Though a major hit in Japan, the MiniDisc never got the respect it deserved here in the States. Maybe it was because Sony insisted on using its proprietary ATRAC format. Maybe it's because only a handful of artists chose to release their albums on MiniDisc. Or, it could have been the dominance of CDs. Whatever the case was, Sony's MD delivered HD sound in a small package and allowed you to record high-def sound. At least they got Blu-ray right.