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post #2041 of 2201
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Originally Posted by GamerGirl View Post

Oh. I guess that makes sense. Hadn't really thought about that. So HDMI passes multi-channel audio but if the unit playing the audio (TV or speakers) doesn't support multi-channel sound, the audio will still be transferred but just played back in stereo?


Yes.

Make sure you have the audio and video settings on your DVD player set to go through the HDMI connection to your TV. Hook up your TV audio to your reciever using the standard RCA cables to get the stereo sound and you're good to go!
post #2042 of 2201
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Originally Posted by zsir View Post

has sony announced a replacement for the 75H or 85H ...?


The NS75H was a replacement for the NS70H which did have a problem that was well documented. The NS75H does not have any image issues.. At least mine doesn't..
post #2043 of 2201
Hey guys,

A newbie on the site but this thread has been great and pretty much sealed my decision to pick up the NS75H. It looks nice so far...but I do have one issue with it. At 1080i, I see a sort of horizontal strobing across the screen and the colour shifts (subtley) from red to green and back again. It's only noticeable in movie scenes where the background is somewhat plain (I noticed it on my Attack of the Clones and Incredibles DVDs). The colour shift is more noticeable in close-up shots of actors as their skin tone goes from a redish hue to a green-yellow one.

No problems at 720p or 480p.

I have a 3-year old Sony 34" HD CRT. The 75H is hooked up via HDMI and an HDMI/DVI converter (my set only has a DVI input). I tried different cables and they all had the same problem...so it's either my TV or the player itself.

I tried scanning through this thread quickly so if this has already been addressed, my bad. But any help would be great.
post #2044 of 2201
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Originally Posted by Booner79 View Post

Hey guys,

A newbie on the site but this thread has been great and pretty much sealed my decision to pick up the NS75H. It looks great so far...but I do have one issue with it. At 1080i, I see a sort of horizontal strobing across the screen and the colour shifts (subtley) from red to green and back again. It's only noticeable in movie scenes where the background is somewhat plain (I noticed it on my Attack of the Clones and Incredibles DVDs). The colour shift is more noticeable in close-up shots of actors as their skin tone goes from a redish hue to a green-yellow one.

No problems at 720p or 480p.

I have a 3-year old Sony 34" HD CRT. The 75H is hooked up via HDMI and an HDMI/DVI converter (my set only has a DVI input). I tried different cables and they all had the same problem...so it's either my TV or the player itself.

I tried scanning through this thread quickly so if this has already been addressed, my bad. But any help would be great.

hmm... never seen that problem before and I had both the DVP-NS70H and then replaced by Sony to the DVP-NS75H after complaining to customer support about the image squish of the first one.. So far the only problems I have with the DVP-NS75H are the black levels are set by default to crush blacks.. So the image is blacker than black and you lose some detail.. However this is fixed if you go into the settings and set it to Vivid1 or Vivid2.. I don't remember which one or you can manually do a custom and up the brightness. Now remember this is seperate from your TV's brightness settings which should be matched up with your new Sony.. Overall I am very very pleased with the quality I get out of my old SD-DVD's and playing movies like "The Rock" Criterion gives even HD a run for its money in many cases.. The Matrix Trilogy SD-DVD's look great upconverted and so do the Star Wars films.. Gotta love Indiana Jones Trilogy as well being played on this upconverted... Something has to hold me off until they are released on Blu-Ray...
post #2045 of 2201
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Originally Posted by Supermans View Post

hmm... never seen that problem before and I had both the DVP-NS70H and then replaced by Sony to the DVP-NS75H after complaining to customer support about the image squish of the first one.. So far the only problems I have with the DVP-NS75H are the black levels are set by default to crush blacks.. So the image is blacker than black and you lose some detail.. However this is fixed if you go into the settings and set it to Vivid1 or Vivid2.. I don't remember which one or you can manually do a custom and up the brightness. Now remember this is seperate from your TV's brightness settings which should be matched up with your new Sony.. Overall I am very very pleased with the quality I get out of my old SD-DVD's and playing movies like "The Rock" Criterion gives even HD a run for its money in many cases.. The Matrix Trilogy SD-DVD's look great upconverted and so do the Star Wars films.. Gotta love Indiana Jones Trilogy as well being played on this upconverted... Something has to hold me off until they are released on Blu-Ray...

Yeah totally...I bought this player until the format war is over. Or until I can afford a PS3.

