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Should I add this old CD player or just stick to my DVD?

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#1 of 5 Andre Barros

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Posted December 14 2003 - 04:10 PM

Right now I have a Pioneer DVD hooked to my receiver in my bedroom and that's what I use to listen to CD's. I have an old Technics 5 disc CD player, probably 13 years old or something just lying around. I don't know the model number but it's one that opens the entire fron panel when you press the open button. I was thinking that I might hook it up and start using that for CD's. The advantage would be that it is a 5 disc player however I'm not sure it will play CDR's like the DVD does and most of my CD's are CDR's. Any chance a player that old will play CDR's? The other thing is that it would add another remote to the collection since I currently use the receiver's remote to control the DVD being they are both Pioneer. Is there any disadvantage in my case to keep using the DVD player for CD's? I know it might not be ideal but there is the remote control advantage. Any thoughts?

Thakns in advance,


#2 of 5 Dave Nibeck

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Posted December 15 2003 - 02:48 AM

Your Technics player probably will not play CDR's but try it and see.

There is nothing wrong with using the DVD player to play CDs or CDRs.

#3 of 5 John Garcia

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Posted December 15 2003 - 03:44 AM

I can almost guarantee it will not recognize CDRs, but it may have better DACs than your DVD player, so give it a shot to see how it sounds. Having a carousel might just be worth it too.
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#4 of 5 ZoranM


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Posted December 15 2003 - 07:16 AM

Give it a shot and see what happens. I have a 10+ year old Sherwood 5 disc carousel and cd-r's work fine, in fact in the last 5 years that I have had a burner(s) I have never had a cdr (all sorts of brands)not work in the Sherwood.



#5 of 5 Andre Barros

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Posted December 15 2003 - 07:23 AM

Thanks guys, I'll hook it up tonight and see what happens.