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Sony DVP-N730PS any good for Panasonic W6 plasma?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Uzey, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. 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.
     
  2. daveb975

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    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.
     
  3. gingerone

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    Dave how do you rate the picture on the 930? Is the motion smooth in pal and ntsc progressive?
     
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    You may want to reconsider that after doing a search on here about that company. ;)
     
  5. Uzey

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  7. gingerone

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    Cheers Dave I've got a pa20 so I'm eager to hear.
     
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    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?
     
  9. gingerone

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    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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    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!!!!!
     
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    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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