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Re: Intro and question

Subject: Re: Intro and question
From: "oryoki2000" <>
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 00:34:33 -0000
Harold Stiver wrote:
> I am considering buying a Sony MZ-RH910...
> I would like to have the capability to record 
> and playback in the field.

The use of playback to stimulate and/or attract wild creatures is
controversial.  This practice is illegal in many parks.  It's
particularly disruptive in a locale where an unusual species is
present, attracting many observers armed with recorders.  For
scientific purposes, any recording made in response to playback should
be clearly labeled as such so it's not mistaken for a natural sound. 
 For these and other reasons, many nature recordists "just say no" to
using playback in the field.

The MZ-RH910 is a fine recorder, available at a low price. If having a
date and time stamp added automatically to your recordings is
important, then you might consider buying the MZ-RH10 for a few
dollars more. Neither has a built-in speaker, just a jack for a set of

There's a lot of good information about minidisc recorder models at



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