Sony DVP-CX985V DVD Player Reviews

Sony DVP-CX985V DVD Player

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  • Sony DVP-CX985V 400-Disc Progressive DVD/SACD Changer

    Oct 14, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good value, holds 400 discs, excellent performance, features and connectivity, MP3
    Cons: Remote has little undistinguishable buttons

    Summary: The Sony CX985V is a 400-discs DVD/SACD changer with progressive scan. It can play DVD video (including DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW), CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, Video CD as well as multi-channel Super Audio CD. Front Panel The changer’s ... read more

  • Blu-ray Anyone? My wish list.

    Jul 15, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: secures my collection
    Cons: interface, defining and finding movies.

    Summary: I agree with all the comments relative to the explorer and general organization/searching. How it could have passed sign off from upper management is a wonder to me. I have to keep a hardcopy list printed next to it so I don't have to spend 2 hours ... read more

  • I bet Sony wants to sweep this under the rug

    Nov 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Audio and Video quality are superb, attractive cosmetics
    Cons: Horrible interface, aggrevating user control which makes you want to go postal, autodetect is useless

    Summary: I am a movie geek. I have hundreds upon hundreds of movies. Getting this seemed like the best idea ever. Boy, was I wrong. Inserting 400 discs was easy. They fit nicely, although the unit is a bit deap (22 inches). A small dent in the loading bay ... read more

  • Gets annoying after a while

    Mar 25, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Holds all of my CDs and DVDs. Price.
    Cons: Slow, poor user interface. Sick of listening to it move discs.

    Summary: We've had this unit for a little over a year. The user interface to add all of the discs was tedious. I was surprised (since I didn't read the reviews here) how few of my CDs and DVDs it would recognize. My biggest complaint is how slow this unit is. ... read more

  • mixed good and bad - a lot of bad

    Dec 18, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 400 disks local controls on player - not only remote
    Cons: terrible user interface terrible remote uneven image quality - frequent blocking of picture slow

    Summary: The CX985 is a great way to have quick access to 400 disks but with some serious drawbacks, most notably in ease of use and quality of playback. The standalone Sony does not interface with a PC or network for easy update of the disk info and has an ... read more

  • Slowwwww Access

    Dec 5, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price, Disc capacity, varied formats.
    Cons: Access speed, Remote functionality, Unit size & Bulk.

    Summary: O.k. This unit is reasonably priced. And can clear some serious shelf space, getting rid of all of your cases... but the functionality and speed of queing up movies is so poor, that I'm sorry I went this route. I purchased a Pioneer 300 CD player ... read more

  • Pros Outweigh Cons

    Aug 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good capacity Smooth operation Good picture and sound
    Cons: Remote Data entry

    Summary: I bought this unit a couple of weeks ago, having read lots of negative and positive comments. It was under $300. I agree with most of the cons that have been mentioned, however the thing neatly holds 400 discs and is the cheapest brand-name player in ... read more

  • Sony Should Be Embarassed

    Jun 7, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sleek Design. Holds 400 Discs.
    Cons: Finding and Organizing Music AWFUL.

    Summary: Lets say you were the first individual on the planet to invent a machine that would hold and play 400 DVD/CD's. Aside from quality sound and playback, what would be the most important feature for an electronic device that stores and plays 400 DVD/CD's or ... read more

  • Great if you know what you're dealing with

    Jun 1, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: $200 cheaper than the Pioneer. Progressive scan. Plays DVD+Rs.
    Cons: Interface sucks. Huge.

    Summary: Thanks to the dire warnings in reviews like these, I purchased this item with low expectations. I chose a local retailer instead of an online one because I knew I might want to return it. Got a floor model for $345, so I was satisfied with the price. ... read more

  • Sony needs to rework this product

    Jan 3, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Scratches disks, poor cataloguing method

    Summary: I got a Sony DVPCX985V DVD Player for Christmas and loaded my DVD collection and played a few movies over the holidays. I used the 'Disk Explorer' feature to catalogue my collection. This is an extremely poor interface as it has very few characters ... read more

  • Nice player but has problems with Star Trek TNG DVD encoding

    Dec 18, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good value, silent operation, well made
    Cons: Won't play Star Trek TNG DVDs properly.

