Personal CD Player 97p in store @ PC World
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Personal CD Player 97p in store @ PC World

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Found 19th Jan 2012
CURRYS ESS CPERCD11 Personal CD Player - Black
was £19.99, now marked at £14.99 (& online) but scans for only 97p instore!

So whilst your in there looking for 97p games, why not pick this up?
There are some other bargains coming too as I saw the tickets for the shelves being printed off.

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ok for a piece of tech at 97p but does anybody still use them

heat but i wouldn't touch if i bought it lol

How do I load my Mp3's into this?

This belongs in a museum!

Are we in the dark ages? Someone take it to the antiques roadshow!

what's wrong with currys / PC world these days...their pricing system getting hacked or what?

Edited by: "superivanho" 19th Jan 2012

I still use one but mine plays discs full of mp3s

whats a CD?

philb100

I still use one but mine plays discs full of mp3s



It says mp3 is not supported on this model.

Title should read "spare pair of earphones and a free personal cd player for 97p".
I've reserved one, will i be able to buy at 97p?
Edited by: "Goodfella123" 19th Jan 2012

It's cheap but what's the point when MP3 players are such good value now and so much better.

loopie

How do I load my Mp3's into this?


I remember paying £100 for a personal CD player that could play CDs full of mp3s. It seemed a bargain at the time (probably about 12 years ago).

Goodfella123

Title should read "spare pair of earphones and a free personal cd player … Title should read "spare pair of earphones and a free personal cd player for 97p".I've reserved one, will i be able to buy at 97p?


or "spare pair of earphones and a free cd case for 97p"

Banned

Undoubtedly cheap but is it not just something else that is going to end up at the charity shop of landfill?

Doubt it plays MP3s or even RW so what is the point?

Has reminded me to rip and organise my CD collection cos they are taking up space so cheers OP. Though not as much space as my 2000 collection of vinyl that I just don't have the time or inclination to rip in real time.

Vinyl will be worth a fortune one day. Am even loath to throw out my hardcore tape packs...

hollymia

Undoubtedly cheap but is it not just something else that is going to end … Undoubtedly cheap but is it not just something else that is going to end up at the charity shop of landfill?Doubt it plays MP3s or even RW so what is the point? Has reminded me to rip and organise my CD collection cos they are taking up space so cheers OP. Though not as much space as my 2000 collection of vinyl that I just don't have the time or inclination to rip in real time.Vinyl will be worth a fortune one day. Am even loath to throw out my hardcore tape packs...


http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme.png

How much for one that plays tapes?

My dad has been after a CD player for work, I might pop in on my way home.

I wouldn't go so far as to say vintage, but definitely hitting retro territory now.

HOT.

Wow taken me down memory lane - these things were so not portable, just movng them would cause playback to stop, how joggers ever used them is beyond me!

Utterly redundant tech - but £0.97p feels like a bargain

chelmsfordman

Wow taken me down memory lane - these things were so not portable, just … Wow taken me down memory lane - these things were so not portable, just movng them would cause playback to stop, how joggers ever used them is beyond me! Utterly redundant tech - but £0.97p feels like a bargain



I used to use them for bike rides, but even with a 3 second anti skip they still skipped!

Wow never thought I would see one of these again!

has anyone actually bought one for this price then?

loopie

I used to use them for bike rides, but even with a 3 second anti skip … I used to use them for bike rides, but even with a 3 second anti skip they still skipped!



Ha ha!

This was where the floaty smooth suspension in my Citroen BX came into it's own. I used an MP3 capable CD player for in-car tunes before high capacity MP3 players were available/affordable and it didn't jump. Did in pretty much anyone elses car though ...... (_;)

Sure that player is still lurking in a drawer in the flat somewhere actually. It served me well!

paul_merton

I remember paying £100 for a personal CD player that could play CDs full … I remember paying £100 for a personal CD player that could play CDs full of mp3s. It seemed a bargain at the time (probably about 12 years ago).



Dread to think how much I spent on my iRiver iMP-400. Though it was amazing at the time and almost impossible to make it skip.

