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I'm thinking the same thing. I like the idea of wireless audio around the house, but, I would like to start with something that works in place and outputs to the av system it is directly connected to. I keep thinking I should just get an inexpensive laptop and connect an eSata >1TB HDD to it and that's that. Just need a digital audio output into my receiver. I haven't seen anything else that is simple and reasonably in-expensive.
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I'm thinking the same thing. I like the idea of wireless audio around the house, but, I would like to start with something that works in place and outputs to the av system it is directly connected to. I keep thinking I should just get an inexpensive laptop and connect an eSata >1TB HDD to it and that's that. Just need a digital audio output into my receiver. I haven't seen anything else that is simple and reasonably in-expensive.

There is no problem with playing music from HDD or network. There ar many media players in $100-150 range. Main problem is with ripping hundreds of CDs and setting tags in FLAC or MP3 files accordingly. HD1500 was good in ripping, so there is no direct substitution.
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Those who want something like the CDR-HD1500, have a look at Music Servers.
In essence a Music Server is a PC dressed up as a piece of audio gear.
http://thewelltemperedcomputer.com/HW/HD_players.html
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Those who want something like the CDR-HD1500, have a look at Music Servers.
In essence a Music Server is a PC dressed up as a piece of audio gear.
http://thewelltemperedcomputer.com/HW/HD_players.html

For 20K Euros (see link), you can hire someone to digitize collection of several thousand CDs. Then the only thing you need is something like WDTV Live ($150) to play them from anywhere in your house.
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There are CDR-HD1500 available secondhand on sites like Ebay. But better put a new hard drive in it (attention it is IDE!).
I hope that Yamaha will soon offer a kind of "hardware service pack" so that the machine can accept SATA drives. (I have a naive side)
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