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Sony DVP-NS75H .vs. Toshiba SD 4990

04-22-2006, 06:50 PM
I went to buy a new DVD player with a HDMI port from Best Buy and picked up a SD 4990 model. Got it home and had to jump through hoops to get the Toshiba to go into HDMI mode AND to get the TV to recognize it. After about 30 minutes of reseting both the DVD player and the TV I got them working together. WOW, what a god awful picture. I mean I have a 5 year old Sony that kicks it .. well you get the idea. Blurry Picture, Macro Blocking, bad color conversion... honestly, there was nothing good about the picture. The fast forward and reqind function were jumpy. Chapter navigation was impossible. You have to wait 5 second after moving forward or backward a chapter before you can move to another.

Ahhh.. the Sony DVP - NS75H... what a world of difference $30 can make. Everything bad I said about the Toshiba, the Sony is the opposite. Clear crisp pictures. Excellent controls. Setup as easy as pluging in the HDMI cable and turning the TV on. Picture quality is spectacular. Crisp and clear, no Macro Blocking, and vibrant color. Fast forward and Rewind functions clear and accurate. Even better is a fast and slow play feature that speeds up or slows down a DVD with audio.

For anybody out there looking for a reasonable priced DVD player, $130 at BB, you cannot beat the Sony DVP - NS75H.

02-02-2008, 02:12 PM
Sony does have a better line of products vs. Toshiba I believe...

Except for laptops...

02-02-2008, 02:33 PM
Interesting comment . . . except for one thing . . .

the OP is almost 2 years old!!!!

02-02-2008, 04:06 PM
as for me Sony DVP-NS75H is much better....

02-02-2008, 04:17 PM
Of course the OP never stated what brand TV it was connected to nor if he setup the DVD player etc. Some people must stop looking through their Sony colored glsses as there is another world out there and it is just fine.

02-02-2008, 06:03 PM
I had an Sony NS90 and it was a very fine player for the first 2 weeks before it broke.
But I could see no difference between HDMI and component (not upconverted) outputs.
Next one was an Oppo Digital which did a better job of upconversion than the Sony.
Now I have a Toshiba XA1 HD DVD player that does better uc than either one.
Toshiba as well as others more popular low priced standard players do a mediocre job of upconversion in my experience. And others (like the Sony) just don't do anything different at all but give you the convenience of an HDMI connection FWIW. YMMV