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Sony DVP-NS775V

DVD/CD/SACD player

Item # 158DVP775V

Sony's DVP-NS775V demonstrates that a high-performance DVD player needn't carry a high price tag.

Sony's DVP-NS775V demonstrates that a high-performance DVD player needn't carry a high price tag.

Discontinued item

Item # 158DVP775V

About the Sony DVP-NS775V

Sony's DVP-NS775V demonstrates that a high-performance DVD player needn't carry a high price tag. It combines stunning picture quality with versatile surround sound options for movies and music. The 'NS775V has all the connections you need to work with virtually any home theater or audio receiver. This model has high-res music covered, too, with the ability to play both stereo and multichannel Super Audio CDs. SACD discs reveal finer levels of sonic detail — music has depth and clarity beyond what a standard CD can offer.

Sony's DVP-NS775V demonstrates that a high-performance DVD player needn't carry a high price tag. It combines stunning picture quality with versatile surround sound options for movies and music. The 'NS775V has all the connections you need to work with virtually any home theater or audio receiver. This model has high-res music covered, too, with the ability to play both stereo and multichannel Super Audio CDs. SACD discs reveal finer levels of sonic detail — music has depth and clarity beyond what a standard CD can offer.

To achieve its outstanding DVD picture quality, the DVP-NS775V employs advanced digital processing and transport technology. Sony's new Precision Drive™ 3 system compensates for warped discs by moving only the laser-reading lens — instead of the entire optical block — for faster and more accurate error correction. A high-speed 108MHz/12-bit video D/A converter and Sony's Precision Cinema Progressive™ de-interlacer help this player deliver flawless, fluid progressive-scan video to your HD-compatible TV on every DVD! (You can count on superb picture quality with a standard TV, too.)

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Product highlights:

  • plays DVD-Video, DVD-R & DVD-RW, DVD+R & DVD+RW, Video CD, and Super Video CD
  • plays SACD, CD, CD-R & CD-RW, and MP3 CD-R & CD-RW
  • plays digital photo CDs (JPEG)
  • 108MHz/12-bit video D/A converter
  • selectable progressive-scan mode for smoother video with HD-compatible TVs (via the component video output)
  • Precision Cinema Progressive de-interlacer with 3-2 pulldown processing
  • Precision Drive 3 system
  • built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoding with 5.1 analog audio output
  • Instant Replay
  • TV Virtual Surround for enhanced 2-speaker sound
  • optical and coaxial digital outputs for Dolby Digital/DTS/PCM
  • 192kHz/24-bit audio D/A converter
  • 1 set of A/V outputs (composite video, S-Video , and 480i/480p component video)
  • multibrand remote (operates most TVs)
  • audio signal-to-noise ratio 115 dB
  • 16-15/16"W x 2-1/4"H x 10-5/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs
  • MFR # DVP-NS775V

What's in the box:

  • Single-disc SACD/DVD/CD player
  • Wireless remote control (RMT-D171A)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 49" A/V patch cord (with composite video and stereo audio plugs on each end)
  • Operating Instructions
  • Warranty sheet
  • Product Registration sheet

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Precision Drive 3 System: Providing an improved mechanism for reading DVD discs that are in less than perfect condition, Precision Drive 3 improves over previous Precision Drive versions to further eliminate 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/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converter.

Super Audio CD (SACD) Playback: In addition to DVD Video and CDs, the DVP-NS775V can play Super Audio CDs (SACD). Some SACDs consist of a 2-channel playback area and a multi-channel playback area. Other SACDs have an HD layer and a CD layer. With the remote, you can select the playback area you want to listen to. The unit features a 5.1-channel analog output for multi-channel SACD playback. SACD audio signals are not output from the digital outputs.

Speaker Setup (Bass Management): When using the 5.1-channel analog outputs, the Speaker Setup procedure lets you obtain the best possible surround sound. The procedure includes setting the size of the speakers you have connected, and their distance from the listening position, and adjusting the volume of each speaker using test tones. When the speaker setup is complete, the low bass sounds (120 Hz and below) are routed to the subwoofer and the higher sounds are routed to the other speakers. If no subwoofer is present, the bass frequencies are distributed to the speakers designated as "large".

Digital Audio Output Capabilities: You can select the sampling frequency and word length of the audio signal to be output via the digital outputs. 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 only output as 48kHz/16-bit.

Precision Cinema Progressive: While other DVD players detect image changes at the scan line level, Sony's Precision Cinema Progressive (PCP) system detects them at the pixel level. The picture is more faithful to the source, whether film or video, because separate optimized algorithms are used to process the moving and still parts of an image, resulting in sharp backgrounds with moving object that are virtually free from motion artifiacts.

Progressive Scan Output: Progressive-scan video has less flicker and fewer motion artifacts than the traditional interlaced-scanning method, resulting in a superior picture. To take advantage of this feature, you must have a television with component video inputs that supports the progressive scanning mode. This unit allows you to choose Interlace mode or one of the following Progressive modes:

  • 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 appropriate setting.

