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101. Sony CFD-G500 CD Radio Cassette
$324.99 list($299.99)
102. Sony Clie PEG-TJ37/U Handheld
$500.00 list($1,699.99)
103. Sony VAIO PCG-K25 Notebook PC
$37.99 $29.98 list()
104. Sony 128 MB Memory Stick Media
$999.99 list($1,099.99)
105. Sony VAIO PCV-RS720G Desktop PC
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106. Sony RCDW500C Compact Disc Player
$1,499.00 $1,399.90 list($1,699.99)
107. Sony KP-46WT520 46" Hi-Scan 1080i
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108. Sony DAV-FR1 5-Disc Progressive
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109. Sony SLV-D550P DVD/VCR Combo
$279.99 $264.99 list()
110. Sony SDM-S53/B 15" LCD Monitor
$649.00 list($749.99)
111. Sony KV-32FS320 32" FD Trinitron
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112. Sony MZNH600D Hi-MD MiniDisc Walkman
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113. Sony KDF-55WF655 55" HD-Ready
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114. Sony KV36FS120 36" FD Trinitron
$499.99 $449.88 list($549.99)
115. Sony VGF-AP1L 40 GB VAIO Pocket
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116. Sony STRDE697 Audio / Video Receiver
$69.99 list($99.99)
117. Sony CFD-S350 CD/Cassette Portable
$12.99 $10.40 list($14.99)
118. Sony CPA-9C CD/MD Cassette Adaptor
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119. Sony MHC-GX450 3-Disc CD Shelf
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120. Sony DVP-NS575P/S Progressive

101. Sony CFD-G500 CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox (Black)
list price: $139.99
our price: $99.99
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Asin: B0001LXQIQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 1166
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Sony's CFD-G500 CD/radio cassette recorder offers a compact chassis, several sound-enhancement options, and remote-control convenience--not to mention an aggressive, black-and-red power-drive design. Stereo 4-inch speakers are augmented by a third, 4-inch Power Drive Woofer, all driven by a powerful 20 watts RMS total. The unit's CD player uses a one-bit digital-to-analog audio converter with 8x oversampling for pristine sound, and audio CD-R/CD-RW compatibility means the boombox will play your home-brewed music mixes as well as prerecorded CDs.

The CFD-G500's digital AM/FM stereo tuner offers 30 station presets (20 FM, 10 AM). Four electronic sound modes (rock/pop/jazz/vocal) let you tailor the sound for listening to various different types of music or in different environments, while the unit's unique Power Drive settings (off, 1, and 2) enhance low-frequencies in any sound mode. A cool red light atop the device indicates PDW-on status.

A remote control with 10-key direct-access buttons works for CD tracks and radio presets, while various CD play modes (program/shuffle/repeat) let you hear tracks in multiple ways: in sequence (as recorded), in program order (up to 20 tracks), all tracks in random (shuffle) order, or as a single track repeating over and over.

With synchronized CD/cassette dubbing, CD playback commences just after cassette recording begins. The stereo record/playback cassette deck provides direct recording from either the tuner, the CD player. Meanwhile, an analog minijack (.125-inch) stereo line input lets you hookup anything from your laptop to an MP3 player or a portable DVD player. The unit runs on the supplied AC power cord or six D batteries. The remote uses 2 AA batteries (no batteries are included).

What's in the Box
Boombox, remote control, a user's manual, AC power cord. ... Read more


  • CD, cassette, and radio boombox with CD-cassette synchro dubbing and aggressive, power-drive design
  • 10 watts RMS per channel x 2, with two 4-inch speakers and a 4-inch Power Drive Woofer for powerful bass enhancement (includes PDW indicator)
  • Compact remote control with 10-key direct-access buttons for tuner and CD; 20 FM and 10 AM station presets; drift-free digital PLL tuning
  • Stereo minijack (.125-inch) analog line input for hooking up an MP3 player, minidisc player, or other device
  • Audio CD-R/CD-RW playback compatibility, 20-track programming, and 4 preset sound modes (rock, pop, jazz, and vocal)

102. Sony Clie PEG-TJ37/U Handheld
list price: $299.99
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Asin: B0001D09YI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 1938
Average Customer Review: 3.88 out of 5 stars
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  • Palm OS version 5.2, i.MXL application processor, 32 MB RAM
  • Built-in 310K Pixels CMOS Camera with 2x Digital Zoom (JPEG, 640 x 480 resolution), audio player, and video player
  • High resolution TFT Color Display (320 x 320 dots, 65,536 colors)
  • Integrated Memory Stick slot (compatible with optional Memory Stick Pro media)
  • Internal lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery

Reviews (17)

5-0 out of 5 stars Theres nothing better for the price!
Only those who have not any intuition with technology can rate thi PDA low.

The WiFi is just as powerful, stable and fast that makes this Clie work even better than many laptop computers with integrated antennas.

Configuration was as easy as my old Zire 71 and the camera quality noticeable superior!

Fip cover is useful and discret, you wont have problems being ready to use your PDA to enter some text, take a picture being protected all the time.

Tho Palm OS5 works great under Sony's hardware plus the Clie Navigation Bar that makes it even better.

Light weight, elegant, compact, powerful and affordable! Tell me where you can find such a perfect combination?

4-0 out of 5 stars First week with the TJ37
I bought this pda to replace an clie sj-20, which I liked quite a bit.

I bought it primarily for the wireless connection, since I have access to wireless and home and work. Rather than run off to my computer to check email, I hoped to be able to pull out the pda, check email, and sync later.

So far my plan is working very well. As others have noted, the wireless connection settings are very easy. Setup of software was also easy. Unlike another reviewer, I like installing components one by one to avoid having things I don't want.

Palm OS v5.0 is somewhat of an improvement, although it isn't clear to me exactly what is palm and what is Sony. I do like the 'desktop,' which seems vaguely MacOS X-like.

I very much like that the TJ37 works with previous clie peripherals - I have a terrific fold up keyboard that is a marvel of engineering (the newer stowaway) which works much better with the 200mhz processor of the TJ37 than the 33mhz in the sj20.

And as others have noted, the camera is a great addition. Used closeup and without zoom the camera takes very serviceable pictures. And they are quick, without the annoying lag we experience no our 4megapixel Canon. Since I always have my palm with me, I'm taking many more pictures of the kids etc.

A couple of notes:
The TJ37 comes with a cover that opens like a book. It is the same material (which defies description) as my sj20. It opens like a book, I'm assuming, to facilitate the use of the camera. The sj20 has a flip up cover, which is more convenient. The TJ55 has a translucent plastic cover, which looks a lot better.

The version of intellisync included has less functionality than the version that came with my sj20, so I uninstalled the latest and reinstalled the sj20 one. In particular, the new version does not allow you to set date parameters for calendar annoyance.

The size of the stylus does not bother me in the least.

Netfront web browser is quite good.

I bought it for wireless and the unit really delivers. Highly recommend at this price point.

2-0 out of 5 stars A thorough look at a weak product
After much research, reading, thinking and more reading I was torn between 2 PDA models, the Clie TJ37 and another model (whom I shall not mention here because I don't want to come off as shilling for a competitor).

Since I was a return Clie customer I thought it a good move at the time to lean toward the Clie line. Once I waded through the nay-sayers and detracters of the Clie line, I arrived at the store with money in pocket. Spending a few minutes alone with the stylus-less floor model & the runner-up, I finally decided to purchase the TJ37. I and ran home with it tucked under my arm. (after paying of course)

The out-of-box experience was excellent, everything you need packaged neatly in a sturdy, green, cardboard box. Ahhh, just like the first time, I thought as I opened it up. After patiently charging it for four hours, I was ready to rock & roll with my new Clie. This is the first color-PDA I have ever owned, oh how I looked forward to this moment.

I picked it up and pulled out the stylus. And that's where the disenchantment began, that cruddy little telescoping stylus. Here are the bad points of the TJ37 as I see them (and each one made me madder)

Cover - at least Sony included a cover with the Clie, one of the few things they are good enough to throw in. The old Clie's had the cover attach to the top of the unit. That was a good, ambidextrous orientation and was easy to flip up and out of your way to use the unit. The TJ37 however, has one clipped to the left side of the Clie, like a small book. Making it harder & less comfortable to hold out of the way.

Stylus - there's no excuse for a stylus this small and this bad. Uncomfortable, hard to hold, cheap, difficult to use and you cannot even replace it with a normal sized stylus because the holder won't accept it. I have average sized hands and this stylus was way too small. Hard to use and easy to loose!

Lack of base - I am also quite tired of paying good money for a PDA and then have to shell out MORE money for a deskcharger base when it should come standard with the unit! This goes for ALL makers of PDAs. But, I especially ding Sony here b/c they squandered their development money on frivolity (integrated weak-camera, their own cruddy software) instead of being pragmatic or even innovative they chose the route of often made mistakes. Next time include a deskcharger base with the product.

Sony's proprietary s/w - I am sick of companies overwriting standard software with their own interpretation. It wastes system resources and you cannot delete it! The money it took Sony to develop that crappy Clie Manager software, which no one will use, could have been saved and help deliver a more affordable unit to market. I buy Palm PDA's for PALM o/s not to use your idea of what PALM should look like!

