Sony DVP-NS900V or Panny RP-91?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by TomK, Apr 17, 2002.

  1. TomK

    TomK Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 1999
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    0
    It appears that these two units are about the same except the Sony is SACD and the Panny is DVD-A. As far as being a DVD player are they equal? Anything else I should know?

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
  2. Jeff D.

    Jeff D. Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 1999
    Messages:
    521
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know of someone who auditioned the Sony's video quality and found it wanting. The RP91 dishes up a stunning image, free of the chroma bug and quite rich in depth and detail.

    /Jeff
     
  3. BobH

    BobH Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2000
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll be watching this list because I am looking for a better build quality DVD/CD player. I have only seen the Sony NS900V and am impressed with its solidity and picture. I was able to shake it and bang it while playing a DVD with no effect on the picture. It has two lasers and 12bit scan rate for video.

    Right now I am not impressed with Panasonic because of poor quality in their cheaper players (RP56 specifically). Nobody locally has the RP91 to play with.
     
  4. David Judah

    David Judah Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 1999
    Messages:
    1,479
    Likes Received:
    0
    Both players are good on the video side, Tom, but they will be a little different. The Sony will appear a little softer which can be an advantage with some DVDs compared the the Panasonic, which will appear sharper.
    The Panasonic's video settings are much more configurable, so you can tweak a little more depending on the quality of the transfer. It also has the ability to scale non-anamorphic DVDs which can be a big plus if you have some in your collection.
    I should disclose that I own the RP-91 and I, and alot of other members here, have been quite pleased with it despite a few minor faults. Check here for some more in depth information about it in the Hardware Archives.
     

Share This Page