Summary: The unit worked as advertised with no surprises. I've had the DVD version of this device for years. The remote was a little daunting to learn but after I spent a little time reading the owner's manual I was able to do basic functions with it. I like the disk selection menu, which shows a small picture of the disc cover and the title and some info about the movie, but you have to be able to hook it up to an internet connection or you're stuck typing everything yourself.
Summary: I purchased this to replace an older Sony 400 disc changer. Other than the HD capability I was looking forward to the Gracenote database. This unit was substantially larger than my older changer but I had space for it. The build quality was much better and it was much quieter. I loaded it with 235 discs and about 40 of those were blu ray. The Gracenote service took a little less than two hours to label all but five.
Summary: The 'analog sunset' has hit a number of blu-ray players. A clause in the specification of the AACS, the content protection standard used by the Blu-ray format, means blu-ray players sold from 2012 can't output high definition video over component connections, only HDMI. And so this Sony blu-ray mega-changer, that retailed close to $2000, is now on offer for around $600. It's a BARGAIN. Admittedly it's not perfect.
Great way to consolidate your Blu-ray/DVD collection
Busy Executive, Amazon
31 December 2009
Summary: The Sony "mega changer" is a unique product, capable of storing a medium-sized disc collection in a single, convenient device. A wide range of disc types are supported in addition to Blu-ray, including conventional DVDs and audio CDs. Note that DVD-Audio, HD-DVD and SACD are *not* supported. The build quality is first rate, typical of a Sony "ES" product. It weighs over 30 pounds and seems like it's built to last a while.