Chinsy cameras - and chinsy is a nice way of saying cheap-a** garbage!! Cameras have been integrated into phones to such an extent that you cannot purchase a decent cellphone without an integrated camera, a camera you probably won't ever use btw. And Sony follows suite with a cheap, weak performing 310k pixel camera - why bother? A third of a mega-pixel camera? You have to be within 5 feet of a really well lit subject to get a blurry, washed out image. Wow - what a feature! Again, waste of development time and construction materials to deliver something no one will use, and few wanted. Again, that money could have been saved to offer a more affordable unit on the market. Why not include a Swiss Army knife next time at least that would be a useful feature!

Connection adapter - the IO/power adapter used to plug into the bottom of the Clie gave me my first, real "what the H! were they thinking" moment with Sony! A cheap little piece of plastic less than 1 inch square needed as a go-between for the USB & power cord. So, what happens if I loose it? Or if it breaks? Guess I'll have to stuff more money into their pockets to buy one - and while I wait, I won't be able to use my PDA...another great idea from the cheap marketing-driven minds at Sony! Clearly Japanese traditions of quality are being replaced at Sony with marketing delusions, when they could benefit by marrying pragmatism.

By the time I was done, I threw it back in the box (none too happy), went back and returned the TJ37. I read someplace that this is one of the last Clie releases Sony plans for the US. GOOD, I say, because I do not plan to purchase another Clie (unless my demands, above, are met). What a waste of time, effort and money ... steer clear of this Clie.

The upshot, I learned some new things on PDA's and I purchased the runner-up, which is excellent!

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great PDA
My husband used to support the Microsoft Pocket PC products and they were buggy as heck. As part of his job he got them free. After all the aggrivation he had with his, he spent the money on his TJ37 and loves it.
His HP product had to be hard reset every two weeks. He had several MS approved apps on the Pocket PC that had to be reinstalled, a 30-40 minute ordeal. A hard reset on a Pocket PC is similar to reformatting your hard drive. Hard resets also caused him to run out of validations on his ebooks. Contrast that to the TJ37. He's never had to do a hard or soft reset on the Clie. Like a Timex watch, it takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin. He did try a hard reset on the Clie once, but everything returned when he synchronized the newly reset Clie with the PC.
My husband's associates at his firm asked advise on which palm device to purchase. He enthustically recommended the Clie, but his associates purchased Compaq's at 50% off. Consequently, they're having to perform hard resets, the alarms quit working, etc., yet my husband's Clie just keeps plugging along.

5-0 out of 5 stars My first PDA
I've held off for a few years before going to a PDA..basically because I was so used to paper day planners. I am glad I finally got a PDA. I guess I got tired of going to meetings and watching everyone deep into their Palms while I looked out of place with my paper notes. But aside from image, I can honestly say that I am very impressed with this device. I did some reasearch and found that Palm OS is better than the other MS devices because there is much more software. Palm OS is also more user friendly. I really like all of the enterainment options on the TJ37. I haven't been able to figure out how to connect the mobile internet and the MP3 stuff yet but I'll make that a careful study. But I did download tons of cool software and this thing has more than enough memory to handle all of the software up-grades, e-books, games, etc. The graffiti works pretty good didn't take me long to get the hang of it. I recommend this to those of you who are contemplating taking the big leap to a PDA. The TJ37 is the perfect little mobile office and coupled with a nice leather case (you have to kinda search for one that'll fit on the internet becasue they don't supply one to you) you'll have a nice little executive mobile office. I can tell you that the stylus is pretty annoying. It is a thin piece of metal that is retractable. It is too flimsly and contracts in your hand sometimes as you using the device and does not pull smoothly from the kind of tugs a bit. Also the battery life kind of drains pretty quickly. But the bottomline is that for the price and what you get it's a very good deal..highly recommended. This thing has everything and the Sony brand is about the best you can get from a electronic device..the quality is very good. ... Read more

103. Sony VAIO PCG-K25 Notebook PC (2.8 GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW Drive)
list price: $1,699.99
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Asin: B00029ZUZ4
Catlog: Personal Computer
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 33
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Sony's Vaio K Series ergnomically designed notebooks combine entry-level affordability with versatile multimedia and communications power. The eye-catching PCG-K27 features a gently slanted full-sized keyboard that provides a comfortable hand and wrist position. The enhanced widescreen format LCD lets you take full advantage of watching DVD moviews as well as view side-by-side page layouts. The K27 features an integrated 802.11b/g wireless LAN, 15.4-inch screen, 60 GB hard drive, combo DVD+/-RW drive, 2.8 GHz processor, and 512 MB of installed RAM. It also comes with Sony's Vaio Creation suite of multimedia applications.

The Basics

  • Hard Drive: Though not world-beating in size, the 60 GB enhanced-IDE hard drive offers more than enough capacity for storing documents and productivity software for road warriors.
  • Processor: The 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 processor is one of the fastest processors currently available on the notebook market--a definite plus for a video-centric PC. It also has a 512 KB L2 cache and a 533 MHz front-side bus speed.
  • Memory: The 512 MB of built-in memory is a good start for power users. It has two memory slots in total, with a maximum memory expansion up to 1 GB (2 x 512 MB).
  • CD/DVD Drive: It is equipped with a combo DVD+/-RW and CD-RW drive. For DVD+R discs, it has a 2.4x write and 4x read speeds. For DVD-R discs, it has a 4x read/write speed. For CDs, it has a 16x write/8x rewrite/24x read speed.
  • Keyboard & Mouse: This notebook has an 86-key keyboard and electro-static touch pad.
Sound and Graphics
The K25 features ATI IGP 345M graphics card with 64 MB of shared video memory (meaning that memory is taken from the PC's main RAM). It has a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Sony's exclusive XBRITE LCD technology delivers ultra crisp and super bright graphics. It also has an AC'97 sound card that's integrated into the main board, and comes with two built-in stereo speakers.

Connectivity and Expansion Slots
The K25 has an integrated 802.11g wireless LAN (which is compatible with the more widespread 802.11b and offers faster data transmission rates). You get a decent--but not overpowering--offering of connectivity options, including both high-speed USB 2.0 and FireWire:

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) ports for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • 1 VGA monitor port
  • 1 PCMCIA (or PC Card) slot (Type I/II)
  • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
  • 1 Memory Stick slot (Memory Stick Pro compatible)
It also has an integrated 56K modem (V.90) and an RJ-45 LAN network port (for a 10/100 Ethernet connection to networks and DSL/cable modems).

Preloaded System and Software
This K25 comes with the Windows XP Home Edition operating system, and it features Microsoft Works 7.0 (for working with word processing and spreadsheet documents). It's also loaded with Sony's Vaio Creative suite of multimedia applications, which includes PictureGear Studio (digital photo), SonicStage (digital music), Sony MovieShaker, DVGate Plus (digital video), VAIO Media (network file sharing), and Click to DVD (for burning DVD discs). Other preloaded titles include a 60-day trial of Microsoft Office, Quicken 2004, Norton Internet Security (with 90-day trial subscription), InterVideo WinDVD, and a 90-day trial of AOL.

Dimensions and Weight
Measuring 14 x 1.6-2.2 x 10.9 inches and weighing 8.04 pounds (with battery), the K25 won't load you down, thought its size and weight aren't for the ultimate road warrior.

The K25 comes with the PCGA-BP2NY rechargeable lithium ion battery; it has an estimated battery life of 1.5 to 3.0 hours.

What's in the Box
This package contains the Sony Vaio PCG-K25 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. ... Read more

104. Sony 128 MB Memory Stick Media (MSH-128A)

our price: $37.99
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Asin: B00022TN36
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 302
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  • Memory Stick Digital Data Storage
  • Ultra-Small, Thin Design
  • 128 MB Storage Capacity
  • Erasure Prevention Switch
  • 10 Pin Connector for High Reliability

105. Sony VAIO PCV-RS720G Desktop PC (Intel Pentium 4 Processor 530, 512 MB RAM, 200 GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW Dbl Layer, DVD-ROM Drive)
list price: $1,099.99
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Asin: B000301N94
Catlog: Personal Computer
Manufacturer: Sony CE
Sales Rank: 85
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Amazon Product Description

The BasicsHardcore gamers and people who absolutely must have the most power and finest state-of-the-art amenities that money can buy will want to check out other PCs such as the Sony VAIO VGC-RA826G Digital Studio PC, but everyone else should find the Sony VAIO PCV-RS720G Desktop PC is all the computer they need. Featuring such desirable perks as double-layer DVD burning, built-in TV and video recording and a spacious 200 GB hard drive, the system is especially ideal as the centerpiece of a home entertainment center -- merely add a set of surround sound speakers and a viewing screen and you're good to go. If multimedia is in your future, the VAIO PCV-RS720G is a superb midlevel alternative.

At the heart of any computer lies the CPU (or processor), a massive collection of miniature transistors that governs the speed and power of the entire unit. For the VAIO PCV-RS720G, Sony balanced speed with affordability by installing an Intel Pentium 4 530. New for 2004, this is one of the recently upgraded series of Pentium 4 chips -- nicknamed "Prescott" -- featuring one full MB of Level 2 cache and a more generous data "pipeline" than prior models. Operating at a speedy but not record-breaking 3.0 GHz and of course sporting Intel's Hyper-Threading technology (Hyper-Threading allows a single CPU system to behave at times as a dual CPU system, thus adding substantially more speed to some high-end applications), this CPU delivers more than enough power for most applications and environments.

