Precision Drive 3 System:
Providing an improved mechanism for reading DVD discs that are in less than
perfect condition, Precision Drive 3 improves over last years Precision Drive to
further eliminate errors in playback due to imperfect, scratched or warped DVD
Video D/A Converter:
This player uses a 54MHz/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 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
Progressive Scan Output:
Progressive-scan video has less flicker and fewer motion artifacts than the
traditional interlaced-scanning method, resulting in a superior picture. 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
component video inputs that supports the progressive scanning mode.
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. JPEG files up to 3072 x 2048 in Normal
mode, and Progressive JPEGs with up to 3.3 million dots are supported. 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-NS575P 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 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
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
- Cinema 2:white colors become brighter and black colors become
richer, and the color contrast is increased
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, with a stereo receiver or directly out of the television
speakers. You can turn this feature Off or you can select one of the following
- 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 createmultiple virtual rear speakers. This mode is
effective when using speakers that are close together, such as on a
- 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.
You can divide the screen into 9 subscreens and find the desired scene quickly.
Title/Chapter and Track
Viewer: This featureallows you to view pictures of the disc's titles, chapters or tracks on
a single screen divided into 9 sections and start playback from the chosen
title, chapter or track.
Play: The player stores the point where you stopped the disc and
resumes playback from the stored location the next time you play the same disc.
The resume playback point is cleared when the power cord is disconnected or the
tray is opened. For MP3 discs and JPEG discs, the point is also cleared when the
unit enters standby mode.
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.
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 or Dark.
You can lock the disc tray to prevent a child from opening it.
- 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 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 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 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.
- 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.
The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of
functions on certain brands of televisions.