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Dan M~

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Hi all,

Last Thursday my DVD player went down during a lightning storm. It is a Sony DVP-530. When the power button is pushed, the light goes green for 3 seconds and then returns to red (off). I can not open the drawer, there is a disk stuck inside. Anyone have any ideas? I have already contacted the insurance company and the Adjuster will be calling me today. What is an equivalent Sony model number? What would be a reasonable value for the machine? Any guidance in this would be greatly appreciated!!

(P.S. see my other problems in the computer section!!)
 

DaleV

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You might try taking the cover off the player to get at your disk. Other than that let the insurance company get you a new player. I've had to remove the cover from my Sony player before in order to retrieve stuck disc and there's nothing to it.
 

Dan M~

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Thanks Dale,
I took the cover off and "forced" the drive open, no damage. The disk was recovered. I looked around and saw no signs of anything being fried, unlike my computer (one chip looks like someone put a cigar out on it :angry: ).
I still need a Sony equivalent to the DVP-530. It has a built in DD and DTS decoder and was about $375 when I bought it two years ago. Anyone have any knowledge of current Sony products? I'll check sony.com but would like some recomendations.
Thanks again.
 

Brandon_S

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Dan,

The current Sony model that we carry at Best Buy with the decoder is the NS400. It will decode DD but not DTS. Are you sure the 530 did DTS in its decoder? Anyway, lately I have noticed we are having trouble keeping them (NS400) in stock and I believe Sony's new models are on the way. But if you can snag a NS400, that would be the one you are looking for. I have a 530 and it is still playing like a champ! Good luck.

Brandon Smith
 

Dan M~

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Hi Brandon,
I thought the 530 had DTS decoding, I'll double check that tonight. I do not use the decoders in the 530, as my Yamaha receiver handles both the DD and DTS decoding. I'm just looking for a comparison for setting a value for replacing the 530. It all depends if the 530 can be repaired... it's going into the shop this afternoon for evaluation.
I have been looking at the NS700 as maybe the unit I'll actually buy. Any input on this model? I want a single disk player that is reliable and tough, as my kids tend to use it quite abit. :frowning:
Thanks for any help you can give.
 

Brandon_S

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Dan,

The NS700 seems to be very highly regarded around here. It does suffer from the chroma bug, but other than that, most people that own it believe it to be a wonderful progressive scan DVD player. I am not sure if the NS700 has a built in decoder though. I do not believe it does. However you did state you are using your Yamaha as a decoder so this may not be too much of a big deal. Good luck!

Brandon Smith
 

Dan M~

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It does suffer from the chroma bug
DOH!

Thanks Brandon. I'll stay away from NS700.

I'll take a closer look at the NS400.

OK any other recomendations in the same price range. I'm looking for something that was as nice (and will play ANY disk) like the DVP-530.

Thanks again for the help.
 

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