Sony DVP-CX860 DVD Player

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  • Secrets To A Happy CX860 Experience

    Feb 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge capacity, quality build, great price second-hand.
    Cons: No Progressive Scan, clumsy onboard navigation.

    Summary: With Sony's recent introduction of its new 400-disc DVD changer, expect to see a flood of these "older" 301 disc units on the secondary market (i.e. Ebay) It was a pretty extravagant toy at its $600 list price a couple of years ago; now, expect to snap ... read more

  • Not worth it then, not worth it now.

    Jul 14, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good capacity, looks cool.
    Cons: Worthless interface, persnickety playback, useless instruction manual.

    Summary: Everyday use of this thing is annoying. My experience with this player completely mirrors that of many others'; the "disc explorer" takes too much time to use and maintain and the controls are counterintuitive. The manual is useless. The autoplay ... read more

  • Secrets To A Happy CX860 Experience

    Jan 2, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge capacity, quality build, great price second-hand.
    Cons: No Progressive Scan, clumsy onboard navigation.

    Summary: With Sony's recent introduction of its new 400-disc DVD changer, expect to see a flood of these "older" 301 disc units on the secondary market (i.e. Ebay) It was a pretty extravagant toy at its $600 list price a couple of years ago; now, expect to snap ... read more

  • Waiting for the next generation of something better.

    Sep 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very good audio video quality, many options when playing a disc.
    Cons: Automation is non existent, non-intuitive user interface.

    Summary: After reading the only other review on this product, I felt compelled to agree. I purchased this unit in hopes of automating my DVD disc collection, after I have so eloquently done so with my Sony CD changers. Not so much luck on this product. It does ... read more

  • Not bad for the money

    Mar 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A lot of player.. for $289
    Cons: Not a perfect product, but not a $600.00 one either

    Summary: After reviewing the DVP-CX860 here and other places, I came to the conclusion I made a mistake with my purchase (reading review after I ordered). Anyhow, the unit came in and overall, it's not a bad unit. It will auto play when turned on, but I've ... read more

  • Stay away - there must be something better

    Mar 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 301 Disk capacity, good audio/video quality
    Cons: Not ready for prime time

    Summary: I purchased this unit a little of a year ago. I mainly wanted a DVD/CD changer and I have had good experience with Sony products. This unit as well as all of the other 8xx changers are not ready for prime time. Issues: 1) Slow response time. The ... read more

  • Sony Comes Close, But Falls Short.

    Jan 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice,convenient system. Good player quality.
    Cons: Poor user interface requires some getting used to.

    Summary: When I began to research the Sony DVD changer I was quite excited. I am an avid DVD collector and the amount of jewel cases that I had was piling up. Not only did it take up a huge amount of space, but finding a movie you wanted to watch took entirely ... read more

  • Great device for those who are not in a hurry..

    Nov 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Tonal Qualities
    Cons: User Interface is Annoying

    Summary: The bottom line is that your buying a unit like this because you want to store all your CD's. I have had mine for one year and Im listening to stuff that I forgot I had. This is priceless to me!! The sound quality is really good; or at least way better ... read more

  • Absolutely Retarded!

    Oct 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It seemed like a great idea.
    Cons: It's faster and easier to organize your discs without this product.

    Summary: This is one of the most unusable consumer electronic devices ever released. Here is a partial list of design defects: 1. The carousel mechanism often spins aimlessly back-and-forth for no apparent reason. And when it gets this lost, it totally ... read more

  • Great for a 300+1 Changer at this price!

    Oct 18, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Size for a 300+1 player, Good Sound and Picture, Outputs, Good Price!
    Cons: User interface, but I dont know anyone who uses this feature anyways!!!

    Summary: I have had this player for several months now, and I have 3 friends who have had this player for between 7-4 months. It's not perfect, but it is great at what it was designed to do! I think sometimes our expectations are a bit unrealistic. The average ... read more

  • Sony DVP-CX860 301-Disc DVD/CD Changer

    Aug 23, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Holds 300 discs.
    Cons: Does not play CD-R. Slow to start up.

    Summary: If only things worked as well as even confusingly written manual instructs, it would be an improvement. "This function not currently available" appears all too frequently when trying to select a disk, start a shuffle, or perform some other common ... read more

  • Good Idea - Lousy Execution

    Aug 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 300 disk capacity for CD and DVD
    Cons: User interface is a baffling quagmire

    Summary: Once again I am left wondering about yet another product: "Don't they have people TRY these things and comment on them before they release them?!?" Perhaps Sony is just too big and important to bother with such trivia. It reminds me of the abject ... read more

  • HUGE disappointment from Sony!

    Jul 31, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small size
    Cons: Complicated, annoying and just plain poorly designed!

    Summary: Well, i just bought (4 days ago) one of these very nice looking Sony DVP-CX860 301-Disc DVD/CD Changers, and I will be returning it this weekend! Why you might ask? Well here's my rundown on this machine.... THE GOOD -The player's ... read more

  • Not a quality sony product.

    Jul 17, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Disc flip,Display dimmer.
    Cons: Takes to long titleing discs,The way the player performs, Picture quality!!

    Summary: I purchased the dvpcx860 2 weeks ago, to daisy chain with s video and digital sound to my onkyo dvm-,301. My opinion on the sony changer is'nt the best, it seems to me that almost evrey reveiwer has had the same complaint about powering on the unit and ... read more

  • Worst Problems Fixed

    Jul 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small size, fast disk access
    Cons: No daisy chaining, no CD-R playback

    Summary: Everybody likes the size, cosmetics and picture. Usability could be better but there are easy workarounds. There are exhaustive descriptions about three problems that caused some reviewers to return the unit or keep it begrudgingly. Iíll avoid the ... read more

  • What Were They Thinking?

    Apr 5, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Idea
    Cons: The Execution

    Summary: I have never been moved to write a product review until after bearing through the last several days between purchasing and returning the Sony DVP-CX860D DVD/CD changer. I was in love with the idea of one machine that would store both my music and video ... read more

  • Disappointed

    Feb 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, can automatically flip a disc, good DVD functions
    Cons: Can't play CD-R, limited ability to organize discs, initial set up can take hours

    Summary: This is the first Sony product that I have ever been truly disappointed in - and I've purchased lots of their products. It made me wonder if they did any testing with consumers before releasing this product. It is a fine DVD player, but not so good for ... read more

  • Mmmm don't know if I would buy it again.

    Aug 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Holds 300 cd's/dvd's and the extra EZ Play slot
    Cons: Buggy and poorly built

    Summary: Got it, unpacked it, loaded discs 1 - 1xx with cd's and backward from 300 with DVD's. Got RSI from inputting DVD titles, could not be bothered to do CD titles. I had upgraded from a 200 disc Sony CD Player and our favorite feature was being ... read more

  • This is really bad!!

    Jun 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small size, good sound and picture quality, great place to store 300 DVD/CDs
    Cons: slow, at times carousel will move aimlessly, very poor functional design

    Summary: Every time you turn this unit on it will auto play the last DVD played. Now this may not sound lake a major deal, but imagine every time you sit down to watch one of the 300 movies loaded into the unit or a movie rental and have to wait at least half a ... read more

  • Great changer in a tight package.

    Jun 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Smaller than other lesser capacity changers
    Cons: Disc navigator can be sluggish

    Summary: First off, the best feature of this changer its physical profile. The thing is much smaller than what you would expect a changer of this capacity to be. The reason is the center mount drive. Most changers have the laser pickup, etc., in one of the ... read more

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