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Best CD or DVD mega changer, interface wise

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Charles J P, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. Charles J P

    Charles J P Cinematographer

    Aug 19, 2000
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    Omaha, NE
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    CJ Paul
    I am thinking about getting a new CD player, but also about a new DVD player, so I thought maybe I would get one of those mega changers that can catalog and group disks, has on screen text and information... maybe even customizable or editable, etc. What company makes a decent middle of the pack (for this type of item) mega changer. I know some of them used to have a keyboard port so you wouldnt have to make lables using the remote or jog dail. Does anyone have experience or own one of these.
    I also have a pronto, so I am interested in using it to select disks by name or group if possible. I know sony and pioneer have always had these, but now I have seen marantz and onkyo (and maybe denon) release them. I guess, can someone point me in the right direction, like what features are available/important, and anyone who owns one tell me why they like or dislike it.
    Also, what about scrapping this whole idea and getting a nice DVD-A player?
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    [Edited last by Charles J P on August 28, 2001 at 03:49 PM]
  2. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

    Mar 29, 2000
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    I one day realized that I was up to my armpits in CD jewel boxes and DVD cases. Living in San Francisco, where space is at a premuim (last count $900 a square ft!), I needed a solution. Mega Changers was the solution and yes they cut down on the storage problem. I have 2 sony 200's cds & a 300DVD which I also keep cds in.
    Very labor intensive typing most of the titles in, even with a keyboard. Very few titles come loaded - more on DVD
    CDs are a great value and sony has it down
    I got the DVD player for a great price;if I didn't I would have waited.has some annoying features (turning it on will automatically start up a disk, turning off the power button can cause the changer to hide a disk) but I like the no hands on disk and I can go the whole week without ever changing disks etc.
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  3. Rouslan Sytnik

    Jun 7, 1999
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    I have Pioneer 300 cd changer.
    It's to hard to type all CD with jog dail. Keyborad better< but still has limitations. It can be erased.
    look for CD (DVD) changer wich can read CD-TEXT.
    What I do is ripping CD to hardrive and burn new CD with CD-Text. I put CD-Text on CD Title and song title.
    The blank CD is almost free and this way even faster then typing on CD chagers itself. And data never lost when unit is off for a long time.
  4. GregoriusM

    GregoriusM Second Unit

    Jul 31, 2000
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    I know you said "medium priced", but you can't beat the Kenwood Sovereign DVD Mega Changers now. Full Genre, Title, Artist, Track Information On-Screen downloaded from the 'net.
    Picture on the Sovereign players with the Sage/Faroudgja chips is phenomenal. They also play every other format - CD, CD-R, RW, MP3, etc.
    The high end one plays DVD-Audio.
    3 disk Rental Zone with separate transport controls.
    The list of features is like a "wish list".
    Worth a look at www.kenwoodusa.com
    ... Greg
    .... "just me up on my pony on my boat".

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