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SONY NS999ES. (With Pal Progessive)!

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Cambo, Dec 29, 2002.

  1. Cambo

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    I'm dying to know.. Has anyone tried out the new Sony NS999ES yet? If so, what are your thoughts/impressions?

    I've a Sony VW11HT PJ and want a player with Pal & NTSC progressive.
    The Arcam is out of my buget and there are mixed reviews about the Denons. Could the NS999ES be the answer...

    avland.co.uk have it for £899, but as plenty of sites in the US have it for $899, I'm sure the stirling price should drop soon.

    This player must be new out here, as I've not seen it on the forums here and at present, av-land appear to be the only retailers selling it in the UK?
     
  2. Dutch

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    Hi,

    You could save yourself a few bob by going for the Philips 963SA which is easily hackable for MR and PAL PS. I know they have been in short supply recently, but I'm sure the new year will see more stock. Those Hungarians will have work a bit faster :) The 963SA has the latest Faroudja de-interlacing chip and no chroma bug so you should get a stonking picture from your Sony pj. Good luck :)

    Steve
     
  3. Cambo

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    Thanks Steve.
    I,ve not considered philips before, but will look in to it. Just considered it a bit of a bland brand I suppose!
    Cheers for the quick reply.
    Cameron.
     
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    its my undestanding its not out yet, avland have had it on their site for a month or so. I did see it at the september london hifi show and it looked top stuff, was hoping it would be out by now - can't wait much longer may have to go for the arcam dv88.

    Gary
     
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    Cambo,

    You may want to check out the Limit 9900SE as sold by Richer sounds. If you can get over the fact that you don't know who made it, you get a stonking good player. Mine was PAL/NTSC progressive and multi-region out of the box.

    Another post stated that it has the same chipset as the Arcam. It looks fantastic and the price is a mere £199 and available now.

    I was pleasantly surprised buy such a good looking quality product with a superb picture and sound from a Manufacturer I have never heard of...

    Cheers,

    Jean-Paul
     
  6. Cambo

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    Bought the Pioneer 757Ai. Damm good player.
     
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    Hi Cambo,

    Good choice - I've got one of those too!:smashin:

    Steve
     
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    Returning to the issue of the 999ES - It has been available in the States and has had a mixed response. Apparently bad shimmering issues and lousy layer changes have been experienced.

    I phoned Sony before then end of last year and was given the usual "We don't comment on un-anounced products" After a little persuasion I was informed that it would be available from March.

    Obviously tech issues have dogged this player and I doubt it will ever reach the UK until such problems have been resolved.

    Secrets of home theatre site gave this player a bad review and warned to avoid as it was a step backwards from the 9000Es

    http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/main.html

    Shame really as it looks a smart piece of kit!

    Darren
     

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