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Our take on the Sony DVP-SR510H

by Marshall Chase
Sony

Sony's DVP-SR510H is an excellent yet affordable DVD player. Your DVD library will look remarkably crisp and clear on your HDTV thanks to this player's built-in upscaling. In addition to the great picture you'll get excellent sound from your music CDs, too. (It even plays back MP3 music files burned to recordable CD-R or CD-RW discs.) If you own a home theater system you can hook up the DVP-SR510H and enjoy DVD movie soundtracks in thrilling surround sound. You'll also find composite video and stereo audio outputs for connecting to an older TV or receiver.

Highlights:

  • selectable video resolution up to 1080p via HDMI output
  • video upconversion for DVD (via HDMI)
  • coaxial digital audio output for Dolby® Digital/DTS®/PCM, plus stereo analog audio outputs
  • A/V outputs include HDMI and composite video
  • plays DVD-Video, DVD-R & DVD-RW, DVD+R & DVD+RW, Video CD, and JPEG files burned to CD-R & CD-RW (does not play Blu-ray)
  • plays CD, CD-R & CD-RW, and MP3, AAC and WMA CDs
  • 96kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter
  • remote control
  • 10-9/16"W x 1-7/16"H x 8-3/4"D
  • weight: 2.1 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year parts/90 days labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • no front-panel digital display
  • designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs
 

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Features and Specs
General
Number of Discs
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1
Built-in Decoder
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Yes
THX Certified
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No
DVD Recorder
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No
Multibrand Remote
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Yes
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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90 Days
Compatibility
CD-R Capable
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Yes
CD-R/W Capable
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Yes
MP3 Playback
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Yes
SACD Playback
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No
DVD-Audio Playback
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No
Outputs
HDMI Outputs
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1
Composite Video Outputs
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1
S-Video Outputs
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None
Component Video Outputs
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None
RS-232C Port
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Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Single-disc DVD/CD player
  • RMT-D197A Wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 40" A/V cable (with composite video/stereo RCA connectors on each end)
  • Reference Guide
  • Startup Guide
  • Warranty information
  • On-line product registration information

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Disc Compatibility
Video Features
Audio Features
Remote Control

Disc Compatibility

Disc Playback: The Sony DVP-SR510H can play back the following discs.

  • DVD Discs: DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW/R DL
  • CD Discs: Music CD, Video CD, CD-R/RW

MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: 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 600 files.

JPEG Disc Playback: The unit supports standard definition and high resolution (up to 1080p) playback of JPEG images. 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).

Program Play: You can play the contents of a disc (DVD-video, VCD, CD) in the order you want by arranging the order of the titles, chapters, or tracks on the disc to create your own program. You can program up to 99 titles, chapters and tracks.

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.

Child Lock (Tray Lock): You can lock the disc tray to prevent a child from opening it.

Video Features

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.

Precision Cinema Progressive Technology: 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.

HDMI Output With Video Upscaling: The DVP-SR510H 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.

Slideshow Playback With Sound: The DVP-SR510H 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 select one of the following transition effects:

  • Mode 1: images randomly cycle through the effects
  • Mode 2: next image slides over the previous image
  • Mode 3: image sweeps in from top to bottom
  • Mode 4: image sweeps in from left to right
  • Mode 5: images stretches out from the center of the screen
  • Off: turns off this feature

Custom Picture Mode: You can choose from the following Custom Picture Mode settings:

  • Standard: Displays a standard picture.
  • Dynamic: Produces a bold dynamic picture by increasing the picture contrast and the color intensity.
  • Cinema: Enhances details in dark areas by increasing the black level.
  • Memory: Allows you to adjust the contrast, brightness, color, and hue individually.

Sharpness: This function sharpens the outlines of images on the TV screen.

Screen Setup:

  • 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.
  • 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 minutes.
  • 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 is black)
  • Black Level: Set the black level for the video signals output from the composite Video jack.
  • 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).

Custom Setup:

  • 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.
  • 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 channels.
  • Multi-disc Resume (DVD/VCD only): 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.

Audio Features

Audio D/A Converter: This player features a 192kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converter.

Digital Audio Output Capabilities: You can select the sampling frequency and word length of the audio signal to be output via the digital coaxial 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.

TV Virtual 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 settings:

  • 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 close together.
  • 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 farther apart.

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.

A/V Sync: 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.

Remote Control

Multibrand TV Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on certain brands of televisions.

 
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3 out of 5

No frills but works fine

Written By Studio Dave, MA on Friday, March 21, 2014
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This is as no frills as it gets but it works just fine. I mainly use it as a CD player in my game room. My only issue with it is that it does not show track and time info on the front. If you are looking for a DVD/CD player on a budget this is perfect for you.
Pros:
Sounds good and the picture is good
Cons:
When using it as a CD player it does not have a track number or time display on the front.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

sony cd/dvd player

Written By cdj, brookville, oh on Sunday, February 09, 2014
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received in good shape and timely. attached to a harmon kardon receiver with hdmi cable. plays cd's with very good fidelity. much better than my old cd player it replaced. remote received with the player is very convenient. all in all i am very pleased with the quality of this device. would reccomend it.
Pros:
easy to set up. has great audio fidelity. very stylish.
Cons:
since i am not attaching to a tv i have no access to the menu. player is not set up to play cd automatically. have to hit play. not a big deal, but i wish i could set it up to play automatically when cd is in tray.
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5 out of 5

Sony DVP-SR510H

Written By bennieboy, leesburg,florida on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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I have this unit hooked up to a 32 inch tv in the living room and it is used when anyone in the family wants to watch a different movie than what I am watching in the big screen room so for it works very well.
Pros:
nice compact size,easy to operate
Cons:
none
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3 out of 5

