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Cheap & Cheerful Method Of Watching DVD's
on 31 December 2016
This is the Sony DVP-SR760 DVD Player – a simple device that allows you to play back DVD’s. While it’s a simple concept, the market is flooded with countless DVD players from countless manufactures so how do you pick which one is right for you?
Well firstly this player is very compact (just less than thirty centimetres wide) so it’s ideal for anywhere that space is limited or where you don’t want an eyesore. As well as DVD discs it can also play back from USB devices such as flash drives which can be plugged into the front of the unit as well as compact discs containing JPEGS or music files. It is more versatile than pervious DVD players that I’ve seen at this price range as it plays back CD-R/RW, DVD+RW/+R/+R DL, DVD-RW/-R/-R DL, JPEG, MP3, MPEG-4WMA, AAC, Linear PCM & Xvid (my previous Bush player would not recognise XVID file types) so it should be able to cope with most things you throw at it.
The device is easy to set up (plug in the power and a HDMI cable) and you’re running. It’s also easy to use and I doubt anyone would have any difficulty in working out how to play a DVD. Straight-out of the box the playback of movies is very good and the unscaling works well. However if you enter the custom menu, you can edit the default settings to make picture and sound quality even better (as you can select setting specific to your television).
A nice feature also is that is remembers the last point watched in your six previous discs. This means you don’t have to sit through the splash up screens and menus then try and navigate to where you last watched should you need to stop during a movie.
I haven’t had the chance to try the USB function for playback. Going by other reviews here it is not the best – if playing back through a flash drive is important to you then I’d recommend investigating further and reading other reviews. Personally my library is predominately DVD’s anyway so it wasn’t as factor I considered when buying.
I’ve never been a fan of Blu-Ray feeling that the slighter superior picture quality did not compensate for the higher cost of the players as well as the movies themselves as well as the smaller catalogue of films. I have gone through a number of DVD players in the past, all of them cheap and all of them did not last for various reasons. However the build quality and performance of this Sony seems superior in almost every way. It does what it’s designed to do well and it does it for a low asking price. There are cheaper DVD players on the market however for a little more you can get something that gives you a lot in return.