|Originally posted by purk
D777 was manufactured in April 1997. D-E900 (E905) was manufactured the year after that. Both look awesome and sound excellence. Here's the pics of my ultimate discman. The silver one is Panasonic SL-S651c with wireless remote.
This puzzles me...
I can't honestly remember if i bought my D777 in 1995 or 1996, but either way the player was released in the UK
at the same time as the short lived (for UK) E888s - August 1995!
How do I know? - The last time I went on holiday with my parents, was August 1997 - and I took the D777 with me on TWO holidays with my parents ('96 & '97)
Then, (in the UK) the player lasted about three years at the top of the tree before being 'uprated' to the E905 - I remember drooling when I saw it early in 1998 alongside
the D777 in a Sony shop!!
The D-E905 was a short-lived player in the UK, was here for less than a year.. the D-EJ01 was never 'openly' avaliable in the UK (was not on the website either) whereas it was all over the US...
now, up to current day, UK / Asia is full of D-EJ1000s but, Europe / USA generally
do not appear to have ANY of the players at all? What is Sony doing?
Maybe the Japanese, and the UK market are the guinea pigs for the rest of the world? - depending on how sales go... they release further afield? maybe this is their policy generally? - hence us in the UK never really saw the 'J01 because it wasn't well received in the US?????