Death of the cassette tape much exaggerated - Page 2 - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Member Areas > The Lounge

The Lounge A place to talk about almost anything but politics and religion.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 15th November 2012, 03:25 PM   #11
diyAudio Member
 
jackinnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Llanddewi Brefi, NJ
I still have the cassette drive for my Hp-41C (I now have an HP-41CX). The interface is HP-IL.

Into who's short shorts did James Bond hide the cassette?
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th November 2012, 09:32 PM   #12
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
I thought it was Jill St John's bikini
  Reply With Quote
Old 15th November 2012, 09:41 PM   #13
diyAudio Member
 
Wavebourn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
Send a message via Skype™ to Wavebourn
Quote:
Originally Posted by wintermute View Post
I too have a Panasonic HIFI VCR which does a very nice job recording stereo. It's an NV-F65
Mine are AG-5700 and AG-5210, both with manual level control and VU-meters.
__________________
The Devil is not so terrible as his math model is!
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 07:46 AM   #14
freax is offline freax  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
freax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NSW
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wavebourn View Post
Mine are AG-5700 and AG-5210, both with manual level control and VU-meters.
Ever considered adopting a Beta Hi-Fi deck? They are out there...

Some even offer the option of recording PCM digital sound: http://www.palsite.com/features.html
__________________
"It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Last edited by freax; 16th November 2012 at 07:48 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 08:19 AM   #15
diyAudio Member
 
dimkasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Athens
Like you said guys. Lame excuse of an article with pathetic introduction and even poorer headline. Making a semi-catchy audio related comment to start talking about non-audio tapes...
Only purpose is to advertise that IBM is working on a new magnetic system for SKA.
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 12:47 PM   #16
macboy is offline macboy  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by freax View Post
...
I don't get why they don't release a new Laserdisc 12 inch format for 4K Blu-ray technology, as always though they are going to try and do it the hard way...
Retailers would refuse to stock them, they would consume far too much shelf space and be difficult to display. They probably think that even the current 5 inch disc is too big.
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 01:01 PM   #17
qusp is offline qusp  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
qusp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Quote:
Unlike hard drive storage devices, which have to be on continuously, tape systems only consume power when data is being read or recorded, giving them a carbon footprint a fraction that of their disc-based counterparts.
that is really quite incredible isnt it? does this guy have somebody else to turn his computer on and off? or perhaps he lives in fear of a blackout, which could potentially ruin his life's work?

how the hell does that sort of idiot statement make it past the front desk? I suppose these jocks have been given the ability to publish directly? ohh what a wonderful world in the blogosphere.
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 01:22 PM   #18
diyAudio Member
 
dimkasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Athens
Quote:
Originally Posted by qusp View Post
that is really quite incredible isnt it? does this guy have somebody else to turn his computer on and off? or perhaps he lives in fear of a blackout, which could potentially ruin his life's work?
You are underestimating the importance of backups in a corporate environment which is obviously the target group of tape backup machines...
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 02:12 PM   #19
qusp is offline qusp  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
qusp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
no i'm not, you misunderstand my statement. in the quote I used, they claim that tapes have an advantage in that they dont need power to retain their information, news flash, neither do hard disks...

basically they make a patently false and uninformed statement

Quote:
Unlike hard drive storage devices, which have to be on continuously
that is simply not true, if it were true they would never be able to turn their computer off and the whole place would be screwed if they had a power outage. to make a statement like that in promotional material is completely clueless

Last edited by qusp; 16th November 2012 at 02:16 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2012, 02:40 PM   #20
diyAudio Member
 
dimkasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Athens
Nah it s just marketing semi-BS to further strengthen the argument about reduced carbon footprint and electricity bills... These are becoming increasingly attractive the last few years.

The entire article shouts that it's just that.... advertisement for IBM
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Reports of the death of Audiophool have been greatly exaggerated Tom Bavis Tubes / Valves 1 28th August 2012 12:34 AM
cassette tape erasure neazoi Analogue Source 13 13th October 2011 08:23 AM
Fixing Audio Cassette tape player peterlo Everything Else 4 19th June 2007 08:49 AM
cassette tape echo / delay thegunshyboy Instruments and Amps 10 23rd November 2006 11:36 PM
Tape Cassette Mechanisms TonyD Parts 0 10th April 2004 05:37 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:13 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2