MP3 Playback: This unit will play MP3 files recorded onto CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 level 1/level 2, or Joliet formats. Each disc can have a maximum of 200 albums and each album can have a maximum of 300 files.

JPEG Disc Playback: This unit will play JPEG files recorded onto CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 level 1/level 2, or Joliet formats. The following functions are available during JPEG disc playback: slideshow (with or without audio), zoom (2x, 4x), and image rotation, which allows you to rotate the current image 90-degrees clockwise or counterclockwise.

Slideshow Playback: The DVP-NS775V lets you display images in 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. During a slideshow, you can adjust the amount of time each image is displayed. You can choose one of the following duration settings: Normal (6-9 seconds), Fast (3 seconds), Slow 1 (12 seconds), or Slow 2 (30 seconds). In addition, you can select one of the following effects to be used when viewing a slideshow:

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

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

  • Standard: 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 level
  • Cinema 2: white colors become brighter and black colors become richer, and the color contrast is increased
  • Memory: lets you adjust each element of the picture in greater detail: picture (contrast), brightness, color, hue

Sharpness: This function sharpens the outlines of images on the TV screen. You can select one of two levels of sharpness.

TV Virtual Surround (TVS): TV Virtual Surround generates a convincing surround sound effect using only two stereo speakers (with a stereo receiver or directly out of the television speakers), or 4-6 speakers. You can turn this feature Off or you can select one of the following settings:

  • Two Speaker Setup:
    • TVS Dynamic: uses sound imaging to create a single set of virtual rear speakers. This mode is effective when using speakers that are close together, such as on a television.
    • TVS Wide: uses sound imaging to create multiple virtual rear speakers. This mode is effective when using speakers that are close together, such as on a television.
    • TVS Night: large sounds, such as explosions, are suppressed, but the quieter sounds are unaffected
    • TVS Standard: uses sound imaging to create multiple virtual rear speakers. This mode is effective when using separate front speakers that are far apart.
  • Four to Six Speaker Setup: (modes not available if "None" is selected for Rear setting in the Speaker Setup)
    • Normal Surround: two channel audio soundtracks are decoded with a Dolby Surround (Pro Logic) decoder, providing stereo front left and right channel and monaural rear channel information. If a center speaker is used, appropriate sounds for the center speaker will be delivered.
    • Enhanced Surround: provides a greater sense of presence by producing a stereo like effect in the rear channels.
    • Virtual Rear Shift: shifts the sound of the rear speakers away from the actual speaker position. The shift position differs according to the "rear" or "side" setting of the rear speakers.
    • Virtual Multi Rear: creates an array of virtual rear speakers from a single set of actual rear speakers. The shift position differs according to the "rear" or "side" setting of the rear speakers.
    • Virtual Multi Dimension: creates an array of virtual rear speaker positions higher than the listener from a single set of actual rear speakers. This mode creates five sets of virtual speakers surrounding the listener at approximately a 30° angle of elevation. The shift position differs according to the "rear" or "side" setting of the rear speakers.

Picture Navigation: You can divide the screen into 9 subscreens and find the desired scene quickly. You can view DVD video chapters or titles, or Video CD/Super VCD tracks in this manner.

Instant Replay/Instant Advance: 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. Likewise, the Instant Advance function is useful when you want to pass over a scene that you don't want to watch.

Parental 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 set playback restrictions for a specific disc. You can set the same Custom Parental Control password for up to 40 discs.

Display Dimmer: The display illumination can be set to Bright, Dark or Auto Dark, which makes the display dark if you do not operate the player or remote for a short while.

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

Screen Setup:

  • TV Type: Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV: 4:3 Letter box, 4:3 Pan scan, or 16:9.
  • Screen Saver: The screen saver image appears when you leave the player in pause or stop mode for 15 minutes, or when you play back a CD, SACD, or MP3 CD for more than 15 minutes. The screen saver can be turned On or Off.
  • Background: You can select the background color in stop mode, or while playing a CD, SACD, or an MP3. You can choose Jacket Picture (shows the DVD jacket picture if supported by the DVD), Graphics (shows a preset graphic), Blue (background color is blue), or Black (background color is black).
  • Black Level: You can set the black level for the video signals output from the composite and S-Video jacks.
  • Black Level (Component Out): You can separately set the black level for the video signal output from the component video jacks. This function is not available when the player outputs a progressive scan signal.
  • 4:3 Output: When TV type is set to 16:9, you can set the 4:3 output to Full or Normal when watching 480p signals broadcast in a 4:3 aspect ratio.

Custom Setup:

  • Auto Power Off: When this feature is turned on, the player enters standby mode after being left in stop mode for more than 30 minutes.
  • Auto Play: This functions is 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): You can select Auto or Off. When Auto is selected, priority is given to the digital audio track with the largest number of channels.
  • Multi-disc Resume: The player stores the point where you stopped the disc for up to 40 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. You must set the Multi-Disc resume feature to "on" in the custom setup menu.

Multibrand Remote: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions on certain brands of televisions and the volume on some brands of A/V receivers.

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