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I've seen a couple posts out there on this unit, but one is pretty much all about where to buy it, who has it in stock and how much is it. A new start for an owner's thread might be nice.


I've had my unit only for two days now. My first mega changer. Always used a single disc player, since they had awesome features, loads of power and played anything you threw at it. Seeing this unit was progressive scan and could play all that I needed it to, I went for it.


A few things that don't make much sense. No data backup. Usually electronics that you input data in have some kind of battery backup. You can spend literally hours entering your data in and then if the power goes out in your house it's all gone. It would have been nice if Sony included a small internal battery backup.


This thing wants to load a disc no matter what. If you don't want to load a disc and you are just browsing through the navigator, the unit still has to load a disc. It would have been nice if there was an option to manual load and not always want to start playing a disc.


The time it takes to search and load a disc is not an issue at all. I've seen people complain about this, but as impatient as I am, it does not bother me one bit.


Using component video cables now going directly into my receiver. May try HDMI out, but I doubt it will look any better. At least that's what I think. Does it give a better picture using the HDMI cable?


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I am certainly hoping for a cleaner picture via HDMI. The component output compared to other players I have owned has more edge-enhancement/ringing, and is a little "noisier".


I left more thoughts over in the other thread....


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I am thinking about purchasing the DVP-CX995v. I purchased the 880 last year and returned it due to the explore was too slow. I loaded 150 disk and it took forever to find one.

The reviews said the 995v was faster. I have been waiting for some one to post info to find out if it is faster.


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I have heard it's faster then the older Sony mega changer. That's why a lot of people have been waiting for this one. This is my first mega changer and find the loading times aren't bad at all. After hitting PLAY off of the navigation screen the disc will start playing about 10-15 seconds. Not too bad really...not a problem for me at all and I'm a very impatient person.


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I am thinking about purchasing the DVP-CX995v. I purchased the 880 last year and returned it due to the explore was too slow. I loaded 150 disk and it took forever to find one.

The reviews said the 995v was faster. I have been waiting for some one to post info to find out if it is faster.


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A few things that don't make much sense. No data backup. Usually electronics that you input data in have some kind of battery backup. You can spend literally hours entering your data in and then if the power goes out in your house it's all gone. It would have been nice if Sony included a small internal battery backup.

I tested this aspect first thing. I loaded up a couple hundered DVDs into it and entered in the titles of the first couple disks. Before I entered more, I wanted to be sure I wouldn't lose them if the power went out.


I unplugged the unit for 10 seconds and my entered data was still saved.

I unplugged the unit for 30 minutes and my entered data was still saved.


Hopefully this means the data is being saved to flash memory or something that doesn't require constant power.

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This thing wants to load a disc no matter what. If you don't want to load a disc and you are just browsing through the navigator, the unit still has to load a disc. It would have been nice if there was an option to manual load and not always want to start playing a disc.

I noticed this too. There is an "Auto Play" setting that I have set to "OFF" but it still does it.

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The time it takes to search and load a disc is not an issue at all. I've seen people complain about this, but as impatient as I am, it does not bother me one bit.

I have no complaints about the speed either. It is about 100x faster then getting off the couch, walking to the shelves, finding the DVD I want, walking to the AV rack, and inserting a disk into my old player.
 

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I plugged mine into the UPS backup with my projector.That should hopefully save my info. that I enter, if power is off for at least 15 minutes.


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I would like to hear some thoughts on the HDMI ouput also. I hace a unused DVI port on my Pioneer Elite 630 and have been thinking about trying out a mega changer. Video ouput would be more important to me than anything else.


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Can any one answer

How long does it take to scroll through Dvd's once the are all loaded?

Are you able to load all data using a PS2 key board

I have an older Cx355 cd mega changer will it link up
 

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I bought one two days ago. Read my comments on that other thread. First, it plays DVD-RW very well. I make backups of my movies using a 4.7 gig disk and a compression program. About one in 8 fail to run properly by the Sony. But if I burn them to a DVD-RW, they work fine. My olde JVC DVD can read the compressed movies just fine.


