Originally Posted by starstreak
I have the old Sony 400 DVD changer. CX-985v.
Did they fix many of the old issues?
1) Someone mentioned the 7000es was slow at loading, but is it slow like my unit, or faster?
2) When you turn on the unit, does it still load disk 1. I hated that. I couldn't load in my new DVD untill it was done loading disk 1.
3) The dvd listing was useless. It took forever to scroll pages. Does the new menu system move faster to a useable stage? Or is it eye candy, but eventually it'll be easier to keep all titles on a piece of paper and choose the disk number?
4) In the cx-985v the titles couldn't be longer than 12 letters or something. Which is meant alot of titles was cut. Does the 7000es have the same problem?
5) How does the usb slot work? I stick in a usb thumbdrive and it'll automaticly store info on it?
6) Once the Blu-rays are loaded and I "load" a disk, how quick does the movie startup? As fast as my PS3, or slower?
1. I'm not familiar with your old Sony, but I think the disc load times are reasonable, approximately 20 seconds, (this is always very subjective). Of course the Blu-ray content load time depends on the title, some are quick and others seem to take forever.
2. When you turn the unit on it always goes to the title menu, usaully at the last selected title. It does not attempt to load anything until you make a selection. If you want to play your last selection, just press select and it starts almost imediately. Apparently if leaves the last disc in a load position. If you select a different one it will, of course, need to locate and load it.
3. The menu system is quite serviceable. It will move one title at a time if you single click the remote. If you hold the button down it scrolls the list quite fast. So fast, in fact, that it appears to not be moving at all, but when you let go you are quite far down the list. I wish it had a quick jump feature to get from say "B" to "W", or from the top to the bottom or bottom to top. If you need to get from the top to bottom, etc, you must scroll up or down. It is not perfect gut quite usable.
4. Titles can be quite long. I haven't counted the characters, but every title I have has fit, and some are quite long.
5. I'm not sure how the flash drive is supposed to work. According to owners manual you need it for some Blu-ray extra features. I haven't tried it yet. It doesn't appear to be for user data storage such as MP3s.
6. I'm not familiar with the PS3, but it is noticeably faster than my Pioneeer BDP-95FD. Loading is an automatic 2 step process. First physically locate and load the disc into the reader, then load the content from the disc. Physical loading is fairly quick, apprximately 20 seconds. It varies slightly depending on the distance from the last selection to the new selection. Content loading is very quick for DVDs but varies greatly by Blu-ray title. I have some that are quite fast and some that take forever.