The Sony DVP-NS700VS is a slim DVD player that packs a lot into one box, including surround-sound decoders. The NS-700 has Sony's typically classy looks and,...... more
The Sony DVP-NS700VS is a slim DVD player that packs a lot into one box, including surround-sound decoders. The NS-700 has Sony's typically classy looks and, although its construction is a tad light in places, the finish is certainly good. It can handle most disc formats, including CD-RW, NTSC DVDs and Sony's new multi-channel surround audio format SACD (Super Audio CD). About the only thing it won't play are discs of MP3 files. It's easy to operate and Sony's usual excellent manual and pre-set modes make it easy to install. The remote is logically laid out, although some of the buttons are a trifle small. The picture quality is superior to the majority of budget DVD players as you would expect, though there are some minor screen glitches with strong blocks of colour, particularly red. The scan and slow-motion are fluid and smooth, while the still-frame mode is excellent. Dolby Digital is the standard surround-sound format for DVD discs; Digital Theatre Sound is a similar but slightly superior system currently gaining support. This can make the player remarkable value depending on your set-up. You'll need to route the sound out through an AV amplifier, of course. If you don't fancy cluttering up your living room with another black box and a mass of speakers, you can send the sound to your stereo and use the virtual surround features instead. These don't match real surround sound but are a handy compromise. The NS700 has a lot of functions packed into its slim box and is undoubtedly good value. You'll need to plan your set-up though, the built-in surround sound decoders can save you money but makes less sense when partnering the NS700 with an AV amplifier which also has these decoders, as many of the more recent models do. It's also worth considering this if you are looking to consolidate home cinema with your audio into a single system, as the 700 does a good job as an audio CD player - with the added bonus of support for SACD. --Miles Berkeley
Advantages: Cheap, Multiregion, Works well Disadvantages: A bit complicated!
...When my trusty old DVD player finally died, I bought the Sony DVP-NS38 B as its replacement for approximately £60.
My requirements for a DVD player were extremely basic: I wanted an entry level multi-region DVD player. So I headed off to my local Richer Sounds and had a look at the two or three that satisfied my requirements and didn't look too flimsy and picked the one that they happened to...
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