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Sony DVPNC685V

Progressive Scan

The new generation of "high scanning" televisions can display twice as much on-screen resolution as their predecessors. This is a DVD player that takes advantage of that performance. If you have a high definition TV, you can take full advantage of the progressive scan 480P output with Precision Cinema Progressive Technology. Other DVD players detect image changes at the scan line level. Sony's Precision Cinema Progressive (PCP) system detects them at the pixel level. The picture is more faithful to the source, whether film or video, because separate, optimized algorithms are used to handle the differing pixel behavior. Separate algorithms are also used to process the moving and still parts of an image, resulting in sharp backgrounds with moving objects that are free from motion artifacts. The 480P output with full 3-2 reverse conversion delivers beautiful, film-like images to HD capable TVs, projectors and monitors.

Disc Compatibility

Produced DVD movies aren't all you'll enjoy on this player. You also have the capability to play SACD multi-channel discs, which deliver incredibly dynamic sound, even when compared to traditional CD technology. Playing MP3 music on the DVPNC685V is also easy. Just insert an MP3-encoded disc and press MENU. A blue screen pops up to display your folders. Scroll down the list using the remote or front panel cursor control to select the folder you want. The green files screen pops up to show the files in the selected folder. Select the file you want to hear and you're done. This 5-disc changer also accepts DVD-RW/-R (VR and Video Mode) and DVD+RW/+R discs, so you'll be ready when the relatives start sending you their homemade DVD movies from the family reunion. And, when your eyes are worn out, you can listen to your CD-R/RW discs.

A Conversion Experience & Overcoming Limitations

You'll be singing the praises of Sony's dedicated 12-bit, 108MHz D/A (digital/analog) converter the first time you watch a movie on this amazing DVD player. The digital to analog converter produces several times the fine gradations in the luminance (Y) channel and twice the fine gradations in each of the color channels. So, you get beautiful rendition of colors and gray scale from the deepest black to the brightest highlights. Sony DVD players have a solid reputation for their ability to play discs that are warped, dusty or otherwise less than perfect. Now, with the Precision Drive 2 system, Sony players can track even better. The system uses dynamic tilt compensation to give you the best performance from every disc you play. This improved mechanism is simpler, faster and able to correct for an even wider range of disc imperfections.

Block Noise Reduction

One characteristic limitation of DVD's MPEG compression system is "block noise". This is the tendency of delicately shaded picture areas to be rendered as solid rectangles of color. Instead of a continuous contour of color fading softly into shadow on the cheek of an actress, you see subtle blocks of approximately correct color. Sony controls the problem on the vertical axis with Block Noise Reduction. Because the player knows where the block borders are, it identifies and suppresses block noise. The result is a smoother, more delicately shaded and more lifelike image. Other image enhancing circuitry includes the Digital Video Enhancer that improves contrast and picture detail while also controlling unwanted artifacts that degrade picture quality. Digital Video Equalization provides factory preset and adjustable settings that you can use to digitally adjust your DVD player for optimum video quality.

This Machine Remembers

The world doesn't stop just because you want to watch a movie. That's why we have " pause" buttons. Sometimes you need more than a brief pause and when you do make it back to your movie, you don't remember where you left off. The multi-disc resume feature in this intelligent DVD player stores the point where you stopped the disc (for up to 6 discs) and resumes playback at that point the next time you put the disc in your player. The custom parental control has memory for up to 40 discs, allowing parents to " block" certain DVDs from being viewed by those who don't have the necessary clearance.

Virtually Surrounded

Even if you don't have surround speakers, TV Virtual Surround modes can generate a convincing surround sound effect. You can choose from several different modes that match your program material and situation. These sound modes are all optimized for use with your television's built-in speakers, providing realistic surround sound through advanced audio processing.

Included With Purchase

Remote control, AV cable, AA battery x 2.


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