I cannot get the Sony to read a DVD that has many MP3 songs on it. My older JVC DVD read them. I may try again with fewwer songs. It palys DIVX and CD mp3's fine.


The Load feature where it is supposed to read info on DVD's does not work well. It failed to read two store bought DVD movies. One it just read the cover, the other it totally missed. You can manually enter the data from the remote. I tried a keyboard, but it did not seem to work properly. Key strokes had a big lag or triple letters came out. I will test this again.


I hate this zoom. If you zoom a movie, the "zoom" icon stays on the screen. Anyone know if there is a button or something that removes the icon? Hitting display or clear drops the zoom back to 1 to 1.


I am not sure I am keeping this and Tweeter has a 30 day policy. BTW... I paid $339 at Tweeter.
 

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The folder button on the remote does not seem to work. Folder works fine on the face of the Sony. Anyone else have trouble.
 

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If you are scrolling through without images, it's very quick. Just a button push and the next screen appears. No waiting.


I entered all my data using a standard plain jane AT keyboard. It was a Dell. Some characters were doubled...but I finally got them all in.


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Can any one answer

How long does it take to scroll through Dvd's once the are all loaded?

Are you able to load all data using a PS2 key board

I have an older Cx355 cd mega changer will it link up
 

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Does your Folder Button work on the remote?

Did you try fiddling with the slider button on top? I think the manual says the folder button only works on the remote when the slider is set to "navigation".
 

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Hey Everyone,

Has anyone compared the HDMI output to Component?


Is it really worth buying the 995 over the 777es, just for the HDMI output??


I am not interested in the Disc Menu system, as I have the MX3000 and the DMX3000 software for disk control.




Appreciate any comments

Cheers

Steve

Steve,


In my opinion the picture looks better over the HDMI output, when compared to the component output. I have a Sony 55WF655 TV. It just seems sharper via HDMI. YMMV...


As far as comparisons to the 777es...well the ES does give more tweaks...gamma adjustment & such. If you want those then your choice is clear. Personally, I just put the picture mode on "Cinema 1" and I'm happy...Maybe, I'll be bold and try Cinema 2, or even Dynamic 1....maybe later...


Oh, one other thing. I don't find the 995 to be slow. If anything I'd rather see my disks handled in a slow gentle manner... Plus, it's great to have my DVD collection in one place.


Do wish there was a way to directly go to a disk number. I'm used to the Sony CD Changer and I can enter a disk number a go right to it. I have not seen this feature on the 995. I'll check the manual (again) maybe I missed it...
 

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Has anyone used the single-disc 975 and compared it with the 995 changer?


I'm interested in getting the PQ/SQ of the 975 with the convenience of a mega-changer.
 

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Owners, under what circumstances does the 995 "forget" your disc info when you take it out? For example, if I take out a disc and put it right back in without doing anything else, is that enough to erase the info? How about if I leave the door open and the machine on, and return the disc an hour or a day later? How about if I pull out several from around the carousel and put them back without closing the door? My theory is that you may only lose info if you close the door and maybe also if you spin the carousel to pull another disc. Can anyone confirm? EDIT: It looks like you have to press eject once you've queued up the slot to get any disc out - so if the eject button wipes the slot memory, that sucks. /EDIT


I just pulled the trigger and ordered mine from B&H (very good price, btw). Hopefully I'll have it by the weekend and I can confirm this myself.
 

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The remote that came with my 995 has no slider. Just a switch to go from TV to DVD. My remote is model #RM-ASP001. The Enter/Folder Button says Folder in Blue. Does it take a special "keypress" to get the blue Folder button to work?


As for forgetting title info. I did a few quick tests. If you just take the disk out and put it back, it will hold the inforamtion. But if you take it out and turn off the machine, it does a full rotation of all the slots before it shuts down and cancels info in empty slots.


It is not the door closing operation that maters. It's the process where the machine looks for DVD's in the slots that it deletes info in empty slots.
 
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