Good Value

Written By Phil, Boynton Beach Florida on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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I consider myself to be above average in navigating remotes, but I will admit that even with the written directions, it is a challenge to set-up and utilize this player and control. I have a Sony tv, so I have some experience with their set-ups, but that becomes reasonable to use with a time or two, but this player in my view needs some customer friendly programing.
Pros:
I like the value and quality so far, as it has had minimal use, as it is new.
Cons:
See review of the remote; I think it needs real improvement
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5 out of 5

SONY DVP-SR510H

Written By Written By Christa,, Albuquerque, NM on Friday, January 17, 2014
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I replaced my Samsung because it stopped working. I love the lightweight, small Sony. Of course the price is an additional plus. Was easy to hook up, and the picture quality is great also. I'am glad I picked this Sony DVD/CD player.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

SONY DVP-SR510H

Written By LUIS, BUFFALO,NY on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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EASY TO CONNECT, ,TO PROGRAM, PRICE& EXCELLENT QUALITY
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5 out of 5

Sony DVP-SR510H

Written By Warcry, Independence,MO. on Monday, December 30, 2013
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This is the replacement for the Toshiba that stopped working.I have owned three other Sony DVD players in the past and all have been very reliable.This one is no exception.I am happy with this,its compact and doesn't take a lot of space.The video quality is quite good for the price.Daisy was very helpful as I expected from any Crutchfield advisor and all in all my system gets better with every purchase.
Pros:
Price,size,video quality,reliability
Cons:
None at all
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5 out of 5

Works perfect

Written By KenH, queensbury ny on Friday, November 15, 2013
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Does exactly what I need, for a great price. I cant believe how small this thing is. I needed a dvd player with rca plugs to hook to my very old stereo amp, and there aren't many options unless you want to pay a fortune. I only wish it looked a little more substantial. So tiny! Was happy to purchase from Crutchfield, a name you can trust. (I sure hope I win that gift card)
Pros:
Rca plugs to hook up to my 20 year old luxman amp and a pretty nice remote control.
Cons:
No led counter display, I miss that.
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5 out of 5

Great Little DVD Player

Written By Nicholas, Long Island, New York on Monday, October 28, 2013
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I simply wanted an inexpensive DVD/CD player combo for my bedroom Sony receiver. Plays a "no complaints" picture and sound quality (especially considering it is priced so reasonable).
Pros:
Optimal sound and picture quality (especially) considering the competetive pricing!
Cons:
Drawer opening delay after pushng the button to open. And need TV screen to access some of the remote functions when playing CD.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

DVD player/Sony/DVP-SR510H

Written By OldBuffalo, Old Dominion on Monday, June 10, 2013
 
Very uncomplicated...got it running FIRST try! Kinda slow, but sure. I am satisfied.
Pros:
Simple to install.
Cons:
Somewhat cheaply made, but for that price...GOOD DEAL.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

DVD Player

Written By Don, Minocqua, Wi on Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Very nice quality
Pros:
Upgrades to 1080 very well with HDMI cable
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent for the price!

Written By Vikitoria, Los Angeles, CA on Monday, November 26, 2012
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I really like this because it's easy to use and compact. Not having cable, I was worried about finding something compatible and bingo, did. Thanks Crutchfield for having this in stock.
Pros:
Compact, easy to use. Good for someone without cable TV.
Cons:
No clockface, even with my Sony TV remote, it uses it's own provided remote.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Sony DVP-SR510H

Written By Jim, Topeka, Ks. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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Disappointed.
Pros:
Compared to what? It does produce a good picture.
Cons:
Often requires pressing basic operating buttons (turn on, play, etc.) multiple times before responding, on player and remote. No digital screen on player. Too small and too light.
8 out of 9 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Small, But Good DVD Player

Written By Tyrone, Arlington VA on Saturday, August 25, 2012
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The Sony DVD player is small but has a very good picture. I do not care for small buttons on top, but really like the remote. Have to get used to not having a digital screen.
Pros:
Picture and price.
Cons:
Top buttons and no digital screen.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

works as expected

Written By Anonymous, Pleasant Hill, MO on Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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Plays DVD's well, loads fairly quickly, gets the job done
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony DVD SR-510H

Written By Whiskey Mike, Norfolk, Virginia on Monday, August 13, 2012
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Excellent piece: small size and plays my DVD's very well in addition to the MP3's I have on a CDRW disk.
Pros:
DVMI connection
Cons:
Small and light weight
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony DVD Player

Written By Rick, Ohio on Thursday, August 02, 2012
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Nice product, speedy delivery, Good packaging also keeping product protected.
Pros:
Product just as advertised.
Cons:
The "Filter by Rating" option below the review process is not intuitive. Confusing.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony DVP-SR510H

Written By Fulltimer, Fredericksburg,VA on Saturday, July 28, 2012
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As a long time Crutchfield customer I was elated to find this DVD player on the first search to fit in my RV's Home Theater cabinet stacked with the other Sony components. It makes a handsome and impressive display. I added cabinet cooling fans for the stack. I recommend all Sony products to anyone in the market for quality and value.
Pros:
Great value for price,sleek design,easy to setup and use,matches my other Sony home theater components.
Cons:
None
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

does this has an a-b function?. i really need to know [ jamesg  Jan 19, 2014 ]
3 answers
  • I don't know what that is, but Iam very happy with the product. [ STUART H   Jan 20, 2014 ]
  • No. [ RAFAEL   Jan 20, 2014 ]
  • Don't know what a a-b button is for..I know for the price it works great for what I wanted. [ THOMAS   Jan 19, 2014 ]

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