Anyone know anything about philips DVD795SA?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by PaulDA, May 14, 2004.

  1. PaulDA

    PaulDA Cinematographer

    Feb 9, 2004
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    I came across this player at a very attractive price. I can't find any info about it, save one glowing review in Consumer Reviews. Does anyone have this. I'm interested only in its audio performance w/SACD.
  2. oryan_dunn

    oryan_dunn Agent

    Sep 25, 2003
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    I too am interested in this player and have come up empty handed when searching for information on it. I do have a few questions though:

    How is the picture quality compared to a player like the Pioneer DV-563a?

    Does it come in both colors, silver and black, or just black?

    What does the video upsampling 54Mhz do?

    Are there any odd quirks to know about?

    How well does the bass management of this player do? (I currently use large fronts with no sub, but plan to add a good sub later.)

    Since my receiver doesn't do DTS, will this player add the .1 track into the mains if I tell it I have large mains and no sub?

    If you own one, what is your overall impression? Would you recommend this player? I have found them for about 140-150. Would this be a better deal than say the Sony DVPNC685V (for around 230)?

    This player does something called "CD upsampling". How does this work and how does it sound?

    I have some 20bit cds, can this play them using the 20 bits?

    I'm really most interested in if the player will add the .1 from Dolby Digital and DTS tracks to my mains if I tell it I have no sub. If you have this player, could you test this for me?

    Also, I was looking through the manual and came across something it didn't explain. On page 41 of the manual, there is a picture of the video menu of the player. The third item down is labeld "monitor type". What does this change? There is already a tv shape and a tv system for ntsc or pal. The manual never says what this option does.



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