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 Return to top of page · Post #: 16 · Written at 1:18:38 PM on 6 December 2018.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
 Member since 15 November 2005
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Something in that photo just reminded me of something. I seem to remember hearing that Philips felt threatened by MD development for a short time and managed to increase playing time for audio CDs from 60 minutes to 74 minutes to match MD.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 17 · Written at 2:02:23 PM on 6 December 2018.
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 Location: Darlington, WA
 Member since 30 March 2016
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Then I think Sony went one step further & produced the 80 minute MD that was compatible with the models that played 74 minute discs.

Pity that the technique for recording and then re-recording the MD uses did not translate across to CD's as you now have the CD, CD-R & CD-RW the latter being re-recordable but will not play in early CD players as the laser level out from the CD-RW is a lot less than a standard CD player can handle.

Quite a few people I know got caught out by using CD-RW in computers to record music only to find that the CD-RW was not playable in their car CD players etc.
Had to go and buy a more up-to-date CD player and then it was OK.


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