I suspect my problem has to do with my TV being an older HD set..and being a CRT. The "strobing" I see looks kinda like a photocopier...a faint white strip that runs from right to left across my screen....and the colours alternate between a redish hue to a greener one. I thought I'd ask around just to be sure it's not the player...since I can still exchange it in the next few weeks for another one.

One solution would be keep the player settings at 720p...but the image really pops out at 1080i so if there's any way to fix the bug (short of buying a new set) I'm all ears.
post #2046 of 2201
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Originally Posted by Booner79 View Post

Yeah totally...I bought this player until the format war is over. Or until I can afford a PS3.

I suspect my problem has to do with my TV being an older HD set..and being a CRT. The "strobing" I see looks kinda like a photocopier...a faint white strip that runs from right to left across my screen....and the colours alternate between a redish hue to a greener one. I thought I'd ask around just to be sure it's not the player...since I can still exchange it in the next few weeks for another one.

One solution would be keep the player settings at 720p...but the image really pops out at 1080i so if there's any way to fix the bug (short of buying a new set) I'm all ears.

I don't notice much difference between 720p setting and 1080i on my 720p set. For you is the difference that great that 1080i comes out better? I'm going to have to go back and compare again...
post #2047 of 2201
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Originally Posted by Supermans View Post

I don't notice much difference between 720p setting and 1080i on my 720p set. For you is the difference that great that 1080i comes out better? I'm going to have to go back and compare again...

Personally I noticed a difference. I'm not sure how to explain it except that the picture seemed just a little more vibrant and had a bit more depth. Like environments and characters had more of a 3D appearance. This was only noticeable on digital transfers like Pixar and Star Wars movies. Anything shot on film and the difference is negligible.

I showed a few friends on the weekend and only one saw the same things I did. Everyone else thought I was crazy.
post #2048 of 2201
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Originally Posted by Booner79 View Post

Personally I noticed a difference. I'm not sure how to explain it except that the picture seemed just a little more vibrant and had a bit more depth. Like environments and characters had more of a 3D appearance. This was only noticeable on digital transfers like Pixar and Star Wars movies. Anything shot on film and the difference is negligible.

I showed a few friends on the weekend and only one saw the same things I did. Everyone else thought I was crazy.


You are right, I just had to get a little close to my TV My Samsung has this feature called Dnie which also enhances the image even further (turning it on and off to test it). This DVD player does a better job at playing SD-DVD's than my PS3...And I have the movie Phantom of the Opera in both Blu-Ray and SD-DVD and I have to tell you that there isn't that much of a difference if you use the DVP-NS75H to play it vs the Blu-Ray being played on the PS3. However when playing POTO SD-DVD on the PS3, it looks like crap since at the moment the Ps3 does not upconvert...Hopefully that is updated with firmware sometime in the future.. Hoever even if it does, I doubt it will do as good a job as the 75H....
post #2049 of 2201
I posted this a few days ago and still no answer - even any guesses?

Can I hook up one HDTV via the HDMI output and another HDTV via the component output? Both HDTV's will unlikely be on at one time and there will be no receiver in between.
post #2050 of 2201
I posted a few days ago. If someone has an NS75H working at 720P, would they be able to post the EDID of the projector or native 720P display. I was able to flash my PE8700 with the EDID from my Hitachi RPTV and now the 8700 will sync to 1080i. If I can flash the 8700 with a native 720p EDID, I should be able to get this running at resolution. I've tried building one with different timings but was unable to get it working.
post #2051 of 2201
Please help a newbie.

I own a Sony E2000 46". And I just received my DVP-NS75H yesterday. After popping in a couple different DVD's, I'm not noticing anything special about this player. I hooked it up to my TV using HDMI. I have the HDMI settings set to "Auto". Anything else I should be doing?

thanks!
post #2052 of 2201
sounds like your TV has a scaler that is as good as the one in this player. For some reason people don't understand that your HDTV will upconvert the signal if you don't have an upconverting player. While staying all digital (HDMI) should provide a better picture, the eyes have it in the end.

Now you might notice a difference on a 100" screen as I did with my projector
post #2053 of 2201
Well that reason would be because I'm an idiot when it comes to this stuff! My wife gave me a budget and I'm just trying to get the best possible equipment for the buck.

So I just spent $120 on a DVD player that wont provide a better image than I'm accustomed to with my $30 Memorex player? Hmm, well we needed a new DVD player anyway, just not one for $120 if it's no improvement.
post #2054 of 2201
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Originally Posted by mklawz View Post

Well that reason would be because I'm an idiot when it comes to this stuff! My wife gave me a budget and I'm just trying to get the best possible equipment for the buck.

