Pros: Progressive scan, 12 bit 108Mhz DAC
Cons: Only in silver
What a picture!! I tried MANY different DVD players, and this one takes the prize hands down. I had a panasonic, philips, and jvc, and even though the pictures were good, they couldn't hang with the Sony DVP-NS715P!! I'm using it in Progressive Scan mode, and the picture brightness, and the colors are so much more vibrant than they were with the others. Places where I noticed some artifacts with the other players were totally non-existent with this player. About the only place I could find a 12 bit 108Mhz DAC was in the higher more expensive lines like the Pioneer ELITE series, which cost MUCH MUCH more than this one. They did have more features than the sony, but most of the features someone might use them when you first got the player, but then I doubt if they would ever be much use after that, so why pay the extra for features you'll most likey not use. The only thing I might suggest to Sony is "Make it in black also" Even though it looks good, it doesn't match my other components. I highly recommend this player to anyone who like great picture quality when they watch their movies!