Also owned a rather pricey Sony at one point, though Dixons product care gave me an opportunity to swap it for a Sharp MD player instead

paul_merton

I remember paying £100 for a personal CD player that could play CDs full … I remember paying £100 for a personal CD player that could play CDs full of mp3s. It seemed a bargain at the time (probably about 12 years ago).

I remember paying £250 for a personal CD player that could not play MP3s. Came complete with clip-on lead-acid battery. It was a Sony Discman D50 Mk II and it was 1986:

http://cdx.dexigner.com/article/21993/D50_MK_II_Discman_thumb.jpg


Edited by: "pibpob" 19th Jan 2012

Expired?

I bought a Sony Discman in about 93 and it was well over £100

quidditys_shore

whats a CD?


You shouldn't mock, nothing beats CD for sound quality.
Edited by: "Dantooine" 19th Jan 2012

is this a floppy disc player?

Dantooine

You shouldn't mock, nothing beats CD for sound quality.



dont you start that...

nothing will beat lossless! (until a new format comes out)
Edited by: "mugglesquop" 19th Jan 2012

loopie

How do I load my Mp3's into this?



burn them on to a CD

mugglesquop

dont you start that...nothing will beat lossless! (until a new format … dont you start that...nothing will beat lossless! (until a new format comes out)


But CD is lossless!

mugglesquop

dont you start that...nothing will beat lossless! (until a new format … dont you start that...nothing will beat lossless! (until a new format comes out)



But lossless and CD sound exactly the same?!?!? (The who point of lossless ..... it loses nothing so sounds identical to the orginal source.)

Vinyl however .......

sancheez

But lossless and CD sound exactly the same?!?!? (The who point of … But lossless and CD sound exactly the same?!?!? (The who point of lossless ..... it loses nothing so sounds identical to the orginal source.)Vinyl however .......




1411>320>192>128
PCM >MP3>AAC

Most of the replies to this won't understand this but those that do know what I mean



has anyone actually got one instore for this price yet ? other than the poster of the deal ?

bluraymond

1411320192128 PCM MP3AACMost of the replies to this won't understand this … 1411>320>192>128 PCM >MP3>AACMost of the replies to this won't understand this but those that do know what I mean



thank you

i have a theory on why people liek vinyl - tape came after, tape was crap so everything since must also be crap

bluraymond

1411320192128 PCM MP3AACMost of the replies to this won't understand this … 1411>320>192>128 PCM >MP3>AACMost of the replies to this won't understand this but those that do know what I mean



What about FLAC, OGG, VBR, etc etc etc .....

(And for the record, a lossless rip from a 1411kbps WAV file - ie. CD track - should sound identical to the CD original as nothing is lost in the rip!)

And I still prefer the warmth of vinyl over all digital formats. But I have no space for my turntable any more and the convenience of digital ..... just ...... wins!

Oh and .... time.com/tim…tml .... was the MP3/CD player I used in my floaty Citroen. IIRC it cost me around £60 imported from the far east shortly after release.
Edited by: "sancheez" 19th Jan 2012

FLAC is lossless (as is OGG i think?)

VBR is... VBR, supposedly the best of both worlds (file size and quality) but i dont rate it that much, i just go lossless if i want better quality.

most of my music is 192kbs MP3, or preferably, WMA. Good enough to listen to without going "**** me that sounds bad" clipping etc

I am off to buy a spare pair of headphones and have a free CD player

mugglesquop

FLAC is lossless (as is OGG i think?)

They are both open royalty-free standards, but Ogg (actually Ogg Vorbis - Ogg is the container format) is lossy - equivalent to MP3.

VBR is... VBR, supposedly the best of both worlds (file size and quality) … VBR is... VBR, supposedly the best of both worlds (file size and quality) but i dont rate it that much, i just go lossless if i want better quality.

It's just a variation of MP3 where more complicated parts of audio are allowed more bits at the expense of the simpler parts.

Edited by: "pibpob" 19th Jan 2012
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