Computers typically store information on their hard drive, but they keep frequently and recently accessed data in Random Access Memory (RAM) for faster retrieval. More RAM means more efficient computing, superior multitasking and less strain on your hard drive. Though some of Sony's pricier units feature a whopping 1 GB of RAM and are therefore ready for anything the future may bring, the VAIO PCV-RS720G sports half that amount, 512 MB. Still, this is a typical allotment for most midlevel and high-end computers, and is certainly enough for most multitasking situations and/or complex applications. Moreover, it's fast PC3200 400 MHz DDR memory, and can be upgraded to a whopping 2 GB.

CPU's are usually so busy doing basic calculations that they need help translating visual output to the viewing screen. This is the duty of the graphics card (or graphics controller). A graphics controller with "dedicated" video memory is preferable to a controller that's integrated on the mainboard and "shares" the system's main memory, as it will better handle complex procedures.

The VAIO PCV-RS720G features a new style of video controller -- a hybrid of sorts between high-end standalone "dedicated memory" cards and less capable integrated "shared memory" controllers. It's called the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900, a module that is indeed integrated on the motherboard but features more refined components. It also commandeers more of the system's main memory -- up to 224 MB -- than traditional integrated controllers. Ultimately, this controller is sufficient for all 2D and most 3D tasks (including most 3D games) and is far superior to a standard integrated controller, though a dedicated video card with 256 MB or more of built-in memory would deliver smoother imaging and more realistic textures in super-high-end applications such as the latest 3D games and 3D animation packages.

Sony has not included a display screen, thus allowing you to continue using your current monitor or select from today's many alternatives.

The VAIO PCV-RS720G generates stereo and surround sound via an Intel High Definition Audio chipset.

Hard Drive
The unit's large 200 GB internal hard drive is spacious enough for a massive allotment of files and applications and a comprehensive music, video/photo and multimedia library too. Furthermore, this particular hard drive is exceptionally quick -- sporting a fast 7200-RPM speed, an 8 MB buffer, and a futuristic Serial ATA connection. These are all comparatively recent innovations, each increasing the overall speed and performance of the system.

Optical Drive
An optical drive is essential in today's computing world. A "CD-ROM" drive allows you to install CD-based applications and play music CDs. A "CD-RW" drive adds CD "burning", so you can also backup your important files to long-lasting discs and create personalized music CDs. With a DVD-ROM drive you can enjoy all of the above plus watch the same big budget DVD movies you watch on your home entertainment system. And with a DVD-RW drive, you can also "write" home movies to durable discs and archive files to DVD (DVDs boast more than seven times the storage capacity of CDs).

This unit features two optical drives -- a DVD-ROM drive for playing music and data CDs and DVD movies, and a DVD +/- RW Double Layer Multi-Format drive through which you can not only do everything above but also take advantage of new double layer DVDs (twice the capacity of traditional DVDs). Moreover, this two-drive setup allows you to create extremely fast CD or DVD copies.

Connectivity and Expansion
With no less than seven high-speed USB 2.0 ports, you'll have lots of room for plug and play gadgets such as digital cameras and printers. Sony has also installed an IEEE 1394 "FireWire" port (often used for fast data transfer from digital camcorders), an S/PDIF jack for crystal clear digital audio, two S-Video inputs for lossless digital video, and a memory card reader for uploading data from today's most popular memory cards from devices such as digital cameras, PDAs and more. Communication options include a standard Ethernet LAN interface for fast network and Internet access and a 56K data/fax modem for low-speed dial-up connections

Operating System and Software
The VAIO PCV-RS720G features a software package headed by today's most accepted and commonplace operating system, Microsoft's Windows XP Home Edition. Also bundled with the system is Microsoft's Works 8.0 productivity pack, Intuit's Quicken 2005 New User's Edition financial suite, a half dozen of Sony's own top notch multimedia tools, and several time-limited trial editions of popular security and Internet utilities.

The system includes a VAIO Keyboard and a no hassle PS/2 optical mouse. To help you better operate your system when you can't or don't want to hover over the keyboard, Sony will also enclose a convenient wireless remote control. ... Read more

106. Sony RCDW500C Compact Disc Player / Recorder
list price: $360.00
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0000B3E8U
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 1653
Average Customer Review: 2.57 out of 5 stars
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With a five-CD/dual-deck capacity and 4x dubbing speed, the Sony RCD-W500C does much more than merely play your favorite CDs--it lets you mix and burn your own. The device records on both CD-R and CD-RW formats, and is compatible with CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3 playback. To improve the recording quality, the RCD-W500C uses Super Bit Mapping technology to reduce low-level noise in the background, and High Speed Finalizing to prepare your recorded CDs for playback. You can also enter your own title and track information using the CD text entry feature.

Sony packs in such additional features as 24-step program play, two-mode repeat play (track/disc), one-touch synchro-start recording (which minimizes the awkward gap between songs on recorded discs), and a full-featured remote control. The unit also delivers a 24-bit analog-to-digital/digital-to-analog converter, plus a headphone jack with a separate volume control for listening in private. The company ensures that its listeners receive the best possible sound by using gold-plated audio terminals for its digital input and output (optical) and analog input and output (RCA type) outlets. The RCD-W500C carries a two-year warranty on parts and labor.

What's in the Box
RCD-W500C CD player and recorder, Remote Commander remote control, two RCA audio cables, two AA batteries, and user's manual. ... Read more


  • 5-CD/Dual Deck with 4x High Speed Dubbing
  • Records CD-Recordable and CD-ReWritable Discs*
  • CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 Playback Capable*
  • SBM - Super Bit MappingĀ® Recording
  • High Speed Finalizing

Reviews (7)

3-0 out of 5 stars I've been converted
I'm revisiting to update my earlier 1-star review. Since posting a few months ago, I, too, figured out that the finalization problem only occurs when you try to record over 74 minutes of music onto a disc. Since that realization, I've been able to successfully finalize every disc I've recorded.

I'm still only going to give the unit 3 stars (and I'm leaving the earlier 1-star review) because a) the unit should be able to record up to the full capacity of the disc, and b) given that it can't, the instruction manual should clearly point that out. You shouldn't have to fumble around wasting time (and wasting discs) until you stumble upon the fact that you have to keep the recording time below 74 minutes. A very bad documentation flaw. Luckily I figured it out before I returned the unit in disgust.

Beyond the finalization issues, the only other problem I have is the unit's multi-disc playback capabilities. When I'm playing multi-discs randomly (this is how I listen to the unit 90% of the time), it's VERY annoying that the unit has to re-read each disc every time it reselects it. Causes loooonnngg silences between songs. No, not the worst problem in the world but annoying nonetheless.

Overall, a great unit for recording, an okay unit for multi-disc playback. Three stars.

4-0 out of 5 stars Sony burner, almost excellent
Folks, I have had mine for a few weeks, and after many calls to Sony I believe I sorta understand the mystery about the love hate relationship of this product. It appears that if one tries to burn over about 74 min of material (and this varies due to disc to disc variations) on a 80 min disc the machine freezes up after the recording process and will it not fianalize. Sony says that this normal for this machine. I know one needs to leave room for the TOC, but this is more than anyone elses home burner specifies. I like the changer and the ability to program and burn from multiple discs all at once, very nice! Keep your recording time down to around 72 minutes on an 80 min disc and it always works.

4-0 out of 5 stars First day-everything works fine
I was attracted to try this unit, but was also concerned, given some of the above reviews. Today I bought it, read the manual, tested almost every function, and it all worked great. Finalizing and unfinalizing, copying, recording direct from disc AND from my analog turntable was fine. There was even a feature that enhanced the analog recording, making it sound better than the original. This is my first cd recorder, and I'm no techie, but managed fine with a couple of thorough reads through the manual. Very nice to have 5 bays, for easy compiling, although that does make for more moving parts to eventually break. I'll update at a later date if I run into problems, but I am PEACHY pleased right now.

4-0 out of 5 stars No Problems With This
I'm surprised by the other reviews. I bought the Sony RCD-W500C about 2 months ago and have had absolutely no problems finalizing any discs that I've made.

The only complaint I had at the start was that the owners manual doesn't really explain how to "defeat" certain features so that you can customize how you want to record your CDs. And the manual should be better laid out so that you're not leafing back through earlier sections to find how two different functions relate to each other. Once I got through that I found the player/recorder very easy to use.

1-0 out of 5 stars Piece of crap
I have to agree with the other two posters that this CD recorder is a piece of crap. So disappointing. It won't finalize any discs. Spent the entire evening trying to get it to work, with no success. What a complete waste of time and money. I have lots of other Sony audio equipment, and am generally satisfied with Sony products, but this CD recorder is joke. Please save your money and your time and buy another manufacturer's model. ... Read more

107. Sony KP-46WT520 46" Hi-Scan 1080i HD-Ready Projection TV
list price: $1,699.99
our price: $1,499.00
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Asin: B0002S9F8I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 11434
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Sony's 46-inch Hi-Scan 1080i KP-46WT520 is equipped to turn your living room or board room into a movie theater. The set uses Sony's HD Microfocus CRT and lens system, featuring smaller phosphor particles, thinner phosphor layers, and other improvements that give the set a beam spot 28-percent smaller than Sony's standard CRTs. And that means sharper focus, higher contrast, and brighter images. The screen features a wide, 16:9 aspect ratio that matches the dimension of most movies and HDTV broadcasts, and the KP-46WT520 is compatible with standard-definition 480i, enhanced-definition 480p, and high-definition 720p and 1080i sources.

