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Toshiba CD radio cassette recorder

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Toshiba's TY-CK4 radio cassette recorder can also be used as a speaker. Its LCD screen has a blue back light which is easy to see and you can choose your favorite radio stations easily. Price: About 7,000 yen.

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They still do this ? I haven't seen any tape player for years. Is it worth 7000 yen ?

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TOSHIBA !!!- HELOOOO!!! wake up - it 2012, not 1992... MicroSD cards, anyone???

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WHY!!!! Seriously why Toshiba!!!!

Cassettes, who the heck still uses cassettes. Could understand CD, definately ipod connectivity, maybe even usb/sd, but cassette. Did you have some stock hiding from the 80's that you need to move. And 7000Y l wouldnt pay 1000Y for it. Tell em their dreaming!

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The only reason I can see for this product being produced is to appeal to the older folks that might have stacks of cassettes laying around. It's low tech and the oldies can handle that.

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One good thing about cassette tapes -- when it gets to the end, the unit shuts off automatically. But realteacher's probably right. Most of the people who have cassettes laying around have probably also graduated to hearing aids.

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and you wonder why J-consumer electronic companies are in the red? still players for cassette tapes??

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They still do this ? I haven't seen any tape player for years. Is it worth 7000 yen ?

worth about 700 Yen :)

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The price seems to be expensive. Why is LCD screen necessary for the function? And the screen is small, isn't it? Now is the time many people purchase sophisticated smartphone.

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I'm holding out for the 8-track function.

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Yeah! Good timing! My 20 year old cassette recorder is finally on its last legs, I need something to play my 200 plus cassettes on!

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Laguna - Har!

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I bought a new one last week for the kitchen. A better model than this one for ¥5,000.

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I discarded all my cassette tapes about 10 years ago when I realized most of them had lost so much fidelity that they sounded muffled. I now snap up the "remastered" CDs of those cassette tapes whenever I find them and then transfer them to my MP3 player for portability. No need to bring an attache case full of tapes whenever I want to bring my music to the park.

Toshiba is dropping out of the TV market because it was too competitive. I guess they don't have to worry about that in the cassette player market, huh? (Psst! Toshiba! Here's another market with no competition... buggy whips!)

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My great-grandfather must have been in the focus group that said that this product would be a huge hit in the market place.

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I just love that feature 'you can choose your favorite radio station easily' - we only have 3 FM stations up here, so this is going to be real easy. I still have tons of tapes I listen to.

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I am trying to remember the last time I saw a cassette tape.............................still trying

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Too weird!! I just gave away my old Sony CD-FM-cassette box 'cuz I haven't used it for like 10 years. Well, it's good to know that if I ever change my mind I could buy another. Is it possible that we've reached the end time of new technology, or is Toshiba just throwing in the towel?

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Does it come with a free Ace Of Base cassette and a Bush/Qualye button badge?

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living in the past dreaming about the future. the tapes are even outside of japan past tense.

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Wicked!

You can access radio stations easily!

Hey!

If it had a fax I'd get one!

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People still have and play vinyl and also audio cassettes. And there are those who covet their open reel tapes. Am I a dinosaur for having a device hooked up to my PC that records / plays back cassette, MD, CD, Radio? I record audio from the internet. Play back on another device like the Toshiba one in the kitchen while cooking. I have tons of cassettes from the old days. Do I have to join the sheep and get an ipad or what do you call these gadgets?

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No need to bring an attache case full of tapes whenever I want to bring my music to the park.

@Fadamor No offense, but how long are your sessions in the park?

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Many may think the cassette function so passe, but for many it still is quite useful.

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I am trying to remember the last time I saw a cassette tape.............................still trying

You won't find new prerecorded albums on tape any more, but blank cassettes (invariably Type I) are commonly sold in convenience stores and supermarkets, as are VHS tapes. They're everywhere.

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Nobody sells any tape-based media around here no more, save for DVC tapes for camcorders. Not even mini-cassettes for voice recorders or answering machines. The last of those local tape factories closed a few years ago. The only tape players left are ones that connect to USB of PCs (as with vinyl players).

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All the best Japanese music still comes out on cassette:

http://www.musicshop-eande.com/enka.html

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