Sony Introduces New DVD Players

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 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.

Sony DVP-CX995V
Sony DVP-CX995V

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.

Sony also announced its new DVD recorder line including a hard disk drive model with High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), a dual deck DVD recorder and VCR, and DVD recorder with slim-line styling.

The highlight is RDR-HX715 DVD recorder with a hard disk drive and HDMI, which delivers high quality uncompressed digital signals to other HDMI-equipped components such as Sony’s Grand WEGA® LCD rear projection high definition televisions. The unit incorporates a 160GB hard drive and broad media read/write compatibility with DVD+R/+RW/-R/-RW and +R Double Layer disc compatibility for longer recording time.

The new RDR-HX715 model will be available in September for about $700.

Sony RDR-HX715
Sony RDR-HX715