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Thread #134506   Message #3060865
Posted By: GUEST,Chris B.
24-Dec-10 - 05:41 PM
Thread Name: Digitisation Nightmare
Subject: RE: Digitisation Nightmare
The changing format syndrome hit me recently. My Sony Walkman CD player has packed up - actually it wont recharge any more - and it only has a rechargeable battery which cannot be replaced. So I tried to find a replacement. I thought the 'duty free' electronic outlets in Heathrow Terminal 5 might have CD players. But no - not one was available in Dixons, HMV or W.H.Smith. They sold blank and pre-recorded disks, but not players. I have also tried in the High Street - but again there are none. Well there was one Sony version at £60 - and this was outside my price range - and anyway did not play audio disks with MP3 files on. I did try Amazon but whilst they a single make Colby CD player that met my specs and price they failed to deliver it and refunded the money paid. So it seems that CD players ARE RAPIDLY ON THE WAY OUT. Not good news for all you folkies recording and trying to sell CDs!!