- Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
- Item model number: MZ-NH900
- ASIN: B0001ZN75Y
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 Feb 2002
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
Hi-MD players are compatible with 1 Gb MiniDisc's providing extraordinary music storage capabilities up to 45 CDs can be stored on a 1Gb disc!Conventional MiniDisc's can also be used in Hi-MD players and using the Hi-MD format, their storage capacity can be doubled.Plus, Hi-MD has the added functionality to store other data formats such as video and PC data files providing you with maximum storage capabilities and maximum style.
Store 1GB of audio and/or data on a single disc;The new 1GB high-capacity Hi-MD disc can store an extraordinary amount of music - up to 45 CDs onto one 1GB disc (using ATRAC3plus technology). By using the new linear PCM mode you can record and playback uncompressed music, preserving its full audio quality. Hi-MD discs can store not only audio, but also video and PC data files. The Hi-MD format can be applied to conventional MiniDiscs, approximately doubling their capacity. And the SonicStage software allows easy management of your music collection and speedy up- and download of tracks from and to your Hi-MD Walkman. You can simply drag and drop your data files using Windows Explorer as your PC will reconize the Hi-MD as a external mass storage device; No drivers needed! Your Hi-MD discs are extremely cheap, small and versatile. Unlike CD's these disc are much smaller, about a 1/3 of a size of a CD, they come in a plastic protection case and they are rewriteable.
Fast 100x downloads;You can download music data edited with "Hi-MD" compatible software "SonicStage*1" to "Hi-MD" at a speed of up to 100x*2 real-time. You can quickly create your own compilation disc using this easy operation. With these fast speeds you can spend more time downloading your music from the internet. You can download a CD in as fast as 40 seconds. (*1 "SonicStage" bundled with "Hi-MD" products,supports this functionality). (*2 The speed at which ATRAC3plus 48kbps transfers data from PC to Hi-MD device). Additional time will be required for data storage. Also note that transfer speed will differ depending on the performance of the computer.
Advanced Microphone recordings with PC uploads;In addition to the popular PC to MD download function that was already available on "Net MD", with "Hi-MD", it is now possible to upload music data to a computer. A transfer speed of up to 100x* real-time makes network music even better. By using "Hi-MD" compatible software "SonicStage*", you can upload music recorded on a disc to a computer. The ability to transfer data to other discs from the computer increases usage versatility.
Now you can record your lectures, interviews, band practices and any other microphone recordings onto your Hi-MD and upload them back onto the PC. Your Hi-MD walkman has some great functions for your microphone recordings; it comes featured with a microphone power input, the ability to change the recording levels, auto track marking and enjoy the long battery life of your walkman.
Further to this you can also record in a uncompressed mode to sustain the highest possible audio quality. Linear PCM mode is compatible with digital, analog, and microphone recording; you can record and play back in high quality sound, without compressing the original sound source. This function can be used in various ways such as recording a music performance.
* Transfer speed from a computer to "Hi-MD" with ATRAC3plus at 48kbps.;* "SonicStage" bundled with "Hi-MD" products, supports this functionality.
Small size but Long battery life of 37 hours;Fit your Hi-MD walkman in your shirt pocket, it is so small and light that you will not notice the weight but only notice the high quality audio. Enjoy up to 37 hours of battery life with the supplied rechargeable battery. You will never need to worry about your unit's battery life again. Charge your unit once with the supplied AC adapter and you can listen to uninterrupted music for up to 2 weeks if you use your unit for 2 hours a day. While connected to your PC for music/data downloads by your USB, your USB port will provide power to the unit to save on battery life and uninterrupted downloads.
High quality audio and record from multiple sources;"Hi-MD" adopts high-quality sound linear PCM and ATRAC3plus (256kbps). ATRAC3plus captures sound quality comparable to CD at a high compression rate, while recording with linear PCM produces uncompressed sound that provides enhanced quality and enjoyment when recording and playing back. Hi-MD allows multiple storage compressions; you can mix and match the compressions on the disc for seamless playback. Below is a table with the compression types and the storage times associated with them.
Your Hi-MD walkman is not dependant on your PC. You can record from multiple sources including your HiFi, DVD, radio and basically any source that has a line output or optical output. You can also record from your microphone! When your recording has been complete, you have the choice to edit your tracks on the unit itself or on your PC. In the case where you are not near a PC, you can split, combine, delete, delete all and name your tracks from the unit.
Easy to use play and search options;Your Hi-MD walkman comes built in with a lot of great playing options and search functions to improve your listening experience and looking for your songs much easier. Your Hi-MD walkman has an easy to use navigational system and for your ease of use it comes with a remote so you do not have to pull out your unit to perform simple functions.
Your Hi-MD walkman features sound control options (6 band equalizer), Auto Personal Disc Memory, Group function, Bookmark function (up to 2047 tracks), AMS (Auto Music Search) and multiple playback options (Repeat, shuffle, program and more). With the advanced search option you can select to listen to all the songs from the same artist or album.
This player also includes line-in functionality for a line, mic, or mini analog optical inputs, and a USB-in port, which you can use with the Self Recording Upload function and upload recordings you've made with the MZNH900 to your computer. There's also as such niceties as headphone volume control along with the included set of 'phones. And, the player's 3-line LCD display provides album, artist and song title information on a clean, single screen. You can even store data from your computer, such as documents and presentations, on this player via its USB interface. The single AA battery, which you'll need to take the device away from your computer, is not included.
You can get line out or headphone output (you choose via the menu) when the remote is not plugged in, but headphone output is the only option with the remote.Read more ›
I researched this player alot before buying and am still unsure whether this was 100% the right choice.
plus points to HiMD (compared to Mp3 players around the same price):
the capacity is endless, just buy more discs.
if mates have them, it's easy to share the music.
you can record from any input at high quality
you have choice of using AA batteries.
when used as an external drive you can store the discs seperately.
good compression (48kb/sec sounds fine and there's plenty of choise of bit rate)comes with remote (although not used it much yet - wires too long)
digital recording level
you can reformat old MD's to huge capacity (60 min disc to 219MB)
(80 min disc will hold 610 mins)
size - MD's are small, but mp3 players are smaller.
you need extra cables to record and play back through hifis
(can only record CD's using digital cable supplied)
capacity is good but again mp3 players are smaller for more memory.
slow to convert files (maybe due to crap computer)
could do with radio (saying that though, portable radio is always poor quality)
not as easy to use as ipod/creative zen etc with only 3 line display
advantages of the 900 (as opposed to the other MD players)
aluminium nice finish
removable add on battery cell holder (useful if you dont intend to use AAs much)
backlit lcd remote.
charging cradle (although not USB connected)
3 line display on player.
if you just want to play mp3's get an mp3 player, like ipod mini.
if you want to listen to a bit of radio and record the odd thing, get a creative zen micro.
for good quality recording from all inputs and the ability to expand the memory forever get a HiMD player.
With a 1GB MD it is better than other MP3 player (especially the little white box! Read more
Looks promising? That's what I thought - all in all the MZ-NH900 itself is almost fabulous. Read more