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Possible New Hardware: Sony 400 Disc Blu Ray Changer
« on: November 07, 2009, 09:46:03 am »
Hello All,

I came across the the following item at Best Buy the other day, and I thought it would make a nice replacement for the discontinued Sony VAIO VGP-XL1B3. It has an Ethernet and RS-232 ports, so I think it can be made to work, but I'll let the Devs speak to that. Just thought I'd let the community know just in case anyone was looking at media changer, like I've been.

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BDP-CX7000ES-Blu-ray-Changer-Black/dp/B002JIMRFC
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Re: Possible New Hardware: Sony 400 Disc Blu Ray Changer
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 03:18:58 pm »
It can be used as a legacy AV device. Unfortunately, it will take some work to the media plugin internals, because the device does not expose itself as a disk

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Re: Possible New Hardware: Sony 400 Disc Blu Ray Changer
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 05:41:43 pm »
Speaking of
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Sony VAIO VGP-XL1B3.

I have a few of these still.    1 Still factory sealed.

Shipping would be expensive but If someone wants to discuss this please PM me


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Re: Possible New Hardware: Sony 400 Disc Blu Ray Changer
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009, 09:26:28 pm »
Thom,

Would you need one in order to get it to work with LMCE?

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Re: Possible New Hardware: Sony 400 Disc Blu Ray Changer
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 08:34:33 am »
yes.

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Re: Possible New Hardware: Sony 400 Disc Blu Ray Changer
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 05:19:50 pm »
Ok. I'll probably have to touch base on this after the holiday's, as the pockets will be a little light from here until the new year. Thanks for the information.

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Re: Possible New Hardware: Sony 400 Disc Blu Ray Changer
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011, 12:55:21 pm »
RE the sony 400 disc changers,

I tried to pick one of these up whilst I was in the states over New Year, the guy in the sony center said that he didn't think it would work with european discs, Blu-ray or DVD.  I phoned the Sony customer support people and they said that its definately only for region A Blu-ray, and Region 1 DVD.  When I asked about codes etc for changing the region codes he said that they are coded into the hardware and couldn't be changed.  This was the standard answer I expeted, however an extensive search on the net failed to reveal any codes for this or any Sony jukebox.

Just a warning to any would-be European purchasers.  Also the guy in the shop said that they only had 1, and that it had been there for almost a year, I guess that they didn't sell that many, and thats why they didn't bother with a European version.

If anybody knows a way to re-region code one of these then I'm up for buying one, until then my shelf groans with media, and I do the "Changing"!
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Re: Possible New Hardware: Sony 400 Disc Blu Ray Changer
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011, 04:38:35 pm »
Regarding regions and blu-ray disk. I own 4 german BD. All of them play on a US Blu-Ray Disc player. For DVDs it is different.

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Re: Possible New Hardware: Sony 400 Disc Blu Ray Changer
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2011, 09:30:41 am »
I know that the Sony one is classed as region A for Blu-ray, I have Blu-ray from all over the place, some are region B, some are A, and some have nothing at all.  They work on my panasonic, and the playstation, but I only have around 100 Blu-rays discs so was going to fill the rest of the changer up with DVD's.  For me it wasn't worth the risk of buying the jukebox and shipping it back to Poland in case it turned out to be another expensive paperweight!  Shame because I was really excited about getting one.  Nobody else seems to make one, guess they're not in great demand.
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