Sony NS730PS DVD Player

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  1. overfloe

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    Any thought on this new player? 108MHz Video DAC, PAL/NTSC Prog Scan, dd/dts decoder and the usual sony build quality for less than £150, this is a real bargain! even better than the Yammy's S540 :eek:

    edit: no SACD.. my mistake!
     
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    By that you mean, like an 80's Alfa Romeo?
     
  3. lungan71

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    Bought one to try it and am overall quite happy with it. No SACD though, you're probably confusing it with the bigger brother DVP-NS930 but that machine is a lot more expensive.

    PQ is good, I was pleasantly surprised at this price level. Deinterlaing is very good, imho better than H/K DVD25 and Toshiba SD-510E and well up to par with Philips DVD963SA. Layer change is noticable (takes on average ~1 sec) and meny navigation speed is average. I mainly bought this machine to hold med over until DVI/HDMI becomes more common and I wanted a player relatively free from CUE/ICP (or with minor CUE/ICP as the Sony has). For being so small and plastic the Sony is remarkably "solid" with quiet mechanics.

    Had the Yamaha DVD-S540 at home before deciding on the Sony and in many aspects the Yamaha is better - quicker, very short layer change, doesn't get so hot and imo a nicer remote. The Sony has better PQ and far less CUE which to me was more important than anything else. The Sony also has noticably better deinterlacing if the progressive scan feature is of use to you.
     
  4. museumsteve

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    I want a cheap pal/ntsc progressive player for the front room..is this definately both..? and if so, recommendations of where to get one, please ;)
     
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    It's probably got a lot in common with the 930 with a few "thrills" such as custom picture setup disabled in the firmware. If that is the case, it should be a bargain.
     
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    got mine this morning. I';m not a fan of entry level stuff normally (dont mean that to sound snobish) but it's a great little performer.
    Looks pretty swish and progressive pal and ntsc are both great on the Tosh 36zp38. Very impressed, not that I'll be using it myself..but the missus and kids will be chuffed :)
    Only slight downer is the remote..seems strangely set out and the enter button is awful..lol
     
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    I will be comparing the yamaha s540 with the sony 930 tomorrow at superfi and also if they have it in stock the sony 730. Will let u know what I think as I want to use it with a sanyo plv-z1 projector.
     
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    The yam s540 is dreadful, just look at the ghosting on text in prog scan, it also doesn't de-interlace properly, I did a quick test with ST Insurrection on the Sanyo plv-30 and the jaggies and shimmering was dreadful.
     
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    Another 730 fan here - really shows that even on a 32", Pal PS can make a difference. Not to the extent of a larger display, but a noticeable improvement - and for £139, it is IMO the bargain player of the year so far.
     
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    BTW, does any body know how to get into factory setup menu on this player? Thanks.
     
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    what do you want to adjust?
     
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    Hi.
    Did you make the compare between the two players?
    I am very curious about the results, because i use yamaha 540 connect with infocus x1 via progressive pal and i am not satisfy with the picture i get.
    So, i am thinking about bying the sony 730 but i dont no if it is worth to make the change.
    Please inform us aboyt the results.
    Thanx.
     
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    I was impressed with the yamaha 540 great picture quality and sound there did'nt seem much difference to me testing it with mummy returns and jurassic park 3 perhaps it would be more noticeable with some sort off test signal because according to the dacs the sony is far better on paper than the yamaha. The yamaha as a far better remote and menu system but I think I will be going with the sony because of the paper specs. See superfi for specs of both players. I fantastic effort from Yamaha, if it had the same dac processing, then the menu system and better remote would have swayed me in that direction.
     
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    Yes it look like it has the same dac processing as the 930!!!:clap:
     
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    Thanx for your information.
     
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    HI, can anyone tell me where can i buy this player in good price? Thanks!!
     
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    thanks a lot. will get one tomorrow.
     
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    Does anybody know if there are any lipsync issues with this player. i.e. does it have an audio delay to compensate for the Progressive scan.
    Azzo.
     
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    Didn't notice any.
     
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    Well after all these posts and seemingly good reviews, I hope we don't have a flurry of posts complaining of C:13:00 laser failures in about 15 months time.

    PS my Sony CD Burner has just broken down, and thus goes into my pile of junked equipment with my Sony CD player, Sony Mini Hi Fi, Sony 335 DVD player, and Sony Playstation, all laser failures, nice work Sony :smashin:
     
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    Are you sure your putting the discs in the right way captain :rotfl:
     
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    The drive in the 730 isn't great, it gives up if it has problems reading discs, i've found one disc so far that had a tiny scratch that upset it. Mind you, it does seem a little quicker on layer changes that the 930.
     
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    I must admit I've been looking very closely at the 730 as I'm looking to get a progressive scan dvd player to replace my Compacks DVD5000 but Sony's track record on fitting poor dvd drives put me off. I've been considering the Liteon 2001 divx/dvd player as its also progressive scan and goes up to 1080i high definition scaled output but also has an excellent liteon dvd drive fitted and in the event of this dying outside of guarantee you can fit a standard liteon dvd rom drive in its place.
     
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    Can you tell me where to buy the liteon from? Also any reviews or info specs on this player?
     
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    The Sony 730 is one I am looking for along with the Yamaha 540. Does anyone know if the Sony can be multi-regioned easily enough? And can it play RCE's? I would be running it in my AE200 in progressive so the quality of the output is important.

    It sounds like a wicked machine for the price.

    Thanks.
     
  27. BBCuk2day

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    check multiregion magic or techtronics sites they have the multiregioned 730's for about £139
    Also id the liteon 2001 any good as a player?
     
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    Forgive me since I'm new... with the 730, you can only use the PAL/NTSC progressive scan via component video output, right?

    Why not scart output? Would that be even better?
     
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    Use scarts for conventional playback like RGB on TV's. Componant is for progressive scan like plasma's Projectors and some televisions which except componant in and progressive scan.
     
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    Does have a problem with poor quality disks where it will skip pieces. I had a disk that would play in my computer sony dvd recorder fine but on part of the disk skipped on the sony 730. I recommend backing up your disks and just playing your backups, then if these get damaged it does'nt matter you can just make another backup from your original that you have bought.
     

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