Great to hear your experience has been a good one for the "week" you've owned the changer. Hope you can say the same months from now. I'm sure many can. I was not so fortunate with my 960 which after 6 months I kicked to the curb for the 7000. My issue was never with whether Gracenote could identify a given Blu-ray or not. In cases where Gracenote couldn't identify a given disc I'd simply enter the disc information manually aside from the rating (and cover art) which can only be acquired from Gracenote. That being said, the real issue I was having was with discs which I had already loaded successfully. Discs already containing disc information and cover art would show as "Invalid Disc" when powering on the changer. Could be just one disc or a series of discs. Most of the time it would be the last disc I happened to be playing in the changer. All disc information and cover art would be gone and at that point the given disc could not be played in the changer. It also couldn't be loaded using the "load" option. I also found that if I selected the disc in the next changer slot via the XMB that disc wouldn't play either. That disc would then be showing as invalid also. Taking the disc out of the slot, closing the door, then reopening the door and placing the disc back in the slot would generally correct the issue. Often times it took several attempts however. The changer would then allow the disc to be played. I'd then of course have to acquire the disc information and cover art from Gracenote all over again. In many cases I'd then have to sit there and edit the disc information brought down by Gracenote with Sony's moronic texting interface due to the fact Sony didn't implement a "Sort Title" field. On several occassions I also found that a given disc would just be missing from the list per Sony's XMB. As such, I would periodically sort by slot number to make sure there were no missing slot numbers in the sequence as I always load changers starting with slot 1 and never skip a slot. When finding that a disc was missing from the list I'd then have to remove it from the changer, close the door, reopen the door again and place the disc back in the slot before I'd then see the disc listed in Sony's XMB again. To add insult to injury I'd then have to load the disc all over again, then editing the disc information brought down in many cases. While these issues did not occur daily they did happen numerous times a month. Eventually I had to say enough is enough and moved on to the 7000, so that I could dump Sony's XMB for disc selection and everything that entails. Consider this as well. Sony provides no way for you to backup the disc information. This bothered me from the very start. If there was keyboard support that would be one thing. Having only the texting interface there's no way I'd want to sit there and first load all the discs again, then editing the disc information that's come down when needed to ensure my collection is alphabetized properly and not by the article and so forth.
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7/22/11 at 2:11pm