|Sony DVP-S9000ES DVP9000ES CD DVD Player + Power Cord , Remote , Operating Guide|
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|DVD Type||DVD Player|
|Number Of Discs||1|
|Playable Disc Formats||CD, CD-R, DVD, HDCD, VCD|
|Features||Letter Box Conversion, Pan & Scan Conversion, Parental Lock, Progressive Scan|
|Progressive Scan||With Progressive Scan|
|Surround Sound||DTS (Digital out only), Dolby Digital (Digital out only)|
Average review score based on 8 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The DVP-S9000ES one of the most anticipated DVD player to hit the market.
The construction of the DVP-S9000ES is well above average with a heavy build and solid feel. At over 27 pounds, the unit is one of the best-built DVD players we've seen. The transport is quite and smooth and the tray is very thin. The aesthetic value of this DVD/SACD player is quite evident with the blue diamond-shaped LED at the top center of the unit. The buttons on the front panel are not the tactile style, but rather capacitive sensing type switches. This take some getting use to since they don't actually move when touched. There is visual feedback provided by the illumination up the perimeter of the pressed button.
The rear panel of the DVP-S9000ES has two sets of audio outputs with the left and right connectors spaced apart to allow room for high-end cables. Both optical (toslink) and coaxial digital outputs are provided. The component video output format is configurable (interlaced, progressive, or selectable) with the 3-position switch on the rear of the unit. A pair of composite video outputs as well as a single s-video output is provided. As with pretty much all Sony products, an S-Link jack is designed into the unit.
Sony uses R-core transformers to help minimize hum and noise in the DVP-S9000ES. Audiophile grade parts are used throughout the unit to maximize sound quality. Sony has incorporated what they call Precision Cinema Detection in the DVP-S9000ES. This includes several processing features. The first is a very accurate film detection circuit that works in conjunction with the First Field Repeat Flags (FFRFs). The 3-2 reverse telecine capability of this machine ensures the best reproduction of film-based material on a 480p display. As with most high-end progressive scan players, the DVP-S9000ES uses different algorithms for video and film based material.
Overall one amazing Sony SACD/CD/DVD player for under $500 USD even with today's new technology!
I bought this item primarily for its SACD capability, knowing that the CD section was superb, but feeling that I already had a fairly high-end CD player that would come close to equalling the performance of this Sony unit. Was I ever wrong. This ES player completely transformed the sound coming from my system (Rotel RX-1050 Stereo Receiver and B&W 703 speakers). It used to be very good, now it's simply spectacular. Detailed, smooth and full, with a dramatically expanded sound stage. The Sony is also a gorgeous, rock solid unit with a very unique and first-class look and feel. Those who need multichannel SACD capability will need to look elsewhere, but for stereo use, I think this is an absolutely top notch product. Best audio purchase I ever made.
Certainly this player must rank as one of Sony's best models. Not only is it stylish, but it produces very good sound indeed. It gives much more depth and bass weight to the sound than other Sony products that I have heard, but it never gets over-blown. Treble is smooth, but incisive and there are no nasty digital artifacts that I have noticed. I have not used the DVD so cannot comment on that, but it is supposed to give fine picture quality.
With a few minor gripes, such as a slightly noisy drawer mechanism and lack of direct track access it gets a wholehearted thumbs up. Very impressive.
This is my third, which I purchased because my second unit is starting to act up. I would recommend a DVP-S9000 because you won't find many manufacturer's with such a solid build quality and is a most incredible sounding SACD player, without spending 5k or more and then there's the outstanding analog cd player section as well, that compares in the 3k and up range. Even in today's players for sound quality. The dvd player is also still quite good and extremely noise free considering the age and processing technology. It's still a steal at anything under $400. This player remains a reference in my system because only a very few esoteric players have equaled or barely surpassed it's performance.
I bought for cd capabilities. The sound is very crisp and clear on direct mode. It also has a very good picture in the dvd mode, however it is not 1080p. But as I said, I bought it to play cd. It produces much clearer,cleaner,and sharper sound than the Yahama 5 disk or the Dennon 5 disk players that I had. I love it and listen to it daily. I purchased it because I have a very good friend who is an audiofile and he recommended this as one of the best sounding cd players for the money... It gets a triple A rating from me.