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Sony introduces new line of DVD players with SACD capabilities

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Sony is adding fuel to the already red-hot market for DVD entertainment with the release of three new DVD-Video players offering multi-channel Super Audio CD (SACD) playback. Now both movie and music lovers can experience the highest quality video and audio performance in one player. The newest players include the single-disc DVP-NS500V, the five-disc DVP- NC650V and DVP-NS900V model, which offers progressive output.
Following last November's successful introduction of the DVP-S9000ES, Sony has incorporated the SACD multi-channel playback feature in the new line, using proprietary technologies that minimize distortion for a heightened music experience. Each of the newly available units is equipped with multi-channel audio outputs for compatibility with multi-channel sources. They also incorporate flexible speaker management capability to fit various types of home theater environments.
All three units in the new line also incorporate CD-R/RW playback for music enthusiasts who enjoy creating and listening to their own personally recorded music mixes and which is ideal for consumers looking to replace their current CD systems. And, in addition to multi-channel SACD playback capability, the new line features Dolby Digital(TM) and DTS 5.1 channel decoding which ensures 5.1 connection with receivers.
All three models are equipped with Sony's Digital Video Enhancer, and Precision Drive 2 System with Dynamic Tilt Compensation to ensure better, faster and more accurate playback of flawed and imperfect DVDs, along with Block Noise Reduction for maximizing picture quality of MPEG2 images by eliminating unwanted artifacts in scenes where gradated images and the movement of objects between two fields are present.
The DVP-NS500V, DVP-NC650V, and the DVP-NS900V are all currently available at retailers for about $300, $400, and $1,000 respectively.

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Also from the same site :

Pearl Harbor to feature Dolby Headphone bonus track

Dolby Laboratories announced that the upcoming December 4 DVD release of Touchstone Pictures' Pearl Harbor, from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay, will feature a special, limited-edition Dolby Headphone bonus track. The Dolby Headphone track will allow movie viewers to enjoy the multichannel audio experience of Pearl Harbor's 5.1-channel soundtrack over any pair of regular stereo headphones using any DVD player or receiver with a headphone jack. Pearl Harbor will be the first-ever DVD release to feature a Dolby Headphone soundtrack.
Through its powerful signal-processing algorithm, Dolby Headphone generates a host of audio clues modeled from real life, from which the listener's ears and brain derive a truly three-dimensional sound image. Stereo content sounds richer and more spacious, as if it were being played over two speakers in a room. Multichannel audio programming is presented as if the listener is surrounded by a five-speaker home theater setup.
Listeners can enjoy Dolby Headphone in stereo with program sources such as MiniDiscs, CDs, and MP3 files, and in surround sound with most multichannel program sources, including Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital, PCM, MLP-packed PCM, AAC, and MPEG.
Developed by Lake Technology and Dolby Laboratories, Dolby Headphone has already found its way into millions of computing products, including desktop and laptop computers as well as DVD playback software. The technology is also being licensed by Dolby to consumer electronics manufacturers for use in almost any product that provides a stereo headphone jack. Such products include digital cable and satellite set-top boxes, VCRs, DVD-Video and DVD-Audio players, conventional and digital TV receivers, portable stereos, game consoles, A/V surround decoders and receivers, auto sound systems, and multimedia speaker systems.
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Yeah I've been eyeing that NS500V for quite a while...sure would be the easiest way to get an all in one box and move on in life instead of spending hour after hour looking at CDP after CDP after CDP...
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I'd watch out for non-ES line sony stuff. All of what I've heard of it is mid-fi.
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