Sony DVP-NS975V DVD/SACD Player At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Sony DVP-NS975V DVD/SACD Player

Video: none
Audio: none
Video: HDMI (1), component video (1), S-video (2), composite video (2)
Audio: optical digital (1), coaxial digital (1), 5.1 analog audio (1), stereo analog (2)
Additional: Control S input for use with Sony equipment (1)

Compatible Playback Formats: SACD, DVD, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, CD, CD-R/-RW, MP3, JPEG/Kodak PictureCD, videoCD
Possible Playback Resolutions: 1080i/720p/480p/480i/auto
Built-in Decoding: Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM
Video D/A Converter: 12-bit/108-megahertz
Audio D/A Converter: 24-bit/192-kilohertz
Bass Management for Analog Audio Outs: Yes
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 2.25 x 17 x 9.375
Weight (pounds): 5.13
Price: $300

Ratings: Sony DVP-NS975V DVD/SACD Player

Build Quality: 90
Slim, attractive, lightweight chassis
The resume-playback feature has enough memory for 40 discs

Value: 93
A little pricier than other upconverting players, but SACD playback adds value
If DVI is your highest-quality display connection, you'll also need a DVI-to-HDMI adapter

Features: 96
You can bypass the video circuitry when you listen to music
Lots of control over the audio and video being output

Performance: 94
Good resolution and processing from both the component and HDMI outputs
Offers solid performace with SACDs

Ergonomics: 97
The onscreen menus are very easy to use, although the remote could be better
Setting the resolution is a straightforward process

Overall Rating: 94
The DVP-975V is a consistently good performer. Its ease of use and setup flexibility make it a good match for just about any home entertainment system.

General Information
DVP-NS975V DVD/SACD Player, $300
Sony Electronics
(800) 222-SONY
Dealer Locator Code SNY

(800) 222-SONY