questionswhere can i get a blu-ray 5-disc changer or…

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Not that I can find. I'm honestly not sure if such a thing exists yet. Maybe the demand's just not there?

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It's definitely a demand thing thing. No one's demanding it, so making one wouldn't be beneficial. Sometimes with DVD's you needed multiple discs to watch a movie, and definitely to watch a series. That's where the changers were so beneficial. With blu-rays you can fit way more onto one disc, so the need for loading up an entire series for a days worth of laziness isn't needed as much. While there still are shows/movies that are on multiple discs, there just aren't as many.

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The need for a multiple disk player has been done away with media streamers like the Roku just by ripping your movies into a readable format. My favoriate is the MKV.

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Few people own 5 or less movies, so there's little benefit to most. I can't imagine wanting one. I have over 60 blu-rays and I haven't even been buying much more than what's on sale.

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I was wondering the same myself a while ago. There are a few blu-ray movies we watch regularly with our son, and being able to just leave them in all the time would be nice.

I'm sure you've noticed there are some out there that are in the ~200 disc capacity range, but that isn't what you're asking for. It is interesting though that there don't seem to be any 5-disc blu-ray players, when one considers how very common 5-disc DVD players were. That said, I have on occasion seen the prices for the 200 disc blu-ray players fall into an almost-sane range.

I think one thing that a lot of people are overlooking for the utility of a changer is not the "laziness" bit that is mentioned, but also disc longevity. If you have children, who naturally find clever new ways to mangle optical discs, you understand why this is worthwhile.

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Unfortunately one of the reasons why the mega changers are so expensive is because Sony discontinued the ones they used to make. I was incredibly lucky and found a deal a couple years ago and got one of their 400 disc blu-ray changers for about $400. It even has Gracenote and loads actor, director and cover art from the internet. Now I am wishing I had bought 2 back then.

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As other people have said it's probably not cost-effective for a company to invest in making a multi-disc blu-ray player.

Also, you are looking for what is known as a carousel player, as opposed to a cartridge player. It might come in handy to have the "technical"? name in case some company decides to make these.

The only thing I can think of is building/purchasing a Media Center PC with a bd-rom. Rip their entire library over the weekend, show them the steps to ripping new movies and let them have at it.

It will end up being much less expensive than one of those Sony changers and only require 1-2 extra hard drives each year (depending on how many films they purchase).

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Blurays take too long to load so cycling through your discs would talk longer then just going to the player and putting a new one in. The old 5 disc DVD players were primarily for CD changing so you can listen to multiple CDs without changing them out. It was also known that the single dvd players were always better at playing the dvds for picture quality etc.

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There are very few Blu Ray Changers out there and they are large capacity. This would be great to hold a large library and I would buy one if it wasn't so damn expensive.

I disagree that the need for a simple 5 disk Blu Ray changer is not there. It would be very nice. Here are a few reasons:

•• Having multi disk sets of TV shows or movies (they are more than one Blu Ray disk)
•• You don't know how to rip Blu-Ray disks to another format (why would you need to anyway if 1 disk was all you needed?)
•• There are still plenty of DVDs and CDs out there to play in your Blu Ray player which would benefit even more from a multi-disk player.
•• Having a Blu Ray changer could save you money by not having to buy a separate changer for your other media formats.