Hi, Tom, Thanks! At 03:52 PM 2009-12-31, Tom Fine wrote: >SACD (could be considered a failed/fringe format, but it does still hang on) What would you put as its dates? >I wouldn't count fringe/failed formats like Elcaset, DCC and >Minidisc (MD failed as a consumer-release format but succeeded for a >time as a recording format; Elcaset and DCC just plain failed). I thought that DCC and MD were bigger in Europe than North America, and I think we're looking worldwide--except we'll discount Finland and Elcaset as all remaining Elcasets were apparently dumped in Finland. Cheers, Richard Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.