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post #181 of 2201
this thread should be used just for the 75H, I have the 75H now and would like to use this thread to read reviews from other people who bought the dvd player.
post #182 of 2201
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Originally Posted by wnorris View Post

I can't find anything on Sony's website to indicate they even make a NS95H

I'm guessing it's actually the DVP-NS975V
post #183 of 2201
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Originally Posted by chaarlieee View Post

Do dvds look better in 720p or 1080i?

Depends on your display. 720p looks best on my Samsung 720p DLP TV (obviously) but strangely enough 720p also looks considerably better than either 1080i or 480p on my 576p projector (Sharp DT-300). If I put the player's HDMI setting on "auto" then it will default to 720p for the TV (naturally) but when I run the PJ it defaults to 1080i (PJ reports 540p). In any case, 720p looks much better for some reason. Trial and error - find a setting you like and roll with it!
post #184 of 2201
I think it depends on your display, and to a degree the video content. Generally, I prefer 720p on my Sony 50A10, but to each his own....only you can make that judgement.
post #185 of 2201
I did some watching last night at both 720p and 1080i. 720p MAY have been a little smoother (less blocking) on my native 720p display, but since there's no quick way to change the 75H's resolutions, it's more difficult to compare than with some other players. I didn't notice a major difference between the two.

Anyone else had time to compare 720p and 1080i? Also, are others seeing the blocking I'm referring to (sort of a pixilization that may be similar to the macroblocking issue that players with the Faroujda chip display). Didn't have a lot of time to view different DVD's, so it may be source related.
post #186 of 2201
Here's my quick and dirty, completely juvenile and unofficial way of seeing the difference in resolution changes. Pick a movie with scrolling end credits that has a black background and white lettering and watch that while changing resolutions. 1080i for me usually is less defined and sometimes jittery whereas 720p is mostly well defined and smooth. I figure that difference would be prevalent whether it's text or picture.

I suppose I could do the DVE thing again (for the 4,000 time ) but for now I just want to actually 'watch' a movie and 720p looks best to me.
post #187 of 2201
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Originally Posted by wnorris View Post

Please provide a link to this review. I can't find anything on the secrets website pertaining to a NS95H. Further, I can't find anything on Sony's website to indicate they even make a NS95H. I'm sure imaginary DVD players will fail all sorts of tests.

It was a typo. It was the NS975V.
post #188 of 2201
ok, for anyone in VA or maybe even Maryland, I went to Best Buy just now to see if BY CHANCE they had put them out before the 2nd and the guy said well we are getting ours Friday morning and you could get one Friday night but while he was checking I noticed that the stores in VA BEACH already had them on shelf so I just picked one up.

I am hooking it to the panansonic 900 projector tonight to see how it does and by the way I just happen to have the OPPO here also :-)
post #189 of 2201
For those in the Santa Clara Valley, both the 75 and the 85 (5-disc changer) are available in the Best Buy in Santana Row. At 2pm today they had 5-6 of each.
post #190 of 2201
10801/hdmi looks better than 720p on my PIO 4360.
DVD and STB.

jl
post #191 of 2201
Just picked one up at BB in Champaign, IL, so I'd guess they are widely available at BB in the Midwest. I loved the picture on the NS70H, but had to return it since it squished a 16:9 picture about 2" each top and bottom on a 110" screen. I hope reports that the NS75H has solved that problem are true.
post #192 of 2201
I picked the 75h up at BB today. Tried out the 70H but returned it due to the shift and squish issue. The 75H doesn't have these issues. I will say that at 1080i it still leaves close to a 1/2" bar on each side but on my SXRD I can set overscan to +1 and the bars are gone. The PQ is still as good as the 70H was but proportions look more appropriate now that there's no squishing. I haven't watched any DVDs for a while so I'm not sure if I'm correct when I say this but it seems to me that the audio is a little better on this model than the last. I'm hearing more details (especially in the rear speakers) that what I recall. Of course, it could be because I haven't watched a movie on my system for a little while.
post #193 of 2201
I picked up the 85 at Best Buy. I was going to get the 75 but my wife wanted the changer and it was only $24 more, plus I prefer black.

