52578 3AUG89-0257 HELP
RE: iron forest (Re: Msg 52488)
From: EDDIEKUNS To: ARTFLEXSER
Um … I think I came across wrong.
When a DAT cassette is written to, it writes “extra” information outside
the sound tracks. A chip in the DAT deck looks for this info when playing
a cassette and won’t record when playing a tape so encoded. This is my
understanding. Of course, there’s always the subcode on a CD player —
the extra space that isn’t used. But, you’d have to get the subcode to
the system somehow. A system depending on the CD player owner to plug
the subcode into the DAT deck is easily defeated!
I’ll try and find my information source. I thought it was the latest
Stereo Review, but couldn’t find it in there.