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Steve Payonzeck
2005-04-14, 12:38
I've had a Sony MEX-1HD CD/MP3 Player + Hard Drive
Recorder in my truck for about 3 years now. It's a
nice unit, with some major drawbacks (only supports
MP3 or ATRAC3). I've often wondered if the hard disk
inside can be 'upgraded' but don't have the courage to
pry it open just yet - still it holds about 165 hours
of music, which is pretty good, plus I can jack my
iPod into it via it's auxiliary input for another 60GB
of music goodness.

It has a color TFT display, rips CDs onto its 10GB
hard drive in ATRAC3 format at 8X speed. It also
identifies tracks via built-in Gracenote CDDB or you
can use a Memory Stick and a PC to import track info.
You can also play MP3 CDs and ATRAC3 files from Memory
Sticks or from CD-ROM.


Sony MEX-1HD Key Features
Motorized tray CD mechanism w/G-Protection™
Rip tracks to HD at up to 8X speed
45W x 4 High Power
Memory Stick® Reader
F/R/S Preouts w/Hi/Low Pass Filters
FM Usable Sensitivity 8dBf
Selectivity (400kHz) 75dB
S/N Ratio 66dB
Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1kHz stereo) 0.6%
Channel Separation (at 1kHz) 35dB
Frequency Response 30-15kHz
S/N Ratio 90 dB
MG Memory Stick
Frequency Response 10-20,000 Hz
Recording Format -- ATRAC3
HDD Capacity 10 GB
Maximum Output Power 45W x 4 (at 4 ohms)
Speaker Impedance 4-8 ohms

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2005-04-14, 13:41
Do you have to sit in the car and rip the CDs manually? That's crap. Throw it out and get an Omnifi. It will sync with your home network over Wifi, and you can get them on eBay for <$150. The harddrive is small, but it's pretty easily replaceable, so you could jack it up to 80gb+.