You may recall the problems I have had getting a Sony MDS-JA555ES minidisc deck repaied under warranty. Well, I am still waiting for the deck because a part is on back-order. Anyway, concerned that I may never have my 'JA555ES returned in suitable condition, I decided to check prices on the Sony MDS-JB940 minidisc deck through OneCall and J&R Music World. To my surprise, both dealers told me the 'JB940 has been discontinued, and OneCall said Sony is no longer making any "full-size" minidisc decks. Is this true? OneCall still has the 'JE470 on its web site, and Crutchfield has the 'JB940, 'JE470, and MXD-D40. My local Circuit City City still has the 'D40, though Best Buy stopped carrying minidisc decks. What has become of this great recording format is really sad.