Summary: Well, I seem to have joined in on the paperweight DVP-NS975V club. My player has randomly had issues powering on for the last couple of months. Sometimes it would, sometimes not. Now, I can't get it to power on randomly and it has officially died.
Summary: Sony should be ashamed to sell this product. From day #1 I've had problems with it, and would classify it as annoying at best. It was like an ancient, bogged down computer when I would press the "open/close" button, thinking for five minutes before actually doing so. MAYBE. Ya' know.
Summary: We paid $300 for this piece of junk. We hardly ever used it, and now it won't play DVD's and won't open. In reading the reviews, it seems to be a widespread problem. I was told by Sony, and I quote, "this is a rare case. This DVD Player has received rave reviews from the customers.
Summary: I've been a big supporter of Sony over the years, but that came to an end today. I was never blown away by the performance of this unit: I didn't think the HDMI upscaled picture looked that much better than the component video output.
Summary: Up until yesterday I would have given this player 5 stars (as I see some customers have). But now I have a nice silver paperweight on my electronics stand. Because I wasn't as lucky as some (to have the unit die after a couple of months) I have passed my warranty and would have to shell out another...
Summary: I bought this player on 12/20/2004 and have used it heavily until last night, 5/28/2006, when it inexplicably just quit on me. Online research has revealed that this unit suffered widespread firmware issues.
Summary: Bought this specifically for the HD output. First time connected and found the picture on my HDTV is pink. Called Sony - no help no offer to repair or replace the unit - basically a complete FO attitude.
Summary: I was very impressed by the audio and video this unit provided for me. However am very disappointed with the quality of the hardware. After only 6 months the unit started acting up... door wouldn't open at first then it just started shutting off at random.
Summary: I'm not sure where all the angst came from in the negative reviews here. I've had this long enough to know that we got a good unit. The main reason I'm posting a review is to make a couple of comments about the upscaling capability of this unit.
Summary: I am on my 3rd unit and this time my 90 days return from the store I purchased had expired. When it works, super picture and the ability to play almost any photo disc you burned was great. Sad thing about this situation is Sony is very aware they have a lemon here and will do nothing.