Auto 16:9 enhanced mode with auto ID1 detection automatically renders anamorphic DVD content in letterboxed widescreen, using all available display lines for the image and wasting none on the black bars that frame the image when a program's widescreen aspect ratio differs slightly from the set's.

Digital Reality Creation (DRC) circuitry ensures high picture resolution, while proprietary Direct Digital Circuitry increases a video signal's signal-to-noise ratio before it reaches the DRC circuit, ensuring rich, natural-looking images from any sourceMID-X (Multi-Image Driver X) circuitry performs 2 major functions: it scales all incoming standard- and high-definition signals to the configuration of the panel without degrading signal quality, and it provides scalable, Twin-View 2-tuner picture-and-picture functionality. TwinView lets you view any 2 sources simultaneously--even 2 TV stations. Sony's MID-X (Multi Image Driver) maintains the integrity of a digital signal by minimizing image loss in the scaling process.

Sony's CineMotion 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal is a handy feature for watching progressive-scan movie programs in their native 24-frame format. Digital video mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.

The set offers an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface), which permits a direct digital connection with a compatible DTV set-top box. Other connections include 2 component-video inputs, 4 composite-video inputs, 3 S-video inputs (with 1 each composite-/S-video on the front panel for ready connection to a camcorder or gaming console), and 2 RF coaxial inputs and 1 coaxial output for hookup with an older VCR, cable box, or antenna.

What's in the Box
TV, remote control, remote batteries (2 AA), a user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more


  • 46-inch high-definition-ready rear-projection television with HDMI digital-video input; 42.75 x 40 x 23.9 inches (W x H x D)
  • CineMotion 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal removes redundant video information to display a film-frame-accurate picture from movie sources
  • MID-X circuitry scales all incoming signals to the configuration of the panel and drives the set's Twin-View 2-tuner picture-and-picture function
  • Auto 16:9 enhanced mode renders anamorphic DVD content in letterboxed widescreen, using all available display lines for the image
  • Sony's Digital Reality Creation (DRC) circuitry and Direct Digital Circuitry create rich, natural-looking images from any source

108. Sony DAV-FR1 5-Disc Progressive Scan DVD Dream System
list price: $600.00
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Asin: B00022RV8K
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2877
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Bringing shiny elegance and great sound to even the smallest of living rooms or apartment spaces, Sony's DAV-FR1 Dream System home theater features a slot-loading 5-disc DVD-Video/SACD changer with built-in surround-receiver abilities and color-coded speaker terminals. It also comes with 4 bookshelf satellite speakers (left/right front and surround), a slim center-channel speaker, and a stand-alone subwoofer designed to work in concert with the rest of the components to deliver exhilarating, full-bodied surround sound from DVD, CD, MP3 CD, and Super Audio CD (SACD) music sources.

The system's 750 watts (total) are routed through its 7-channel S-Master full-digital amplifier/tuner and enhanced by the Digital Direct twin-drive subwoofer and its dual 6.25-inch woofers. (The amp pumps 110 watts x 5 for front, center, and surround speakers, with 100 watts x 2 for the passive subwoofer). Sony's exclusive S-Master digital amplifier delivers high power and low heat while occupying minimal space--merely 25 percent of the space required by a conventional amplifier.

Surround decoding and processing includes Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital EX (6.1), DTS-ES, and Dolby Pro Logic II (which generates discrete 5.1-channel surround sound from any stereo/2-channel source).

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DAV-FR1 is equipped to deliver the full potential of your DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. Choose from progressive-scan component-video outputs, composite-video, or S-video outputs. (Older TVs may require an RF modulator or video switcher to convert composite- or S-video to a threaded RF coaxial jack.)

Depending on the disc, SACD music releases provide super high-fidelity multichannel and/or stereo sound, using a high-resolution 1-bit converter to exceed the quality potential found in the standard 16-bit compact disc. The system also offers JPEG image CD slideshows so you can get the most from your favorite digital media right in the comfort of your living room.

Enjoy the DAV-FR1 from the repose of your easy chair with the supplied easy-to-operate Remote Commander remote control. Auxiliary connections include secondary composite- and S-video sources for a camcorder, gaming console, or VCR, and a headphone jack for private listening.

The DAV-FR1 system's design is sure to be a visual centerpiece. Glazed with a metallic frost, the system will illuminate any room with its slim, elegant speakers and attractive, brushed-aluminum chassis.

What's in the Box
DVD player/integrated surround amplifier, 4 bookshelf satellite speakers, a center speaker, a passive subwoofer, a remote control (RM-SP350), remote batteries, a user's manual, all requisite cabling. ... Read more


  • Complete home theater system with a 5-disc DVD/receiver combo, 5 speakers, a biamplified subwoofer, and 110 watts per channel x 5, 100 wpc x 2
  • Features compact satellite speakers and a subwoofer with dual 6.5-inch drivers
  • Compatible with DVD-Video, MP3 CD, JPEG image CD, and high-resolution Super Audio CD (SACD); FM/AM tuner with 30 station presets
  • Dolby Digital, DTS ES, and Dolby Pro Logic II processing for dynamic, enveloping surround sound from movies and music
  • DVD/receiver: 17 x 2.8 x 15.6; satellites: 3.5 x 8.6 x 3; center speaker: 14 x 3.6 x 3; subwoofer: 8 x 15 x 14 inches (W x H x D)

109. Sony SLV-D550P DVD/VCR Combo
list price: $189.99
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Asin: B00021XQIK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 877
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Enjoy your DVDs, VHS videos, and your CD-based digital media files right in the comfort of your living room or bedroom. Sony's WEGA-styled SLV-D550P handles just about any conceivable media format, from VHS and S-VHS tapes (which it renders at standard VHS resolution) to DVD-Video, video mode DVD-R and DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW. It will even spin your homemade MP3 CDs and JPEG picture CDs.

Whether you already own an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the SLV-D550P can deliver the full potential of your DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.The SLV-D550P performs 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal, too--a handy feature for watching progressive-scan movie programs in their native 24-frame format. Digital video mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture. Other DVD features include disc bookmarking, picture zoom, parental lock, and a screen saver.

The VCR section offers 1-month, 8-event advance programming and commercial skip. Your camcorder or gaming console plugs right into the front panel for hassle-free connections. Its 4-head design ensures smooth slow-motion play (forward and reverse) and clear still-frame images, and with hi-fi sound the unit records and plays back stereo audio tracks. State-of-the-art, 19-micron video heads deliver the clearest possible picture when recording or viewing in EP (extended-play) mode.

VCR Plus+ simplifies advance programming, commercial skip makes it easy to zip past commercials and unwanted "coming attractions," and a built-in Quickset timer dial lets you program the VCR with just a quick turn of the wrist (press the Quickset dial, then turn the knob to set the date, start time, stop time, and channel).

Connections with combo units are often inconvenient, forcing you to use separate video hookups for each section (DVD, VCR), a problem for some TVs. This player has it figured out: a single RF or composite-video connection to a television will display either the DVD or the VCR signal, depending on which format you're viewing. If you want to view DVDs in S-video or in component-video (either interlaced or progressive-scan), you will need to use 2 inputs, however, as the device will not upconvert the signal from the VCR to either of those higher-resolution formats.

It's a different deal for audio: you can listen through a single set of stereo analog-audio cables for each component (one is supplied), or--if you want to enjoy DVDs in discrete 5.1-channel surround sound--you can send the DVD's audio to a compatible audio/video receiver and a multichannel speaker system through a digital-audio interconnect (either optical or coaxial, not supplied). The unit also comes with an RF cable that will transmit VHS/DVD audio and video to your TV, a multi-lingual onscreen display (English, Spanish, French), and a multi-brand TV/DVD/VCR remote control.

What's in the Box
DVD/VCR combo, Remote Commander remote control, remote batteries, a user's manual, a stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable, an RF coaxial video cable, andwarranty information. ... Read more


  • DVD/VCR combo unit with WEGA styling and 1-month, 8-event VCR programming, DVD bookmarking, and picture zoom
  • Progressive-scan output with 3:2 pulldown reversal renders seamless, flicker-free images on compatible televisions
  • Plays a wealth of formats, including DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, MP3 CD, JPEG image CD, and S-VHS tape (at VHS resolution)
  • 4-head VCR offers VCR Plus+ programming, commercial skip, and 19-micron heads for clear images from EP recordings
  • Includes an illuminated, multibrand remote control that operates most TVs

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Why a DVD/VCR Combo?
In years to come, we will look back at VHS tapes much as we do 8 tracks today. Big, clumsy and slow by today's standards, in twenty years we have gone from seeing them as miracles to third rate technologies.

But here is the problem. We have lots and lots of those third rate technologies in our houses with everything from the kid's first birthday party to that Alaska trip for which you even haven't finished paying. And there is still no easy, cheap transfer medium.

So that means the old VCR needs to be around, but the stack of TiVOs, Satellite receivers, digital cable boxes, and DVD players fill up the space under the TV with bulk and wires. A combination makes perfect sense.

