Summary: Purchased this DVD player for its upscaling capabilities to view "old" shows on HDTV. While it by no means turns old blurry television programming into crystal clear HD, it does make the shows bearable on larger TV sets. The player itself is very thin and lightweight and would look very sharp in any home entertainment center. For the price and the basic features, this is a solid DVD player for those not into hyper-high quality movie viewing who need 101 features.
Summary: I bought this for a friend of mine who wanted a way to play home made mp3 disks through her home stereo. Her older cd player couldn't do it. I did research on line and found some inexpensive players that said they could play mp3 disks, but I decided to make sure before buying. So I took two home made mp3 disks to Frys Electronics and tried them in 15 different players.
Summary: I did a bit of internet research on upconverter DVD players and compared the Sony NS710, Toshiba XDE500 and Samsung 1080P9. Based on reviews and comments I read, each of these have their pros and cons and were rated fairly evenly so it was a matter of price, convenience and personal preference. I ended up with the Sony simply because I already own a Sony Receiver and I thought it would result in reduced remote control clutter.
Summary: I bought 10 of the earlier versions (DVP-NS700H) to use as video sources in my work. One failed after just one month of use (~80 hours of playback) and a second one failed after 4 months and ~200 hours of playback. That translates to about 40 and 100 movies, respectively. In a household that watches just two movies a week, both units would have failed within their first year of use. I consider that terrible reliability.
Summary: You might think (based on the model numbering) that when Sony replaced the DVP-NS700H with the DVP-NS710H, it maintained or improved the key features. Unfortunately, Sony has REMOVED the optical digital audio output that was present in the NS700H. This significantly limits how this player can be used. For example, my surround sound receiver (also made by Sony!) has ONLY an optical digital audio input.
Summary: This replaced a standard Sony DVD player, the of equal quality [[ASIN:B000EDG6EM Sony DVP-NS55P/S Single Disc DVD Player, Silver] which never failed me. When I got a Samsung Series 5 HDTV, I wanted something that would bring me a better picture on a flat screen than the NS55P, which was geared for standard televisions. The DVP-NS710 was cheap and a Sony, that sold me on it.
Summary: I was a little surprised in the way it was delivered, no outer box with cushioning, as if I had bought it off the shelf from a stick and brick. So with trepidation I opened it and was relieved that the DVD player was undamaged. It has a sleek minimalist look to it and complements my other Sony products. It is a single player, which suits my needs quite adequately. It plugged in very easily to my Sony amplifier and then came the task of programming it.
Summary: I purchased this model recently locally as that was the best price I could find. Hook-up was a breeze, playing it was as easy as my old Sony and everything worked as it should. I saw some complaints in these reviews about no eject button on the remote. I had an eject button on my old remote that I never used, as a matter of fact, I never used the old remote, just operated the player with the remote for my receiver. I think that was merely a reason to not give 5 stars.
Summary: This is a great DVD player. Although I cannot be a good judge of video or sound quality, it looks and sounds good to me. I use a 1080i 32" TV with the build in speakers. I was mainly concerned about remote transmittance (as my previous player required direct line of sight and was finicky at best). The Sony works very well even if obstructed by objects. The remote is alittle small for my big hands, and all the "most used buttons" are at the bottom.