Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Tech Talk
Reload this Page >

are the sony mp3 cd players any good?

Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

are the sony mp3 cd players any good?

Old 04-29-02, 02:40 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Hero
Thread Starter
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 39,346
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
are the sony mp3 cd players any good?

i was looking for something like this:



http://www.sonystyle.com/electronics...d=31211&type=p

anyone know if these things are any good?
Old 04-29-02, 03:27 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,292
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think consumer reports ranks them the top brand.
Old 04-29-02, 05:21 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Hero
Thread Starter
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 39,346
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by J-Dubya
I think consumer reports ranks them the top brand.
do you happen to have a link?
Old 04-29-02, 05:37 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Heat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 16,701
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
So you are looking for a player that will play MP3s from a CD-R, or are you looking for an MP3 player on which you can store MP3s? (the latter being much smaller, the former being bulkier, but easy to transfer MP3s from device to device)

If you look in "Other Bargains", you should find a link which will give you 30 days free to www.consumerreports.org

Otherwise, still go there and do a search on "MP3", there are a couple of articles which you can see for free which will give you honest advice on what to look for.

The articles are titled:
What's available and how to choose
Important features to look for

Also, the May 2002 issue (the issue currently on stands) apparently has an update on MP3 players.
Old 04-29-02, 07:46 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hero
Thread Starter
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 39,346
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks Heat!

I'm looking for a mp3 player that uses a CD-R. I checked out consumer reports, but they didn't have any of the sony mp3 cd players i did check the portable cd players, and Sony has the top 5 slots. guess i'll just buy it
Old 04-29-02, 08:11 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
gcribbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Sacramento,Ca,USA member #2634
Posts: 11,967
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by .
Thanks Heat!

I'm looking for a mp3 player that uses a CD-R. I checked out consumer reports, but they didn't have any of the sony mp3 cd players i did check the portable cd players, and Sony has the top 5 slots. guess i'll just buy it
Sony makes some nice ones. My car stereo from them plays cdr's and mp3's and it does a great job. I could not be happier
Old 04-30-02, 06:11 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Great White North. Take Off Eh! You hosers ....
Posts: 1,455
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
How about a Sony minidisc?

I've been sitting on the fence for a long, long time thinking of a mp3 player purchase. Lately, i've been thinking minidisc as there are lots of pluses going for it. Evidently, Sony makes some of the best MD players out there. It depends on what you do with it. If you are running around and working out then from what I understand the MD player would probably be a better choice than a cdr based player.

There seems to be quite a few people out there that love the MD format way over cdr and memory based players. Higher dollars upfront but less on the backend and pretty good reliability.

MD - great all around and even great for working out. More expensive frontend but MD discs are cheap nowadays and hold lots of storage.

cdr - Cheap upfront for player and media, holds lots of storage but suspect quality wise for active people. If you don't move much then this may be your best choice. (not me - I need something I can work out and run around with)

memory based - cheap to expensive front end but media is still relatively expensive for alot of it. Great portability and workout potential.

hard drive based - an IPOD with native windows support and i'd be in there like swimwear. 'nuff said. Relatively expensive but taking into consideration the price per megabyte ... also the IPOD acts as a portable hard drive. Cool! That's for me.

This is the way I see it.
Old 04-30-02, 02:44 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hero
Thread Starter
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 39,346
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How about a Sony minidisc?

Originally posted by bill_n_opus
cdr - Cheap upfront for player and media, holds lots of storage but suspect quality wise for active people. If you don't move much then this may be your best choice. (not me - I need something I can work out and run around with)

hard drive based - an IPOD with native windows support and i'd be in there like swimwear. 'nuff said. Relatively expensive but taking into consideration the price per megabyte ... also the IPOD acts as a portable hard drive. Cool! That's for me.

This is the way I see it.
yup...cdrs work best for me...i like the IPOD, but it costs too much right now...good price for 6 GB(?) player, but no money

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.