And if you get one, get a good one, because the reality is the good ones don't cost that much more than the cheap ones. Progressive scan is a must, and so is 5.1 Dolby. Remember that the main thing you will watch on this is DVDs.

As to the VCR side, you may want VCR+ which this model has, but who do you know that actually uses it? If the problem is that VCRs are too hard to program, how does a feature that takes half a day to program for the technically savvy help the VCR illiterate? ... Read more

110. Sony SDM-S53/B 15" LCD Monitor with Ergostand

our price: $279.99
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Asin: B0000APTND
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 8446
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Sony's SDM-S53 is a 15-inch TFT LCD monitor with a high quality display and many useful features. A 1,024 x 768 native resolution, 0.297 mm pixel pitch, and up to 16.7 million colors provide an accurate, true-to-life image. A 500:1 contrast ratio and 250cd/m2 of brightness combine to bring you easy-to-see pictures and text.

The SDM-S53 has a -5-degree to +30-degree tilt as well as 160-degree horizontal and 140-degree vertical viewing angles, permitting flexible positioning. Plus, the small 13.4-by-7.3-inch footprint easily fits on even crowded desktops, and the monitor is wall-mountable, freeing up desktop space completely. The thin 0.65-inch bezel is ideal for multiple monitor setups, while its anti-glare screen treatment helps reduce harmful reflections.

The SDM-S53 connects to the host computer via its analog 15-pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) port, while the built-in AC 110/230 V (50/60 Hz) power supply consumes under 25 W of power during normal operation and just 1 W while in active off mode. Compatible with both PC and Mac operating systems, the SDM-S53 comes backed with a three-year limited warranty on parts, labor, and backlight.

What's in the Box
Monitor, AC power cord, 15-pin cable, cord strap cables, warranty card, PC/Mac setup utility CD-ROM, user's manual, quick setup guide ... Read more


  • 1,024 x 768 native resolution, 0.297 mm pixel pitch
  • 160 degree-horizontal and 140-degree vertical viewing angles
  • 250 cd/m2 of brightness, 500:1 contrast ratio
  • Kensington lock compatible
  • PC and Mac compatible; 3-year limited warranty

111. Sony KV-32FS320 32" FD Trinitron WEGA Flat-Screen TV
list price: $749.99
our price: $649.00
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Asin: B0002O76Z6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 16894
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Loaded with picture technologies yet standing under 2 feet deep, Sony's flat-screen KV-32FS320 32-inch FD Trinitron WEGA television guarantees sharp, vivid pictures from a range of sources. The 2-tone cabinet sports a stylish, arcing design, and the screen offers high image accuracy, wide viewing angles, and corner-to-corner detail with no geometric image distortion. The visually flat FD Trinitron tube minimizes annoying glare from light sources, enhancing contrast. Squares are square, straight lines appear straight, and circles are truly circular.

A Memory Stick port lets you view onscreen JPEG images right off your compatible digital camera. One of the KV-32FS320's coolest features is its 16:9 enhanced mode, which delivers maximum picture quality by concentrating all viewable scan lines within a letterboxed image--wasting none of its horizontal resolution on rendering the black bars that border a widescreen image.

Clear Edge VM wideband velocity modulation improves definition at picture edges, creating sharper images by slowing the CRT (cathode-ray tube) beam's horizontal scanning during demanding work--say, when rendering transitions from light to dark parts of an image--and speeding it up when scanning easily rendered sections, like broad dark areas.

The set's digital comb filter removes blurred edges between colors and reduces dot crawl (tiny, moving dots of color along a sharp color separation in a vertical line, as in a depiction of a character's striped T-shirt), while magnetic quadra-pole technology reduces "beam spot" distortion and improves corner-to-corner focus and picture sharpness.

Program Palette presets offer combinations of picture settings engineered to make the most of specific entertainment types. Settings include vivid, standard, movie, and sports. Channel fix lets you select a specific TV channel (3, for example) for cable box reception. Then you can control a compatible cable box via the TV remote without inadvertently changing the TV from Channel 3.

A pair of top-of-the-line component-video inputs (Y/PB/PR) minimize digital and line-scan artifacts from compatible video sources, while standard composite- and S-video inputs accommodate all DVD players. A coaxial RF input accepts a feed from an antenna or an older VCR or cable box. Choose from 2 sets of rear AV inputs and a set of front AV inputs for extra convenience when hooking up a camcorder or gaming console. A rear AV output facilitates hookup with a VCR, DVR, or surround receiver.

The set produces stereo audio and BBE sound enhancement with 10 watts per channel through its built-in speakers. SRS WOW technology simulates surround sound through any 2 speakers.

Other video technologies include auto white balance (which establishes the picture's tint, or hue, by adjusting sensitivity to red, green, and blue light, resulting in truer whites), Dynamic Picture Processor circuitry, tilt correction, Trinitone color temperature control, and vertical aperture compensation (which sharpens picture definition and edge detail on the vertical plane). You can label the set's video inputs and channels for easy selection.

What's in the Box
TV, remote control (RM-Y196), remote batteries (2 AA), a user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more


  • 32-inch Sony WEGA television with FD Trinitron flat screen and arc design; 35.38 x 26.89 x 23 inches (W x H x D)
  • 16:9 enhanced mode delivers maximum picture quality by concentrating all viewable scan lines within a letterboxed image
  • Stereo speakers with 10 watts per channel and SRS WOW simulated surround sound; Memory Stick port for JPEG viewing
  • Component-, composite-, S-video, and RF connections accommodate a range of video components
  • Digital comb filter enhances resolution by removing blurred edges between colors and reducing dot crawl

112. Sony MZNH600D Hi-MD MiniDisc Walkman
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B0001M3MVG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 1986
Average Customer Review: 4.83 out of 5 stars
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This stylish and versatile player lets you store up to 45 hours ofdigital music and bring it with you on a single, skip-free, 1 GB Hi-MDMiniDisc. The Walkman is compatible with MP3, WMA, WAV, and ATRAC3 audio and ATRAC3plus audio formats, and when you want to record, theUSB connection delivers burn rates at up to 100x for your MP3s and CDs. A handy Jog Dial provideseasy navigation, and Music Management software lets you group your tunes and customize yourplaying environment.

The player's 3-line LCD display provides album, artist and song titleinformation on a clean, single screen. You can even store data from your computer, such as documentsand presentations, on this player via its USB interface. The player comes with headphones, but notthe single AA battery, which you'll need to take the device away from your computer.

NOTE: The MZNH600D's recording features and bundled software arenot compatible with the Mac OS operating system.

What's in the Box:
Sony MZNH600D Hi-MD Mini Disc Walkman, headphones, SonicStage software CD-ROM with MD simple burner application, USB cable ... Read more


  • Store 45 hours of music on a Hi-MD MiniDisc
  • Record your MP3s or CDs at up to 100x speed
  • Skip-Free G-Protection technology
  • Easy jog dial navigation
  • Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars very good sony!
    i bought this player a few days ago and it is awesome. i curently already had sonic stage 2.0 version on my computer and over 3,000 songs in my library. all i had to do is install the new software so that my hi md player would be recognized by the 2.0 software. it was very simple to do. then i just started transfering all the music that i wanted onto the 1gb mini disc. i did not finish cuz the storage is enormous. so then i just went on and played the song that were in it already. you can always go back and transfer more if you want to or try to fill the disc in one day if you have the time. the only thing is where do i go to buy more blank 1gb minidiscs? has them for $6.99 a piece but they do not ship to p.o. boxes. so for now i can use the 80 min minidiscs which can store 13.5 hours of music which is incredible cuz the other minidiscs players can only hold 5 hours and the sound is not as good as the hi-md player is a lot better. if you are looking for something not too expensive and do not want to be limited to memory card players or skipping hard drive players, go with this sony. you wont regret it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing
    Very easy to use, works great, nice small package that is light and easy to take with you while working out or whatever. Easy to navigate, nice to have the 1GB storage, and is backwards with the cheaper smaller MD. Big thimbs up!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy it
    This is a fantastic device. I love the fact that you can transfer music from your cd right onto the MD player without converting it to an MP3 (or similar file) first. Not to mention that Sony's proprietary ATRAC files have been proven to sound better than MP3s that take up more memory. The transfer rate is actually suprisingly fast. 1GB of disk space is more than enough to fill your head with tons of songs. Not to mention that the player is infinitely expandable since you CAN buy more disks. I bought this player on June 31st 2004 and was able to buy extra 1GB disks right from (no problem with availability either... and they shipped it to me overnight for the same cost as ground shipping). So ignore the hype about availability or lack there of and dive on in on machine. You won't regret it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good but Pointless
    This is a great player. Its compact and well designed. Sounds loud enough through headphones, and the menus are easy to use. Single battery lasts more than 25 hours and it uses computer power while downloading. The player comes with a 1GB disc which hold up to 45 hours of music. Sony seems to think 1 disc is all you'll ever need. There is no point in buying this player because 1GB discs are NOT available and Sony doesnt bother to say when they will be. All they say is that one comes with the player.
    Also note that you cant be in a hurry with this player - it can take about 12 hours of downloading from your computer to fill the disc with music.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome player AND portable drive
    The player is on par with Sony's excellent track of Minidisc players. The new 1 Gig discs are awesome! They can take up to 45 hours of music. 7 hours if you are using the best quality.

