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Re:Digital Out on MD

So what format is this digital out?  After it's been converted from ATRAC 
on the disc, it gets turned into analog and then redigitized, or what?  
This sounds like it'd defeat Sony's thinking behind the MD format.


At 03:59 PM 7/2/2003 -0400, you wrote:

>MD units don't have digital out because the audio is stored in a 
>compressed, proprietary format.  If you had digital out, you'd end up 
>ATRAC data, which doesn't do you much good, since I'm unaware of a 
>that can read ATRAC format.

Incorrect, as home units do have digital outputs.  Just the portables that 
lack digital  out.