Sony 725D. Has anybody had any luck viewing CD-R VCD's on this machine?

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  1. GETanner

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    Hi all,

    I know the Sony 725D is not suppossed to be able to read CD-R's and indeed mine fails to recognise a VCD burnt onto a standard CD-R but has anybody had any success in get it it read CD-R's?

    My question was prompted by comments I overheard regarding the "Black" CD-R's. The common view held was that these are best suited for Video.

    I do not have aready source of such discs so I was wondering if anybody has tried these "Black" CD-R's in their 725D player and had any success? I understand that these have a different reflective property to silver/light blue CD-R's and wondered if this could help the laser in the 725D read the information.

    My knowledge of laser wavelengths and CD-R reflective properties can be written on the back of a postage stamp so please excuse me if the question has an obvious answer.

    Regards,

    Guy
     
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    Hey GETanner

    Not had any experience with the machine, but a quick check on a very useful site vcdhelp reveals that your player should be ok with CDRW. This could be an alternative. You can source CDRW pretty cheap nowadays.

    Cheers

    Laurel
     
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    People have reported success using 'Princo' brand CDRs on players not normally capable of reading CDR. Alternatively copy the CDRs to a CDRW - these do work on the 725.

    Gav
     
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    i have the mentioned player, and got princo cd-r vcd's to work....mind you, its a waste of a £500 player if you use it for VCD's!!

    As the quality to so bad, you find yourself turning it off after 10 mins!!
     
  5. GETanner

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    Never thought of trying CD-RW's, will give it a try.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Guy
     
  6. GETanner

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    Thanks for the link Laurel and the tip regarding Cd-RW's. I have a few kicking around and will try them out today.

    Regards,

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    Oh the player does get a healthy run out with DVD's but my better half is complaining of back ache while watching the US editions of Buffy on the PC.

    She complains that I've wasted £500 quid on a player that CAN'T play VCD's while her brother has a 90 quid player that does.

    Anyway, I will first try out the CD-RW tip from the other replies, and if there is no success there will try to source some princo cd-r's.

    Regards,

    Guy
     
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    To all that replied.

    A very big thank you.

    The player indeed does work with the CD-RW's I've encoded so that's a few more brownie points I can put towards the REL Storm I want, but as yet have not managed to convince she who must be obeyed that we really do need one.

    And it's not the sort of the thing I can hide very well.

    Thanks again,

    Guy
     
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    Put a cloth on it and it's a coffee table. ;)

    Or tell her it's a power supply to be able to play the VCD's.

    :D

    Laurel
     
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    Good idea but she will USE it as a coffee table. Split drinks, flower pots (came home one day and found spider plants drapped over the front of my 604's) and other such crap.

    I wish I thought of that one earlier. She's already experienced US Buffy on the TV now. I could say the player has developed a power fault but it seems women (or maybe it's just my woman) do have an acute awareness of all things electrical when you try and pull a fast one.

    May grow a backbone one weekend and just buy the sub and suffer months of "shopping trips" to make it equal :confused:

    Fairer sex?, I don't think so. ;)

    Guy
     
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    Seven years ago, knowing that such a thing would never be agreed, I went out and bought a 29" Sony Tv on impulse. My wife is one of those (as most are) who wants a portable tv in the corner etc...

    Let me tell you, I have not been allowed to forget it ever since. Still got the Tv though and it's cool.

    S
     

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