Early ones had compression not as good as later ones but I agree up there with CD. Better than putting things onto good old school tape(would say these have now gone), to sell in tesco like the minidisks mentioned. Found that surprising but the tapes are still there and our poundland.
I have 2 sony mains ones of mini hifi size. Fitted a treat under the 1998 technics dolby pro logic (now died format I guess with 5:1 or 7:1 on dvd and bluray) HIFI separates only when 2 years ago on ebay. £500 item 12 years later for £15.
Still got 2 MDS-S38 and the s39. Same but different front and surround around the disk slot. buttons and screen same layout.
Both in the cupboard with the blank disks that most are full going back to 1998 of CD copys (naughty) and even worse top 40 songs I liked for the youth club and brownie and other discos at church I did with my stuff now sold in recient years.
Where good for discos along with the various now thats what I call music double CD's I got for friday youth club as one of the leaders, now shut and forgotten about.
I liked and in 1997 spent about £300 from currys on the silver maybe 2 fag packet sized sony offering with the lithium cell at the end.
That long gone on ebay with a 512Mb mp3 player that replaced it. That was just over £100 in about 2003 or 4.
How things move on to Gb memory players not 5cm by 5cm and cheap.
Minidiscs, record stuff in real time so 74 minutes and looking at the specs in the instructions (yes have got from 14 years ago) they only coped with 255 tracks.
My first one had a duff eject mechanism so discs got stuck and it went to the monkeys of whatever currys called the repair place at the time so many time gone for weeks at a time, lost our temper and dad made a seen one day at the counter and manager, we went out with a brand new one, still got today.
Had 2 for the discos with a cd player and a few radio mics as well the littluns liked for singing badly through. Alll thise days are over now, have none of the stuff or go there anymore, club shut before I left the church and area.
The good old days. No mp3 players or laptops with the music, CD's and minidiscs, bring it all back.
Guess if I had the disco I would have moved the cds to computer as went with loads, sat here filling a cupboard and tall cd rack and never used.
Sounding old and fed up but the good old days of doing kiddie things, was good on friday nights with the disco so many times a year.
Gone are the days I am usefull any more, Can't even get a proper job after 4 years in may of trying!.
All together now, Ahh..
Still put in the 2006 car, why, Maybe that was a digital way then before the USB hole as dads 2008 has and done skoda car driving around then and they had a SD card slot for the tunes.
I had MD in the car 1997, was headphone out of the small sony silver thing to the aux in on the car radio of renault Clio. The 3.5mm aux in hole nothing new, had in new 1994 car!. good for the portable cd player as well as tape in the car in those days.
Enough going on of the good old days, now to read some more posts on here.
Only came in for a quick read god knows how long ago.
Wonder why the MD needs a computer. Can it copy files over. Mine had phono or optical in and out. all real time recording and no computer in sight.
Edited by Daniel_g (Wed 08-Feb-12 14:26:30)