Sony has sold stackers in the past.
They had a 300 disc DVD stacker 3 years ago, it was $900; add 100 more discs and the name Blu ray and the price jumps by $1,000. I also remember the Sony VAIO XL1 digital living system which included a 200disc DVD stacker. This bombed.
There's nothing novel about disc changers, of courseâ€”they've been around for years, starting with carousel-style CD changers, then moving on to the DVD variety.
Set to be launched in August, the BDP-CX7000ES has an Ethernet port and access to content archives, for downloading song and movie titles, director and actor information.
The device will also includes 1080p up scaling for standard DVD video is supported, as is on-board decoding for lossless audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. The BDP-CX7000ES also comes with an RS-232 connection and an IR input for home automation systems.
This is one piece of hard that I personally believe is totally unnecessary. Let's move into the future with the free distribution of ripping software that lets consumers copy a disc to storage device or a recorder similar to what Panasonic and Pioneer do.
And let's put that software on an embedded chip inside a TV so that content can be downloaded to a 1TB SDX card that fits into a slot on the TV. Due next year the 1TB SDX cards are expected to cost around $299.
I would also like to see upscale and Blu ray player capability built into the TV. Toshiba who originally delivered the HD DVD format has bitten the bullet and is very close to delivering a TV similar to what I am suggesting. Let's hope others get the message.