Sony DVD Players
Sony Electronics took the wraps off four home video products that updated some of the entries into the home AV market. The lineup includes two DVD players featuring a High Definition Multi Media Interface (HDMI) output, new progressive scan DVD player, and a DVD/VCR progressive scan combo player/recorder.
DVD Players with HDMI
The new DVP-NC85H five-disc DVD player and the DVP-NS75H single-disc DVD player offer 720p1080i upscaling through an HDMI connection. HDMI allows the transfer of uncompressed digital audio and video signals to other HDMI equipped components, providing an uncompromised picture. Both players also feature Precision Cinema Progressive technology, which delivers accurate and vivid images to the television. Other benefits include a 12bit/108MHz video DAC (digital to analog converter), and 24 bit/192KHz audio, providing high-quality video and audio processing for vivid images and crystal clear sound.
The DVP-NS75H and DVP-NC85H players will be available in March for about $130 and $150, respectively.
Maximizing Viewing Experience and Durability of DVD Collections
The new DVP-NS55P DVD player features Precision Cinema Progressive technology, providing sharper images for a better viewing experience, and Sony's Precision Drive III mechanism that helps maximize the performance of DVD collections by reading data even on some physically "warped" discs. Other benefits include fastslow playback with sound, custom parental control, and a Spanish instruction manual for basic setup and operation.
Available in black or silver, the DVP-NS55P will be available in February for about $70.
All of the new units can playback DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/+RW, DVD+R DL, CD-R/RW discs. They will also playback MP3 digital audio files stored on CD-R/RW, DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW, as well as view JPEG images stored on CDs, DVDs or Kodak™ photo discs.