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Old October 19th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #661
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Thanks for your reply.
RE: Sony- they may well be making much more profit from the sale of the SxS cards than they are from the camera. Hard to read their motives, but there is the iron law that memory always gets cheaper over time. They'll give in eventually.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 02:58 PM   #662
 
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I'd be willing to spend a "bit" more to be able to have Sony approved expresscards and close the dang EX1 memory door! lol
This is one of those moments I dread. Evidently, I've missed something in this overly long thread.

Am I to understand that using the Kensington adaptors with the SDHC cards prevents one from closing the door on card slots?
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Old October 19th, 2008, 03:00 PM   #663
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Am I to understand that using the Kensington adaptors with the SDHC cards prevents one from closing the door on card slots?
Correct

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Old October 19th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #664
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It's no big deal, especially when you think about the cost.

I expect sony or sandisk will make a push/push adaptor soon.

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Old October 19th, 2008, 03:27 PM   #665
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2mm and an open door to save around $800 for 16GB
some say that's not a bad trade off.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 03:39 PM   #666
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There must be money in someone designing a plastic moulding to go over the gap. With such savings on card costs a reasonable charge could be made with out causing pain.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #667
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I thought I heard it said you could close the door with the EX-3 Just not the EX-1?
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Old October 19th, 2008, 04:04 PM   #668
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Yes I read it too that the EX3 door does close.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 04:25 PM   #669
 
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I thought I heard it said you could close the door with the EX-3 Just not the EX-1?
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Yes I read it too that the EX3 door does close.
Boy, I hope you guys are right! Guess I'll find out tomorrow when they arrive.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 04:44 PM   #670
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This has been previously discussed and confirmed that yes you can close the EX3 door:

See http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/944239-post340.html
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Dang, Chris, do you have every post on this site memorized? ;o)

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Old October 20th, 2008, 06:10 PM   #672
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Based on a recommendation in this thread, I bought 4 Cables Unlimited Card Readers from Buy.com and 4 SanDisk UltraII 16GB SDHC cards from Amazon. The EX-1 will not recognize them at all. Doesn't even say "media error" or anything. I'm assuming the SanDisk cards are good but the camera does not see the reader. When I insert it in my laptop, it sees it but takes forever to load and gets confused. So - a $135 mistake. I have no trouble recording on Lexar SSD 8GB cards.

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Old October 20th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #673
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I guest you did not read my post stick with the Kensington reader

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/sony-xdca...tml#post950159
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Old October 20th, 2008, 06:43 PM   #674
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No biggie, just send the adaptors back and get the Kensingtons.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 06:56 PM   #675
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Based on a recommendation in this thread, I bought 4 Cables Unlimited Card Readers from Buy.com and 4 SanDisk UltraII 16GB SDHC cards from Amazon. The EX-1 will not recognize them at all. Doesn't even say "media error" or anything. I'm assuming the SanDisk cards are good but the camera does not see the reader. When I insert it in my laptop, it sees it but takes forever to load and gets confused. So - a $135 mistake. I have no trouble recording on Lexar SSD 8GB cards.

Firmware 1.11.
I bought four from Buy.com as well, however I haven't opened them and I haven't purchased the Lexar SDHC cards, nor have I upgraded the firmware yet.

Alex said that he has to reinsert the Card readers a few times to get them to be recognized then he says he never has a problem. It was around $50 for the four of them and there is a $5 rebate. I was going to keep them, but now I am not sure it is worth it if in fact they do not work at all for you.

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