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@Mayfair Boy what took so long for someone to mention all the DEAD albums done in HDCD? I think Jerry had a hand in someway in developing it at Pacific whatever Co. who invented HDCD-then I think Microsoft bought them out and killed it.

I have all of them and a Harmon-Kardon HDCD  5 disc changer to play them on- what does anyone think is the best way to use the HDCD changer— analog out to an amp or toslink out to amp or a DAC(if through the DAC probably defeats purpose of HDCD DAC on the changer-correct?) I do it all 3  ways and can’t really sense a DECERNABLE  difference. That ancient H-K HDCD changer still lights up for HDCD and the drawer still opens easily etc-never needed to refirbish it.

BTY I also have I think one of the very first HDCD discs DALLAS some classical pieces by symphony from Texas and Dick Hyman doing I think Ellington  can’t remember exactly will have to dig them out from my dust bag bins of(CD SACD DVD-A) history.

Several of you mentioned NeilYoung’s HDCD  not playing or playing poorly the only SACD(NOT HDCD) that never played for me was one of his ??HARVEST again will have to go dig that out from one of those bins.

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I just want to inform you that I have had my HP laptop into service at retailer. They conclude that the optical disk in the HP laptop  HP15BW021N0 are not able to read audio  compact discs coded in HDCD format. 

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6 hours ago, ArveS said:

I just want to inform you that I have had my HP laptop into service at retailer. They conclude that the optical disk in the HP laptop  HP15BW021N0 are not able to read audio  compact discs coded in HDCD format. 

On 2/2/2021 at 1:51 PM, rando said:

a) Your optical drive is either incapable of reading disc, has a bad driver, or is itself faulty.

b) Sign of a bad PSU

c) ???

 

 

Option A it was.  Had a hunch parts number would reveal that.  Mysteries like this can be maddening.  Glad you found some resolution. 

 

If you like I can point you in the right direction to find all other HP drives suggested as working in that laptop.

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Better yet is using an external (USB) optical drive with good vibration dampening. 

 

No internal laptop drive is going to provide the same level of quality and noise reduction as a good external one.  Which is a different topic than investigating odd behaviors.    

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