I'm definitely interested in just replacing the disc drive as I'm guessing a lot of these players aren't going to work well, after seeing how they were made. I googled the lens though a BPX 7, but didn't find any hits. You just grabbed it on ebay?
I wonder how the guy behind GeerFab Audio gained approval for this device.
@MikeyFresh always comments on this new-fangled digital stuff much more eloquently that I do.I wonder how the guy behind GeerFab Audio gained approval for this device.
On one hand, this would seem to be a clear admission by both the record labels and hardware manufacturers such as Sony that ripping SACD is a thing, and has been since 2011.
If the resulting DSD now liberated from it's optical disc media is playable via many (most?) USB DACs, then why would it be necessary or required to prohibit DSD output over SPDIF?
Further, in stifling DSD over anything but the actual SACD optical disc media, didn't that stunt overall market acceptance and limit sales of DSD downloads unnecessarily, simply to satisfy the stupid accountants and lawyers at the major record labels who were hanging on to an ideal that had long since passed when viewed from the lens of reality?
This D.BOB box allows yet another way for music enthusiasts to enjoy DSD, which would benefit both the artists and the record labels as well.
The "universal" disc players that have been able to output DSD over the copy protected (HDCP) HDMI interface for years now are sonically inferior in that regard, and very few high quality DACs even have HDMI inputs. This new break out box allows one to use such a disc player with a DSD compatible DAC over an SPDIF interface.
Somewhat of a miracle at this late date in my opinion, I applaud the dude behind GeerFab Audio for jumping through the no doubt myriad hoops required to make this a reality.
Either will work to the best of my knowledge, though it was unclear to me when I repaired the S7200 except for the assurance from the seller of the BPX-10 replacement part that it was the most current production and completely interchangeable/compatible with a variety of Sony models, including the most recent S6500 and S6700 too if memory serves.Hello, many many thanks for this very informative thread. I just bought a BDP-S4100 from ebay, works and rips fine.
Is it possible to know which Sony drive model to buy for this machine, to replace when actual drive will fail ? BDX-10 or BDX-7 or another one ? Thank you
It very likely is not, I'm pretty sure it was tested and found to be incompatible, however you can confirm that yourself if you like by putting the ARMinfo script onto a USB flash drive and just insert it into your Blu-ray player.I have a Sony blue ray player(UBP-X700) that is not on the list,but is SACD compatible. Is this unit viable for ripping?