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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.
post #33 of 35
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.
post #35 of 35
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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