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Old 07-24-2006, 12:54 PM   #16
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What I would like to now is why they implemented the MS instead of their MS Pro Duo. Could it be they have a huge stock somewhere that they need to get rid of? :P
I don't have any info on that, but I'm guessing that they wanted the Reader compatible with the lower common denominator -- you can still use the pro & duo pro in the basic MS slot, can't you?

It's academic to me anyway since I, like Laurens, am an SD card user.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:29 PM   #17
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AFAIK The sony Memorystick Pro is not meant as a feature, more a limitation. Sony use this format on their music players, and the encryption is part of their DRM scheme. The devices only allow Atrac3 files to be written to a MS pro. Sony Cameras, laptops etc. do not normally come with built-in MS Pro, rather regular Memorysticks. It is a long time since I have bought anything from Sony, so this could have changed since.
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I don't have any info on that, but I'm guessing that they wanted the Reader compatible with the lower common denominator -- you can still use the pro & duo pro in the basic MS slot, can't you?
You're absolutely right, of course! By using the standard MS format, Sony is actually offering you as wide a choice as possible, contrary to what I was claiming.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:47 PM   #19
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AFAIK The sony Memorystick Pro is not meant as a feature, more a limitation. Sony use this format on their music players, and the encryption is part of their DRM scheme. The devices only allow Atrac3 files to be written to a MS pro. Sony Cameras, laptops etc. do not normally come with built-in MS Pro, rather regular Memorysticks. It is a long time since I have bought anything from Sony, so this could have changed since.
So then, do you also think that their using the standard MS (rather than Pro) may be a sign that they're trying to be more accommodating to their users?



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...Sony is actually offering you as wide a choice as possible....
It was a bit of a surprise to me too, when I first approached that conclusion.

I'm very glad to see it, since their hardware has such a good record for quality.

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