Sony BDP-CX7000ES Blu-ray Disc Changer


So you say $1500 is too much for 100 blu-rays integrated with your HTPC? How about 400 discs for a mere $1900? This thing is absolutely massive so definitely would be more ideal for a closet or rack than for your living room, but still impressive. Now if only you could connect it to your HTPC.



Blu-ray players have been criticized for taking too long to load discs, and while this Sony is far from the slowest, it isn’t exactly speedy. Power-up took 47 seconds in regular mode and 30 seconds in the Quick Start mode. After I pressed Play, it took 25 seconds for CDs, 35 seconds for DVDs, and 45 seconds for most Blu-ray Discs to start playing. The changer mechanism is much quieter than in Sony’s previous models; I was never distracted by any motor or fan sounds during use.