HD Player - Sony

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    I was looking at my CD storage unit the other day and thought blimey it is making the room look messy.

    I was thinking about the options of storing everything on to an MP3 players and connecting this to my AMP when I fancied playing something, but then I came across the Sony HAR LS500 CD player with built in HD. Sounds like the perfect solution for me!

    Is it any good and are there any other alternatives systems to the Sony around?

    I do not need any CD R facility.
     
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    The only problem with that is the fact that you will suffer a huge quality loss due to compression invloved in converting.

    If that's not an issue I believe the Sony is good at what it does.
     
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    Also, the Yamaha 1300 has the same bulit in hard drive but records without compression, so you won't lose any quality. It is more expensive though.
     
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    I need to check, but I think I read that there were two forms of storing the information.....something about Linear PCM x 12 and Atrac recording - I was led to believe that Atrac was their compression method, but the other was a non compression method, perhaps!?
     
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    No answer to you new question but I can confirm that the Yamaha CDRHD1300 is the dog's danglies for storing and editing Music. With 42 albums on mine I'm down to 87 odd hours left on the drive. Considering its CDR based underpinning, it sounds pretty good as well. Good enough to do whilst my Audio Note is revalved anyway.
     
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    The sony does offer uncompressed option but the cdrhd1300 is a much better product now it's about in some places for £450 if you plan to use this option. Considering how heavily compressed the sony makes things it isn't too bad and 1250 hours!!!
    Depends on your needs but my personal choice would definately be the yamaha!
     
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    Thanks for the advice.

    Are we likely to see any more of these HD players out in the coming months? It seems to me to be an ideal storage solution....bearing in mind how trendy 'HD' are these days I am surprised I couldn't find more choice.
     
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    most of them seem to be being announced at the higher end.
    I believe more items like yamahas higher model that wirelessly transmits audio are expected soon but noone seems to be mentioning any models like the two mentioned above!
     
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    RS do a hercules MP3 encoder/server a cheap cheerful option, or a PC????
     
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    Thanks for that....thinking of going down the IRiver road at the mo...looks like it may meet my needs!:smashin:
     

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