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Sony to ship last ever MiniDisc system

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BBC News - Sony to make last MiniDisc stereo system in March

To be honest I didn't know they still made them.

My old boss had a player, and before the iPod appeared they were the bees knees, but I guess knowbody wants to put an hour or twos music onto one disc anymore when we can put a substantial portion of our music collection onto one device
 

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Oh no, what next? Are they gonna stop selling the Walkman!

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Never owned one when it was the "bees knees" and had no clue people even bought these things..
 

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I must have still been into vinyl when those things came out.

I do not believe I have ever seen one of those discs anywhere except on a store shelf.
 
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Sony's history of creating a format then dropping support is not new and they seem to be great at it.
 
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Say what you want, but those things were the most reliable music players ever made. I still have mine today from when it first came out. I don't want to get rid of it.
 

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Anybody still have a Betamax VCR? :p
 
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My mom's still got a betamax lying around somewhere! I found my old walkman recently, thought it was great when they first came out. happy memories of winding the tapes back on with a pencil :)
 
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I bought one of these when i was working in Germany. I really thought they would take off and the more i went looking for them, the less i found of them.
Ended up exchanging it to someone for another weeks rent whilst i was in Denmark.
So yea not surprised that they are stopping them.
 
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Mini-Disc was/is fantastic and the quality is superb. I used to really enjoy doing compilations and I've still got my Sharp MD Player/Recorder and a load of disks.It blows the socks of any MP3 player. I'd forgotten all about it since I went the iPod/iPhone route.

It's a shame really, a lot of DJ's used to use the format because it was rock solid. I'm going up in the loft to seek mine out tomorrow, I thinks it's in it's box next to that very expensive Panasonic DVD recorder/player with RAM Disk that I disconnected years ago when the Sky+HD and Blu-Ray Player boxes arrived :(

R.I.P.
 
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