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WTB : Sony XL1B Changer
#1
Anyone have one of these that they've decided not to use?
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#2
How do you intend to use it? I saw what seemed like a lot of hope for these things but nobody every has talked much about them.

Russ...
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#3
I have been using one of these and it's great. Sorry I'm not selling it but I can give a bit of info on how I've "integrated" it with CQC.

There is a bit of software available that allows you to send command line params to the changer to perform actions like mounting a DVD, unmounting etc. So using the App Control with the correct parameter I can load a DVD slot into the player and fire up Zoom Player to play the movie.

It works really well 99% of the time. I've only had a couple of issues when the PC has lost comms with the changer and CQC doesn't know this, it's a fire and forget approach. The control method I use doesn't have any feedback to tell you when the DVD is loaded so CQC could think the DVD loaded when in fact it didn't.

Overall I'm very happy with it, if there was some way of getting feedback into CQC when an action is performed it would be perfect!
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#4
for my uses I wasn't yet planning on integrating with CQC. I just have a bunch of movies that I'd prefer to just keep in the changer instead of ripping.

I found em on e-bay for $300 or so but not ready to pay that much. at least not yet Smile
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#5
why not get the 777? That way you don't need a PC, although you can't upscale past 480p and it is a pretty dumb protocol device.
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#6
IVB Wrote:why not get the 777? That way you don't need a PC, although you can't upscale past 480p and it is a pretty dumb protocol device.
Use it in 480i and then use a scaler to upscale it.
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#7
IVB Wrote:why not get the 777? That way you don't need a PC, although you can't upscale past 480p and it is a pretty dumb protocol device.

But those are even more than the $300 + S&H that I don't want to spend on the XL1b Smile

Plus, how much are the scalers on top of that?


In any case, i think my short attention span has had the better of me Smile, this is now a kinda cool thing but more on the back burner while I work on integrated the SageTV HD extender into my system. now I just need a couple 1TB drives and ...
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#8
If it would play BlueRay i'd buy one in a heartbeat.
tia, Ron

My HT equipment I want to control by CQC (some day hopefully)
Yamaha CX-A5100, Dune HD pro 4k, Dune HD Pro 4k plus, ISY 994i, LG 86" 4k FP, and a projector in the future
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#9
There have been lots of discussions on AV Forums about installing a BD or HD drive in the XL1B in place of the standard one. Nobody has tried it as yet but someone got theirs working with another normal DVD drive.

I'm just waiting for one brave soul to try it and tell us it works, then I'm swapping the drive in mine!

I'll see if I can find the thread and post it here.

Found it, it's a long thread but there are bits about it in here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=935709
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#10
$300 + for the XL1B?!

I picked up mine for $99 with free shipping. Keep looking around for the sony changer ... im sure you can find one cheap.
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