Excerpt: The DVP has a neat stylish silver finish complementing the video and TV we have. Setting up could not be easier just plug it into the mains system (plug provided, of course) and connect the SCART socket (not provided) through the video into the TV. The DVP plays DVD films and discs obviously but also plays CDs. As we have a stereo TV this is very useful.
Excerpt: Having bought the Sony NS300 as a first DVD player, I am generally very pleased with the product. As you would expect, being a Sony it is of a very high quality and is of an attractive sleek design. I have found that some features available on other players, such as a zoom feature are not present, and also it only plays local DVDs, and not CD-Rs.
Excerpt: The stickers on SONY DVD readers clearly explain how the patents obtained by the maker increase the quality and ease of use of the apparatus. The image is crystal clear, sharp and does not flicker, due also to reduced friction and a very steady electric motor; colours are natural and precise, due to the filtering; the sound is very pleasing, it can be adjusted to the kind and number of speakers in no time and does really obtain the 3D effect; connectors are top grade,...
Pros: Very steady image, fast operation, clear sound
Excerpt: The Sony DVP-NS300 is Sony's budget machine coming in at around £150.00 and is a great all rounder, I looked at several models in this price range before opting to go with the Sony and it's been a great choice. The NS300 is a simple yet stylish looking unit in silver which feels solidly constructed, the drawer mechanism is smooth & quiet and the buttons are well laid out. This unit offers Scart, S-Video, digital Coaxial, analogue stereo and composite video connectivity.
Pros: Easy to use & set - up, great pictures & sound quality
Excerpt: Well, where to begin? I’ve been the happy owner of this machine since December 2001, and given that it is still on the market, SONY must be doing something right. I’m not like most people when it comes to purchasing such an item, it took me nearly three weeks of trawling round shops, reading magazines and searching the Web. You see, I knew how much I wanted to spend, and this left me with a choice of well over fifty different makes and models.
Excerpt: Not got a DVD yet? The chances are you will already have one. The question might be when did you buy it? If your DVD is over a year old it is probably already out of date, buy one now and the probability is it will be out of date by the end of the year. The certainty is if you bought your DVD just 6 months ago it will now be cheaper and in 6 months it will be cheaper still. So what can you do? Well, simply at some stage you will have to take the plunge.
Pros: Neat stylish, high quality sound and picture
Excerpt: When we first bought a Colour TV, the improvement in the picture from black and white was bold and dramatic, as was the picture quality improvement when we first took Sky digital after years of their analogue service. The purchase of our first DVD player has also given this remarkable improvement in picture quality from that of our humble video recorder, and in doing so rendered it virtually obsolete except for recording the odd football match.
Excerpt: Overview of DVD: Since the arrival of DVD it has done nothing except improve and become more popular. Film lovers from all over the world are upgrading to the higher standard Digital Versatile Disk, and there's a reason for this. Comparing DVD to VHS you will discover that, not only is the picture more than 10 times as sharp, and not only is the frame-rate better, but DVD comes with additional features including: trailers, subtitles, production notes, and basically...
Pros: BNR, can read VCDs, CDs and of course DVDs, lovely on - screen menu, easy to navigate, relatively cheap, remote control .
Cons: Unable to read CDRs, cannot record (though, if you wanted a DVD with this function it would cost you big £££ at the moment))
Excerpt: I was considering buying a DVD player and thought I would go for a cheap player such as an Alba or Goodmans. I read a review in a DVD Magazine and saw that for a few £s more I could get a Sony or a Toshiba both of which had excellent reviews. A little more research and I found I could get either of these machines at about the same price as a budget machine and they would be multi region players.