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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy Bob View Post
    What's quite interesting in news reports about the demise of CDs is that they are no longer regarded as 'digital'. Digital is very much seen as the opposite of 'physical', rather than the opposite of 'analogue'...

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    yes, that is very interesting. The times they are a changin'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    yes, that is very interesting. The times they are a changin'...

    "Grandpa, tell us a story again about how you used to have to actually own this round thing in your house to play music."
    Well, I'm buying more vinyl than CDs and downloads these days (though usually the vinyl comes with a download coupon).

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    Say it ain't so, Joe...no more CDs?

    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    yes, that is very interesting. The times they are a changin'...

    "Grandpa, tell us a story again about how you used to have to actually own this round thing in your house to play music."
    Amazon Echo and Google Home are both round ... so maybe the question will be about stuff that shines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeezemenicely View Post


    Part of my crazyness :-)
    Yikes! Guesstimate on the number of units?

    I had vinyl racks like that at one time - sold them off while the selling was good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by usbethjim View Post
    Yikes! Guesstimate on the number of units?
    Well my LMS has 3099 Albums now (75958 titles, so over the Sonos limit) - and I still have a lot to go... As it is all classical and every album has 2-4 CDs, I guess it is a lot ;-)

    That is where my money went. So putting them away in storage after ripping, seems the logical thing to do - but I simply could not do that.
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    I can't remember the last time I bought a CD in a brick-and-mortar store. I haven't been inside a Best Buy for many years, and I don't recall that I've ever been inside a Target. I don't really understand why anybody goes into places like that.

    Which is not to say I don't buy CDs, or electronics. But why go out among the grunting, belching, herds, when I can have stuff brought directly to my house?

    There are still a few items I go out to buy in stores. Musical instruments, I prefer to hold in my hands and try out before buying. Some foodstuff that doesn't really ship very well. Most clothing, I like to see the size and quality, or try on. A few other special items that can't really be judged by photographs online. But most of what I need or want, I select, order, and purchase online. This is, after all, the 21st century, not the 19th.

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    I rented a car, in March to drive to a ski area. Guess what? No CD player ! I usually travel with direct CD to CD copies of music I leave at home. That way if my "traveling" CDs get scratched or forgotten in a rental car, no problem.

    SO I had to stop the car in the Alberta wilderness, and pair my Samsung Smart Phone to Bluetooth in the car, to listen to my music. Another reason to buy a Samsung Galaxy phone, with a separate slot for a micro SD card, to travel with your own music.
    Incidentally, this area I was driving through had limited to no Cellular coverage, so streaming music off the "cloud" wasn't an option.

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    I prefer to always request Bluetooth because unlike your Samsung I made sure my phone came with 128GB built in storage (and cost less most likely too) .. the idea of taking a bunch of CDs is about as alien as the idea of playing one at home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chamonix View Post
    I rented a car, in March to drive to a ski area. Guess what? No CD player ! I usually travel with direct CD to CD copies of music I leave at home. That way if my "traveling" CDs get scratched or forgotten in a rental car, no problem.

    SO I had to stop the car in the Alberta wilderness, and pair my Samsung Smart Phone to Bluetooth in the car, to listen to my music. Another reason to buy a Samsung Galaxy phone, with a separate slot for a micro SD card, to travel with your own music.
    Incidentally, this area I was driving through had limited to no Cellular coverage, so streaming music off the "cloud" wasn't an option.
    Carrying music in your phone hardly requires that your phone be a Samsung. I've never owned a Samsung, but I've always had music in my smartphones. My current phone is an LG V20, with a 128GB micro SD, and I put about 200 albums on it—just the stuff I'm likely to need when I'm off the grid—and still have lots of room for pictures, videos, documents, etc. Even with all that on the SD, it's still only about 60% full. The internal storage is 64GB, which I have less than 50% full.

    I'm sure Samsung phones are very nice, but they're hardly the only nice phones in the world today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogberry2 View Post
    Carrying music in your phone hardly requires that your phone be a Samsung. I've never owned a Samsung, but I've always had music in my smartphones. My current phone is an LG V20, with a 128GB micro SD, and I put about 200 albums on it—just the stuff I'm likely to need when I'm off the grid—and still have lots of room for pictures, videos, documents, etc. Even with all that on the SD, it's still only about 60% full. The internal storage is 64GB, which I have less than 50% full.

    I'm sure Samsung phones are very nice, but they're hardly the only nice phones in the world today.
    Fully agree, Samsung is way too expensive for me. I use a Moto X4 with 128GB micro SD and carry about 1200 albums MP3 (LAME) VBR at V0 quality which is way good enough for Bluetooth in the car.
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