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Old 02-22-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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MiniDisk players: MiniDisc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I really don't know how much this caught on.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:20 PM
 
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I had a TurboGraphyx gaming system in 1990, that was another one before it's time. 4 player, had an adapter that gave you stereo output and memory. There was even a hand held version that used the same game cards:



Ir was a superior system but Sega killed it with better games.
Sorry, but that is out and out false. The TG-16 was basically an 8-bit system(modified 6502) with a decent graphics chip. It used waffer cards that had limited capacity and it had limited system memory. The Genesis was superior in just about every way, which is the main reason it won out. Interestingly enough, the TG-16 had a decent life in Japan, while the Genesis was a flop their.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:12 PM
 
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Another were the so-called "network appliances". These were simply scaled-down, easy-to-use, very low-spec computer systems designed particularly for the internet. Their manufacturers thought that many people for whom the price of a full desktop computer (roughly $800-$1500 at the time) was a barrier would first experience the internet at home in this form. Some stores even offered them free of charge with an commitment to an ISP. Unfortunately, computers drastically lowered in price and users flocked to broadband.

One such computer, the New Internet Computer, sold for $199 (plus an additional $150 for the monitor), had a bizarre configuration: no hard drive, a CD-ROM drive running a customized distribution of Linux, 4 MB of Flash memory for system settings,

Linux and the New Internet Computer | Linux Journal
Maybe even more interesting is when an idea is left for dead but then comes roaring back with a vengance.

The New Internet Computer is long gone but today we have Chromebooks that are based on a similar idea.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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MiniDisk players: MiniDisc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I really don't know how much this caught on.



Theres a small but insanely loyal following here in North America, i am one of them.

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Old 03-03-2013, 09:29 AM
 
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:21 AM
 
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I always wanted to get into SACDs, but it seemed like the players were pretty expensive.

How about the laser turntable (record player)? The vinyl record is not touched by a needle when it's played, but basically the same concept as a CD player, except you get the analog sound and not digital. I have always wanted one since I love records, but way too expensive for my blood.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:09 PM
 
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How about the laser turntable (record player)? The vinyl record is not touched by a needle when it's played, but basically the same concept as a CD player, except you get the analog sound and not digital. I have always wanted one since I love records, but way too expensive for my blood.
Now that sounds cool, if only I had some records.
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