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]: sony...
by ilovebeer on Mon 4th Feb 2013 17:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: sony..."
ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

-it's more expensive to produce (both content and manufacturing-wise)

Neither of these claims is true. I take it you didn't actually do any research before posting them.

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RE[4]: sony...
by smashIt on Mon 4th Feb 2013 17:58 in reply to "RE[3]: sony..."
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2005-07-06

Neither of these claims is true. I take it you didn't actually do any research before posting them.


thats funny
i thought that with a dvd <40c and a BR ~1€ the BR could savely be called more expensive
but my math could be off ;)

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RE[5]: sony...
by ilovebeer on Mon 4th Feb 2013 18:45 in reply to "RE[4]: sony..."
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

There are licensing fees associated with bluray that don't need to be paid with dvd but as far as manufacturing goes, material & duplication cost is practically identical. If you're paying more for bluray, you need to shop around for a better price.

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