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This is a solid Sony DVD player. I bought mine just over 1 year ago (I think...). The picture quality is superb and it is simple to use. I have read that the picture quality is not as good as more expensive models but I think they are the same. It does not have a built-in Doby digital decoder, so you'll have to decode it thru' your dolby digital amp or dedicated decoder. Overall, this is a fine DVD player. A true Sony product.
The DVP S325 is a very good performer. I purchased mine back in April, paying slightly over-the-top to have it chipped for all regions. Since then, the machine has played faultlessly - although one DVD from Blockbuster gave it a bit of jip (it was badly scratched). The controls are easy enough to navigate once you have figured out which button does what, on the remote control. Picture quality is of course excellent, as is the sound quality - although it does lack Dolby 5.1 Connection was a piece of cake, via the SCART lead, and the whole kit and kaboodle was installed and working in about 3 mins! It looks good, in a sexy black finish; it works well; it's reasonably priced - available for about 250 quid now, I believe; and it's a Sony. I recommend it completely.
This sony dvd player does not only look good but performs to the standards that one would expect if they had payed good money for this product. It looks very attractive. The quality produced is outstanding. The controls are easy to use however complex the machine actually looks. There are a number of functions that are available on this specific dvd player, that make it a head of the rest. It is not too expensive, so can be sold to most people.
After owning my 325 for almost 12 months, I simply cannot fault it. While it lacks a Dolby Digital/DTS built-in decoder, this is not a problem for those who own an AV amp which supports 5.1 sound. Picture quality is unrivalled on similar players under £400, whereas sound quality is mind-blowing when used in conjunction with a 5.1 channel amp, although the sound is slightly compromised when playing audio CD's. Reliability has been excellent, with no problems encountered as yet. Connecting the player to your current system could not possibly be any simpler. Scart lead (RGB supported) from the player to your TV; plug it into the mains and away you go! Digital sound is output via either optical or digital co-axial from the player to amplifier. All in all, it's a Sony, it's cheap and it's awesome!