Sony's 400-Disk HDMI DVD/SA-CD Changer

Mar 09, 2005
Sony's 400-Disk HDMI DVD/SA-CD Changer

Sony today introduced three HDMI up-scaling DVD players including a 400-disc changer

The DVP-CX995V 400-disc DVD/Super-Audio CD (SA-CD) changer up-scales video to high definition (1080i/720p) resolution and transmits high quality audio through a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI). HDMI connections allow for the transfer of uncompressed digital signals to other HDMI equipped components such as Sony's Grand WEGA LCD rear projection high definition televisions.

The changer's re-designed Disc Explorer on-screen graphic user interface provides intuitive access to the expansive disc library making it easy for users to locate their favorite movies and SA-CD music.

"HDMI is the connection for the high definition age and we intend to outfit our products with the best high resolution solution available," said Philip Abram, vice president of marketing for Sony Electronics' Home Audio and Home Video Division. "Sony's DVD changers are extremely popular products and adding HDMI was the next logical step in the products' evolution."

With libraries of DVD movies, shows and concerts, music CDs and image CDs growing rapidly, the new changer is the perfect way for people to organize their entertainment life. The product features Sony's Precision Cinema Progressive circuitry, Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 channel outputs and compatibility with DVD-RW/-R/+RW/+R, MP3, JPEG, CD-RW/-R, VCD and SVCD playback. Additional user convenience features include multi-disc resume (40 discs), custom parental controls (400 discs) and playback memory (400 discs). The player also offers coaxial and optical digital outputs and a universal remote control.

The DVP-CX995V will be available this summer for about $400.

Broad Performance-Driven Line Up

The 2005 line also includes two single-disc HDMI DVD players and two progressive models addressing multiple levels of performance and budget. All of the new DVD players feature Precision Cinema Progressive circuitry and 12bit/108MHz video D/A converter for high-quality video output.

DVP-NS90V - The single-disc DVD/SA-CD player delivers high quality video and sound with HDMI output and 720p/1080i up-scaling. New to this year's DVD feature set is Fast/Slow Playback with Sound, which allows you to play video at fast forward or slow motion speed with recognizable audio playback and compatibility with long-playing DVD+R Double Layer.

Additionally, the unit offers A/V Sync, which aligns audio and video playback and multiple format playback compatibility including DVD-RW/-R/+RW/+R, MP3, JPEG, CD-R/-RW, VCD, SVCD. Other features include multi-disc resume memory (up to 40 discs), custom parental control (up to 40 discs), playback memory (up to 40 discs), coaxial and optical outputs and multi-brand TV and receiver remote control.

The DVP-NS90V will be available this summer for about $200.

DVP-NS70H -The single disc DVP-NS70H DVD player with HDMI offers the similar video features as the DVP-NS90V without SA-CD playback and Dolby Digital and DTS audio output. The unit does feature coaxial and optical digital outputs, TV virtual surrounds, video equalizer, Precision Cinema Progressive circuitry, picture navigation, Fast/Slow Playback with Sound and A/V Sync. The DVP-NS70H will be available this summer for about $150.

DVP-NC80V - The five-disc DVD/SA-CD changer DVP-NC80V features Precision Cinema Progressive technology and Precision Drive III for high quality video output. With Fast/Slow Playback With Sound, A/V Sync, Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 output and coaxial and optical digital outputs, the unit also delivers flexible playback with DVD-RW/-R/+RW/+R, MP3, JPEG, CD-R/-RW, VCD, SVCD compatibility. The DVP-NC80V, which is available in black or silver, will ship this spring for about $140.

DVP-NS50P - The value-packed DVP-NS50P delivers all of the same functions as the DVP-NS70V without the HDMI output or the 720p/1080i video upscaling. The unit also features Precision Cinema Progressive circuitry, 12bit/108MHz Video DAC and video equalizer for outstanding picture quality and Fast/Slow Playback with Sound. The player comes in silver and black finish and will be available this spring for about $80.

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