Sony DVPS9000ES Playing CD-R's ?

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  1. Dave Moritz

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    Does anyone else have problems playingback cd-r media in there Sony 9000ES dvd player? I recently purchased the 9000ES and was unable to play a cd-r with music on it. The unit just freaks out trying to read the media. Has anyone else had this problem? I have an older Denon DCD-1290 that is around 9-10 years old and it plays cd-r just fine :b . Although I really do like the unit overall this one thing I am disapointed in. The player is built like a tank and the performance is very nice [​IMG] . I am always critical of anything Sony makes but this player hits a big home run. Hopefully soon I will be able to get a HD Mitsubishi big screen so I can use the progressive scan part of the Sony.
     
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    Dave, the 'S9000ES does not play CD-Rs. Sony only began incorporating CD-R compatibility into its DVD players in 2001, meaning in models released after the 'S9000ES. While the lack of CD-R playback is an inconvenience, there is nothing wrong with your player.
     
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    I haven't tried many CD-Rs in mine, but they usually work. I use the Fujifilm CD-Rs and some folks have had good luck with Sony CD-Rs.

    OT: Next, try a 2-channel SACD through a straight analog path-now that's something!
     
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    I should have mentioned in my first post that some people have reported getting CD-Rs to work in older Sony DVD players. As I recall, silver CD-Rs work well. Still, a lot of CD-Rs do not work with these Sony players. My brother has an 'S9000ES, and it would not read my TDK and Memorex CD-Rs (blue discs).
     
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    I didn't take the time to read the manual and just assumed it would play it. I also just thought for some dum reason that it was compatible with cd-r's. Oooops :b . I have a Denon DCD-1290 that is about 8 to 9 years old and it plays cd-r's just fine, lmao. Yes I have to agree that the Sony 9000ES is a very nice player and I am very happy with it. It replaced my Pioneer 525 DVD player. The cd-r I was using was the silver Memorex cd-r. Thanks for the info[​IMG]
     
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    Dave, the vast majority of CD players out there, new and old, play CD-Rs without problems. However, many early DVD players could not play CD-Rs. It just so happens that most CD-Rs are invisible to the DVD laser. As a result, many manufacturers began using "dual-laser" assemblies, which have one laser for DVDs and one for CDs. The CD laser reads CD-Rs. Pioneer began incorporating a dual-laser assembly in its DVD players early on, using what it calls a "Twin-Wave Laser" assembly. Ironically, Sony included a dual-laser assembly in its first-generation DVD players, but abandoned it to cost cuts in subsequent generations. Only recently did Sony bring the dual-laser assembly back. This occurred after release of the 'S9000ES.
     
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    The S9000ES uses the same optic assembly as the old DVPS360 ,DVPS560D and I think the 530 . Which means that it will have about the same basic limitations and lifespan as those machines.
     
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    Steve, from what I have read here and on Audio Asylum, it seems that the 'S9000ES is far more reliable than Sony's third-generation DVD players, namely, the 'S360, 'S560D, and 'S570D. My brother has had the 'S9000ES for just under a year, and he has never had a problem with it.
     

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