So I just spent $120 on a DVD player that wont provide a better image than I'm accustomed to with my $30 Memorex player? Hmm, well we needed a new DVD player anyway, just not one for $120 if it's no improvement.

Sivrtk is right and I've seen his sentiments echoed elsewhere in this forum. Chances are if you have a relatively new HDTV, the upscaling ability found in the set will probably be as good as the ones found in upconverting DVD players...at least at the $100-150 price range.

The main reasons I went with the 75H is because my HDTV is older and I was pretty sure I'd see some improvement in picture quality since a) my tv probably can't upscale that well b) it's the first time I'll make use of the HDMI port and c) I'm upgrading from my 6-year old Toshiba DVD player.

I say if you don't notice any difference in picture quality, just go ahead and get a regular progressive scan DVD player. It'll have the added DivX support and you'll have some extra cash to buy that tv box set you always wanted.
post #2055 of 2201
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Originally Posted by mklawz View Post

Please help a newbie.

I own a Sony E2000 46". And I just received my DVP-NS75H yesterday. After popping in a couple different DVD's, I'm not noticing anything special about this player. I hooked it up to my TV using HDMI. I have the HDMI settings set to "Auto". Anything else I should be doing?

thanks!

I have the 50" E2000. I went from an old Sony 5 disc player that didn't even do progressive to this player and noticed a huge difference. My son's playstation, over composite @ 480i, looks bad too when playing a movie. But, I keep hearing the same as the others are saying....a newer progressive is just as good.

The only thing I can suggest is to set the HDMI to 720p (the e2000's native resolution). Since the e2000 "can" take a 1080i signal the "auto" function will send out 1080i. The other setting is Y(something, something) or RGB, the manual suggest the Y?? setting. Might help, might not.

I really don't think any of this will do you any good tho. I actually like 1080i on my e2000 since the background image (the part that is out of focus) looks better to me instead of 720p.

Does the pic actually look "near-HD" like it is supposed to? If it does, then that's as good as it's gonna get.

Rob
post #2056 of 2201
gird - that was me, same guy from Friday posting in the Sony E2000 thread.

Anyway.... maybe I was watching the wrong movies... I just got Borat from Netflix and popped it in. Looks pretty good. The other movies I was watching might not have been the best test samples; one was kind of old and another was a kid's animated movie.

So... maybe more testing is needed. But I like the way this particular movie looks. I dont have an eye for this stuff so you'll have to forgive me. I dont know what exactly I'm looking for. But this movie looks pretty good.
post #2057 of 2201
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Originally Posted by mklawz View Post

gird - that was me, same guy from Friday posting in the Sony E2000 thread.

Anyway.... maybe I was watching the wrong movies... I just got Borat from Netflix and popped it in. Looks pretty good. The other movies I was watching might not have been the best test samples; one was kind of old and another was a kid's animated movie.

So... maybe more testing is needed. But I like the way this particular movie looks. I dont have an eye for this stuff so you'll have to forgive me. I dont know what exactly I'm looking for. But this movie looks pretty good.

You cross-poster you

Sounds like we have been buying at the same store...well actually I got the 5 disc version, but they are the same as far as play-back.

I think the picture should be very close to what you see at the movie theater.....not perfect, but close.

EDIT: I have found that the source material plays a BIG roll in how the pic looks on an HDTV, so that may be it.

Rob
post #2058 of 2201
Has anyone heard any big difference between using the optical audio connection vs the analog audio 5.1 connection?

Thanks,
alinski...
post #2059 of 2201
analog 5.1? this unit only has a TOS link (SPDIF) and a Digital Coax. It doesn't have an internal processor to decode 5.1 channels and output analog. Only 2 channel out...that would be a big difference between 2 channel analog and 5.1 digital

The digital coax and digital optical outs should sound the same.
post #2060 of 2201
Best Buy has these now for $107.99. Several online places do not have them in stock. I got one last night and plugged in the HDMI and the optical audio and everything worked fine with the default settings.
post #2061 of 2201
I just bought a refurbished one from sonystyle for $69.95 with free shipping until thursday.
post #2062 of 2201
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Originally Posted by nixima View Post

Best Buy has these now for $107.99. Several online places do not have them in stock. I got one last night and plugged in the HDMI and the optical audio and everything worked fine with the default settings.

While the optical audio may be passing something thru, you may still want to go into the setup and make sure DD and DTS are enabled. I don't think they are by default.

