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Sony DVP-NS355 Multi-region DVD Player

by Sony
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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  • This DVD player has been modified to provide multi-region playback
  • To playback Region 1 discs will require an NTSC capable Television
  • Slim entry DVD player
  • DVD video, DVD-RW/+RW, DVD-R/+R, SVCD, VCD, CD playback
  • MP3 and JPEG Playback with easy to use contents browser
  • JPEG playback
  • 12Bit/54MHz video DAC
  • DTS Digital Output
  • Composite video, coaxial digital output
  • SCART cable not included
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Region Two Playback Only

Blu-ray players and DVD players sold by Amazon.co.uk play UK (Region Two) Blu-ray discs and DVDs only. Discs from other regions will not play on these products.


Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.6 Kg
  • Item model number: DVPNS355MR
  • ASIN: B000244ZS2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 April 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54,613 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Sony's new sleek and slender DVP-NS355 DVD player features built-in MP3 decoding, DVD-R/DVD-RW and DVD+R/DVD+RW (video mode) playback. With Sony's Precision Cinema Progressive and new Precision Drive3 systems, you'll get a picture that is more faithful to the source, video or film, and virtually free of errors that warped discs can produce. High-quality image playback is facilitated using a 12bit/54Mhz Video; while SCART and composite video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television.

A 192 kHz 24-bit digital-to-analogue audio converter ensures optimum decoding of all disc formats. A Dolby DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signal can be routed through the player's optical digital-audio output for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver. If you don't have a surround receiver or six-channel speaker setup, you can still make every movie night the ultimate experience: Sony's TV Virtual Surround (with four surround modes) simulates surround sound through two speakers (even the stereo speakers on your TV).

Playback options include quick set-up, disc resume, DVD/CD Text, custom parental control memory, Advanced Smooth Scan and Smooth Slow Modes, instant replay and instant search. Supplied accessories include a remote control that operates the DVD player and many brands of television and a standard A/V cable. Please note that a SCART cable is NOT included.

Box Contains

  • DVD player
  • Instruction manual
  • AV cable
  • Remote control and batteries
  • SCART cable NOT included
  • 3x DVD titles Monsters Inc, Godzilla, Chocolat


