If you don’t have a DVD player yet, get one.  If you have one, it might be a year or two old, so this is a great time to upgrade to one that will play all the newer formats and features progressive scan for the best picture.  This is perfect for dad for Father’s Day!

Sony’s new DVP-NS725P ($150, but find it for about $25 less through online shopping at www.pricegrabber.com) plays just about any of the shiny silver discs – DVD +RW/+R, -RW/-R, MP3 CDs, CD-R/CD-RW – so you can create music and videos and be assured they will play in this DVD player.


Its sleek good looks and stellar Sony performance make it a great buy.  Just get it.  Dad will love it!

For more information, visit www.sonystyle.com or call 1-800-222-SONY.

MORE great ideas . . .

What would a DVD player be without DVDs?  A CD player, that’s what.  So, to add to or begin your enjoyment of movies on DVD, get dad a membership to the best way to get your DVDs – rent from Netflix.com. It’s what I do.  I buy a few, here and there, the ones I really want to own.  The ones I just want to see, I rent from Netflix.com.  $20 per month for all you can eat, three at a time, and never a late fee. Keep them as long as you wish, up to three.  They feature more than anyone in categories that will boggle the mind, and their turnaround time is fast.  Plus, they are nice people.  Visit www.netflix.com and have a look.  Then, make dad and the family happy and sign up.  I love taking my netflix movies with me as I travel.  While I’m on the road, I send the viewed DVDs back in the pre-paid return mailer that comes with every DVD, and then the fresh ones are at my house when I return.

Now, for you geeks . . . here are the specs right from Sony.  I just know that I love what it does with the discs here at Gadget Central:

For DVD that is divine… Sony presents the DVP-NS725P DVD Player. Offering Dolby® Digital and dts® Decoding Compatibility, 12 Bit Video DAC with 108Mhz Processing with NSV, and MP3/CD-R/CD-RW, DVD-RW/-R (Video Mode), and DVD+RW/+R Playback, a Precision Drive™ 2 System with Dynamic Tilt Compensation, and Precision Cinema Progressive™ (480P) Output, this DVD player packs features that enable a picture more faithful to the source. Additional features include TV Virtual Surround, 4 Surround Modes, Block Noise Reduction, a Digital Video Enhancer, Digital Video EQ, and Custom Picture Mode. Utilize the Title and Chapter Viewer, Advanced SmoothScan™ and SmoothSlow modes, and Instant Replay and Instant Search for convenience while you watch. Movie theater entertainment comes home with the DVP-NS725.


•  12 Bit Video DAC with 108Mhz Processing with NSV

•  Dolby® Digital and dts® Decoding Compatible

•  MP3/CD-R/CD-RW Playback*

•  DVD-RW/-R (Video Mode) DVD+RW/+R Playback

•  Precision Drive™ 2 System with Dynamic Tilt Compensation

•  Precision Cinema Progressive™ (480P) Output

General Features

•  DVD/CD Text

•  Precision Cinema Progressive™ Technology – Other DVD players detect image changes at the scan line level-Sony’s Precision Cinema Progressive (PCP) system detects them at the pixel level. The picture is more faithful to the source-whether film or video-because separate, optimized algorithms are used to handle the differing pixel behavior. Separate algorithms are also used to process the moving and still parts of an image, resulting in sharp backgrounds with moving objects that are free from motion artifacts.

•  Precision Drive™ 2 System – Past generations of Precision Drive were only able to compensate for warped discs by moving the entire optical block, which took more time and limited the amount of correction possible. Sony’s new Precision Drive™ 2 system simplifies the process by moving the lens-instead of the entire optical block-for faster and more accurate error correction.

•  DVD-RW/-R (Video Mode) DVD+RW/+R Playback

•  MP3 Playback – Playing MP3 Music on a Sony DVD player is easy. Just insert an MP3 encoded disc and press MENU. A blue screen pops up to display your folders. Scroll down the list using the remote or front panel cursor control to select the folder you want. The green files screen pops up to show the files in the selected folder. Select the file you want to hear and you’re done. Finding music couldn’t be easier.

•  12 Bit Video DAC with 108Mhz processing w/NSV

•  192 kHz 24 Bit Digital to Analog Converter

•  Dolby® Digital and dts® Optical/Coaxial Output

•  Multi-Disc Resume- 6 Discs

•  TV Virtual Surround – 4 Surround Modes

•  Block Noise Reduction

•  Digital Video Enhancer

•  Digital Video EQ

•  Custom Picture Mode

•  Title and Chapter Viewer

•  Advanced SmoothScan™ and SmoothSlow modes

•  Instant Replay and Instant Search

•  Full 3-2 Reverse Conversion

•  Inputs and Outputs

•  Component Video Output

•  S-Video Output

•  Composite Video Output

•  Analog Audio Output

•  Optical Digital and Coaxial Digital Output

•  Convenience Features

•  Quick Set-Up

•  Custom Parental Control- 40 Discs

•  RMT-D153A Remote Control w/Multi-Brand TV Control Compatible with Most Major Brands

•  Supplied Accessories

•  Instruction Manual

•  AA Battery x 2

•  AV Cable

•  RMT-D153A Remote Control

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