Tom Fine wrote:
> This device in particular:
> is appealing. I'd love to see an evolution to the same thing with a CD
> burner for less than $100 more (obviously, would need to operate on AC or
> car adapter to burn CD's). As this is now, it's a smaller/easier version of
> dumping digi-cards onto your laptop, which I consider better but not best
> solution. Hard drive and CDR backup is enough for me to sleep OK at night.
> Some might need even further backup in the field to sleep well.
> -- Tom Fine
It's eminently practical with a CD or DVD recorder (I'd recommend the
latter at this stage). Build it into an AC-powered base station which
would recharge the battery and download the contents from the device's
Given that 1- to 4-GB flash memory is readily available and that the box
has up to 60 GB of hard drive, DVD-ROM is the logical choice and
full-size (rather than the small discs in Sony cameras) is not too
large. In addition, one would not need to use UDF; conventional
mastering would be the choice and single session would be sufficient.
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