  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Multi-region compatibility. 29 July 2004
    Format:Electronics
    I think the reason most people are having problems is that whilst the dvd is multi-region it outputs NTSC & some television can't handle it. My old dvd player and a lot of other dvd players convert NTSC to pal, therefore the tv can display it correctly. On my television it would only work via scart 1 as scart 2 would not cope with ntsc (as is the case on some televisions). So if you want this dvd player I recommend you check your Tv can handle NTSC. I think this is the reason why their are mixed reports as to multi-region working & why their older dvd players may have been ok.
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    31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars V.Good, excellent price, so easy to use 19 Jan 2005
    By P. PAGE
    Format:Electronics
    Brought this a couple of weeks ago for my 84yr old Grandmother as she was after some video tape boxsets which i found were cheaper to buy on dvd boxsets (??) (on Amazon), so i suggested it would be just as cheap to buy a dvd player and she agreed but i was a bit worried she would not be able to operate it, as she is still confused as to how to change the clock & timer on her central heating boiler control after about 7 yrs of me showing her but i was pleasantly suprised, after only about 2 hours of repeatedly showing her the basic's (a few bang head on wall moments) turn on, select tv channel, open dvd tray, put dvd in, press play and stop she seems to have mastered it, so next step is menu control and track skip.
    The unit is what you can expect of Sony, good quality, sturdy, easy to use and good looking. Only bad points were not available in black & quite wide when compared to how slimline it is (couple of inches wider than a VCR), also wish the manufacturers would include scart leads in the box.
    Very good value, even better now as 20% off (typical that 20% is knocked off a few days after i brought it), as searching through the other electrical dealers it was around the 75 mark and that was not for multi region, also found a company that could make it a multiregion player for around 50. So you are saving around 75 with Amazon's multiregion offering.
    Picture quality good and reasonable sound quality but you need a digital amp if you want 5.1/6.1/7.1 surround sound as only has stereo & optical outputs on the unit.
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    48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. 28 May 2004
    Format:Electronics|Verified Purchase
    I read most of the reviews for the Toshiba SD330 m/r player which I was tempted to buy, but in the end I opted for the Sony for 10 more. The setup is simple and takes no more than 5 minutes. It comes with an A/V cable but no scart lead, although there is a scart socket at the back. The picture quality is very good, and the sound can be changed through a number of Virtual Surround Sound settings (for those like me without a home cinema package). The sound and the subtitles can be changed using the remote very easily during playback without any disruption the picture. Other buttons on the remote include picture navigation, zoom, angle, and scene replay.
    For 80 with free delivery I would definitely recommend this.
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    74 of 76 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars It's a SONY! 27 Nov 2004
    Format:Electronics
    This DVD player is just superb. I bought it because it can play a DVD from any country - very handy if you travel to the USA for your holidays.
    The machine detects region 1 NTSC instantly, with no difference in the picture quality. It is easy to operate with a well laid out remote.
    DVD +/- RW/R all play great. JPEG phot discs - no problem!
    I don't think you can go wrong with this SONY player.
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    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A simple bargin 14 Jun 2004
    By A Customer
    Format:Electronics|Verified Purchase
    Very happy with this product. It was set up within minutes of getting it out of the box, and for the price, it is a solid, sleek looking piece of equipment that I would expect to pay much more for.
    Picture quality is fantastic, and aside from playing my DVD's I can view my KODAK photo CD's (other brands also seem to work fine).
    Negative points - The remote control can (apparently) be programmed to control your T.V, although this didn't work for my AIWA even though it said it should. Also, after the "Welcome" message appears/disappears after turning the device on, there is no visual indication that the device is STILL on. No LED, nothing. The impatient will likely spend a few minutes in confusion turning it on and off repeatedly.
    No Scart lead included.
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD Player 10 April 2005
    By A Customer
    Format:Electronics|Verified Purchase
    I have been desperate for an technically excellent & good priced DVD player and after much hunting, finally found this DVD player....SONY DVP-NS355 Multi-region DVD Player - I was specially looking for a multi region player to play all the various regions DVDs I have.
    And then I got this from Amazon. The slim line design makes it look fabulous and it plays all the DVDs fantastically irrespective of the regions, with no changes to be made to the player! Connected via a scart to the TV, it also gets connected to external speakers to give you a perfect home theatre effect.
    I highly recommend this product to the DVD player maniacs!!!
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    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A safe buy .... 29 Jun 2004
    By Small Scale VINE VOICE
    Format:Electronics
    This review only requires a few words.
    A quality product that, for the price, does everything you require of a solid entry-level player. "No frills" does not mean "no features". Compared to my other DVD (a Pioneer home cinema system that cost a ridiculous GBP 600 three years ago), this Sony unit blows away the Pioneer for picture quality, colour depth, and definition. Sony continues the quality theme, with a good product for a give-away price. Your money is safe.
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    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars no need to worry 22 Jun 2004
    By A Customer
    Format:Electronics|Verified Purchase
    I ordered this item after many weeks of research and was very worried it would not work. however all the worry was not needed. It arrived on the tuesday after being ordered on the sunday night. It was easy to set up (even for techno-phobe like me) The recorder is much sleeker looking than my previous player.The picture sharp and sound perfect. I bought it to play region 1 dvds which it does perfectly. It is also excellent value I can't imagine a more expensive model doing any better.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    2.0 out of 5 stars Sony DVP-NS355 Multi-region ?!
    At first when purchased this player thought have struck gold. Nice cheap sony DVDplayer Multiregion aswell being sony thought would be quility. Read more
    Published on 25 Sep 2005 by Mr. A. S. Wardell
    1.0 out of 5 stars Multi-region playback not reliable
    I did notice that my Region 1 discs were played back in black and white after I connected my DVD player to my TV (which is a new model and NTSC-enabled). Read more
    Published on 15 May 2005
    5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job
    Needed a cheap but quality dvd player and got one for 50 - Plays all my dvds which my earlier one did not
    Published on 13 May 2005
    5.0 out of 5 stars Sony DVP - NS355 Multi -region DVD Player
    This Dvd player is excellent value for money, so much so, that i am seriously concidering purchasing another one in the near future. Read more
    Published on 1 May 2005 by "tazzie8"
    4.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to set up and use
    Feels like a quality product. Lots of information/instructions, but most only needed for advanced stuff. Unpack, plug up, fit the (supplied! Read more
    Published on 22 April 2005
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD Player
    This player is simple to set up and use. It played all of my region one discs (my TV is NTSC capable) and DVD+RW discs from my DVD Recorder. Read more
    Published on 5 April 2005 by Mr G. Bell
    4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable
    I bought my DVD player after my previous player, a Daewoo, broke down after only 18 months. In the end I bought my Sony from a High Street shop so I can't comment on the... Read more
    Published on 3 April 2005 by Francisco
    5.0 out of 5 stars the name counts and costs
    While NTSC circuitry and regional DVD coding pose no obstacle these days, the model lacks very latest top Sony features like HDD and DVD-Audio compatibility. Read more
    Published on 3 April 2005 by vladimir yelbaev
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent basic DVD player
    This is a very good basic multi-region DVD player. The picture and sound quality are both very good and I have had no problems with it at all. Read more
    Published on 29 Mar 2005 by John E. Davidson
    5.0 out of 5 stars great player excellent value for money
    This Sony player certainly lives up to expectations and some!Offers great features, but above all great sound and picture quality. Read more
    Published on 27 Mar 2005 by BOSA NOVA
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