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Awesome Blu Ray Player

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The Amex Digital MPC-505 is powered by Intel Pentium D 930 3.0 Ghz 64 bit processor, Intel 945 Express chipset and 2GB DDR2 RAM. It has 7.1 channel onboard audio with SPDIF optical out and Wi-Fi connectivity. The MPC-505 runs on Windows Multimedia Centre Edition 2005. Pricing and availability of the Amex Digital MPC-505 is not known yet.

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The end of the ad almost reads like a DVR. good marketing never goes out of style.
That is a sweet unit, I like the knobs on the front! When do these come out?

If heavy = quality then this must be the best unit ever!

Heh actually my step-dad had some kind of tape player in the mid 70's that was MUCH larger than this. I remember the tapes only had one visible spool on the bottom. The machine was about the size of an end table and sat on the floor to a height of about 24-30 inches. Sweet wood-grain also. The tapes went into a vertical mechanism on the front of the unit, not the top, and I'm pretty sure it could not record. Anyone know what the heck it was?
That old Sony ad originally gave me buyer's remorse...I bought the 1-hour SL-7200 (1976 I think).


My family had that unit in 1979. It was our first VCR. The first one with a built in LED clock for 1 event over 24 hour programming.

Weighed well over 60 lbs ...

Memories ...

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It was quality in those days, not the cheap Made In China plastic crap they make these days.

Boy i wish still had my old Betamax.
How long was Betamax on the market? I've seen some pretty advanced models compared to this one.
Ironically I don't regret having a Betamax. I got a lot of good use out of it and rental stores always had ample copies of the movies I wanted to see.
I had one of the last Extended Definition Betamax machines on the American market; it replaced a SuperBeta deck that had the capability to slide out the cassette tray (without actually ejecting the cassette!) so that you could write on the label while the machine was still recording or playing back the tape. Both decks produced a picture that was far superior to anything even S-VHS could muster; I would often record "eye candy" (swimsuit fashion shows, beauty pageants, etc.) then dubbing tracks from music CDs onto the same tape. My friends enjoyed watching those tapes at parties. Boy, I miss my college days!
I still have the Sony SuperBeta deck I bought in the mid-80's. Recorded a lot of TV material and rented laserdiscs on beta tapes b4 I got a S-VHS deck. It still resides in my equipment rack, but this weekend will be moved to make room for a newly ordered Toshiba HD-DVD :D

I can't quite get rid of the beta deck yet, until I get all the stuff I want to keep that is not available on DVD saved to DVD-R, but it will be relegated to temporary connection status.

Just call me the keeper of dead formats (beta, S-VHS, laserdiscs, quadraphonic LP's). I can't quite bring myself to throw my quad collection away, but beta tapes, no problem!

With tears in my eyes I sold my Sony Betamax, and all the tapes, at a garage sale in the late 80's :D

ss9001 - you forgot to list D-VHS :)
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