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I just received my Escient VS-100 and am ripping SD DVDs for now until the changer support arrives...
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Is it your understanding that the the VS-100 will be able to combine the movies from the VS-100, or another source like the VX-600 with the Mega changer into 1 library? Currently the Fireball combines multiple Sony 777s into one library for viewing.


Thanks

Yes, the VS-100 will seamlessly integrate the movies from all Vision units on the same network with the titles on the changer(s). There is one caviat however, the titles on the changers are only available to the Vision unit they are physically connected to, they cannot be streamed to other Vison units as the hard drive based titles can.
 

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I just received my Escient VS-100 and am ripping SD DVDs for now until the changer support arrives...


Yes, the VS-100 will seam;essly integrate the movies from all Vision units on the same network with the titles on the changer(s). There is one caviat however, the titles on the changers are only available to the Vision unit they are physically connected to, they cannot be streamed to other Vison units as the hard drive based titles can.

This is indeed good news. I would think that it would become problematic to segregate the media some way, say movies in the BD player, TV shows on the VS-100, due to the mixture of content and most people's growing BD library.


To have any type of media, SD DVDs, BDs, and movies stored on a hard drive all in one library really would be great.


Thanks for the confirm
 

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I just received my Escient VS-100 and am ripping SD DVDs for now until the changer support arrives...


Yes, the VS-100 will seamlessly integrate the movies from all Vision units on the same network with the titles on the changer(s). There is one caveat however, the titles on the changers are only available to the Vision unit they are physically connected to, they cannot be streamed to other Vison units as the hard drive based titles can.

This is as much a function of the audio/video switching capabilities of the Escient, as it is to present a unified interface based on the content fed to the Escient unit from the changers that are attached. At the end of the day, this amounts to a potential interface for up to 1600 discs. The audio/video switching from changer to changer permits us to use only one HDMI input on your AV processor or receiver.


While the user interface on the BDP-CX7000ES is more than adequate, it is simply inferior to the Escient. All of this presents a risk/benefit decision for everyone that is interested in a changer, since the added cost is significant--first, to get the more expensive ES changer (which I will bet is the identical A/V performer to the upcoming CX960), and then to add the cost of the Escient to boot.


While I've made the choice to go the spend-more-money route, I will freely concede that the ultimate objective--audio and video performance--is not enhanced by it. Rather, the issue becomes one of ergonomics or user-friendliness. At a certain point, every one of us is only willing to bite so many bullets.


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thanks for the caps Thrang! Ive been curious what the interface looked like after hearing all of talk about it!
 

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How acurate is the info on the Blu-ray when you load it into the changer?
 

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How acurate is the info on the Blu-ray when you load it into the changer?

you mean Gracenotes? of 13 discs, it read 12 properly: the only one it could not ID was the Spears & Muncil BD test disc that comes with the OPPO 83


I plan to fill up the changer this weekend so will have more data in the next few days
 

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loaded 75 more BD discs: took an hour to do lookup


have 3 unidentified discs out of 89
 

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Mine found 225 out of 252. To be fair the 27 were all obscure titles which I didn't expect it to find and it found every one of my Blu-ray titles, including cover art. Actually it found a few I didn't expect. The oddest thing is that of the 225 found titles, almost half have no cover art. I can't wait for Escient to release the Vision upgrade for this.
 

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mine missed a disc (The Day The Earth Stood Still: Keanu Reeves): I did a reload and that fixed it


I edited some titles that Gracenotes could not find: if you do a reload, it does not seem to save your edits


[fixed]


Aside from a few quirks, I really like this changer
 

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mine missed a disc (The Day The Earth Stood Still: Keanu Reeves): I did a reload and that fixed it


I edited some titles that Gracenotes could not find: if you do a reload, it does not seem to save your edits


I tried to make the changer load info for disc 37: instead it went to disc 1 as if it were loading all discs: don't understand that


Aside from a few quirks, I really like this changer

Did you use Load from the Options menu of the actual disc? I found out the hard way that this is how you do an individual disk. If you want to Load all recently added discs, use the Load key on the remote.


Do you feel the "Load" command is kind of amibiguous? It uses load to mean different actions at different times. I would have preferred a different term such as "Registering" to mean adding discs to the data base. A minor detail, overall it is quite useful.


Update: In an earlier post I said that the unit loses manually entered info if the power drops (tested by pulling the plug), since then I have had an actual brief power outage and nothing was lost. Perhaps it depends on how long the power is out.
 

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the load command [under options] will show loading discs 1/1:


it is only doing the one selected disc


I edited my post
 

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mine missed a disc (The Day The Earth Stood Still: Keanu Reeves): I did a reload and that fixed it


I edited some titles that Gracenotes could not find: if you do a reload, it does not seem to save your edits


[fixed]


Aside from a few quirks, I really like this changer

I think that this changer comes with a setting enabled that it will not recognize horrible movies... it can probably be disabled...
 

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I think that this changer comes with a setting enabled that it will not recognize horrible movies... it can probably be disabled...

you may be right: it did recognize the original 1951 version properly
 

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you may be right: it did recognize the original 1951 version properly

Ha...true, true.


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I have the old Sony 400 DVD changer. CX-985v.


Did they fix many of the old issues?


1) Someone mentioned the 7000es was slow at loading, but is it slow like my unit, or faster?

2) When you turn on the unit, does it still load disk 1. I hated that. I couldn't load in my new DVD untill it was done loading disk 1.

3) The dvd listing was useless. It took forever to scroll pages. Does the new menu system move faster to a useable stage? Or is it eye candy, but eventually it'll be easier to keep all titles on a piece of paper and choose the disk number?

4) In the cx-985v the titles couldn't be longer than 12 letters or something. Which is meant alot of titles was cut. Does the 7000es have the same problem?

5) How does the usb slot work? I stick in a usb thumbdrive and it'll automaticly store info on it?

6) Once the Blu-rays are loaded and I "load" a disk, how quick does the movie startup? As fast as my PS3, or slower?


Thanks!
 

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I have not read much about the quality of the playback of the changer. Can anyone comment about picture quality compared to any other players? How does it compare to the Oppo or other newer Sonys?
 

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I have not read much about the quality of the playback of the changer. Can anyone comment about picture quality compared to any other players? How does it compare to the Oppo or other newer Sonys?

I have the BDP=S5000es (for sale here on AVS), and I can't see a difference between it and the 7000
 

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I have not read much about the quality of the playback of the changer. Can anyone comment about picture quality compared to any other players? How does it compare to the Oppo or other newer Sonys?

The Blu-ray picture/audio quality is the same as my Pioneer BDP-95FD. Load times are slightly faster than the Pioneer (after the disc is loaded into the reader). DVDs are exceptional in the 7000ES, far better than my Pioneer or my old Panasonic DVD player.
 
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