Multiple DVD Players

Is there a way to hook up multiple DVD players to a TV or preamp? Like half a dozen?

My Samsung TV has only two video inputs. My Harman Kardon Citation 25 preamp has two "VCR" inputs and two "A/V" inputs. This should give me the ability to hook up 4 DVD players but what if I want more? Or am I wrong?

Maybe this is simply answered but I want to make sure I don't misunderstand something or goof it up. Besides, it very well could help others who are new at this stuff.

Why 6 DVD players? Well, this is for retirement. I'm planning ahead.

I want to load up 6 vintage TV shows on DVD's and change them out once a week or so, not every time I want to watch something different.



Would you care to hazard a guess soix???????

Maybe to play my DVD's??????

Why do people feel compelled to say anything when it's not constructive or other  peoples wants and desires don't meets their standards?

I put all my DVDs on my network server and can both find and watch any dvd at any time. That said, I’ve recently moved into watching non English dramas and movies and no longer think to watch old DVDs.

I hope that this is taken as a constructive alternative. This has the added advantage of storing years of family videos and 75K+ images on redundant drives that are then backed up to a second network server. The servers were an early retirement project.

Just buy two 5-Disc DVD changers. Waste of money to buy six DVD players! You did know that DVD changers have been available for ages?

I do appreciate the constructive and civil posts from both of you.

Maybe after retirement I too will have my own servers and such. Right now though I will continue to work almost 60 hours a week so that I  will have a nice retirement.  It doesn't leave a lot of spare time for such projects. Fortunately I enjoy my job and like going to work.


 No, I wasn't aware of DVD changers,  will look into those. Like I said, I am a very busy person so it's almost impossible to keep up on such things. I have made it a point recently to make more time for hobbies though,  that's why I  joined Audiogon. 99% of the people on here are polite, informative and helpful.  I  do appreciate it. 

sony makes dvd changers which play as many as 400 dvds (you can find 'em for less that $200 on ebay)--all the other mass market manufacturers (pioneer, onlyo, etc.) have changers that will play 5-6 discs, also available really cheaply.

Like @toddsyr and a few others here I also still play DVDs, and CDs, too. I have a fantastic local library system that has an extensive DVD collection, including content that isn't available on streaming. A combo CD/DVD player doesn't have to take much space in your rack.

Wow. Six DVD players, VCR inputs?

It's like watching "Back to the Future".

I believe the reason you can't find a solution is because the world has moved on and there is no profit to be made in outdated technology.


To be clear, when I said I had a "fantastic local library system," I meant a public library, where discs can be borrowed for free. That's a great resource for me and good reason to keep a disc player in my system. 

Reading comprehension is important Tony. More than one solution has been offered.

Cleeds, I knew what you meant. Your post was very clear. Another thing to consider too, try and take a server to a friend's house to watch a movie or listen to music.


try and take a server to a friend's house to watch a movie or listen to music.

it takes seconds to download a movie from the server to a small USB drive, and any TV worth watching allows you to stream from a USB drive.

What's wrong with playing Dvd's, and owning a DVD player? I don't get some people....I have over a thousand Dvd/bluray/4k movies.... 


There is nothing wrong with your desire to play multiple DVDs.  Yes, as some have suggested, DVD changers may be perfect solution for you.

We service aging audio/video gear and see lots of CD/DVD players in the shop.  Keep in mind that these devices have a finite life span.  The laser ages and gets weaker, and the "sled" develops some play in it.  This combination makes it more difficult for read those tiny little pits on the physical media.

Its kinda like trying to hit the little target in the urinal with a weaker stream that you can't hold as steady as you used to.

Good luck with your retirement.  My average work week was 75 hours.  I get the leasure time thing.  Enjoy.