Sony Sacd ce775 problems

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  1. Steven Hen

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    I bought 5 new cds this weekend. 4 of the 5 don't play in the 775 (3 months old). The player reads the TOC fine but when I hit the play button, the player locks up. I have to hit the stop button a couple of times and then eject. As drawer ejects, the cd is still spinning. These cds in question play just fine in my other cd players.

    Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem with the 775.
     
  2. AaronD

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    It sounds like you have a defective unit, I've never had a problem with mine reading anything. I've especially never had a disc come out spinning.

    Does anyone know if the CE775 uses a separate laser for CD and SACD? Something tells me that it does.

    -Aaron
     
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    Steven,

    Something certainly is wrong with your 'CE775. If you are past a 30-day return period from wherever you bought the player, you will have to send it in for service.


    Aaron,

    SACD requires a different laser than CD. Since an SACD has smaller pits than a CD, a laser of smaller wavelength is required. As I recall, CD uses a 650-nm wavelength laser, while SACD uses a 780-nm wavelength laser. I am almost certain that the 'CE775 and all current Sony SACD players use a "dual-focus" lens, which means that there are two lasers and just one lens. The first-generation SCD-1 and SCD-777ES have completely separate laser assemblies, including separate lenses for SACD and CD.
     
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    I've had this unit for overa year with no problems. As everyone suggest already, you have a defective unit. All the things I've about this player have been postive. Wish the remote would power up the unit ! Good luck.
     
  5. Steven Hen

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    I did take it in for service, hopefully I will have it back in a week or so.
     
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    Steven, hope you get the 'CE775 back soon.
     
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    Keith,

    I wasn't sure if it used the same laser akin to what some DVD players do in order to cut costs.

    Isn't SACD structured very closly to DVD on a physical level?

    -Aaron
     
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    Aaron, I believe SACDs are similar to DVDs in terms of bit size.
     
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    Steven, I forgot that you have the 'C555ES too. You have to have a back-up system, or in your case, a front-up system! [​IMG]
     
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    I'm happy now! Just got my 775 back and all is good. They replaced the laser pickup assembly.
     
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    Steven, great! That was fast! Glad to hear all is well. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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