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Sony VGP-XL1B 200 | Gadget's Photostream (Flickr) | There are a few photos up of the new Sony XL1 Media Center PC on Flickr! Enjoy
cool pictures, but who in thier right mind will ever trust a sony CD/DVD changer. They've proven they can screw up a PC with just one CD. Imagine what they could do with 200 of them.
Complete with free rootkit to make you feel safe in Sony's warm embrace
Nice product for those who have or want a DVD changer. I have a mega changer...It's great at collecting dust.
It is still one step behind. The future is hard drive based movies, not a clunky old changer. All that money and they just can't think like the rest of us!
Well, I totally disagree with the statements, I think this is a great idea. Only suggestion would be to be able to daisy chain Megachangers like the Audio ones can be. I have over 1000 DVDs and sorry, I'm not going to migrate them to a PC, lets see that 4.7g per disk x 1000 so I would need approximately 4700g of hard drive. NOT ON YOUR LIFE.
One additional suggestion, would be to somehow incorporate Sony's Audio Megachangers, I have 3 fully loaded 400 disc changers, so theres another thing I won't be doing, moving my audio over to the HD.
Guys, you are not getting the point: this is a cheap solution to an expensive problem.
If you want to rip DVDs and store them on a HDD -- legally that is, you have to fork out a fortune for semi custom made systems.
At the same time, traditional CD/DVD megachangers don't have the ability to download disc metadata from the web so you have to type in all the info.
This thing, for a fraction of the cost of a custom made system, downloads metadata through any MCE 2005 PC.
This saves shelf space and time.
Also, if you did not know, you can:
- rip up to 200 CDs automatically
- daisy chain it to a theoretic 63 changers (firewire limitation).
This is sweet!