Precision Drive 3 System:
Precision Drive 3 reduces errors in playback due to imperfect, scratched or
warped DVD discs.
Video D/A Converter:
This player uses a 108MHz/12-bit video digital-to-analog converter. This
high-bit, high sampling D/A converter helps to reduce digital artifacts to give
you a better picture.
Audio D/A Converter: This player features a 192kHz/16-bit audio
Digital Audio Output Capabilities:
You can select the sampling frequency and word length of the audio signal to be
output via the digital output. You can select 48kHz/16-bit or 96kHz/24-bit. When
set to 48kHz/16-bit, the audio signals are always converted to 48kHz/16-bit.
When set to 96kHz/24-bit, all types of signals, including 96kHz/24-bit, are
output in their original format. However, if the signal is encrypted for
copyright protection purposes, the signal is output as 48kHz/16-bit.
Precision Cinema Progressive Technology-2:
Sony's Precision Cinema Progressive (PCP) system detects image changes at
the Pixel level. As a result, the picture is more faithful to the source;
whether film or video-because separate, optimized algorithms are used to handle
the differing Pixel behavior. Separate algorithms are also used to process the
moving and still parts of an image, resulting in sharp backgrounds with moving
objects that are virtually free from motion artifacts. This
unit allows you to choose Interlace mode or one of the following Progressive
- Progressive Video:
optimizes output for video-based software
- Progressive Auto:
When this setting is chosen, the unit will automatically detect if you are
playing video-based or film-based software and convert the signal using the
To take advantage of this feature, you must have a television with
a component video input that supports progressive scanning.
HDMI Output With Video Upscaling:
The DVP-NS77H reads the data on a standard DVD disc
at 480P and maximizes the video resolution to best fit your HDMI compatible TV.
This unit can upscale a standard DVD 480p video signal to 720p, 1080i or 1080p
through its HDMI output. This allows for you to enjoy the best in video
performance while delivering digital video and audio over one simple cable.
Bravia Theater Sync:
When this unit is connected by HDMI to a select
number of Sony BRAVIA televisions and other Sony audio and video components, in
addition to audio and video transmission, will transmit control functions via
the HDMI cable. Control functions such as "One Touch Play or System-Power Off"
operations that took several steps have been reduced to one. By pressing the
PLAY button on the DVD player's remote, watch your Sony A/V component(s) turn
on, then your Sony BRAVIA television turn on and switch to the correct video
input. By pressing the Power-off button on the DVD player's remote you can turn
all of your HDMI connected Sony Bravia components off at once.
DVD/CD Playback: The Sony DVP-NS77H can
play back the following discs.
- DVD Discs: DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW,
- CD Discs: Music CD, Video CD, CD-R/RW
This unit will play MP3 files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs using
the ISO 9660 level 1/level 2, or Joliet formats, and DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+R DL and DVD+RW discs using the
Universal Disk Format (UDF). Each disc can have a maximum of 200 albums of 300
JPEG Disc Playback: This unit
will play JPEG files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO
9660 level 1/level 2, or Joliet formats and DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R
DL and DVD+RW discs using the
Universal Disk Format (UDF). Images can be rotated in 90°steps and zoomed to twice
or four times their original size.
You can change pictures manually, or automatically using the Slide Show feature.
Note: This unit is also compatible
with KODAK Picture CDs.
Slideshow Playback With Sound: The
DVP-NS77H lets you display images as a slideshow with or without sound. If you
want to play a slideshow with sound, you'll need to place the JPEG files and MP3
files in the same folder or you can use one of the player's pre-recorded
background sounds. During a slideshow, you can adjust the amount of time
each image is displayed; choose
Normal (6 to 9 seconds), Fast (shorter than Normal), Slow 1 (longer than
Normal), or Slow 2 (longer than Slow 1). Additionally you can select one of the
following transition effects:
- Mode 1: images randomly cycle through
- Mode 2: next image slides over the
- Mode 3: image sweeps in from top to
- Mode 4: image sweeps in from left to
- Mode 5: images stretches out from the
center of the screen
- Off: turns off this feature
Data CDs/Data DVD Playback: You can play
back Data CDs or Data DVDs recorded in MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer III) and JPEG
format. However, this player only plays Data CDs whose logical format is ISO
9660 Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet, and Data DVDs of Universal Disk Format (UDF).
