Talk:Digital Compact Cassette
Removing paragraph of speculation
This decision might appear remarkable since Philips had experimented with other recordable-disc media. At that point in time, no company (not even Sony) had been successful in creating a CD compatible read-only/read-write format (equivalent to today's CD-R and CD-RW). The only viable solution with then-current technology was magneto-optics, which Sony chose with the MiniDisc which in turn wasn't remotely compatible with CD media; so Philips' decision to go tape-based made sense, given the technical restraints of then-current technology. This was further compounded by the financial strains the company was experiencing around 1990 and 1991, making the company less enthusiastic about untested technology and preferring a more conservative approach. The hope was to minimize the risk of investing, something that would prove futile.
I deleted this paragraph, because it poses a number of speculations about Philips' reasons to go with a cassette format as the truth. I originally added the paragraph in an early edit, and I used much more careful wording. Apparently people found it necessary to amplify the wording several times and now this is presented as truth, and it isn't, and I apologize that it happened in the first place.
To make things clear: contrary to what the deleted paragraph says, Philips did have the CD-R format and the CDD-521 recorder ready around that time (although I can't find any factual proof that the CDD-521 existed before 1993, when I first learned about its existence). CD-RW appeared later. Whether the only viable option was magneto-optics, is conjecture.
It's true that Philips was financially struggling around that time but there is no proof that that was what lead to the decision to go with a tape-based format. That was pure speculation on my part.
Use of MR heads
User:KJRehberg added the Weasel Words tag recently. While I (one of the major contributors to the page) agree that the article contains these words and also a lot of original research, I don't know if I can provide a complete rewrite without those problems, since the only documentation that appears to be available online is my own DCC-FAQ, which was based on information from newspapers, user manuals, service manuals, software and help files, and also conversations with people who worked on various DCC related projects. I'm open to suggestions! Jac Goudsmit (talk) 09:08, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
- Since you failed to enlighten us as to which half, I doubt anyone will take any notice of you. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 17:35, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
the dcc heads used in these players are currently being used to clear beer: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6121-hifi-failure-helps-to-brighten-beer.html Markthemac (talk) 03:21, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
philips DCC press conference 1991 (audio)
i found an old cassette today, with a recording of the philips press conference in berlin, introducing the DCC: august 31, 1991. maybe of interest to you. i won't post a weblink to my own website in the article ,-) Maximilian (talk) 21:04, 7 September 2013 (UTC)