Originally Posted by Bill Mac
I would definitely like to have my SACD library on HD for ease of use. But I think the time involved to rip all of my SACDs would be way too time consuming. So until an easier process that is affordable comes along I'll be quite happy to keep spinning the shiny discs
. So I agree with you as I'd rather spend that time listening to music than spending it ripping them to an HD. But to each his own
I did all my SACDs, only 50 odd. Didn't take that long as you can click 'start' and walk away, do something else. Actually I found myself ripping on my PS3 and converting the previous ISO to FLAC on my PC, at same time as downloading the cover art and tagging the files all while playing the previous FLACs on my PC. Rediscovered some old favourites I had not heard for a while. The whole experience was a good one. Not painful at all.
Of course, now I have all my SACD, DVD-A and Blu-ray Audio on a media server I'm playing those 'discs' more often. I've also ripped my DVD and Blu-ray video concerts so now have over 200 'albums', mostly multi channel to jukebox.
Also a great relief to have backups of my collection, especially when most are no longer available/out of print and/or very expensive on eBay, or simply impossible to replace.
I found a PS3 here in Australia after quite some search thinking I could resell when done but never found a buyer. Anyone in AU PM if interested.