Sony is adding fuel to the already red-hot market for DVD entertainment with the release of three new DVD-Video players offering multi-channel Super Audio CD (SACD) playback. Now both movie and music lovers can experience the highest quality video and audio performance in one player. The newest players include the single-disc DVP-NS500V, the five-disc DVP- NC650V and DVP-NS900V model, which offers progressive output.
Following last November’s successful introduction of the DVP-S9000ES, Sony has incorporated the SACD multi-channel playback feature in the new line, using proprietary technologies that minimize distortion for a heightened music experience. Each of the newly available units is equipped with multi-channel audio outputs for compatibility with multi-channel sources. They also incorporate flexible speaker management capability to fit various types of home theater environments.
All three units in the new line also incorporate CD-R/RW playback for music enthusiasts who enjoy creating and listening to their own personally recorded music mixes and which is ideal for consumers looking to replace their current CD systems. And, in addition to multi-channel SACD playback capability, the new line features Dolby Digital(TM) and DTS 5.1 channel decoding which ensures 5.1 connection with receivers.
All three models are equipped with Sony’s Digital Video Enhancer, and Precision Drive 2 System with Dynamic Tilt Compensation to ensure better, faster and more accurate playback of flawed and imperfect DVDs, along with Block Noise Reduction for maximizing picture quality of MPEG2 images by eliminating unwanted artifacts in scenes where gradated images and the movement of objects between two fields are present.
The DVP-NS500V, DVP-NC650V, and the DVP-NS900V are all currently available at retailers for about $300, $400, and $1,000 respectively.