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Post 1 made on Tuesday March 14, 2006 at 10:48
tes918
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I am looking for some input on DVD management. Forget Kalaidescope!! I have approx. 500 DVDs on a shelf and a single disc player Sony DVP NS900V. Looking to make this situation more manageable. What do you all think. Thanks Tom
Post 2 made on Tuesday March 14, 2006 at 14:19
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xperinet... only way to go

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Post 3 made on Tuesday March 14, 2006 at 14:53
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Here we go again :o)
Post 4 made on Thursday March 16, 2006 at 21:45
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This is free software and recieved great reviews but I cant speak to its functionality and form. Let me know if you try it and what you think. Good luck

http://mymovies.name/
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed with the things you didn't do than by the things you did… Explore. Dream. Discover" Mark Twain, 1879
Post 5 made on Friday March 17, 2006 at 07:48
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I would suggest Control 4. ( http://www.control4.com )
Get the Home Theater Controller and upgrade your Sony single disc to a DVPCX777ES and hook it up with serial and you have a really nice interface for DVD Management. The DVD only hold 400 though. If you really want to go above 400, and you can spend the money, get the Media Controller and do 2 of the DVD Changers. It's going to put you in the $3000 price range, but I don't know of a cheaper solution that does anything close. You could do it with the MX3000 and 2 DVD changers with some added software, but for a few hundred dollars more, the control 4 setup will give you a TON more. It also has A/V control and home automation control. You can build out on the system. It's pretty sweet. For what you are doing, I would look into the Control 4.
My 2 cents.
Post 6 made on Friday March 17, 2006 at 15:51
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Another cheaper solution is the sony DVP-777es with DVDLobby. Haven't used it personally but have heard of good results.
Post 7 made on Friday March 17, 2006 at 16:17
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On March 14, 2006 at 10:48, tes918 said...
I am looking for some input on DVD management.
Forget Kalaidescope!! I have approx. 500 DVDs
on a shelf and a single disc player Sony DVP NS900V.
Looking to make this situation more manageable.
What do you all think. Thanks Tom

Whats your budget and how easy do you want it be?

If you just want an affordable way to access your DVD's but arent interested in forking out more than 1k you can purchase the Sony dvp-cx985v/995 or the new one that has an hdmi out and upconverts for around 350-400 dollars. Pair this up with a Pronto TSU-3000 and do some programming with cover art accessing the dvd slot.

In this configuration you have form and function at about 500-600 bucks! If you want more than 400 discs you can add another changer and still be under 1k.

Heres some tools you will need if you decide to go this route.......To get your cover art and organize your collection: www.intervocative.com
Download the DVD profiler and if you research a little more you can find Lowpro's configuration in the pronto section on this site and use his template to save you a lot of time!

Heres the steps to access the discs with a macro: Stop, Display, Enter, Disc #, Enter, Display. I dont even place any delays in my macro and it works flawlessly as long as your wife doesnt walk in front of you when your controlling the system! Give us some feedback on what you decided on and how its working for you. Good luck!
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed with the things you didn't do than by the things you did… Explore. Dream. Discover" Mark Twain, 1879
Post 8 made on Monday March 20, 2006 at 13:21
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On March 14, 2006 at 10:48, tes918 said...
I am looking for some input on DVD management.
Forget Kalaidescope!! I have approx. 500 DVDs
on a shelf and a single disc player Sony DVP NS900V.
Looking to make this situation more manageable.
What do you all think. Thanks Tom

I've responded to your duplicate post on this here. Good luck in finding a solution that is right for you. There is nothing better than having your DVD collection automated. You won't regret making the move. If you end up buying a couple Sony 400-disc DVD changers the boxes they come in are a great place to store all those empty DVD cases you will have. I've got 4 of those boxes filled to the brim with empty DVD cases. :-) The Sony DVP-CX985V models are the ones I have. I recommend them for one simple fact. When stopping a disc where it states it can resume from that given point the disc will not start playing automatically when powering off, then powering back on the changer. It just sits at the place you stopped the disc at. All other Sony 400-disc DVD changers start playing the last disc you were watching when the unit powers on no matter what. Better yet, the Sony DVP-CX985V while not available in retail are still widely available online for around $250 on average. Great value there. I have 4 of them myself. Not as much as a hiccup with any of them and the picture quality in my opinion is very good.

Last edited by Lowpro on March 20, 2006 16:03.
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Post 9 made on Monday March 20, 2006 at 13:42
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On March 17, 2006 at 16:17, DIRTE said...
... as long as your wife doesn't walk in front of you ...

I had to laugh just thinking about how many times this has happened to me!
Al
Post 10 made on Monday March 20, 2006 at 17:13
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On March 17, 2006 at 16:17, DIRTE said...
... as long as your wife doesn't walk in front of you ...

The Philips (RFX6000) RF Extender sounds like just what the doctor ordered. Takes the wife factor out completely. :-)
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Post 11 made on Tuesday March 21, 2006 at 09:54
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On March 20, 2006 at 13:21, Lowpro said...
If you end up buying a couple
Sony 400-disc DVD changers the boxes they come
in are a great place to store all those empty
DVD cases you will have. I've got 4 of those
boxes filled to the brim with empty DVD cases.

LP -

Shame there aren't hobbyists in the world that collect empty DVD cases. I don't have the heart to throw mine out but would gladly give them away (excluding shipping costs, of course). :-)
OR
Maybe I could make some extra cash by authoring a book entitled "1001 ways to use empty DVD cases".

Nah! :-p

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Post 12 made on Tuesday March 21, 2006 at 14:44
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Well I don't yet have 500 DVD collection. But this is how I fixed my DVD management problem. I also take my remote with me to DVD sales to ensure I do not buy duplicate movies when I go to a 3 for $20 sale and go crazy buying DVD's LOL.

E-Mail Bracken (BBB) and get more info.

[Link: triplebsoftware.com]

[Link: remotecentral.com]

You can get two or three or ??? Sony 400 disk DVD changers and the URC MX-3000 remote and add the DMX-3000 software to have full control along with two ways to preview your collection. The remote screen itself and the on line DVD profiler program. I have spoken with one other person with this set up and he has a Pioneer 301 disk changer and two Sony 400 disk DVD changers. The remote seamlessly accesses all movies on all changers. He also swears by this setup just as I do. It takes less than 5 minutes to update your collection with any new movies you may purchase and want to add to the DVD changers and remote.

Get the software for testing and programming the MX-3000 remote at...

[Link: universalremote.com]

Then Bracken or I could send you our .rcc file if you like. Open it in the MX-3000 software emulator to see what it looks like and how the remote will function when done.

I love this set up and bought the MX-3000 remote to allow me to use this DVD management software (DMX-3000). The remote turned out to be even better than I was expecting once I was able to dedicate the time to program my remote to work just how I liked.

Ken


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