CD players are they still worth buying now theres other media

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shado

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I believe the future for CD Players are those like Naim who can play CDs and burn them of onto their internal hardrive so that you can stream the tracks when plugged into your relevant wifi. I think Brennan started this and it is a great idea.

Once Cyrus cottons on then order will be restored. Not everyone wants a PC or Apple to control their Hifi but a CD Player that can stream at a higher bitrate than its CD counterpart is onto a winner.

Now for aesthetics, a glass coffee table would be agreeable in most Living Rooms. I have a Wharfedale Diamond system shaped into a Diamond on a stand comprising of A CD/Tuner system/2 speakers. It sounds pants but it looks the business. Come on you buggars, lose the inhibition and embrace the esoteric of the 1980's (graphic equalisers anyone!!)
 
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shado:

I believe the future for CD Players are those like Naim who can play CDs and burn them of onto their internal hardrive so that you can stream the tracks when plugged into your relevant wifi. I think Brennan started this and it is a great idea.

Once Cyrus cottons on then order will be restored. Not everyone wants a PC or Apple to control their Hifi but a CD Player that can stream at a higher bitrate than its CD counterpart is onto a winner.

Now for aesthetics, a glass coffee table would be agreeable in most Living Rooms. I have a Wharfedale Diamond system shaped into a Diamond on a stand comprising of A CD/Tuner system/2 speakers. It sounds pants but it looks the business. Come on you buggars, lose the inhibition and embrace the esoteric of the 1980's (graphic equalisers anyone!!)

Yamaha had the CDR-HD1500 out a few years back. It was probably ahead of it's time. I can't understand why they haven't got an up to date version in their range.

http://www.superfi.co.uk/index.cfm/page/moreinfo.cfm/product_id/2292
 

bluebrazil

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i play most of my stored music via my laptop and usb dac, the only exceptions being if im going to sleep listening to music when my computer is off or i have no need to have my pc on. apart from what i listen to on spotify tho i still buy most of my media in cd format then rip to the hard drive. this being the case im sure that cd is far from dead.
 

Dalesman

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At the moment,it is a choice.Digital cameras are everywhere but the purists still use film for higher quality.However,in the near future digital media is going to be a real threat to all physical forms of media be it books,magazines,newspapers,cds/dvds.They will all but disappear,IMHO.

BTW, the best selling product on amazon is the Kindle with 1556 reviews averaging 4.5/5.
 

SteveR750

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Dalesman:
At the moment,it is a choice.Digital cameras are everywhere but the purists still use film for higher quality.However,in the near future digital media is going to be a real threat to all physical forms of media be it books,newspapers,cds/dvds.They will all but disappear,IMHO.

Maybe, though there are enough around to realise that an ipad or worse a kindle just looks, well silly! I much prefer to struggle and fight the pages of a broadsheet at stupid oclock in the morning cramped into a tiny seat on the 06:30 SN Brussels bus tha faff about with one of those new fangled things.....
 

DavieCee

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Dalesman:

At the moment,it is a choice.Digital cameras are everywhere but the purists still use film for higher quality.However,in the near future digital media is going to be a real threat to all physical forms of media be it books,magazines,newspapers,cds/dvds.They will all but disappear,IMHO.

BTW, the best selling product on amazon is the Kindle with 1556 reviews averaging 4.5/5.

Medium or large format film may still have an edge in certain applications but 35mm film has been surpassed with the current top end DSLRs. Purists and professionals may well be different creatures. Compact cameras, meh. I still haven't found one (under £300 at least) that matches a DSLR or film. Just for clarity
 

dibdab

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dibdab:I defintely won't be buying another cd player when mine dies, I very much like the idea of going down the streaming route, it will be nice to have all my music on a nas with streamers in every room.

If this was a gardening forum would that be a strimmer in every room...

Oh absolutely
 

SteveR750

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DavieCee:Dalesman:
At the moment,it is a choice.Digital cameras are everywhere but the purists still use film for higher quality.However,in the near future digital media is going to be a real threat to all physical forms of media be it books,magazines,newspapers,cds/dvds.They will all but disappear,IMHO.

BTW, the best selling product on amazon is the Kindle with 1556 reviews averaging 4.5/5.

Medium or large format film may still have an edge in certain applications but 35mm film has been surpassed with the current top end DSLRs. Purists and professionals may well be different creatures. Compact cameras, meh. I still haven't found one (under £300 at least) that matches a DSLR or film. Just for clarity


+1 Don't think there are many pro snappers using film anymore, at least not many whose livelihood depends upon it, simplay takes too long and costs too much.
 

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SteveR750:DavieCee:Dalesman:
At the moment,it is a choice.Digital cameras are everywhere but the purists still use film for higher quality.However,in the near future digital media is going to be a real threat to all physical forms of media be it books,magazines,newspapers,cds/dvds.They will all but disappear,IMHO.

BTW, the best selling product on amazon is the Kindle with 1556 reviews averaging 4.5/5.

Medium or large format film may still have an edge in certain applications but 35mm film has been surpassed with the current top end DSLRs. Purists and professionals may well be different creatures. Compact cameras, meh. I still haven't found one (under £300 at least) that matches a DSLR or film. Just for clarity


+1 Don't think there are many pro snappers using film anymore, at least not many whose livelihood depends upon it, simplay takes too long and costs too much.

Here's a few that still use film, i would say they fall into the "pro-snapper" category.

Jack Dykinga, Landscapes.

Sacha Dean Biyan, fashion.

Nevada Weir, nature.

Richard Murai, heritage.

David Bailey, fashion.

This is a quote from David Bailey, "Digital's like socialism - it flattens everything out and makes everything the same."

Funnily enough it does the same with music.

And were back on track....
 
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The main change in thinking that has to accompany cd player purchase thinking is that now they have to be viewed more as consumables, i.e. with very little resale value in a few years time. I've already noticed over the last 12-18 months that second-hand prices for high-end players have been falling/it's been difficult to sell them at all. I've sold a couple of cd player for ~1/3 to 1/2 of their new price in previous years. In future I think you'll be looking at <1/4 of the new price on resale and huge amounts of competition, e.g. how many of the customers buying a rega dac will also end up selling a planet/saturn/etc?

None of this means cd players are a bad purchase - I love mine. Just that you have to think future re-sale will become more difficult.
 

SteveR750

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shooter69:SteveR750:DavieCee:Dalesman:
At the moment,it is a choice.Digital cameras are everywhere but the purists still use film for higher quality.However,in the near future digital media is going to be a real threat to all physical forms of media be it books,magazines,newspapers,cds/dvds.They will all but disappear,IMHO.

BTW, the best selling product on amazon is the Kindle with 1556 reviews averaging 4.5/5.

Medium or large format film may still have an edge in certain applications but 35mm film has been surpassed with the current top end DSLRs. Purists and professionals may well be different creatures. Compact cameras, meh. I still haven't found one (under £300 at least) that matches a DSLR or film. Just for clarity


+1 Don't think there are many pro snappers using film anymore, at least not many whose livelihood depends upon it, simplay takes too long and costs too much.

Here's a few that still use film, i would say they fall into the "pro-snapper" category.Jack Dykinga, Landscapes.Sacha Dean Biyan, fashion.Nevada Weir, nature.Richard Murai, heritage.David Bailey, fashion.This is a quote from David Bailey, "Digital's like socialism - it flattens everything out and makes everything the same."Funnily enough it does the same with music.And were back on track....

Yep!
 

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