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. The problems that make people give it less than 5 stars all seem to be based on misunderstanding, rather than any problem with the product itself. Its intensely reliable. I've had mine 6 years and still going strong. Used it every day. My 2nd one is flawless too.
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. The MZ-RH1 was one of the first (maybe THE first) to come with a USB interface allowing file transfers to and from the computer.
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..After its been in a case for awhile I get it out to do some on the spot recording to discover the battery is dead again..
Summary: I bought this product for my Sony MiniDisc product line collection. I like that it is very small. It is actually the smallest MD portable I have seen. For the M200 version, I love the microphone -extension- cable that comes with the device because if you hook that straight into the original packaged Sony earbud headphones, you get an awesome pair of earbuds with a gold-tipped, braided extension cable.
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. I guess I got unlucky... but what I would like to mention is how I was dealt with over at customer service. I sent it in once, when it was returned they had not fixed the problem.
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.
Maybe I was wrong, the pundits are right, this device is basically perfect
Mr Tape-te-torder "Steve", Amazon
14 July 2007
Summary: I bought this hoping to speed upload of music (and also comedy) that I have on various media (cassette, reel-to-reel, LP) and painstakingly recorded onto standard minidisc using a minidisc deck (JE630). The range of features is very impressive. I particularly liked the ability to choose bit rate for conversion when transferring via sonic stage to Hi-MD. This enabled me to store 42 1/2 hour radio comedy programs (Goon Shows) on a single MD.
Summary: the only downside to this player is without the remote, you cannot scroll through the album menu, you have to fast-forward through each and every track on the entire minidisc. and with 25 albums on one disc, it can be frustrating. but with the remote, it's awesome. very sleek and stylish. i love the feel of the metal casing and the look of the screen. AWESOME product.
Summary: I read all the reviews and, since Sony has stopped production, decided to buy this expensive toy before it disappears from the market. The sound is excellent (I listen to classical music and opera,) even if the player is connected to AA battery-powered, cheap Sony speakers (SRS-T55). The Sony MZ-RH1 is small, easy to operate, and very elegant looking.