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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by 0brad0 on Tue 5th Feb 2013 09:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: sony..."
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It is only as successful as it is because a lot of us are reluctantly downgrading to blu-ray from DVD, as a result of movie studios only putting out special features and box sets for certain movies in the BR format.

Otherwise, I could live without the higher prices, DRM, mandatory firmware updates, unskippable previews, spotty auto-resume support, etc.

I couldn't care less about DVDs. SD content. Yuck. Good riddance. But I do agree about the rest.

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