OT: Portable CD players and CD-RWs

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by Richard, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    My niece wants a portable CD player (Sony preferred) for her upcoming
    birthday that handles CD-RWs. She says her current CD player (a few
    years old) doesn't handle them.

    We talked about CD player compatibility during RMMG CD time. I'm
    thinking it's not a simply as just buying Sony CD player model XYZ-
    123--that record speeds and that sort of stuff get involved.

    Help. :)

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  2. Tom Yost

    Tom Yost Guest

    On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 05:56:46 GMT, Richard <rh310@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >
    >My niece wants a portable CD player (Sony preferred) for her upcoming
    >birthday that handles CD-RWs. She says her current CD player (a few
    >years old) doesn't handle them.
    >
    >We talked about CD player compatibility during RMMG CD time. I'm
    >thinking it's not a simply as just buying Sony CD player model XYZ-
    >123--that record speeds and that sort of stuff get involved.
    >
    >Help. :)


    Most new ones do play CDR and CDRW and many also play MP3's.

    It will usually say on the package. Or if you find a model # you can
    look online for specs.

    On the other hand... the $350 Sony DVD player I bought a few years ago
    does not.... &#$%#R#!!!



    Tom
  3. "Tom Yost" <tom@gSePsApMac.com> wrote in message
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    > On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 05:56:46 GMT, Richard <rh310@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >My niece wants a portable CD player (Sony preferred) for her upcoming
    > >birthday that handles CD-RWs. She says her current CD player (a few
    > >years old) doesn't handle them.
    > >
    > >We talked about CD player compatibility during RMMG CD time. I'm
    > >thinking it's not a simply as just buying Sony CD player model XYZ-
    > >123--that record speeds and that sort of stuff get involved.
    > >
    > >Help. :)

    >
    > Most new ones do play CDR and CDRW and many also play MP3's.
    >
    > It will usually say on the package. Or if you find a model # you can
    > look online for specs.
    >
    > On the other hand... the $350 Sony DVD player I bought a few years ago
    > does not.... &#$%#R#!!!
    >
    >
    >
    > Tom

    If she's dead set on a CD player, great, but you might wanna ask about MP3
    players.....Hold a lot of tunes (some, anyways) are teensy-weensy
    (unobtrusive, for you more erudite folks) and, if she's gonna be walking
    around, no skips, and no fumbling around with discs...Just a thought..Sure,
    they're not audiophile quality in terms of playback, but is a teen-ager
    *really* gonna care? Probably not...;+)
  4. feklar

    feklar Guest

    On Wed, 13 Aug 2003 05:56:46 GMT, Richard <rh310@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >My niece wants a portable CD player (Sony preferred) for her upcoming
    >birthday that handles CD-RWs. She says her current CD player (a few
    >years old) doesn't handle them.


    I just bought a halfway decent portable CD / CDR / CDRW / MP3 CD
    player from K-Mart for $20. Seems they are having a clearance sale.
    Whether this sale is a directive from management for all K-Mart stores
    or just the one in my area I cannot know. You might want to check it
    out, a lot of electronics were at fire sale prices.

    I went in there to get some replacement filters, and came out with a
    nifty MP3 player for $20. Original price was $49 or something like
    that. Steer clear of Magnavox CD MP3 players (the one I had chopped
    the first 1/2 seconf off every MP3 and I had to return it) and
    Durabrand CD MP3 players (a total waste of money, cuts out at random,
    so I returned it).

    The one I got was a four line display Oritron, and it works great.
    Hard to beat for $20... But they had about 8 others.

    Couldn't hurt to stop in to the local K-Mart to check.

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  5. JPS@no.komm

    JPS@no.komm Guest

    In message <MPG.19a39d2b8823c46e9897d0@news.verizon.net>,
    Richard <rh310@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >
    >My niece wants a portable CD player (Sony preferred) for her upcoming
    >birthday that handles CD-RWs. She says her current CD player (a few
    >years old) doesn't handle them.
    >
    >We talked about CD player compatibility during RMMG CD time. I'm
    >thinking it's not a simply as just buying Sony CD player model XYZ-
    >123--that record speeds and that sort of stuff get involved.
    >
    >Help. :)


    I have the Panasonic SL-MP70, which cost about $50, and plays CD-RWs,
    and decodes MP3 as well. Nice buffer; I've had it crash into the
    dashboard and land on the floor in an emergency stop, didn't miss a
    byte. It burns batteries faster with CD-RWs (as opposed to CD-R),
    though, according to the manual. I'm pretty sure I get about 12 or more
    hours of CD-RW reading (MP3) with two NiMH AA batteries.
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