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Sony DVP-NS930 vs Yamaha DVDS540

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Tempest, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Tempest

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    Just wondered if anyone would care to comment about these two players against each other.

    Both Progressive Scan
    Both Componant outputs.

    But the Sony is over twice the price of the Yamaha.

    £250 vs £120

    Just wondering............................................

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    Edited addition:

    Just been reading a bit more, and I see the Sony NS730PS is supposed to be the same quality as the 930 without the new audio CD format (don't need that) a slightly iffy remote (can live with that) but the same great progressive scan with componant connection as the 930 for a lot less money.

    Comments seem to be this Sony 730 is still better (in picture quality terms) than the Yamaha 540

    Can anyone confirm any of this (de-confuse me) before I place my order and moment !!!

    Many thanks

    PS: This is to drive a Panasonic AE200U Projector
     
  2. Kramer

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    Moved to appropriate forum.
     
  3. Tempest

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    Thank's

    Sorry, I never even knew there was a dedicated DVD forum.
    Better get some new glasses :)

    Very interested to hear what others think about these two machines.
     
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    I am not won over by the Sony's own de-interlacer.
    However there isn't much else better in the price range you are looking at.

    The Sony is a darn sight better than some others, but it isn't fantasic when compared with the likes of Denon, Pioneer etc.
     
  5. Tempest

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    Thanks for the reply...
    The bit about the de-interlacer did go a bit over my head.
    Can you explain why you feel this.

    Do you have any recommendations on the Denon/Pioneer range.

    I know there are many other machines out there. Just the Sony 730 appeared to be using the same innards as the more expensive 930 machine (without the frills) and for what appeared an excellent price.

    Or course if the quality is not there then price is not important.
     
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    I have demoed the 730 in our projector in store and its basically ok, not great.
    One of the Pioneers may be better.
    But you will have to pay around £500 - £600 for a similar spec machine (PAL / NTSC Progressive)
     
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    Ok Thanks, will have a further look around.
     
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    The Yamaha has a very poor de-interlacer. and suffers ghosting.
    Has jaggies and shimmering which progressive scan is supposed to remove.
    I cannot comment on the Sony's but the 730 looks a bit of a steel.
     
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    From what I've read and heard I'm almost sure I'm going to go for the Sony NS730PS

    I only have a Dansai I bought from Tesco a year ago for £99 and although I'm sure it's a fine player, I doubt it would power a projector up to the standard of a modern player.

    For the Price of the Sony, to get progressive scan, and componant output and (so some say) a cracking picture it's seems hard to say no...

    If I going up market then a 400 / 600 player may give the edge but this seems like a very sweet machine for the money....

    Please disagree quick anyone :)

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    Anyone care to recommend a supplier ?
     

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