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#1 OFFLINE   Paul Secic

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Posted 09 August 2007 - 01:44 PM

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 11:03 AM

Cassettes don't have the good sound quality as CD's do.. Plus you really can't buy them anymore. None of the big name stores up here have them anymore. It's ALL CD's..... It's like VHS tapes they are slowly going away as now being replaced by DVD's and very good priced DVD players and now with blue-ray coming out.. I heard blue-ray has really awesome sound and picture. But haven't seen it for myself. Now watch they will probabily make a DVD burner that will burn blue-ray discs.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 12:21 PM

I'm going to miss the cassette portion of the audio system in the next car I buy. It makes for a great fake Aux Input. I used it for both MP3 and XM at the same time. I can have a talk show on from XM and music in the bacground from my MP3 player. When the talk show goes to commercial I can turn up the music.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:15 AM

Now watch they will probabily make a DVD burner that will burn blue-ray discs.


BD Burners have been out for a while now. Sony and the Blu-Ray alliance were smart. The recordable format was released nearly inline with the prerecorded stuff. Only problem is it’s expensive. The burners for PCs are about $600 and blank discs are about $23 each for 25Gb.

I haven't seen VHS tapes for sale anywhere in years, only VCRs I've seen were combo units. A few years ago I threw all my VHS tapes in the garbage and took my VCRs to a pawn shop. My last VCR was thrown out last year, it was a Philips SVHS VCR with a Smart Clock. I had it plugged in but hooked up to nothing to use it as an accurate clock.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 05:46 AM

What is this thing you call "cassette"? :confused:

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#6 OFFLINE   Steve Mehs

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 11:42 AM

Some antique no one uses anymore.
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Posted 14 August 2007 - 08:46 PM

Besides the uses noted in the article, radio geeks like me who like to go on roadtrips and record radio stations are also still big users of cassettes. Even in this digital era the only affordable and portable way to record a bunch of radio stations at once is to use a bunch of cassette decks. (It'd be kind of a waste of time to drive for hours and then just record ONE station at a time!)

Best Buy stopped carrying blank cassettes years ago, and I think Target is phasing them out, but K-Mart still had a nice 20-pack last time I checked. I have to wonder what they're thinking of me as I check out...'hasn't this guy heard of burning CD's?'

What's getting even harder to find than the cassettes is a decent portable cassette recorder. I haven't found one in years. There must not be much demand for portable recording, since the only other types of recorders seem to be those low-quality voice things intended for lectures. MiniDiscs and DAT never got cheap enough for me before they died...

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 01:23 AM

Besides the uses noted in the article, radio geeks like me who like to go on roadtrips and record radio stations are also still big users of cassettes. Even in this digital era the only affordable and portable way to record a bunch of radio stations at once is to use a bunch of cassette decks. (It'd be kind of a waste of time to drive for hours and then just record ONE station at a time!)



Listening to terrestrial radio? God bless you, you have my condolences. Since quite a few stations stream online, couldn't you just stream a station online and record it real time in wav format and compress it into an MP3.
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Posted 15 August 2007 - 06:15 AM

Listening to terrestrial radio? God bless you, you have my condolences. Since quite a few stations stream online, couldn't you just stream a station online and record it real time in wav format and compress it into an MP3.

If you do as Steve is suggesting, then you could feed the analog audio
output of your MP3 player to the input of your audio cassette recorder! :lol:

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:36 PM

Listening to terrestrial radio? God bless you, you have my condolences. Since quite a few stations stream online, couldn't you just stream a station online and record it real time in wav format and compress it into an MP3.


Funny thing is I actually listen to very little terrestrial radio at home. Too boring...

Most webcasts are no replacement because they are low-quality with that tinny webcast sound. Plus, the webcast isn't the same as the over-the-air broadacst since most stations delete the commercials and replace them with filler music. Sometimes the music runs long and covers up the ID's and jingles, which is the main point of recording the aircheck in the first place...




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