Rob
post #2063 of 2201
My Sony NS75H has started acting a little funny. When I first turn it on, it says loading, then it says CANNOT READ DISK when there is no disk. I think it's supposed to say NO DISK. Then when I put a DVD in, the load time seems a lot slower than what it was before. The DVD does end up playing, but I worry that this is a pre cursor to what is about to happen. This just started when I recently started to play DVD+R dual layer disk. I don't know if that's related to what's going on or what. But the load times are much slower on regular DVD now too. I've had the player for about 7 months.

Can someone tell me what is said on the display when you first turn your player on with no disk inside? Does it say NO DISK or CANNOT READ DISK? Thanks.
post #2064 of 2201
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Originally Posted by nixima View Post

Best Buy has these now for $107.99. Several online places do not have them in stock. I got one last night and plugged in the HDMI and the optical audio and everything worked fine with the default settings.

CircuitCity has it for $99 with free shipping online. I got one and used a $15 coupon so it came out to $85.
post #2065 of 2201
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Originally Posted by NCRob View Post

My Sony NS75H has started acting a little funny. When I first turn it on, it says loading, then it says CANNOT READ DISK when there is no disk. I think it's supposed to say NO DISK. Then when I put a DVD in, the load time seems a lot slower than what it was before. The DVD does end up playing, but I worry that this is a pre cursor to what is about to happen. This just started when I recently started to play DVD+R dual layer disk. I don't know if that's related to what's going on or what. But the load times are much slower on regular DVD now too. I've had the player for about 7 months.

Can someone tell me what is said on the display when you first turn your player on with no disk inside? Does it say NO DISK or CANNOT READ DISK? Thanks.

I've had a few DVD+R CANNOT READ DISC errors. They have all cleared by remove and reinstall of the disc. Mine reads NO DISC when empty. I've got the DVP-NC85H version so I get the fun of it going thru all five slots first, but then it says it.

Rob
post #2066 of 2201
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Originally Posted by sivartk View Post

sounds like your TV has a scaler that is as good as the one in this player. For some reason people don't understand that your HDTV will upconvert the signal if you don't have an upconverting player. While staying all digital (HDMI) should provide a better picture, the eyes have it in the end.

Now you might notice a difference on a 100" screen as I did with my projector


Even if your HDTV has as good a scaler as the Sony DVP-NS75H, it makes a big difference that it is HDMI as opposed to component...
post #2067 of 2201
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Originally Posted by girdnerg View Post

I've had a few DVD+R CANNOT READ DISC errors. They have all cleared by remove and reinstall of the disc. Mine reads NO DISC when empty. I've got the DVP-NC85H version so I get the fun of it going thru all five slots first, but then it says it.

Rob

Thanks. I'm almost positive that mine said NO DISC when empty before all this stuff happened. It all started happening this week, when I played some DVD+R DL disks in it. They played fine, but the past couple of days my load times are real slow and it says CANNOT READ DISC when no disk is inside. If it starts to mess up, it still is under factory warranty. I think it's covered for one year.
post #2068 of 2201
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Originally Posted by NCRob View Post

Thanks. I'm almost positive that mine said NO DISC when empty before all this stuff happened. It all started happening this week, when I played some DVD+R DL disks in it. They played fine, but the past couple of days my load times are real slow and it says CANNOT READ DISC when no disk is inside. If it starts to mess up, it still is under factory warranty. I think it's covered for one year.

Just a thought, but you might try unplugging it for a few minutes and plug it back in to let it clear the memory. Worth a try anyway.

Rob
post #2069 of 2201
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Originally Posted by girdnerg View Post

Just a thought, but you might try unplugging it for a few minutes and plug it back in to let it clear the memory. Worth a try anyway.

Rob

I think the problem is now fixed. I went into the menu and reset everything to factory settings. Everything seems back to normal. When I cut my player on, it says "no disk" now and the load times are better.

If I were to guess what caused the problem, it would be this. You know how the player has a memory in it, like if you play a dvd for 15 minutes, then stop watching it and eject the dvd, the next day you can insert the same dvd and the player will pick up where you left off and start the disc at the 15 minute point. What I think happened was when I was playing a DVD+R DL disc, I got some sort of error reading and it was memorized by the player. So when I took the disc out, the error was still in the memory. I don't know if that's what happened or not, but I think it was. What caused the error IMO was that I put a label on the DVD+R DL. What sucks is that I did that with a bunch of my Dual Layer recordings this week. I'm going to stay away from those labels from now on.
post #2070 of 2201
LOL, that's exactly what I was aiming for by saying to unplug it to clear the memory. 2 different routes to the same destination.

Glad you got it working again. I was sure hoping that it wasn't breaking down this soon.

Rob
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