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Why would I need a multi-disc DVD player?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Alex_C, May 15, 2003.

  1. Alex_C

    Alex_C Stunt Coordinator

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    I don't get it. Why would I need 5 discs at once? I can only watch one movie at a time and I wouldn't watch one movie so frequently that it needs to be immediately available. Am I missing something?
     
  2. Mike Pollmann

    Mike Pollmann Stunt Coordinator

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    I think the most popular use of a 5 disc DVD changer is for people who use the same player for audio. 5 CDs, 5 DVD-Audio discs, or a mix. It's also handy for multi-disc movies, or if you're having a movie marathon.

    - Mike
     
  3. DonRoeber

    DonRoeber Screenwriter

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    I use mine all the time. I usually have one disc from a tv series that I'm watching in there, and an audio cd or two. I usually have two spots open for a two disc DVD set.
     
  4. Kevin Co

    Kevin Co Extra

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    It's quite handy. I keep my AVIA disk in there full time. Right now I also have the 2 disc LOTR set and "Elmo Visits the Firehouse" for when my 1 year old decides he's had enough of my veiwing tastes.
     
  5. Alex_C

    Alex_C Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks!

    I think I'll get one.

    Now to choose. . ..
     
  6. Josh Simpson

    Josh Simpson Supporting Actor

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    Alex,

    Sometimes you're just too lazy to get up for the next movie. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    Are there any that will actually play all 5 discs straight through with no intervention, or do the stupid menu systems on most discs screw that up (going back to the main menu after the movie instead of to the next disc like a regular CD)?
     
  8. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    You do have to mash a button or two on the remote to change dvds, not a major effort.

    I saw no use for a changer until I got one, now I wouldn't go back to a single disc player. They're great for multi-disc sets like LOTR EE, TV series sets, or the Godfather set.

    I currently have a 5 disc Panny and a 7 disc JVC both connected in my system. I can load 'em up on Friday and be good to go for an entire 3 day weekend.

    If you need progressive scan and scaling of non-anamorphic widescreen is not a must-have, look for a leftover Panasonic CP-72, same guts as the RP-82. If scaling is a must then go with a JVC. Overall pq only falls down in comparison to the Panny on a few poorly mastered discs, though video based stuff is also a bit soft compared to the Panasonic.
     
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  10. JohnnyCasaba

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    Family Guy seasons 1 & 2, 4 disc set, nuff said.
     
  11. Mark All

    Mark All Second Unit

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    I use one 5-disc DVD/SACD player for SACD listening only, and one 5-disc DVD player for video. I tend to only put one movie in the changer I use for video at a time, but two or three of the other slots usually have TV show discs (Monty Python, All in the Family, Band of Brothers, The Civil War, X-Files, etc). More and more old TV shows are being put on DVD and I find a changer to be very useful for those. Depending on my mood, I vary what I watch and change discs at the end of a week. The changer gives the ability to do this without having to do anything when I get home after a long day but sit down and use the remote. I also use a couple of 400-disc CD changers.
     
  12. Kenny_H

    Kenny_H Stunt Coordinator

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    A 5-disk player, what a "quaint" idea! I kinda skipped the whole carousel concept. First, for the 6-disk magazine, then to the 100-disk changer. I now own 4 Sony disk changers, 2 400-disk cd changers linked together. And a 300-disk cd changer linked to a 301-disk cd/dvd changer. Only 2 remotes controlling these 4 units and all these selections. Once you get used to this much control, you won't go back! And as the collection keeps growing,you keep adapting!!! I have a stack of at least 100 more dvd's that need to be loaded somewhere!!! It may never end!!!
     
  13. KeithH

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    I don't use my carousel DVD changer for CDs, but I do use it for the occasional DVD-Video music disc. What I like to do is load up a few DVDs and view a scene or two from a couple discs before starting up the actual movie my fiancee and I want to watch. In that way, it's like we are getting movie previews before watching the feature film. [​IMG] We will sometimes watch a couple music videos off a DVD before starting the movie.
     

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