You can choose from the following Custom Picture Mode settings:
displays a standard picture
- Dynamic 1:
produces a bold dynamic picture by increasing the
picture contrast and the color intensity
- Dynamic 2:
produces a more dynamic picture than Dynamic 1 by
further increasing the picture contrast and the color intensity
- Cinema 1:
enhances details in dark areas by increasing the black
- Cinema 2:
white colors become brighter and black colors become
richer, and the color contrast is increased
allows you to adjust the contrast, brightness, color, and hue individually
Sharpness: This function
sharpens the outlines of images on the TV screen.
Surround (TVS): TV
Virtual Surround generates a convincing surround sound effect using only two
stereo speakers; either with a stereo receiver or directly from the television
speakers. You can turn this feature Off or select one of the following
- TVS Dynamic Theater: uses sound imaging to create a
large set of virtual rear speakers and a virtual subwoofer;
effective when the front speakers are close together, like the TV's speakers
- TVS Dynamic: uses sound imaging to create a single
set of virtual rear speakers; also effective when the front speakers are
- TVS Wide: uses sound imaging to create
five pair of virtual rear speakers; effective when
the front speakers are close together
- TVS Night: large sounds, such as explosions, are
suppressed, but the quieter sounds are unaffected
- TVS Standard:
uses sound imaging to create three pair of virtual rear
speakers; effective when using separate front speakers that are
Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control):
The dynamic range is lowered so the dialogue stays clear without dynamic bursts
of special effects; choose Standard (DRC off), TV Mode, or Wide Range. Audio DRC
can be used with any DVD.
This feature allows for the alignment of the audio
track to match the video which is necessary for some new televisions that buffer
or delay video.
Fast/Slow Playback With Sound: This
feature lets you listen to dialogue or sound while playing a scene quickly or
slowly. This function is only compatible with DVDs, Video CDs or Super VCDs.
Note: This feature does not work when
playing DTS sound tracks.
You can divide the screen into 9 sub-screens to find a desired scene quickly.
Resume: The player stores
the point where you stopped the disc for up to 6 discs and resumes playback from
the stored location the next time you insert the same disc. This feature can
only be used with DVDs and Video CDs.
The Instant Replay function is useful when you want to review a scene or
dialogue that you missed. With a single press of the Instant Replay button, the
player will go back 10 seconds and begin playing again.
- TV Type: selects the aspect ratio of
the player's video output to match your connected TV; you can choose from
16:9 Wide Screen, 4:3 Letter Box, or 4:3 Pan Scan.
- HDMI Resolution: selects the type of
video signals output from the unit's HDMI out jack to match the resolution
of your connected TV; you can select from the following - 1920 x 1080i, 1280
x 720p, or 720 x 480p, or Auto.
- Screen Saver:
On or Off; the screen saver image appears when you leave the player in pause or stop
mode for 15 minutes or when you play back a disc without video for more than 15
- Background: select the background in stop
mode or while playing a CD or an MP3 disc; choose Jacket Picture
(shows the jacket picture if supported by the disc), Graphics (shows a
preset graphic), Blue (background color is blue), or Black (background color
- Black Level: set the black level for the video
signals output from the composite Video jack
- Black Level (Component
Out): set the
black level for the video signal output from the component video jacks (not available when the player outputs a progressive scan signal)
- 4:3 Output: adjust this setting to
watch a 4:3 aspect ratio movie when you have selected 16:9 as the video
output TV Type for this player; you can choose from Full (stretches 4:3
image to fill screen) or Normal (black bands on left and right side screen)
- Auto Power Off:
On or Off; the player enters standby mode after being left in stop mode for
more than 30 minutes
- Auto Play: useful when the player is connected to a timer (not
included); when Auto Play is turned on, playback automatically starts when
the unit is turned on
- Display Dimmer: The
display illumination can be set to Bright, Dark or Auto.
- Pause Mode: You can select from Auto (no jitter) or Frame
(high resolution) for the type of picture output in pause mode
- Track Selection (DVD
only): select Auto or Off; when Auto
is selected, priority is given to the digital audio track with the most
Control: This unit allows you to
set two kinds of playback restrictions for DVDs using Parental Control and
Custom Parental Control. Parental Control allows you to restrict playback
according to a predetermined level. You can select a parental control rating
from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password. Using
the same registered password, Custom Parental Control allows you to
restrict playback of up to 40
You can lock the disc tray to prevent a child from opening it.
The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of
functions on certain brands of televisions.