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Sony DVP-CX777ES 400 Disc DVD/CD Changer

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Sony DVP-CX777ES 400 Disc DVD/CD Changer
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Sony's 400-disc DVP-CX777ES provides stellar audio and video performance and housing for your entire DVD and/or CD library--or, depending on the size of your collection, the lion's share of the discs you spin the most. The changer features advanced Precision Cinema Progressive technology for use with high-definition and HD-ready TVs along with multichannel Super Audio CD (SACD) playback for ultimate-quality music listening, in stereo or surround sound. The model is also equipped with the industry's first 12-bit, 216 MHz video digital-to-analog converter for extended video bandwidth and detail. Sony's proprietary Precision Cinema Progressive system incorporates Pixel-by-Pixel I/P conversion technology with separate algorithms for still, slow-motion, and fast-motion video, ensuring 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 than previous models, while V-Edge Compensation minimizes jagged edges on diagonal image lines. The system's Noise Shaped Video (NSV) circuitry shifts video noise outside the visible frequency range, further enhancing picture quality. The DVP-CX777ES's cutting-edge 12-bit, 216 MHz DAC minimizes video noise that can interfere with picture quality. Debuted in 2004, the converter's increased sampling rate allows home-entertainment enthusiasts to enjoy breathtaking picture detail. Bringing high-resolution audio performance to newly affordable prices, the Sony DVP-CX777ES DVD player features high-end multichannel and stereo SACD playback. Depending on the discs, SACD music releases provide super high-fidelity multichannel and/or stereo sound. As an anti-piracy measure, the DVP-CX777ES performs its own decoding of SACD signals, passing high-resolution analog, not digital, audio to your integrated amplifier or surround receiver. This means you'll need an audio/video receiver with multichannel analog-audio inputs to appreciate multichannel SACD releases. Built-in SACD bass management helps you tailor the output level of the ".1" LFE (low-frequency effects) channel to your system, as an appropriate level may differ from the output level appropriate for Dolby Digital and DTS surround mixes. A set of stereo and a set of multichannel analog-audio outputs route audio from SACDs as well as from Dolby Digital- and DTS-encoded DVDs to your receiver. If you're not planning to use the SACD capability for multichannel programming, both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can also be routed through the player's digital-audio output for simpler connection to a compatible AV receiver. Further sound adjustments are possible through the player's Multi-Channel Management and speaker-distance adjustment functions on the unit's onscreen GUI (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. Extensive anti-resonant damping materials maintain pristine playback quality, while Sony's Precision Drive 2 with Dynamic Tilt Compensation provides fast access and steady tracking by applying a high responsive servo tilt to the pick-up in order to compensate for certain imperfections found in some discs. Unique to the DVP-CX777ES is its Disc Explorer system. This feature grants fast and easy identification and access of all 400 discs. Using the onscreen GUI, you can access discs by title, disc type, or genre. You have the option to create personalized categories for even more detailed disc management. The player automatically loads disc information into its memory for instant access and display, keeping your growing collection up to date. The DVP-CX777ES also incorporates Jacket Picture, which records disc-jacket pictures that will appear automatically on your TV when accessed within the changer. If no jacket picture is available, you can customize your jacket pictures by freezing any scene on a DVD. The DVP-CX777ES's RS-232C port makes it a great choice for custom installations.

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