Price (RRP): $399
The mid-range Sony DVD player incorporates an impressive list of features together with design enhancements to improve picture and sound quality. Not surprisingly, the player supports MP3 (not WMA) and Sony?s SACD but not the rival DVD-Audio formats.
Resolution upscaling and HDMI output is provided via a 12bit/108MHz video DAC. Twin laser pickup and Sony?s precision drive 3 mechanism help reduce errors reading data off the DVD. The player supports parental control and multi-disc resume (that remembers where you stopped) for up to 40 discs.
Numerous picture control functions as well as individual speaker control help optimise the viewing experience.