Malata 900R

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jim Bivins, Jan 6, 2002.

  1. Jim Bivins

    Jim Bivins Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 7, 2001
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Anyone know anything about the Malata 900R? I'm looking into purchasing a PAL-NTSC player. The 996 is the other option.
    thanks
    Jim
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Drew Mertz

    Drew Mertz Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 1999
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I picked up the the 900r player last month and I was disapointed with it.

    (1) The picture Quality was not great, very blocky looking, especially dark scenes. Kind of like watching a VCD.

    (2) I had experienced a few quick audio dropouts on some discs.

    (3) When I played my DVDr discs on it I was treated to some skipping, or a certain brand of DVDr would not work on the player.

    The nice thing was that every thing comes all set up, all regions, copy protection is off, etc.

    I ended up selling it to a friend and I`m going to try the 996 instead.
     
  3. Chris Dugger

    Chris Dugger Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 1998
    Messages:
    665
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Your will be VERY happy with the 996..

    The PAL to NTSC conversion is excellent.

    Dugger
     
  4. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    4,300
    Likes Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If you have or are contemplating acquisition of a 16:9 set, be aware that the 900R does NOT properly do anamorphic PAL==>NTSC conversion and gives you a squished picture, which is also the case with all other multiregion PAL/NTSC players. *Only* the N996 will do that. I think the N996 is a fabulous machine for anyone interested in other regions.

    The only advantage that the 900R has to my mind is the Macrovision defeat, which is not available on the N996.
     

Share This Page