    The player increases the capacity of regular 5 hour Minidiscs to 13 hours! So you can more than double the capacity of your old dics.

    Battery life is awesome. 30 hours or so with HD discs and 50 with older ones.

    Best part for me, the player can be used as a portable drive! Only using HD media, you plug the player to your PC using the USB cable, and voila! You have a 1GB drive ready to use without installing any drivers! Just works! Best part, no adapter needed for the player when it's connected. The player takes power from the USB cable and does not use your battery while connected to the PC.

    Overall, this player is awesome! I love it! Go get one :) ... Read more

113. Sony KDF-55WF655 55" HD-Ready LCD Projection Television
list price: $3,599.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B000666C00
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 10642
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Weighing in heavy on style, features, and quality, Sony's cutting-edge, 55-inch KDF-55WF655 is nevertheless a lightweight when it comes to heft. That means the 101-pound LCD projection television is easy to position, and its relatively modest chassis--standing under 20 inches deep--won't push you out of your house. The set is also loaded with great features, from integrated NTSC and ATSC (HDTV) tuners to Sony's WEGA Engine system, digital cable readiness, and the latest digital-video interface, HDMI.

The set's 1,366 x 788 liquid-crystal display frees you from having to make convergence adjustments or having to worry about image burn-in. Instead you get incredible detail (more than 3 million pixels), high contrast, and even, corner-to-corner brightness from the set's user-replaceable 132-watt UHP (ultra high pressure) lamp.

The screen features a wide, 16:9 aspect ratio to match the dimension of most movies and HDTV broadcasts, and the KDF-55WF655 offers compatibility with standard-definition 480i, enhanced-definition 480p, and high-definition 720p and 1080i signals. Sony's Digital Reality Creation (DRC) circuitry ensures high picture resolution, while proprietary Direct Digital Circuitry increases a video signal's signal-to-noise ratio before it reaches the DRC circuit, ensuring rich, natural-looking images from any source.

Sony's CineMotion 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal is a handy feature for watching progressive-scan movie programs in their native 24-frame format. Digital video mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.

The set's WEGA Engine system maximizes picture performance from any video source by minimizing the number of digital-to-analog conversion processes. This full digital processing engine includes Sony's MID-X (Multi Image Driver), which maintains the integrity of a converted signal by minimizing image loss in the scaling process; and a proprietary optical engine, which employs a trio of Sony's wide-XGA, high-resolution LCD panels, 1 for each of the RGB signals (resulting in a total of 3.28 million dots of resolution).

The optical engine also features a special 11-element lens system responsible for the lightweight, ultra-slim cabinet. The lens system bends the light path, creating an ultra-short focal point while maintaining high brightness. This proprietary system delivers vivid images from the center of the screen all the way to the edges.

The set includes numerous other features.

  • TwinView PIP (picture-in-picture) lets you view any 2 sources simultaneously, even at different image resolutions, while the built-in Memory Stick media slot offers ready display of both JPEG images and MPEG-1 video.
  • A Memory Stick media slot (compatible with Memory Stick Pro and Memory Stick Duo media) grants convenient viewing of JPEG and MPEG-1 files. It can also display customized slide shows using MP3 files for background music.
  • Channel Fix lets you select a specific TV channel (3, for example) for cable box reception. Then you can control a compatible cable box via the TV remote without inadvertently changing the TV from Channel 3.
  • Authorized CableCARD ability means the set will receive digital cable television systems services directly from the cable operator without requiring a bulky, external cable box.
  • Sony's exclusive S-Master 1-bit digital amplifier produces 15 watts per channel (x 2), ensuring high power for superb, clear dialog.

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a lossless, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface to link the set with any audio/video source (such as a set-top box, DVD player, or AV receiver). HDMI supports standard-definition (SD), enhanced definition (ED), or high-definition (HD) video, plus multi-channel digital audio--all using a single cable. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports up to 8-channel digital audio, with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements.

What's in the Box
TV, remote control, remote batteries, a user's manual, and warranty/registration information. ... Read more


  • Vivid, high-definition, slim-chassis LCD projection television with 55-inch screen and ATSC (HDTV) tuner; 57.3 x 37.1 x 19.3 inches (W x H x D)
  • Lightweight design with bright, high-contrast screen; CableCARD compatibility removes the need for a separate digital cable box
  • 3.28 million dots resolution for stunning detail and clarity; fixed-pixel display and constant light prevent image flicker
  • CineMotion 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal removes redundant video information to display a film-frame-accurate picture from movie sources
  • WEGA Engine system keeps images in the digital domain; an optical engine ensures high resolution, corner to corner

114. Sony KV36FS120 36" FD Trinitron WEGA TV
list price: $999.99
our price: $899.99
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Asin: B0002FO3JM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 12452
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Improve your movie and TV viewing experience with the 32-inch flat-screen KV-32FS120 from Sony. The KV-32FS120's screen reduces glare and reflection, and increases the sight-line angles, so you can see the whole picture from almost anywhere in the room. The KV-32FS120's flat screen eliminates the distortion that is common to traditional picture tube TVs, keeping straight lines straight instead of curved.

The KV-32FS120 adds a widescreen cinematic element to your home theater. The 16:9 aspect ratio of the screen lets you watch movies in the format they were filmed in, and you can adjust regular TV programming to fit a more traditional picture onscreen. A digital comb filter automatically enhances the color and brightness of the picture, and Sony's Trinitron technology delivers sharp images and realistic tones.

Enjoy great stereo sound through built-in front-panel speakers, including virtual surround sound with Sony's 3D audio processing. The KV-32FS120 features an automatic sound adjustment feature that minimizes big jumps in volume from channel to channel or between shows and commercials. You can also access Spanish language and other audio soundtracks, when a SAP signal is available.

The KV-32FS120 includes such essential features as automatic channel programming, a sleep timer, closed-captioning, and parental controls. All of these features are controlled through an easy-to-navigate onscreen menu that lets you control the TV in your choice of English, French, or Spanish.

Connecting the KV-32FS120 to your VCR, DVD player, or audio receiver is quick and simple. There are two composite inputs on the rear panel, and an additional front-panel input makes it easy to hook up a camcorder or video game to the TV. The rear panel also includes S-video and component video inputs for high-quality image transfers, as well as an analog audio output for enhancing the sound through your home theater system.

What's in the Box
Television set, remote control, two AA batteries, owner's manual. ... Read more


  • 32-inch flat screen reduces distortion; 35.4 x 27.4 x 22.6 inches (W x H x D)
  • Widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, digital comb filter for enhanced color, sleep timer
  • Automatic sound adjustment, SAP audio and closed-captioning, parental controls
  • Front/rear composite inputs; rear component and S-video inputs; analog audio out
  • 3D audio virtual surround sound, front-panel stereo speakers

115. Sony VGF-AP1L 40 GB VAIO Pocket Digital Music Player
list price: $549.99
our price: $499.99
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Asin: B000309ZLW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 6128
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  • Play music, view photos and store data files.
  • Grid Sense touch pad, wired remote control and color LCD provide intuitive navagation and easy operation
  • Eye candy for the road withcoloe LCD that floods your senses in crisp color. Navigate songs, watch photo slide shows, display album jackets and song data. Dreary monochrome browsing is a thing of the past
  • SoLong-Built in lithium ion batter lets you groove to music for up to 20 hours of continuous ATRAC3 playback on a single chatge.

116. Sony STRDE697 Audio / Video Receiver
list price: $360.00
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Asin: B00022RV9O
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2667
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Packed with versatile features, Sony's STR-DE697 audio/video surround receiver nevertheless provides affordable entry to the exciting world of digital surround sound. The integrated surround processor/amplifier handles everything from the latest surround-sound movie formats to the latest high-resolution audio sources, pumping 100 watts per channel across 7 main channels (left, right, center, left/right mid surround, and left/right rear surround) and has a dedicated subwoofer output for an eighth (the ".1" low-frequency effects channel).

The receiver performs everything from Dolby Digital EX and DTS ES surround decoding to Dolby Pro Logic II processing (creating 5.1 channels from 2), also offering 5.1-channel analog inputs to handle music from Super Audio CD (SACD) and DVD-Audio.

The STR-DE697's FM/AM tuner features 30 station presets (20 FM, 10 AM), and the front and rear panel offer a host of video inputs--4 composite-video, 3 S-video, and 2 component-video--to simplify switching between components and your television. The component-video inputs accommodate wide-bandwidth (80 MHz) high-definition signals and work well with 480p signals such as those from progressive-scan DVD players. A set of front-panel audio/video input facilitates spontaneous hookups with camcorders, gaming consoles, and MP3 players.

The unit's 3 stereo and 1 set of multichannel analog audio inputs simplify hookup of, for instance, a cassette deck, a VCR, and a high-resolution audio device that decodes formats like SACD and DVD-Audio. A total of 5 assignable digital-audio inputs (3 optical and 2 coaxial) accept bitstream feeds from DVD players, CD players, and other digital devices, while a single optical digital-audio out channels sound to a CD or minidisc recorder.

Digital Cinema Sound System is a group of exclusive Sony algorithms (the receiver offers 11 total) that represent a total re-thinking of home theater sound based on careful measurements of movie-production dubbing stages in Hollywood. Cinema Studio EX modes offer greater apparent distance from listener to screen and a full array of 10 additional virtual surround speakers.

