Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Feb 2013 12:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV "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." My format of choice for personal audio up until a few years ago, when the rest of the world had already long moved on to MP3. Nothing beats the satisfying sound of closing a portable MiniDisc player/recorder with a disc in it.
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RE[3]: You're only half right
by Kochise on Wed 6th Feb 2013 08:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: You're only half right"
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Magneto-optical, read by laser (phase change due to magnetic effect), written by laser (heated to curie point) and magnetic head (polarity change).

Plasmon also made some MO devices. Iomega tried to enter le market (I have some 1 GB MO disks), Sony, Verbatim, etc...


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