Looking at the internal pics (hi res - found on the internet) I see:
A PC motherboard - which must be fairly old, as it appears to have a parallel port, and PS2 keyboard and mouse ports.
There also seems to be a SATA connection to the DVD drive, and some kind of device plugged into a USB port.
It does look like a 'mish mash' of parts - and seems awfully expensive by all accounts.
I presume it probably runs some form of embedded Linux.
In essence it's a computer player, with a lot of functionality removed.
This review I find is quite distasteful. Its clearly flawed in some areas of build quality and for every penny of your precious 5 grand it should be flawless. If there was a build quality issue with a sub 2k player it would get knocked down. I would be interested to see how many mugs by this piece of kit
Sounds like it has quite a few issues but still gets 5 stars and it costs £5,000, surely there are better sub £2,000 players around?
"But, for those who have large CD collections, and don’t particularly want to load them all onto a hard drive, the Parasound Halo CD1 still makes a great deal of sense."
Not on your lolly at £5,000!
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A great amp with some notable musical skills, but it loses a star compared with its better-performing, better-specified rivals
Another admirable and attractive soundbar from LG, pipped to that fifth star by fierce competition
The large screen and punchy picture are highly attractive for this price, but you’ll have to forego the smart features and Full HD resolution
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