Sony Dvp-ns76h

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  1. zAndy1

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    Simple answer, yes! I would be very surprised if you don't notice an improvement, in terms of PQ I haven't really seen much better off DVD and I've had some dvd players in my time!
     
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    OK final question, honest!

    What cable have you got hooked up, i was thinking of going down the converter and HDMI->HDMI cable route to ease later av equipment purchases (that may come with hdmi cables..)

    http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/749/vivanco-prowire-hdmi-socket-to-dvi-d-plug/display.html

    and

    http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/816/avo-super-pearl-hdmi-interconnect-2m/display.html

    Would this kind of solution be comparable to a single DVI->HDMI cable set up?
     
  3. shaolin101

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    Hi, I understand that this accepts divx - does anyone know if it also takes mpeg4/.avi files burned as a data disc?
     
  4. bazofio

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    can someone please tell me if the hdmi output gives audio to the tv?
     
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    zAndy1 have you sorted out the region hack yet, if not i might be able to pop across on saturday as i only live in Brigg.
     
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    Yes it does.
     
  7. zAndy1

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    No I haven't sorted out the region hack, would appreciate it if you could pop in sometime, no rush mate, when you're in this neck of the woods will do. Lots going on in Barton this week so you could maybe make a day of it on Saturday, it's the 25th anniversary of the Humber Bridge opening (as I'm sure you know) so there's loads going on here, bearing that in mind it would have to be early on Saturday if that's ok?

    Cheers,
    Andy.
     
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    Some quick questions before I take the plunge!

    1. Does the excellent-sounding player pass blacker-than-black via the HDMI and component connections? My old Panasonic DVD-S75 does via component (which I can tell by using the THX Optimizer at the start of the Star Wars DVDs - the far three left boxes show distinct gradations which are otherwise just black if blacker-than-black isn't being passed from the player).

    2. What are the zoom options. Are they by ratio, e.g. 2.25:1 or by factor 2x, 3x etc. Can you easily zoom out the bars on a cinemascope movie for example?

    Cheers.
     
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    This thread is excellent, and has pretty much persuaded me to swoop on this player now (recently got a new LCD telly, and want to go down the upscaling route).
     
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    Can you come to Wigan?

    Joking.

    How much is that remote?
     
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    Been looking at these HMI dvd players for a while - this has not had 1 bad review so i've just ordered mine.:thumbsup:
     
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    I checked a couple of online places for this yesterday, and they were out of stock. No big deal, and I'm fully prepared to wait a couple of weeks or whatever.

    Can anyone recommend somewhere to buy it? They have it in stock at Play (I think), but I would assume it isn't multi-region from them.
     
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    Will this player upscale to 1080i via component?

    Is there an easy way to region-hack this player - if not where would someone recommend I buy from?
     
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    Just got one of these players and hooked it up via HDMI to my Sony 50".

    Picture is great on Revenge of the Sith.

    But having problems with Divx files as they are all being shown as non-anamorphic.

    Can anyone shed some light on this or have I just found a major fault in this player?
     
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    I might be wrong but I think it's 576p only from the component output.
     
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    Hello guys. I have a Sony Plasma screen FWD-42v1. I was wondering if I will be able to connect the dvd player in this screen using the HDMI output with a DVI adapter. The problem is that I think that my plasma screen is not compatible with HDCP. Thank you.
     
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    I have been waiting for two weeks reading the threads and at the end decided to give this player a try, arrived today. For me it's too good and too bad.

    You have probably read this thread so you know what is good.

    The bad is just with divx subtitles (the thing I was afraid of :mad: )
    1- It doesn't support idx/sub subtitles (all current players do), I have a lot of these movies with idx/sub.
    2- Most divx movies that I have, have two subtitles named this way: file.avi, file.eng.srt (Eng subtitles file) and file.de.srt (de subtitle file). Most players that I have tried do support this naming, Sony doesn't. It has to be file.avi and file.srt.
    3- Text subtitles are too small.

    Mediatek based players seem to be the best choice for divx playback / options.
     
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    I have just found the button on my Panasonic 32LXD60 remote that displays what signal it is receiving.
    With the Sony set to 720p it indicates 720p, with it set to 1080i it indicates 1080i, so good so far.
    However, with the Sony set to auto or 576/480 it indicates 1080i.
    Does anyone else experience this?


    Maybe this is why I could not see any difference between the settings.
     
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    I am pretty confident in saying that this player cannot display an anamorphic Divx as anamorphic on a widescreen TV.

    I have now connected the player, to my TV, via RGB scart :rolleyes:
    If I play an anamorphic Divx via the scart I can set my TV to "Smart" mode and it will almost make the picture anamorphically correct. It still isn't right though.

    When playing a Divx of Ultraviolet on my Philips DVP5900 the picture is correct and fills the screen in Smart mode (it's 1.85:1), on the Sony, there is still black bars top and bottom of the screen. Plus you have to put up with RGB rather than upscaled. If you go to HDMI the picture is upscaled but is not anamorphic.

    I will also like to point out that the player does not have a memory disc position for Divx.
    So if you have four files on a DVD-R and then stop the playback and turn off. On start up it will take you right back to the beginning of the first data track. :thumbsdow

    I'll be sticking to my Philips 5900 for Divx, Xvid, Mpeg playback as it does it perfectly.:thumbsup:
    If it only had memory resume it would be perfect.:rolleyes:
     
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    Can anyone comment on whether this Sony player is better than the Samsung HD860? All I want it for is playing dvds to my Samsung LCD via HDMI.
    Many thanks for any direction on this.
     
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    Follow up to my post.

    I have contacted Sony Technical Department and thay have confirmed that my findings are an issue with this player.
    They are going to look into a possible firmware fix (I'm on version 1.02, with your player off press 1,2,3 power on, using your remote, and the firmware version will come up on your TV).

    They said they will phone me back ASAP.
    I'll keep you all informed.
     
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    Hi,

    Forgive my stupidity here (please don't flame me as in other posts!!!) but what's the great attraction with Divx files?
    Sure, I know that everyone:rolleyes: downloads new movies from the net to watch, but what's wrong with converting the divx file to DVD complient format?
    Then you can have chapters and seeking and memory resume. Oh and the PQ's better too!!!

    Sorry, but I've never watched Divx movies on any DVD player & guess I never will!
     
  25. Racquel Darrian

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    It takes ages to convert (possibly hours).
    You lose picture quality.
    When I used to convert (using Nero Ultra) I would lose 5.1 sound.
    It takes seconds to drop a Dvix to a DVD-RW and away you go.

    Just tried a MPEG movie file in my player and it doesn't see it at all.
     
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    I'm seriously tempted by this player, don't use divx so not an issue.
    Anyone using this on a sanyo Z3?
     
  27. spudgun01

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    Yep, can't argue with the amount of time it takes to convert!
    hmm, losing image quality & using Nero ultra - don't use it !! I use VirtualDubMod, TMEPGExpress3 & AC3machine forthe MPEG/AC3 Encoding & DVDLabPro to convert to DVD complient format.

    But, that's me - maybe I should try viewing Divx files directly :D - do you just burn them to a CD-RW or DVD-RW?

    Sorry getting off topic!!!!
     
  28. Racquel Darrian

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    Burn the files as a DATA disc, put into machine, press play will take you to root directory (on the Sony this is), enter on root, choose Divx file.
     
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    Does this player play .mov files?

    also, if you stuck a HD trailer say onto a dvd, would this thing play it HD? or would it not recognise it because its so high resolution?
     
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    It won't play Divx HD I tried so I think any type of HD would not work.
     

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