Sony DVP-N730PS any good for Panasonic W6 plasma?

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Uzey

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I am soon to buy a Panasonic TH-42PW6 plasma screen and would like a good budget PAL and NTSC progressive DVD player to go with it.
Is the Sony DVP-NS730PS (130 GBP from Techtronics) a good choice or are there better out there for similar money?

Thanks in advance.
 

daveb975

Well-known Member
Uzey,

Should be a good choice.

I have recently bought a PWD6, and am about to move from a Sony 900 to 930 DVD to gain PAL progressive scan.

Internally, the 730 is a very similar machine to the 930, apart from support for SACD.

The only reason I paid more for the 930 was I wanted a black player (the 730 is silver only)

May also be worth checking out the HK players, and the Yamaha 540, which also get good comments on here.
 

gingerone

Well-known Member
Dave how do you rate the picture on the 930? Is the motion smooth in pal and ntsc progressive?
 

KraGorn

Novice Member
Originally posted by Uzey
(130 GBP from Techtronics)
You may want to reconsider that after doing a search on here about that company. ;)
 
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Uzey

Guest
well..... I suspected that they may not be the company that they advertise themselves to be because they have failed to contact me by email about enquiries I have made about spending 3000 GBP + with them.........
They're not in Currys league are they?
 

daveb975

Well-known Member
gingerone - I pick up the 930 today, so Iwill let you know about PQ tomorrow!

Uzey - You should be able to pick up a 730 for this price from several places - my local Sony Centre has it for £130.
 

daveb975

Well-known Member
gingerone - initial impressions of the 930 are good. I tried quite a few DVDs last night on prog scan, and can confirm that the motion is smooth, and the prog scan introduces no lip sync problems.

I have only tried PAL discs so far, and have not had a chance to play around with the PQ settings.

As I suspected, PAL prog scan does not yield a 'night and day' difference over interlaced, and therefore the 930 only represents a slight improvement over my outgoing Sony 900. Still worth the outlay, though.

What player are you running at the moment?
 

gingerone

Well-known Member
Ì'm running a jvc xv-n5 at the mo, which I doubt is as good as the sony 900 so I should see more of a difference if I upgrade than you did.
 
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Uzey

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I currently have a Sony 28" widescreen and a Tosh 220e DVD player. Can a Panny PWD6 42" and Sony 730 be any clearer than I see now? If so then it will be the best 3k GBP that I will ever spend!!!!!
 

gingerone

Well-known Member
The point is you cannot get a cinematic experience from a 28" tv.
I daresay the picture you get at the moment is very good.
It all depends whether or not you want a bigger more cinematic picture or not.
 

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