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I found both a Sony DVP-875v and Sony DVP-80v in my area for great prices; $30 and $20 respectively. They don't seem that much different and I only would use them for their CD/SACD capabilities. Is the DVP-875v worth the extra?

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I found both a Sony DVP-875v and Sony DVP-80v in my area for great prices; $30 and $20 respectively. They don't seem that much different and I only would use them for their CD/SACD capabilities. Is the DVP-875v worth the extra?

Are you kidding us?

I'd buy them both and keep one for a spare.

This is chump change even by mid-fi standards.

This is used equipment and could go away at any moment.
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I recently grabbed an old Sony 5 disc DVD/CD/SACD player (DVP-NC685V) for $40.
It's in absolute mint condition and sounds great via the analog connections.
I'll keep getting good old players like this for cheap.
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In addition, DVD/CD changers (with or without SACD) are an uncommon category that seems to be going extinct. And there has never been a 5-disk blu-ray changer. Sony offered a 400-disk blu-ray "jukebox" for a while, but that's been discontinued too. So you may be acquiring a future rare and valuable antique biggrin.gif
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It was pointed out in another thread that there is a dedicated web site for Blu-ray changers:
http://blu-raychanger.com/

The site lists changers from Sony and three other vendors, Crestron, Kaleidescape, and S1Digital. I did more research on the web and found:
* the Crestron model has been discontinued (http://www.crestron.com/resources/product_and_programming_resources/catalogs_and_brochures/online_catalog/default.asp?jump=1&model=adc-200br)
* the S1Digital seems to have never been released
* the Kaleidescape DV700 is still available from the vendor, for $5495, "Insert your Blu‑ray Discs, DVDs and CDs and the DV700 Disc Vault automatically copies them onto your Kaleidescape System. Up to 320 discs can be loaded into the vault making it easy to add great content to your library." http://www.kaleidescape.com/products/premiere/disc-vaults/dv700/

Note that "article dates" on the blu-raychanger.com website are much later than the release dates of the products. For example, an article on Sony BDP-CX960 was added in Mar 2013, but information on Amazon shows this model was released in Sep 2009.
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I grabbed a used Sony RCD- W2000ES CD Player/Recorder last year for similar reasons to those stated here. The analog is superb but I have to say the new Oppo 103D through HDMI is going to make it difficult to listen through analog anymore.




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I grabbed a used Sony RCD- W2000ES CD Player/Recorder last year for similar reasons to those stated here. The analog is superb but I have to say the new Oppo 103D through HDMI is going to make it difficult to listen through analog anymore.

If you are connecting your BD player through HDMI, the player isn't doing the digital - analog processing, the unit receiving the HDMI signal is doing that. In other words, what you are hearing is the DAC in your receiver, not the Oppo.
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Correct. I was using the analog out from the Sony on both the 7.1 input and the stereo connection on my Onkyo PR-SC885 processor. I always preferred that to using Coax or Optical In, especially using Pure Audio. But with HDMI in from the 103D I do not find this preference, even though all digital inputs should be the same in terms of Digital and Analog conversion in the processor. I do notice an obvious increase in level with the HDMI which I have measured and adjusted for with the Analog.




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