Sound Field Link applies the last-selected sound field to an input whenever you select the input. For example, if you select STADIUM for the CD input, change to a different input, then return to CD, the receiver will automatically apply the STADIUM sound field. The supplied remote control comes preprogrammed for a range of devices.

What's in the Box
Receiver, remote control (model RM-PG413), remote batteries, a user's manual, and warranty/registration information. ... Read more


  • 7.1-channel audio/video surround receiver with 30 radio presets, HD video switching, and 100 watts per channel x 7
  • Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES, and Dolby Pro Logic II surround processing for lifelike, exciting audio from any source
  • 5.1-channel analog audio inputs accommodate high-resolution multichannel formats like SACD and DVD-Audio
  • 5 digital-audio inputs, 1 digital output; includes preprogrammed remote control
  • Measures 16.9 x 6.2 x 12.3 inches (W x H x D)

117. Sony CFD-S350 CD/Cassette Portable Boombox (Silver)
list price: $99.99
our price: $69.99
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Asin: B0007XHLXO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 4184
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Product Description

Experience the new design of CD Radio Cassette Recorders with the CFD-S350SILVER. The Wide Convex Speakers provide a wider sound range for fuller sound stage. The all new Chassis Design gives the recorder a whole new look and feel with an updated front panel. For great sound, the CFD-S350SILVER has a Mega Bass Sound System providing rich, deep bass tones. Pre-program and playback up to 20 tracks on a CD in any order with the RMS Programming feature. Listen to CDs, Radio, or Cassettes at their best with the CFD-S350SILVER CD Radio Cassette Recorder. Clear Display for Easy Reading and Control: Large easy-to-read display makes track identification easy from any angle. 10-Key Remote Commander Remote Control: Provides convenient, one-button access to preset AM/FM stations or tracks of CD player. All New Chassis Design: Represents high quality and power with a new look in portable entertainment with an updated front panel. Digital AM/FM Stereo Tuner: Provides the most accurate drift-free tuning of AM and FM radio stations and lets you choose from the wide variety of talk shows and music programs, with the added enjoyment of stereo sound. Slim Remote Control: Gives convenient remote access to Function, CD operation, Radio operation and Volume control. Wide Convex Speakers: New speaker design allows the sound to be dispersed over a wider area for a fuller sound stage. Mega Bass Sound System: Produces rich, deep, bass tones for more powerful overall sound. CD-R/RW Playback Compatibility1: Plays all CD-R/RW discs burned either in a PC or a home recording deck. Create custom mixes from your existing music collection and always have the right music at hand. 20 Track RMS Programming: Can pre-program up to 20 tracks on a CD to play back in any order. CD Play Modes (Program/Shuffle/Repeat) : Lets you hear tracks in multiple modes; in sequence as recorded, in program (RMS) order, all tr ... Read more


  • Includes slim 10-key remote control; measures 16.3 x 6.45 x 10.12 inches (W x H x D)
  • Portable boombox with CD player, cassette deck, and digital AM/FM tuner
  • Compatible with audio CD, CD-R, and CD-RW formats
  • Wide Stage convex speakers provide rich bass and crisp highs
  • 20-track programming, shuffle and repeat modes, and synchro CD/cassette dubbing

118. Sony CPA-9C CD/MD Cassette Adaptor with Self-Adjusting, Spring-Loaded Head
list price: $14.99
our price: $12.99
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Asin: B00005T39Y
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 194
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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The Sony CPA-9C cassette adaptor allows you to connect your minidisc or CD player to a vehicle cassette player. While this Sony product works best with Sony CD and MD players, the adaptor will operate with non-Sony products as well. There are a couple of key features to this adaptor which make it a fine choice. The first notable feature is the spring-loaded head. The head will automatically adjust itself to your vehicle's cassette deck, ensuring that the two heads have optimum contact and transfer the best possible sound. The second key feature is the silent mechanism. A silent mechanism yields less operational noise and a better quality MD or CD sound. This adaptor works with all cassette players which require you to insert the tape opening facing the side. The mini-plug inserts into a portable CD or MD headphone jack. The cassette adaptor is a cheap way to make your vehicle CD and MD operational.

What's in the Box
Sony CPA-9C Cassette Adaptor ... Read more


  • Compatible with car cassette decks that have side tape opening
  • Self-adjusting spring head and silent mechanism
  • Ideal for use with Sony's MiniDisc and Discman CD players
  • Mini-plug inserts into CD or MD player's headphone jack
  • Works with non-Sony products

Reviews (18)

4-0 out of 5 stars Puts an FM transmitter to shame!
I had my choice between getting an FM transmitter or this tape adapter. I chose the tape adapter, and havnt looked back once. The product works great and sound quality is very, very good.

One small glitch I experienced was when i used it on my car sound system, it was very very low until it adjusted, then all of a sudden started blasting the music.

4-0 out of 5 stars One thing annoying
I think the sound quality this product offers is quite nice.
One thing that annoys me is that it makes clicking sound
with regular interval, like a grandfather clock with a
pendulum. I own a 99 camry, and could this be a problem
with my car? Anyone with similar experience, please
share your know-how of how you got over it. If you play
a loud song that sound is shadowed, but you'll be pretty much
annoyed when you play quieter ones.

4-0 out of 5 stars Its worth the money...
recently, i bought the "sony car adaptor" for my vehicle, and i had mixed feelings. First of all, people complaining about the bass must have a Mp3 set up problem, because even with the bass turned off on my "diskman", it still sets in strong. The sound is decent, but you gotta turn your volume control all the way up to get it to blast loud enough. It also dosent seem like its very durable. But all that aside, if you need a cheap way to play CD quality tunes through your cassette deck, this is the one

1-0 out of 5 stars better adapters are apparently cheaper
i bought this unit out of a best buy. i chose the more expensive sony name because my previous adapter's wiring was becomming faulty, and i thought i could count on the name to deliver a better product. turned out to be a bad idea.

not only is the previously-mentioned dull hum noise absolutely mind-numbingly frustrating after about 5 minutes of play, but the volume is so low. the treble is way to high, and the bass portion is bearly audiable, even when messing around with the mp3 players controls or the deck's controlls manually. turning up the volume on the deck only makes the humming get louder. turning up the volume on my mp3 player does nothing but waste battery life. other people have said that you can't expect so much out of a tape deck, but out of the 3 cassettee adapters ive owned (the others being cheaper and lasting for at least a year) this has definately been the worst.

this is the first review ive written, but i had to contribute after this disappointment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great item
I originally bought this item thinking it would fit in any tape deck. I have a 76 Firebird with the original 8-track and I wanted to listen to some CCR CDs without wearing headphones or bringing a jam box in the car. Well, it didn't fit the 8-track so I upgraded to a regular cassette player so I could use the adapter. It works great now! The clarity is killer and I love the way I can just plug it into my jam box on the passenger seat and rock out. Awesome product! ... Read more

119. Sony MHC-GX450 3-Disc CD Shelf System with Game Sync
list price: $249.99
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Asin: B0001LCZZQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 5548
Average Customer Review: 4.08 out of 5 stars
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Crafted for style and built for power, Sony's 4-piece MHC-GX450 stereo is the ultimate party animal. The system packs a rafter-rattling 125 watts per channel across a pair of 3-way, dual-woofer speakers and a standalone powered subwoofer with an 8-inch woofer, so you'll never miss a kick-drum hit or a low bass note. You get a 3-CD changer with play exchange (so you can swap two discs while a third is playing) and compatibility with not only homemade CD-R and CD-RW discs, but discs loaded with MP3 music files, too. The dual-well cassette deck offers full-logic performance and the FM/AM radio boasts 30 station presets (20 FM, 10 AM) for ultimate tuning convenience.

A cool feature called Game Sync mixes the sound from the system's front-panel audio/video inputs with the sound of your favorite music--whether from CD, MP3 CD, cassette, or radio--so you're not forced to choose between game sound and music listening. You can have either one--or both. Maintain a composite-video connection between the stereo and your television, and you'll have instant video access right from the unit's front panel.

You'll find no cheap up/down volume buttons here--the MHC-GX450 sports an easy-to-grab, illuminated center volume knob that goes all the way up. Other great features include shuffle, program, and repeat CD playback, CD synchro recording, a bright, easy-to-read, color fluorescent display, and a Remote Commander remote control to keep you in full couch-potato mode.

Extensive audio processing enhancements include Sony's Groove bass enhancement circuit, as well as 8 preset equalizer curves with 3-band parameter adjustments to heighten the power of your music or tailor the sound for a specific location. Further, Direct AV EQ adds 16 preset equalizer settings that cater to music (Pop, Rock, Soul, Oriental, Dance, Jazz, etc), movies (Drama, Action, and Musical), and games (Arcade, Adventure, and Racing).

Direct A/V EQ also lets you store customized settings in three personal files. And, if that's not enough, the system even simulates surround sound for spacious music or movie effects. Finally, VACS (Variable Attenuation Control System) is designed to ensure superb clarity, even at high volume levels, preventing amplifier "clipping" and its consequent distortion.

