Sony's Prototype 400-Disc Blu-ray Mega Changer Spied in Dark Corner

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Last year at CEDIA, Sony made a splash with a refrigerator-sized Blu-ray home server with 200-disc changer. This year it's nowhere to be seen, but in its place, Sony is showing a 400-disc changer of a more sensible size. The company isn't saying much, except that it's coming in 2009, it's going to be BD-Live capable, and that it will have RS-232C controls for the home-theater hardcores. Great! Now all you need are 400 Blu-ray discs worth owning. (It will hold DVDs and CDs, too, of course, but why waste it?)

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DISCUSSION

I have a Sony 200 CD changer which appears to be of the same design. It's the most unreliable machine I have ever had.

It jams frequently and has broken several CDs as it jams during loading then spins the carousel looking for the next disc. It got to the point that I removed all the screws from the cover so it could be taken off quickly.

Given the price of Blu-ray discs I hope they've fixed that little problem.