    Summary: I just got this player in and have found it has problems in playing/decoding my Star Trek The Next Generation DVDs(original discs). I made a backup copy and it still did the same thing. The problem is in between some scene changes the screen kinda ... read more

  • Sony multidisc delivers most of its promises

    Dec 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Progressive scan, good value, 400 discs
    Cons: Disc lists and menus

    Summary: I've just ordered my SECOND Sony DVP-CX985V because for the price, it's a remarkable player. I own the 300 disc predecessor from Sony as well and it's been relegated to the 'books on tape' audio archive. This player made some key upgrades e.g. ... read more

  • Great for what it does (hold lots of DVDs)

    Nov 23, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Holds LOTS of DVDs, great picture, great sound
    Cons: 16 character title limit, cumbersome data entry

    Summary: I have been slowly building up my DVD collection over the past few years, I have sworn to not buy and more VHS tapes if I can help it. So as you can imagine my entertainment center has slowly become a library of all the DVDs and things are getting hard ... read more

  • Programming

    Oct 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks impressive and plays video and music
    Cons: Bad programming technology.

    Summary: The DVP-CX985V looks good. The mechanics are ok. The DVP-CX985V is in a class of its own within the existing state of the art for the video/music industry. Unfortunately we are also in the computer era and the Sony designers have entered that realm ... read more

  • Consider Pioneer First

    Sep 1, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price and Capacity
    Cons: Has a Reading Disability

    Summary: Pioneer and Sony make the only DVD jukeboxes available at this time. I've had a Sony DVP-CX985U for about a year and a Pioneer DV-F727 for about a month. This was a costly learning experience for me. The Sony has a major problem: It don't read so ... read more

  • Terrible User Interface, Decent DVD player

    Aug 12, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast Disc Changing, decent playback, will play variety of formats.
    Cons: Sluggish On-Screen Navigation System, remote, no position memory, way too big, heavy.

    Summary: I recently purchased the DVP-CX985V Multi-disc DVD player. Two days later, it found legs and walked back to the store. The $400 price tag is too much considering all the flaws in this player. Awful On Sceen Navigation system that is sluggish, decent ... read more

  • Terrible user interface made me send it back

    Apr 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Progressive Scan, 400 discs, multiple output formats, ability to lock DVD's from kids
    Cons: Terrible user interface, no single DVD slot, mindless remote, size

    Summary: I have been using a 300 disc Pioneer DV-F727 for the last 3 years. I love it! However, it is not progressive scan, and I am about to run out of space, so I was excited to see Sony come out with a 400 disc progressive scan model. My excitement ... read more

  • Sony DVP-CX985V is GREAT!

    Mar 3, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cases, DVD, and CD storage problems are solved.
    Cons: What everyone else said.

    Summary: Read the other reviews, then read mine. I had far less expectations for this device than some other people, and maybe you do, too. I wanted CD and DVD cases out of site, and this player did that for me. I'll cut right to the chase. Before I got ... read more

  • Too slow, poor remote

    Jan 27, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice picture
    Cons: Slow, poor user interface, poor search function, poor remote.

    Summary: I regret buying this unit. I was excited because I have the Sony 400 CD changer (which I love...) and was hoping for the same experience with the DVP-CX985V. Two major problems, one minor problem. First, the remote has light blue text on a gray ... read more

  • Very good Multi-Changer but needs improvement

    Jan 13, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many connection options, easy to use and set up
    Cons: Indexing system needs a lot of work to be completely user friendly

    Summary: I recently purchased the Sony DVP-CX985V Multi-disc DVD player as a housewarming gift for myself. The master plan was to place all my DVDs and some of my CDs in the unit to use as a jukebox for my whole house audio/video system. It does do that for me ... read more

  • 400 Disc DVD Owners with A/R Organizational Needs BEWARE!!

    Jan 5, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It holds 400 discs and the advertised sound and picture attributes are truly impressive!
    Cons: Inane disc filing/sorting system, limited text editing capabilities, cumbersome remote required access to use.

    Summary: I'll bypass all the wonders as described by the other exceptional spec reviews previously posted and cut right to the chase. All pure video and audio needs of the average Home Theater Enthusiast are more than met in this hefty little $400 unit. ... read more

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