Hi-MD. Sony’s new 1GB Minidisc
Sony just annonced new minidisc recorders that use 1GB discs. Current models use 140MB discs if I remember correctly. Some details on http://www.minidisc.org/. It is not clear what other improvements there might be for people who record and offload to PC. Too little, too late?
Other interesting new consumer devices: This one records to a 40GB disc in WAV or MP3 and has internal mic optical in, line in , and mic -in. See http://www.irivernordic.com/products.php?pid=24.
It will be interesting to see if Marantz comes out with new models this year. A simplier, a smaller, lighter and cheaper PMD-670? I think that would be a killer in the sub-$500 recording market.