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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. The remote control handset is black and thin and provides all the functions and features which are de rigeur for the credible DVD player. Fast forward, rewind, shuffle as well as access to the DVD menu for the disc you are playing if you want a specific section.
The picture quality and sound are excellent. The still picture is particularly good. The set seems well made and robust though it hardly gets knocked about. It is guaranteed for a year but at such a good price and with the constant march of planned obsolescence they are practically disposable items nowadays anyway.
Definitely one to consider.
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. The Toshiba SD210E is the machine that was winning awards left right and centre at the time, and I did seriously consider this as my new player. However, it seemed that no matter which specialist shop I went into, and no matter who I spoke to, they all recommended the SONY DVP-NS300 above the Toshiba SD210E. I guess they were right too, because six months down the line and the SD210E is nowhere to be seen, and has not been replaced. Whereas the SONY is still at the forefront of the (Cheap) DVD player market. As far as features go it is very well equipped. With an RGB output as one of the two scart sockets, DTS, a DD 5.1 Decoder and an S-Video output too, it is one of the healthier machines in its class. Doubled with the many picture and sound configurations possible, there truly is a lot to play with. Don’t panic however, if you’re a bit of a technophobe. Although it has a lot of high tech bumph, it doesn’t force any of it on you, and is easy enough to use that even my father has no bother operating it. The sound and picture quality are both excellent, and it is very easy to install. The only thing it is missing that its competitors have is a zoom function, but you have to how often you’d to use that, and also consider they’re usually very poor quality anyway. All in all, this is by far the best player in this price range, and matches the sound and picture quality available on much more expensive units.