Sony NS76 Vs. Samsung HD860 -- What you all say ?

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  1. craige4u

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    I have an Samsung 32" Bordeux LCD and i shortlisted these two DVD players:

    Sony NS76
    Samsung HD860 / HD870

    So which player is better, i am supposed to be using HDMI and i dont watch Divx movies. Also, i gota lot of backup DVD's so which player will play all copied DVDs without problems.....

    Upconverting is imp. as i am supposed 2b using 720P/1080i.....

    So what you all say... any reviews on net between th two... plz provide Link
     
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    I bought a Samsung HD860 three weeks ago. So far it has played everything DVD, VCD and Audio CDs, including copies - not had a problem with anything. I'm running it with a Tatung 37" (V37-MGCI) LCD and the picture looks excellent. Its connected with an HDMI cable, but with the audio out on a digital co-ax to my amp. It looks good on either 720 or 1080.

    Sorry I can't compare, as I've not seen the Sony.

    Cheers,
    Graham
     
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    You might get more responses in the DVD player forum. :)

    AVI
     
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    Anybody ?
     
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    Hi craige4u

    My Dad needed a new DVD player for his Tesco Technosonic 32" LCD. After reading all the relevent threads on this forum he went for the Sony NS76 rather than the Toshiba 370 or the Samsung 870. Before he used the Sony I swiped it and tried it on my son's Mirai 27" LCD. The picture at 720p was great. My son uses an Xbox360 for DVDs but the Sony was far better. The picture was detailed, solid, with stable colours and good contrast. It was a shame I had to give it back.
    On the Tesco Technosonic 32", which usually has detail smearing with motion, and a generally below par picture, the Sony produced a great picture at 720p. Again, it was detailed, solid, and stable, with improved contast.

    I recommend the Sony NS76

    Note: In the HDMI settings you have to choose between YCbCr or RGB colour space. Try both to see which is best for your display (our Mirai was better with YCbCR and the Technosonic with RGB). Using the wrong one may give too bright or too dark a picture at normal settings.

    Here is a good review I found:
    http://simon.oconnorlamb.com:80/sonyDVPNS76H.html
     
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    Well... isnt this sony model abt a year old = a year old hardware, whereas samsung 860/870 is just launched so new hardware = better performance...
    What say?

    Also, i gota samsung LCD, so will sony dvd player will be right match?
    Also, i want anybody to confirm tht sony plays all copied disks without problem....
     
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    I've got the Sony with an LG42PC1D (42" plasma TV). All I can say is it gets whipped by the bloody 360. Not what I was expecting, although it plays everything and is able to be converted to multiregion.
     
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    As a counterpoint Year old=Stable, New=Possible problems yet to be found. Just because something is new, doesnt mean it's automatically better.

    I have the Sony and it hasnt had a problem with any disk I've put in it.

    Can't offer any comparisons, but would happily buy the Sony again.
     
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    I have the Sony linked up to a Samsung TV and I can't fault it.....Great results.
     
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    Okay i guess most probably will go 4 NS76H,
    Still can anybody confirm this sony model plays all copied DVDs with ease....

    Also, any link to some forums tht says 860 cons/problems....

    PS: I heared NS76 has shifting problem - whats tht ? Details......
     
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    I have Samsung LCD and was advised not to get a Samsung DVD player as they were not always very compatible.

    I got the NS76h and it has played everything I have tried on it.
     
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    Hi Craige4u

    I'm going to my Dad's later tonight. I'll take a couple of copy/backup DVDs to test on his Sony NS76. They are on Verbatim DVD -R. My parents have a destructive big dog so I don't tend to let them borrow my originals anymore (I lost a whole season of the X Files a couple of years ago). I'll post when I get back.

    Hope this helps
     
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    I've not had a problem with the Sony at all, a great player for the money. Plays extremely well on my PH9. I did have it hooked up via HDMI but have it connected to the PC input via component at the moment and it is still excellent.

    I think the only way you will know what suits your screen and your eyes is to try. Is there a decent shop near you which offers both?
     
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    It has played every copied disc I've thrown at it, never hiccuped.

    No idea what the shifting problem is.
     
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    Hi

    Been to my Dad's, and tried out three DVD copies on the Sony NS76. No problems at all. My Dad burns music CDs and they play fine as well.
    I have heard about the shifting but could see nothing wrong with the picture at either 720p or 1080i, on both our Mirai LCD and Dad's Technosonic. In fact the picture quality was impressive.
     
  17. craige4u

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    Thanks buddy for taking time 4me....
    One more thing i wanna make the player Region-free after i buy it and not seem to be gettin a way to make it without....
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4781432#post4781432

    Check the link - will get the idea me speakin bout'
     
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    You must be thinking of another Sony model - can't remember the number, but there was a long thread about its shifting problem. Definitely not the NS76H which has never had this problem.
     
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