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: You're only half right
by zima on Mon 11th Feb 2013 22:20 UTC in reply to "You're only half right"
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The evidence does not support your assertion...

1. As broken_symlink points out, there were plenty enough of 3rd party MD gear manufacturers. Sony was simply most visible to you, and generally throughout the world, since they were actively promoting MD gear even in areas where it didn't took off.

2. (and perhaps more importantly) The only place where MD was semi-popular, Japan, was also at the forefront of adopting flash-based music listening devices...

...and obsoleting MD in the process. MD simply had a very short window of opportunity (made worse by how people weren't too keen to adopt yet another format right after CD)

As usual with Sony, people bash them also when it's not justified.

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