Sony DVP-NS78 - DVD Player With HDMI & 1080P Upscaling
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- Product Description: Sony DVP NS78H - DVD player
- Product Type: DVD player
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 43 cm x 20.6 cm x 4.3 cm
- Weight: 1.7 kg
- Media Type: CD-R, CD-RW, SVCD, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD, CD, Video CD, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL
- Media Format: PAL
- Upscaling: Yes
- Video D/A Converter: 12bit / 108MHz
- Audio D/A Converter: 16bit / 192kHz
- Remote Control: Remote control - infrared
- Sound Output Mode: Stereo
- Display Type: None.
- Form Factor: Tabletop
- Enclosure Colour: Black
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Top Customer Reviews
I run this through a Sony HDMI Cinema system with a HDMI switcher and with a Sony 40" LCD X series LCD TV . It was very easy and quick to set up . Looks Classy too ... I especially like how the little blue light comes on when your correctly running through the HDMI output . I was staggered at how impressive an upscaled DVD looks ... It upscales most standard DVD;s to 1080P . Star Wars Revenge of The Sith upscaled looks every bit as impressive as a true HD tranmission . This to me is a really good compromise before I make a decision between HD or Blu ray .. at the moment Id MUCH rather spend £70 on this than £500 for a Blu Ray player !!
Its completely revitalised my DVD collection ..
All I can say is very impressed indeed - in fact even my wife says she can tell the difference and she's half-blind and almost totally indifferent to new technologies! The best way I can describe the picture is like I'm looking through a window that has just been cleaned and everything is crystal clear (relative to how it was before anyway). I bought a HD-ready LCD TV just over two years ago but I do not yet have any HD service such as Sky or Virgin so it was great to be able to see what the TV is capable of - a Toshiba 32WL56P for anyone who is interested. Furthermore, I have now tested the player with my Infocus X1 projector (after a quick firmware upgrade) and oh, my god! Predator has never looked so graphic....or gory.
I'm really pleased by this purchase. I feel I've got great value for money. I haven't been able to programme it for region-free yet but I think my One4All is playing up so I need to take that up with One4All support.
However, whether region-free or region 2 only I still think I've got a bargain. If you have a TV that's HD-ready but no HD service you might want to consider buying one of these to get an idea of your TV's potential.
By the way, this is the first time I have felt compelled to review any purchase in my life - that's probably the best indication of how impressed I am.
Slim, stylish and well laid out, this is a classy looking machine although there is a little hint of similar Philips machines about the reflective front fascia. Unlike some reviewers here I like the look and feel of the remote, it will also control the basics on many makes of TV.
With a good HDMI cable this DVD player delivers superb upscaled DVD quality to my HD LCD TV. This has a dramatic effect on recent DVD releases but also (surprisingly for me) old BBC DVDs such as Blakes 7!
This player I understand is multiregion capable. That does not mean that it is Multiregion already when you buy it from Amazon, it means that should be possible to make it multiregion by entering a code with a remote control such as a One For All remote. Please do take note of this as 'multiregion capable' could be misleading.
There are some misleading reviews of this DVD player and it must be noted that as with any other upscaling DVD player, this DVD player will not upscale through Scart - as this type of connection is not HD compatible. Upscaling is a process that mathematically matches the pixel count of the output of a standard definition signal (i.e. DVD - SDTV) to to the physical pixel count on an HDTV. I'm pretty sure that through Scart the DVD player will be pretty bog standard but the picture on my HDTV upscaled and through a decent HDMI cable looks great. It does not in fact make a standard resolution source HD as some reviewers are suggesting.
When it comes to DIVX i have no comparison except that i was very impressed. It's not as smooth as watching a DVD but that's quite simply due to compression and it will output DD 5.1 if the source material was recorded with the Dolby Digital track. It is true that the aspect ratios are often wrong but can be easily corrected by changing the aspect ratio on the tv.
In fairness the startup is pretty slow but this doesn't bother me. I've never in that much of a rush to watch a DVD. The set up screens are pretty archaic looking but again, how often do you have to look at those. This is my second Sony DVD player and I just buy the self-service remote from multi-region.co.uk which does the job.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Still going strong in 2016 for the few DVDs I've not ripped to stream via Plex.Published 4 months ago by Mr. S. Colam
Great machine great picture quality from standard DVD. Be aware not multi regional but can be changed.Published on 1 Feb. 2009 by Keith
Very nice item. Easy to use and install. Super quality and produces excellent results with a good TV. Well worth the money. Read morePublished on 20 Nov. 2008 by Richie
Highly recommended for anyone wanting a uncomplicated great quality DVD Player. The up scaling is extremely good, and it is already Multi-Region. Read morePublished on 18 Sept. 2008 by Charles O'brien
Just to add two points to the reviews on this DVD. It is an excellent DVD for the price but:
It comes with four instruction booklets, none of them are in English. Read more
This piece of technology is a slim, unobtrusive addition to your TV stand that will truly transform your DVD collection. Read morePublished on 1 July 2008 by LondonMark
I sold my xbox 360 HD player as soon as i heard that HD had lost the format war, no big deal for me as i only had a couple of HD films anyway, i now needed a decent player to hook... Read morePublished on 30 Mar. 2008 by Bookloving Boo
My sister bought me this item for christmas to go with my new 1080p samsunsg 40" LCD, and I must say I was surprised at the level of improvement over my previous toshiba... Read morePublished on 27 Jan. 2008 by N. ZADOK