Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Apr 2010 09:39 UTC
Games I think we need to start a digital rights category or something (the next version of OSNews will have it, for sure), because we have yet another article about this subject. After Sony removed the Other OS feature from the PlayStation 3, a European PlayStation 3 owner successfully secured a partial refund from Amazon under the European Sale of Goods Act. Sony has now retaliated, stating it is not going to reimburse retailers.
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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 16th Apr 2010 13:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

or how they made the otherwise phenomenal mini disc players next to useless with the drm that locked you into their terrible, terrible software.


Yup. As a die-hard MiniDisc fan, that one still hurts. 't Was only recently that I joined the iPod generation, but only because I got my iPhone.

MiniDisc > any mp3 player.

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by tylerdurden on Fri 16th Apr 2010 19:43 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I guess some people tend to equate masochism with technical excellence.

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RE[6]: Comment by Kroc
by Morgan on Sat 17th Apr 2010 23:30 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Kroc"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Looking at it as a musician's tool, I would agree with you that the MiniDisc format was the best thing to ever happen to portable recording. However, for simple playback I much prefer solid state devices. They are more reliable (no moving parts) and withstand the worst shocks and jolts. Some even come with recording capabilities, though admittedly far inferior to MD recorders.

Now that flash based MP3 players can be had for under $20, there's no need to subject your expensive and nigh irreplaceable MD player to possible loss, theft or damage.

All that said, I'd absolutely LOVE to have an MD recorder, preferably a Sony MZM200 or similar.

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RE[7]: Comment by Kroc
by Laurence on Mon 19th Apr 2010 06:41 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Kroc"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

IIRC MD's compression was pretty poor. Worse than 320Kb/s MP3s.

In an ideal world I'd have a personal FLAC media player. But I settle for MP3s for convenience (and most of the time the difference isn't so significant)

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