New Sony ES SACD-DVD players

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  1. Sach

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    http://news.sel.sony.com/pressrelease/3730

    The DVP-CX777ES, a 400-disc changer, and the DVP-NC555ES, a 5-disc changer, feature advanced Precision Cinema Progressive™ technology and multi-channel Super Audio CD playback. Each model is also equipped with the industry's first 12-bit, 216 MHz video D/A converter for extended video detail and higher sampling rate.

    The proprietary Precision Cinema ProgressiveÔ system featured in each of the new models incorporates Pixel-by-Pixel I/P Conversion technology with separate algorithms for still, slow motion and fast motion video to deliver vivid contrast and brightness and seamless DVD-Video picture quality. The system also includes a Super Sub Alias Filter for better signal-to-noise ratio and V-Edge Compensation to minimize jagged edges on diagonal lines. For added picture quality, the system's Noise Shaped Video™ (NSV) circuitry shifts video noise outside the visible frequency range.


    Additionally, each unit is equipped with the industry's first 12-bit, 216 MHz D/A converter, which minimizes video noise that can interfere with picture quality. The new converter's increased sampling rate allows home entertainment enthusiasts to enjoy breathtaking picture detail. Together, these innovations help minimize video noise, produce exceptional clarity and enhance the overall viewing experience.


    Powerful Audio Reproduction


    With both new models offering multi-channel Super Audio CD playback, the DVP-CX777ES and the DVP-NC555ES capture the nuance of every sound from choral ensembles to the cries of a rock guitar. Each unit's 5.1 channel audio capability enables clear sound reproduction that will impress even the most discriminating audiophiles. The new units also incorporate a DSD decoder chipset, which is a unique audio processing technology that reads and processes audio data to optimize sound and deliver flawless audio performance.


    Movie and music lovers can easily adjust the sound with Multi-Channel Management and speaker distance adjustment functions on the unit's on-screen Graphic User Interface. In addition, the player's Audio-Video Alignment feature eliminates any time delay between picture and sound for a seamless cinematic experience.


    Strength In Design


    In order to deliver flawless audio and video reproduction, Sony has utilized extensive anti-resonant damping materials. In addition, the DVP-NS555E incorporates high-strength frame for further signal fidelity. This construction reduces unwanted resonance and vibration, often triggered during optical pickup, which can interfere with a high-quality DVD viewing experience.


    Both units are equipped with Sony's Precision Drive™ 2 with Dynamic Tilt Compensation, which provides fast access and steady tracking by applying a high responsive servo tilt to the pick-up in order to compensate for some imperfections found in some discs.


    Multi-Disc Management Systems


    Unique to the DVP-CX777ES is its Disc Explorer® System. This feature allows fast and easy identification and access of all 400 discs housed in the unit. Utilizing the on-screen Graphic User Interface, collectors can access discs by title, disc type, or genre. Collectors can also create personalized categories for even more detailed disc management and access. The player automatically loads disc information into its memory for instant access and display, providing easy management of growing collections


    The DVP-CX777ES model also incorporates the Jacket Picture function, which records disc jacket pictures that will appear automatically when accessed. If no jacket picture is available, consumers can customize their jacket pictures by freezing any scene on a DVD. These added features are designed to satisfy and exceed the needs of the growing DVD enthusiast population. And finally, the DVP-CX777ES is likely to become the cornerstone of all home entertainment systems by incorporating RS232C for custom installations.


    The DVP-CX777ES will be available in September for about $800. The DVP-NC555ES will be available in August for $600.
     
  2. Kevin T

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    a 400 disc sacd/dvd changer!!! keith's prayers have been answered but the proof will be in the pudding so to speak.

    kevin t
     
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    If the 5-disc changer was a whole uni and had DVD-A, I'd proably buy one. I'm not giving up on DVD-A just yet. Sony must hurt their own bottom line by not suppourting DVD-A, or maybe not? I would think this could cost them marketshare?
     
  4. Mark Hedges

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    Well sony created SACD so don't expect them to support DVD-audio any time soon.

    I wonder how long it took them to start making VHS VCR's?

    Mark
     
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    Thanks for the info Sach & the link Lee.

    Any ideas when we can expect reviews?
    I'm especially interested in the DVP-NC555ES for red books.

    Thanks
    [​IMG]
     
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    we talked to the sony video spokesman at the SF HT 2003 show last weekend.
    Since sony has spent $$$$$ on SACD, they have no plans for a DVD-A player. Basically they feel like they are helping the enemy.
    They had all the new mega changers and they look very cool.
    A couple of other things - they have no plans for any new seperates but they have a monstrous new receiver (a foot tall at least!)
    I was surprised how sony actually had their act together at the show and other (pioneer,denon most notably) didnt show at all.
     
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    This is very good news. I'm not in the market for a new DVD player or SACD player, but I would very much like to see these players in person. The retail prices are not bad for these units, considering all they offer. The 'CX777ES is especially welcome since, for some unknown reason, DVD megachangers are grossly underrepresented in the marketplace.

    O.K., I'll say it. Where are the non-DVD SACD players? Is Sony only going to offer the 'X9000ES?
     
  9. Greg Schwabacher

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    I'm in! Finally something to replace my 'CX333ES CD megachanger (and maybe my 'S9000ES DVD player)! I've been waiting for a multichannel SACD megachanger (since my 'S9000ES is stereo-only)! Like Keith, I really only need an audio-only megachanger, but I guess I'll take DVD also.

    I sure hope they make this thing available in black, but I'm not sure that's going to happen. What's interesting is that Sony's U.S. press release about the new ES receivers brags about them being silver, but in the U.K. photos I've seen, the new receivers are shown in black and gold.
     
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    Lee, I absolutely agree with you. I have no problems with Sony releasing DVD/SACD changers. In fact, I think this announcement is great news. However, the audio-first guy that I am would still like to see a replacement for the 'C555ES. Had Sony just announced the non-ES DVD/SACD changers, I might have remained hopeful that a replacement for the 'C555ES would be coming. However, now that Sony has announced ES DVD/SACD changers, I am extremely doubtful that we will also see any non-DVD SACD changers. Realistically, how many ES models can we expect?

    I wonder if Sony is keep the 'C222ES on the range.
     
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    Well, ... the Sony guy at HE2003 *did* say that they have internally discussed doing a universal player. No plans for 2003, but he said that they certainly haven't ruled it out for the future though either. [​IMG]
     
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    I have had only great success with my DVD-V/SACD player, the Sony DVP-NS999ES. As several other members on this board have as well. It has been tested by a few reputable magazines/sites, and the test results for BOTH DVD playback and SACD have been outstanding. I think Sony is doing a fine thing by adding more DVD/SACD combos to their lineup. It obviously saves us, the consumer money, but it also saves valuable space in our equipment racks!
     
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    On the other hand, for those of us with quality DVD-A/V players in our racks, the addition of a few SACD-only players to Sony's lineup would be very much welcome. As it is now, I can't see myself spending money on a DVD-V/SACD player, where the DVD section will never be touched.

    I was anxiously awaiting the release of a new SACD-only plyaer, but I suppose now I'll have to settle for a 222-es.
     
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    Lee, that's a rather odd way to say Sony wants to minimize inventory costs. I think they're making a mistake. There is a market segment for audio only players. They should not be ignoring it. Sony, BTW, is having a very bad year financally, record losses old chap. [​IMG]
     
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