As mentioned in another thread, I gave up and was extremely frustrated ripping using the BOT-1 connected to the BDP-2...I hooked up the BOT to my PC, way faster rips, SQ sounds great.and cover art!
you say you hooked the BOT up to your PC: you mean you use it now as an ordinary external drive? Not through MM Backup but with a dedicated app on your PC? More like the regular drive already there? Or did you find a trick for MM to read your drive attached to the PC?
For that would be the real answer and solution to the current design. As a ripper the BOT won't work right now for me, too many mistakes, too slow (caused by my BDP1 surely, but Timpani also quotes very long times, too unpractical, having to walk over to the BDP all the time, instead of being near your library/office setup, and reading over the network).
With my current limited experience so far, i feel the BOT is coolest and most functional as a cd player (all controls work effortless), that can be remotely controlled through the MM software. The fact that it plays from memory should be an added plus, but i can't really vouch for that, because the BDP1 has too little memory, causing the Cd drive to read al the time. Which, as a negative side effect compared to the BCD1, makes a lot of noise. A bit like R2D2 is standing in the room ;0)
All in all, i havent decided yet. A cool addition, for which Bryston deserves many credits. But, with a lot of aspects to consider. Taking the price (certainly over here) into account, that won't be an easy decision, let alone moneymaker.
Back to another rip!