I'm not a videophile, but the PQ seemed great to me. I'm using HDMI connection, set to 720p. I have the player set to "Cinema 1" mode, and I left the 2 noise reduction options on. I just did a quick calibration of my TV using the THX Optimizer on Star Wars Attack of the Clones. I browsed some scenes of the Star Wars movie, The Incredibles, The Red Violin, Star Trek Insurrection, and The House of Flying Daggers. All looked a bit crisper and more detailed to me than my previous old component/480p DVD player.

PQ is not quite up to OTA HD (Lost, The Unit), but very enjoyable nonetheless.

While I find this DVD player to be an improvement thus far, I only bought it because my old player died. Otherwise I probably still would be satisfied with the lesser PQ of my old player.

For those curious about TV settings, my TV is a Samsung 40" LCD, LNR-408d. Going from memory, I think I have my settings at around 85 contrast, 34 brightness, color at 40, Warm 2, Sharpness at 50. I will probably end up lowering contrast and sharpness a tad at some point.

Mark
post #194 of 2201
Itsdon -- I'm interested in your viewing results with your PJ. I sent you a PM.

marktiberius -- I'm local too, but closer to the Blossom Hill BB than Santana Row. Just curious how your NS85 is working out. I'm also curious how you like your Sammy LNR-408d (send me a PM - no need for that discussion on this thread).
post #195 of 2201
Does the zoom thing stay in the corner the whole time? I was watching The Abyss last night (still waiting on my HDMI cable from monoprice) and had to zoom 2X and at least as long as I had it up the zoom logo was still there. Please tell me there is a way I am missing to turn it off...
post #196 of 2201
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Does the zoom thing stay in the corner the whole time? I was watching The Abyss last night (still waiting on my HDMI cable from monoprice) and had to zoom 2X and at least as long as I had it up the zoom logo was still there. Please tell me there is a way I am missing to turn it off...

Nope. There was *someone* here who called Sony support about it (regarding the 70H, but still), and they said it was "operating as intended". There is no way to get rid of that 2x.
post #197 of 2201
great... how annoying....
post #198 of 2201
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great... how annoying....

Sorry dude.

The good news is you probably won't be using it *that* often, if it offers any consolation.

But still ... you have to wonder what the business decision was to leave that icon on there ... so weird.
post #199 of 2201
I have this dvd player, can someone list there settings on the player so others can compare. Thanks.
post #200 of 2201
Got email notification that J&R now has them in stock, free shipping.
post #201 of 2201
One more thing - while running the THX Optmizer, in the "brightness setting screen" I could easily see the drop-shadow on the TXH logo and the black boxes all the way to the left before I calibrated my TV. This indicates to me that this player is sending "Blacker than black" through HDMI.

Mark
post #202 of 2201
Can anyone who has the Oppo and the N75 share their views on which has the better picture quality? Thanks in advance
post #203 of 2201
only thing I sit here wondering is if I do not calibrate the player since I have my PIO 5060HD calibrated....
post #204 of 2201
Fry's in San Jose, CA has 24.
post #205 of 2201
I noticed in the master thread for the NS975V that the player was not outputting the HD color color matrix, result in a "green depression" in display devices that were expecting the HD color matrix (as opposed to NTSC). Does anybody know if the N75 outputs in the HD color matrix?
post #206 of 2201
Just picked up a N75 at CC in North Jersey for $129.99. Can't wait to test it out.
post #207 of 2201
That's it. I'm hittin' the CC and BB in Natick on the way home. All you people getting this player are making me insanely jealous!
post #208 of 2201
I have the Oppo and the NS75 and will watch tonight and try to report tomorrow.
post #209 of 2201
Picked one up at the CC in Glen Burnie, Maryland today. Hooked it up to my Pio 1130, running the Sony 75 at 720p - find in preferrable to 1080i on the Pio.

Still experimenting. Will report back.

LIY
post #210 of 2201
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Originally Posted by rnick1976 View Post

That's it. I'm hittin' the CC and BB in Natick on the way home. All you people getting this player are making me insanely jealous!


Just checked out BB in Braintree
nothing yet
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