Please excuse my ignorance here guys, but I am still not sold on the idea of why to buy a media server.
Is it to eliminate the need to have a computer as a server?
If that is the case, the idea of a media server would be best implemented if it was able to also rip the media to its internal drive (and/or external drives attached to it). Even if it were a proprietary codec for DVDs and BDs (to eliminate piracy), I would still be in.
Without the ripping capability, I don't see how owning one would be any more beneficial than an Oppo (and to a lesser extent, the PS3) with an external drive hooked up.
Review Bryston BDP-1. Fantastic device. Oppo will do the same basic function with flac files, but the Bryston is a keeper.
Post by The Mad Norseman on Sept 2, 2012 11:10:11 GMT -5
And a big "Thanks!" from the Mad Norseman to Mark too! Great photos, great inspiration, and it looks like a great time also! These new products have me re-thinking some of my plans now...and re-consideration is always a good thing.
(Hmmm,...might have to try and make this event next year...).
So we see that the xpa-100 and xpa-200 were at the show. Anybody have pics of the back of these?
Transport: Sony BDP 5100 Blu ray player spdif PC using Musiland Digital Times WASAPI via BNC connection - DAC: DC-1->XLR XPA-1 , RCA->Basx A-100 CD: Denon DCD 600 PCM 61 DAC. RCA Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD700 headphones. two pairs 12 guage each bi-wire speaker cables per monoblock Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE!!)
Other equipment: Asus Xonar essence ST Behringer UCA 202 Sennheiser HD600
What!?! Did you want to see the food I ate, too? We had more to do than just take pictures. We actually talked and socialized with people... and listened to music and watched movies. There's this thread, and two others with several pictures.
-Main Theater- Sony XBR-65930D Sony UBP-x800 Music Hall mmf-2.2 Emotiva XMC-1, XSP-1, XDA-2, ERC-3, XPR-2, XPA-5 Belkin PureAV Emotiva T1 (L/R), C2 (Center) Phase Technologies PC-1 (LS,RS), PC-Surr (LR,RR) SVS PC 20-39 Cisco ISB7500 Sony Vaio VPCF1 (HTPC) Harmony Ultimate