Sony Hi-MD Player Now Coming In July

Posted: May 27 2004, 10:55am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:35pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff

Sony Hi-MD Player now coming in July
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At the CES 2004 Sony announced an new high density Mini-disc with 1GB capacity. It also announced 8 new Hi-MD Gadgets. The first ones where supposed to come out in April. Today Sony issued a press-release with release dates for specific models in July.

The MZ-NH1, MZ-NH3D and MZ-EH1 come on July 10th. The home system "Sound gate" LAM-X1 arrives July 21st. Recordable 1GB Hi-MDs will also be available July 10th in Japan.

The Sony Hi-MD can record up to 45 hours of music with ATRAC3plus 48kbps encoding. has a great Hi-MD FAQ.

More details in Sony Press-Release (japanese).

Sony announced with the Sony PSP Game Unit that the PSP UMD (Unversial Media Disc) will also be released as Music Albums. The UMD disc can take 1.8GB. Why keep Hi-MDs around?

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