301-disc Player? Why?

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  1. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

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    Does anybody currently own one of these 301-disc behemoths? ......
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...512912-2302425
    Question: WHY would anybody need this much capacity!! 301 discs at once!!?? For Pete's sake, what a nightmare for the person removing all of them and then re-inserting them into the original packaging! (If anyone would.)
    For me, anything bigger than a 299-disc changer is just overdoing it! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. KeithH

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    David, 299-disc capacity is just not enough for me. Neither is 300. As a result, I have two 300-disc CD megachangers daisy-chained. [​IMG]
    I don't have the Pioneer DV-F727 or any other DVD megachanger, but some people here do. The CD megachangers I have are great for casual listening. Shuffle mode is especially worth the price of admission.
     
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    I could see doing this for Cds but to have a mega changer for DVDs, yikes! I guess people just want to throw their collection into a changer and store the cases in the closet.
     
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    Convenience. I have a 301-disc changer that I upgraded to from a 5-disc and I am looking at getting another mega-changer. I was tired (read lazy) of having to go though my collection loading and unloading cd's all the time. Now I can just lay back on the couch and push a button. Damn, were getting spoiled. [​IMG]
    Plus it saves space. Instead of having all my cd's in thier cases stacked up and accessible to change in and out, they are all now safely stored away. Freeing up a large area on my wall.
     
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    Also, isn't it possible to put them all into a remote like a pronto or creston. That way you could just hit the one you want to watch and voila.
     
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    Michael, I think it is possible to do that, though I have never tried it. I'm sure people have developed scripts for accessing discs by name with Pronto remotes.
     
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    I currently have a 5-disc changer.

    I have considered trying out these 301 changers since I own almost 250 DVD movies.

    Are they really great?

    It must be a pain to insert all the disc info!

    I'd like to hear experiences from those who own these mega changers.
     
  8. Jack Keck

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    My Bother-in-law and his wife bought a 300 disc cd player because they did not have any place to store their cds where their kids, aged 2 7 4 at the time, could not reach them. the 2 year old was really into removing them from their cases. He couldn't get into the cd player.
     
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    I have a 400 disc Sony CD changer, and it is very convenient. I find that I listen to more music than before, and more of a variety now that I don't have to look through my ~320 jewel cases. It took me a couple days (a few hours a day) to insert my CDs alphebetically by artist, skipping a few spaces every 2-3 letters for easy expansion. I have a separate section for soundtracks and compilations.
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    These monsters also let you divide your CDs into groups -- by genre or artist, for example. So I can set my changer to randomly pick out jazz tracks, or lounge tunes, or Billy Joel songs.
    Mine won't play DVDs, but I find a one-at-a-time DVD player suits me best. But I can see the sense of having just once source component to handle CDs and DVDs and have tons of capacity.
    I used to have an 18-disc CD changer. Man, I thought that was excessive at first. Now I have a 301 discs CD changer. [​IMG]
     
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    how would you guys rate the sound quality of these mega-changers? for my current situation, i'd be forced to use the on-board d/a converters.

    i'm concerned that the quality of these d/a's aren't as solid as they could be because all the "money" went to the other benefits of the changer.
     
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    Ted said:

     
  14. Richard Travale

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    Do any of the mega changers play MP3 files?
     
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    Richard, I haven't seen a CD megachanger that plays MP3-encoded CDs, though there aren't many CD players period that play these discs. I wonder if the Kenwood Sovereign DVD megachangers (DV-5050M and DV-5900M) play MP3-encoded discs. The '5900M is a progressive-scan player that plays DVD-Audio discs, and maybe it plays MP3 CDs too. Of course, it is $1500. The '5050M sells for around $800.
     
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    I have Sony's 300 disc CD changer and wouldn't be without it now. With the pronto and the supernudelist software (freeware) you can easily develop lists of CD's that are easily accesable and also group them into groups for random playback. As far as sound quality goes the regular line from Sony uses pretty dull DAC's but the ES ones are a good bit better. That said you buy a mega changer for convienice not sound quality.

    As far as the DVD changers go I believe people are working on making supernudelist better able to deal with the changers but as far as I know there's still some issues with certain features missing from the DVD changers that are handy in the CD ones...though not owning a DVD changer I'm only going from posts I read some time ago...things might be different now.
     
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    thanks for verifying keith! i kind of figured as much...it would only make sense i guess! [​IMG]
     
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    Ted, no problem. Glad to help. By the way, I like your signature. [​IMG]
     
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    I have a 301 disk Onkyo DVD changer and love it. Besides have optical,component, composite, digital coax and S-Video output capability, it also does all of the DTS and other surround mode decoding. The best thing thoough, is that I can store all of the cases that were stacked in my family room, in a remote location. All the DVDs that are loaded can be displayed on the TV screen and I just scroll through the list and pick what I want to watch.

    I also have a 300 disk Sony CD changer and just being able to throw that thing into random play is nice and all of those cases can be stored remotely as well.
     
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    The Kenwoods do indeed play MP3 cd's. They also hook up to your computer and download all the DVD and CD information of the disc you have including covers.

    I am considering buying the 403 disc 5900. I currently have the 4700 5 disc and the picture and sound quality are tough to beat.
     

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