Summary: I still use mine exclusively foe all live recordings with the band. Excellent quality. I can't believe the price now. Paid around $350 over 10 years ago. My only issue is that SONY did not make an updated patch for the HD- transfer application needed to use on Macs.
Summary: I bought one of these years ago to use for recording uncompressed digital audio in a small convenient package with virtually unlimited capacity (depending on how many discs were handy). It's also super useful as a computer data storage device.
Perfect - If you don't understand how it works, don't review it!
Daniel Thorlby, Amazon
25 February 2013
Summary: This machine is near perfect, the best minidisc item ever made. Nothing could be improved except to give it an external battery case, as the internal battery wears out then you won't be able to use it anymore.
Summary: MiniDisc technology was great. Although I would not give up my large-capacity mp3 player, there was something about the physical medium that one could touch, label, categorize and store in your drawer or pocket. Unlike rewritable CDs, this medium was fully encased, unscratchable and lasted forever.
Summary: Mini Disks were very popular before CD-RWs became the rage, then they kind of faded into oblivion. Of course I jumped all in on this "ground breaking" technology. I am the proud owner of 4 of these devices among them the Sony MZ-N707 and the Sony MZ-RH1. I even had a disk changer for my car.
Summary: Still have this after replacing an older Sharp MD unit I had a few years back..I happen to see it here today for 1200!!! I paid around 350 bucks for mine and its working good still..Only thing I didn't like is the battery doesn't stay charged long.
Summary: Can it get better? That remains to be seen, my thoughts are pretty line ball with the other reviewers here. Just a few comments , some of the blurb put out on this unit gives the one the impression that the backward compatability enables you to record to all regular MD's (Non Hi-MD's) Yes this is...
Summary: I'm a cellist. This product worked for about 2months, then only worked half the time. Slowly, the percentages of working recordings decreased, and it started to make my md's unreadable. While it worked, the sound quality was excellent; truly cd quality if you have a good mic.
Summary: This thin piece from SONY is really expensive toy for musicians, field recorders and so on. Hi-MD format allows you to record about 32hours of audio. You can upload pictures/data to the disk. Which is amazing. Every HiMD is like flashdrive. It is really intiutive like all other Sony stuff.