What's in the Box
Main unit, two front speakers, a subwoofer, a Remote Commander remote control (model RM-SC3), remote batteries, an FM wire antenna, an AM loop antenna, and a user's manual. ... Read more


  • 3-CD changer with MP3 playback, 2-deck full-logic cassette, FM/AM radio with 30 station presets
  • 125 watts per channel, stereo speakers, and a standalone 150-watt, 8-inch subwoofer
  • Game Sync mixing blends audio from the front-panel input with music of your choice; includes Remote Commander remote control
  • Extensive audio processing, from Groove bass enhancement to a multitude of equalizer presets and simulated surround sound
  • Measures 30 x 13 x 16.7 inches (W x H x D), without subwoofer

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Angelic Sound (Angel's harp in speakers)
I bought this system of 400W to replace my 500+W system that ATE one of my CDs, and nearly damaged another. The tray-style changer has given out and none will open. It will only play CDs via aux input. Traumatizing. So, I went for a new system, this SONY, for many reasons, but one main was the carousel changer. MUCH safer. Regardless of other testimonials, I think the sound is so crisp and clear. The tweeters just give out the sharpest, highest cymbals, maybe even more so than a real cymbal. I forgot what clarity sounds like since I bought my last system based on power. Man, I found myself nodding to songs that I've already listened to hundreds of times. They are made anew by the clarity of this system. What a breath of fresh air, and a relief from nightmare systems. Now I have this huge, obsolete system to get rid of...

5-0 out of 5 stars HIGH QUALITY WITH SONY
This package is the best for $200, it has supreme sound, and simple controls for easy use. The front A/V inputs make a great feature for this unit, it also makes it easy for connecting to your T.V., game system or DVD player. You can't go wrong with a 150 watt sub, plus the pure sound of the main channel. I turn up the volume when I listen to my tunes and this baby knows how to handle it. If your looking for an awesome CD player at a great price than this is the one, or you can spend $400 for SONY's next step up. JVC and Panasonic have tried to out dual SONY but with the Passion the people have at SONY no one is going to beat them. JVC's model is a sad excuse for a system and looks like a piece of crap, and Panasonic is getting there but SONY still has them beat. It's an honor writing a review about such a great music machine. Thanks for your time.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's an excelant stereo, I love IT!!!!
I purchased this stereo because i liked the fact of the bass, the watts, and importantly the sound. ITs a great stereo and i would buy it anyday, matter in fact ill buy another right now!!!! lol

5-0 out of 5 stars mmm i dont see anytrouble
i read an review here and decided to buy this thing.. and what i figured was an awesome system! i think they are really quality products. some might want to decline it. but the facts are.. good. actually amazing!! dont even compare these products with your daddys half broken sony clock from 20 years ago. and guess it still works even you kept hitting it!!

1-0 out of 5 stars SONY GOING DOWN HILL!!!!
This system is no good the speakers on this unit are no good they are not clear at all they only give out low freqeuncy there is not good mids or highs. When I bought mine my radio was messed up Sony is making their products cheaper and cheaper lately and there is more defected products than any good ones. I don't see how people say this has a good sound to it i can see if you like speakers with alot of bass that is all this system is good for. The main speakers on this unit are no good. I say you should not buy this system. I gurantee you will find somthing worng with this shelf sytem trust me on this!!! Get a Panasonic shelf system they are alot clearer in their sound and plus they have 5 cd changers alot better than just three. I do not reccommend this product!!! ... Read more

120. Sony DVP-NS575P/S Progressive Scan DVD Player (Silver)
list price: $99.99
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Asin: B0001ML86M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 236
Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars
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Sony's amazingly affordable and feature-rich DVP-NS575P/B DVD player is everything a budget-savvy music and movie lover could ask for. The progressive-scan DVP-NS575P/B plays just about any disc out there--including DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW--as well as spins your digital photos and MP3 files burned to CD-R/CD-RW discs. It will also play discs recorded in the DVD-VR format (which grants more flexible recording and editing options than do standard DVD-RW/+RW or DVD-RAM formats).

Sony's Precision Cinema Progressive (PCP) system
uses specialized algorithms to detect image changes at
the pixel level, as opposed to the scan-line level, resulting
in a picture more faithful to the film or video source.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the DVP-NS575P/B stands ready to deliver the full potential of your DVDs through its Precision Cinema Progressive (PCP) output and 3:2 pulldown processing. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.

Other DVD players detect image changes at the level of the scan-line level, while Sony's Precision Cinema Progressive (PCP) system detects them at the pixel level. The resulting picture is more faithful to the source, whether it's from film or video. That's because the player uses separate, optimized algorithms to handle the differing pixel behavior of each original format. It also uses separate algorithms to process the moving and still parts of an image, giving you sharp backgrounds and moving objects that are free from motion artifacts.

DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture. Composite- and S-video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television.

Further, the player offers block noise reduction (which suppresses vertical edge distortions for a smoother, more natural picture) and digital video enhancement (processing that improves the crisp contrast of picture detail while controlling unwanted artifacts like "overshoot" and "ringing").

Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can also be routed through the player's coaxial digital-audio output for a simpler connection to a compatible AV receiver (but be aware that a digital-audio interconnect is not supplied).

Precision Drive 3 provides a mechanism for reading DVDs that are in less than perfect condition, eliminating errors in playback due to imperfect, scratched, or warped discs. Early generations of Precision Drive technology 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. This newer system simplifies the process by moving just the lens (instead of the entire optical block) for faster and more accurate error correction.

As soon as you hook up the DVD player, a special Quick Setup screen appears ready to guide you through configuration, step by step, screen by screen. DVD resume memory kicks in whenever you stop a DVD. Later, when you come back to it, the player will pick up right where you left off before. The player holds resume points for up to six discs.

Other playback features include 10-second instant replay, DVD/CD Text display (with applicable discs), custom parental control memory for 40 discs, instant search (which provides audible scanning akin to cue and review features on cassette decks), as well as Advanced SmoothScan and SmoothSlow Modes.

What's in the Box
DVD player, remote control, 2 AA batteries, a stereo analog audio/composite-video interconnect, a user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more


  • Single-disc DVD player with support for DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-VR, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 CD, and JPEG image CD
  • Progressive-scan video output renders seamless, flicker-free images on high-definition and HD-ready TVs
  • Precision Drive 3 improves readability of damaged discs
  • 12-bit video DAC with 54 MHz processing for pristine video (through component-video, S-video, and composite-video outputs)
  • Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel digital surround decoding and output (for use with compatible AV receivers and speaker systems)

Reviews (10)

3-0 out of 5 stars ok
The good thing about this player is good sound quality,good clean picture but the bad thing is about every 4 hours the picture fades from light to dark for about 5 min.In order to fix this problem,just turn your tv and your player off for about 30 sec.Then u could get back to your movie,cd,etc.Sony is normaly a high-quality brand except for this player.i hope this review helps!

1-0 out of 5 stars Stay away from this model
I purchased this player because I experienced a DVD skipping problem with my three year old PS2. It worked flawlessly for two weeks and then my DVDs began to stall and skip again. My discs are clean and have no scratches on them. I have no choice but to return this item.

I am still very happy with my Sony TV and VCR, but I will never buy another one of their DVD players again.

1-0 out of 5 stars Sony falls short
Got this player almost a month ago. It had been excellent. The Best picture quality I have ever seen with a DVD Player. The buttons are way to small and hard to push especially the power button. I was ready to give this player 5 stars until last night while watching a new DVD. The player about half way through the movie the drive started making a funny noise kind of like the sound it makes when it starts reading the disk before it plays. The picture just stop but recovered quickly. I was shocked! It did this every 5 to 10 minutes for the rest of the movie.What a huge disappointment! I really liked this player. Hands down the Best picture quality but skipping on brand new DVDs, NOT COOL! This player is going back.

1-0 out of 5 stars Can't read my DVD-R discs...
I bought this DVD player because my old Zenith unit have difficulties reading the DVD's I burn on my computer. Sometimes, it skips some images and it is slow in the beginning of playback. I tought that a new unit with all the new technologies would help. Not at all !
This DVD player can play all my commercial DVD's... but when I put any of my own DVD's, it only return me the message "C 13 70 - the disk is dirty"... even on a brand new burned DVD fresh out of my computer... At first, I tought that it was my burner... So I put my DVD in my neighbor player: no problems. I tried it in my old Zenith: no problem. I put it in the new Sony unit: "C 13 70..."
Believe me, I'm a big Sony fan. My video cam is a Sony; my computer is a Sony; the burner in my computer is a Sony; my TV set is a Sony; even my telephone is a Sony... But all I could say is DON'T BUY THIS DVD PLAYER ! It is a big disapointment for me...

1-0 out of 5 stars a disgrace
once again another sony dvd player with a superdark picture and all this precision drive 3 talk yet it skipped on 3 brand new dvd movies! and ive owned it 1 day lmao im very dissapointed this dvd player seems to be no better than the 40 dollar skip master by cyberhome its got a dark picture it skips on many dvds and its slow to load the movie and i know its not just me ive come to the conclusion sony makes junk on purpose to inflate sales numbers sony was accused by capcoms president of making playstation 2s with bad dvd drives so people would buy another and inflate there sales number i thought it was a joke until 3 of my playstion 2s all died my buddys sony dvd player had an awful dark pictures with ghosts and lines in the picture then it did 1 week later BEWARE THIS PILE OF JUNK HOMER SIMPSON COULD MAKE A BETTER DVD PLAYER WITH BOLOGNE AND BREAD ... Read more

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