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Website News and Updates:

05/22/2007 - The MiniDisc Zone website has been given a fresh new cosmetical outlook makeover! New Sony Network Walkmans released in 2007 will be added to the data archive very shortly! Please check back soon for new progress!

06/16/2006 - Sony NW-E507 Network Walkman specifications page has been added.

06/15/2006 - Sony NW-MS70D Network Walkman and MZ-R90 MiniDisc Recorder info page has been added.

06/15/2006 - The Sony NW-A608 specifications page is up and running as well! Enjoy!

06/15/2006 -Sony NW-A1000 info page has been added. Sony NW-A608 walkman info page will be up and running soon! Please check back within a couple of days!

06/14/2006 - The Sony NW-A3000 info page is up and running! Other portable units in the mp3 units category will be created as soon as possible!

06/14/2006 - The Sony MZ-R55 and MZ-R50 MiniDisc Recorders info page has been added.

06/14/2006 - Menu listings and various minidisc unit photos and specifications have been updated and added.

06/13/2006 - Welcome portable electronics enthusiasts! It's been a long time since an overall website update has been made. Recently, I have checked this site's monthly statistics and have found that quite a number of you still travel here and browse at the various MD unit's specifications and pictures, so I have decided to continue updating this site with new and interesting information on the specifications of new units introduced namely by Sony and maybe perhaps other Japanese manufacturers as well!.

12/03/2003 - Sony MD players MZ-E620, MZ-E710, MZ-E810, MZ-510, MZ-E610 walkman info pages has been added! This year many new mindisc players came out manufactured by Sony which includes the MZ-N10, MZ-N910, MZ-R910.

 

Competition against MD technology:

It seems that minidisc players and recorders have been the most popular way to bring music outdoors to listen to in the past 5 years, but recently there has been a competitor striking fiercely at minidisc technology's heels, it is called MP3 Players.

With MP3 players, you can download music into your portable machine much more quicker than a MD player, the size of the machine is smaller, and the MP3 players never skip at all, thanks to saving the music data on RAM memory.

It seems MD players have been beaten by this mighty foe, but MD players have one advantage that MP3 players currently still lack: long battery life! The best MP3 players playime is 32 hours, while most MD recorders playtime is over a 100hrs! But other aspects of portability, MP3 players beat MD players with extreme success.

So as of now MD players' sales have been falling dramatically, while MP3 players sales have sky-rocketed. Sadly it seems that MiniDisc technology era has finally come to an end.

 

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