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Sony kills off MiniDisc system
« on: February 02, 2013, 10:47 »
Sony has announced it is to deliver its last MiniDisc stereo next month.

It marks an end to the firm's support for the system which it launched in 1992.

The format only ever had limited success outside of Japan and was ultimately doomed by the rise of recordable CDs and MP3 players.

The news coincided with a teaser video released by the company promoting a PlayStation event with the caption: Be the first to know.

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21297024
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Re: Sony kills off MiniDisc system
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 10:51 »
I'm afraid the minidisc passed me by.   ;D

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Re: Sony kills off MiniDisc system
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 10:58 »
Same here.  :)
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Re: Sony kills off MiniDisc system
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2013, 14:04 »
Never heard of it, personally.   :laugh:

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Re: Sony kills off MiniDisc system
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2013, 15:37 »
It's time you moved on from those old 78s though, Dave.  ;D
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Re: Sony kills off MiniDisc system
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 19:27 »
I still have a few up in the attic.   :laugh:

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Re: Sony kills off MiniDisc system
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2013, 19:54 »
I used to have the complete box set of Madam Butterfly!  :ack:  I hasten to add, it was given to me with a wind up HMV gramaohone when I was about 6 years old.  I kept it till I was 18, and sold it for beer money!  :red:
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Re: Sony kills off MiniDisc system
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 12:17 »
My great grandparents gave me a wind up gramophone with the Hallelujah Chorus, The Laughing Policeman and Finlandia to name but a few.  I thought they were absolutely wonderful!


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