My beloved CD/DVD player (a five-disc carousel model) conked out last night after eight years of faithful service. I'd like to get one with much the same functionality to replace it, but apparently things have changed drastically in the home video market since 2003. Who knew? Help me figure out what kind of machine I need to buy. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay
on Feb 28, 2011 -
CD player in my car stopped working (everything else works tape and radio) and when I asked from the dealer I was quoted around $400 to repair it. Since it's not worthwhile spending $400 for a repair I thought of getting an aftermarket player. [more inside]
posted by WizKid
on Aug 28, 2008 -
5-disk console CD player has eaten my disks and won't spit 'em out. How can I retrieve them, and can the machine be made to work as a manually opened/closed unit? [more inside]
posted by Scram
on Oct 30, 2007 -
Can you recommend a well-designed MP3 CD player? The Sony one I have now is lacking in so many ways and I'd like to replace it. [more inside]
posted by smackfu
on Oct 14, 2006 -
Can a CD damage a player? I'm not talking about a really dirty or greasy CD, but an OK-looking used CD with a scratch or some dirt I didn't notice? I hate to put used CDs in my car player (the last one broke during the first play of a good-looking used CD, but it may have just worn out), but don't know if I'm being careful or just nuts.
posted by EllenC
on Aug 20, 2006 -
i innocently inserted a CD Laser-Lens Cleaner
-type thing into the slot-loading CD player of my '99.5 VW Jetta. It was playing ~60% of CDs inserted into it, but now plays 0%. Is there a remedy, or is iPod my only hope?
posted by brock
on Oct 3, 2005 -
I'm looking to rip my 300 CDs on to my computer in preparation for an portable audio player. What is the best quality compressed format for music? I'm thinking MP3, as its universal - but as far as I can see there are different types of MP3 driver/convertor formats. Help me through the minefield!
(As a bonus question, what's considered the ultimate 20gig(ish) MP3 player at the moment?)
posted by wibbler
on Sep 19, 2005 -
I want to mount "rack ears" on a consumer CD player and install it into a standard 19" equipment rack. Do people sell aftermarket rack ears? Where do you get them?
posted by Mars Saxman
on Apr 29, 2004 -