Progressive Scan DVD and Multi-channel SACD Player
Today's SACD format has been widely accepted by the audiophile community for its superb sonic qualities. Sony's DVP-S9000ES broke new ground by providing excellent video quality along with impressive SACD audio and was the first video product to carry the ES name. While the DVP-S9000ES player served us well over the years its great performance, it lacked the ability to playback the newer multi-channel SACD releases. Since then, Sony has introduced the DVP-NS900V that fills the gap by providing much of the same video performance and adjustments of the DVP-S9000ES with full multi-channel SACD playback capabilities. Although this new machine does not sport the ES badge, the sonic quality of the DVP-NS900V is excellent, with video performance very similar to that of the DVP-S9000ES.
The rear panel of the DVP-NS900V has two sets of two-channel outputs and a set of 5.1 outputs for the decoded SACD, DTS or Dolby Digital data. Both optical (toslink) and coaxial digital outputs are provided. The component video output format is configurable (interlaced, progressive, or selectable) with the 3-position switch on the rear of the unit. A pair of composite and s-video outputs are provided. Keeping up with the majority of Sony A/V products, an S-Link jack is also included. The power cord is not detachable on this unit.
The slim remote is well designed with a quick access toggle switch right below the backlit text display. Using this switch, the user can quickly change the Subtitle and Angle settings as well as control the Block Noise Reduction (BNR), Time/Text, A-B Looping, Repeat Play and other modes. The same jog wheel and menu selection features found on the front panel of the unit are also included on the remote. The three most commonly used buttons (Play, Pause and Stop) glow in the dark for easy access while watching movies in the dark. The bottom part of the remote slides down to reveal a complete set of television controls for Sony televisions. The ergonomics of the remote were impressive and well thought out.
Full 3:2 reverse telecine is performed by the DVP-NS900V with the final processed video running through an Analog Devices ADV7196 DAC. This DAC features full 12-bit video converted at 54MHz. The interlaced video goes through an Analog Devices ADV7190 video encoder, which uses six 10-bit video DACs for the composite, s-video and interlaced component outputs. The DVP-NS900V has built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoders. Since Dolby Labs requires bass management and time delay settings for all 5.1 decoders, the user has full control of speaker size (small or large) and time delays. The multi-channel SACD decoder (CXD2752R) is responsible for the 5.1 SACD processing. Performance was exceptionally good in all categories making this DVD/SACD player a winner.
have many choices when looking for a new DVD player. What sets players apart from
one another is the build quality, features and performance differences. The Sony
DVP-NS900V is built very well and offers both multi-channel SACD as well as built-in
Dolby Digital and DTS decoders. The audio and video performance of this player
is exceptional and worked flawlessly with all the media we used with it. The overall
performance of this unit along with the recent price decrease makes it highly
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Progressive Scan DVD and Multi-Channel SACD Player
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