Tuesday, April 5, 2005
I'm also thinking about buying a second-hand DAT recorder before those things disappear entirely. My thoughts on DAT will be for another article.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
I'm currently in the process of researching MiniDisc recorders. I have owned several different Sony models over the past five years, including the MZ-R55 (great non-MDLP, non-Hi-MD recorder, but has a short battery life), the MZ-N707 (great overall MDLP recorder, but the remote lacks a display), and the MZ-N10 (Sony's MD tenth anniversary model, which seems to have quit working). I am looking to buy one of the new Hi-MD models and I'm going to try and hold out until April when the second generation Sony Hi-MD models hit the U.S. market. The unit that I am concentrating my research on is the MZ-RH10. The most intriguing feature to me on that model is the organic LED (OLED) front-panel display.
For those unfamiliar with MiniDisc, you should visit the MiniDisc pages at http://www.minidisc.org .
Although I own a couple of hard-drive based MP3/WMA players (the Creative Zen Micro 5 GB model and the Creative Zen 60 GB model), the MiniDisc models, such as the Sony MZ-RH10, represent a way to carry an impressive amount of music or other audio on a small virtually indestructible magneto-optical disc. One 1-GB Hi-MD can hold up to 45 hours of music at a 48 kbps ATRAC3plus setting. However, I'll probably use a setting that allows about 20 hours per disc.
I plan to post more in the future on which model I ended up choosing. By the way, expect to see my MZ-R55 and MZ-N707 on eBay soon, under the seller ID of erayboul.
Thursday, February 10, 2005
I'll still need to decide how often to blog and what kinds of things I'm going to talk about.
Till next time.