Summary: This is the most frustrating-to-use DVD player I've ever owned or operated. It's slow to load DVDs, slow to respond to commands (either from the remote or directly pushing buttons on the player itself), and most annoyingly, it has extremely restrictive DRM. What does this mean? For starters, it means it won't play any burned DVD, especially if those disks are not restricted to the player's region code.
Summary: I used to have a lot of respect for Sony. Thinking, because I own several Sony devices, they manufactured quality products. Well, the experience I have had with my CD/DVD 'DVP-NS5OP' and 'DVP-NS575P' freezing and not allowing me to watch my movies has caused me to totally change my mind. I keep getting an error 'Cannot play...' I have given up on Sony and will definitely purchase a different brand in the future.
Summary: I thought it was just me! I am amazed to see all of the other people who have experienced their Sony DVD player just STOP WORKING after six to 24 months! This is the second one that I've had do this! What the heck is going on? Why isn't there a class action filed on this? Oh, wait a minute, there are...several...just google "Consumer Class Actions: Sony DVD" to read for yourself. It is not just this model either. AND it is not just their DVD players either!
Summary: I bought this DVD player after getting a less expensive one that caused me several problems. I figured since it was a Sony I would have no problems at all. Not true! This player is EXTREMELY sensitive and I have problems with several DVDs. My friends with cheaper players have no problems playing the same disks. I am very disappointed and will not be buying Sony again.
Summary: Plastic, flimsy and not reliable. Below par for a SONY product. Played a total of two DVD's before it said that "Cannot play this DVD" over and over -- even on the ones that I had already viewed. Reset did not help. Directions were no help. It's in a landfill now.
Summary: I bought the DVP-NS50P player based on good experience with many Sony DVD players in the past. After about 60 days the player started freezing on Rental disks - mostly from Netflix. I would then not play for a time after. One of this player's features is that it is supposed to handle scratched disks well. Even with cleaning disks with a radial washer prior to playing it still exhibits this freezing. When it is playing, the picture and sound are great.
Summary: I steered away from the Consumer Reports'-recommended Panasonic DVD player when I saw customer reviews about the player freezing during playback. This Sony player, which is rated highly by CR, started freeze-framing on rental disks just 30 days after I bought it. Sony won't replace it unless it freezes with all disks. We rent a lot, and have never had any of our past 6 DVD players freeze like this, so it must be more sensitive to media scratches.
Summary: I bought the NS50 in June 2005 and it was a terrific player - for 6 months. On December 26th it refused to read any disc I put in. Discs it had played in the past, brand new ones out of the box, all the same message - 'Can't read disc'. No one else was near the player; it just decided to die on its own. I tried everything Sony recommended on their web sight except one; taking it in for service. It's cheaper to buy a new DVD player than to pay for a repair.