bullshit that was in Vista is in Win7. GO ahead and play a DVD on Win 7 without a full HDMI path and watch Win 7 purposefully output a blocky picture. Microsoft also fucked with the audio mixing so it makes it alot harder to mix streams (to appease the RIAA which also breaks games like Bioshock and CoD4 that cant be launched without a mic attached now.)

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