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    bbeacham

    Rank: Sony Fanatic


    Joined: Mar 04, 2004
    Posts: 361
    From:

      Posted: 2004-12-31 04:14

    Faulkner and CaptJeff1,  you guys are making me paranoid. 

    This "tray lockup" problem is starting to sound just like the "video dropout" problem with the x000ES digital amps (it takes a while before it occurs).  Doesn't Sony do any type of stress testing on their products?  Have we, as a (global) society, become so obsessed with getting the cheapest price that we have sacrificed quality and pride? 

    Is Sony now run by MBAs who only care what a spreadsheet number is, and are not concerned by what they actually sell?


       


    luisandres58

    Rank: Sony Enthusiant


    Joined: Oct 25, 2004
    Posts: 28
    From: new york

      Posted: 2005-01-01 11:53

    I boought the 975 about two months ago. It's great picture. Last night I went to use it. But I don't get anything. The machine won't play. It does everything, showing the messages in the window, like welcome, no disc, open, etc. But once I insert the disc and hit play, it just show the icon for play, it stays that way and won't play. I tried different discs, same results. It won't open or close. I have to turn the machine off to open tray again. Turning it off stays for a few seconds like it has a virus, then turns off. Is there an issue like this?


       
    jdown

    Rank: Sony Buff


    Joined: Apr 08, 2004
    Posts: 13
    From: Stillwater OK

      Posted: 2005-01-02 13:21

    Don't forget about sound quality with the 975V.  I just upgraded to it from a Sony DVP-S530D.  PQ using S-Video to a 7-y.o. Mits CRT TV is somewhat better, nothing to write home about.  But DVDs sound so much better with the 975V!  I'm running audio via coaxial cable to a Yamaha RX-V1400, with Paradigm speakers (CC-150, Studio 40s L & R, Titan surrounds, PDR-10 sub).  Even with this relatively modest system, I'm hearing more full & precise sound on DVDs that I've watched (Under Siege, Whole Nine Yards) - it especially livened up LFE.  And of course looking forward to HD video when I upgrade to that in a few months.


         
    svtec

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Dec 16, 2004
    Posts: 9
    From: tacoma, wa

      Posted: 2005-01-02 14:08

    i have had mine for about a week now and have watched a lot of movies on it and am very impressed with it to date.

    i have one question though: what should be the determinng factor for choosing what resolution you want to upconvert to?

    i mean i usually pick 1080i, but why would i want to use 720p, or 480p?


    as for the problems before mentioned in this post. i have not had any yet. knock on wood.



       
    thefaulkner

    Rank: Sonyphile


    Joined: Mar 07, 2003
    Posts: 499
    From: Calgary, Ab

      Posted: 2005-01-02 23:26

    I've still only heard of the two 975's (Three now, thanks to CaptJeff) that have failed. Don't get me wrong... The 975V appears to be a well built player with EXCELLENT performance. The problem appears to be either a firmware glitch or a bad IC. There's still no notes on ESI (sony's tech knowledgebase) about the problem or it's cause.

    I have a feeling that it is a problem with the firmware of the player... one of the units that failed indicated over 3000 hours of CD playback when we were troubleshooting... Impossible!!

    I'd imagine that there should be some more info about this soon enough, and Sony will remedy the problem as soon as possible.

    In the meantime... Do not buy a 975V without a Sony Warranty... Do not buy any electronics without a manufacturer's warranty... Common Sense, No?


       
    jsteeleii

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Jan 04, 2005
    Posts: 10
    From: Lexington, SC

      Posted: 2005-01-04 18:42

    This is my first time posting here. I bought the dvp-ns975v in Nov., and it worked great for 4-5 weeks, awesome picture, etc. It stopped working and began doing the same exact thing that luisandres58 posted about above. I also tried everything to no avail. I have since sent it back to Sony for repair. Has anyone else had any similar problems? I hope Sony can iron out these problems, bc I loved this player when it was working.


       
    rb

    Rank: Ultimate Sony Reviewer


    Joined: Mar 04, 2003
    Posts: 2035
    From: Canada

      Posted: 2005-01-05 00:49

    svtec- The output resolution would very much depend on the TV that you are using. What set do you own? With my CRT RPJTV I found that 720 x 480P looks best although I'm still experimenting.

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    rb

    I listen to music in StereO


         
    svtec

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Dec 16, 2004
    Posts: 9
    From: tacoma, wa

      Posted: 2005-01-10 00:27


    • Member Quote

    On 2005-01-02 23:26, thefaulkner wrote:
    I've still only heard of the two 975's (Three now, thanks to CaptJeff) that have failed. Don't get me wrong... The 975V appears to be a well built player with EXCELLENT performance. The problem appears to be either a firmware glitch or a bad IC. There's still no notes on ESI (sony's tech knowledgebase) about the problem or it's cause.



    I have a feeling that it is a problem with the firmware of the player... one of the units that failed indicated over 3000 hours of CD playback when we were troubleshooting... Impossible!!



    I'd imagine that there should be some more info about this soon enough, and Sony will remedy the problem as soon as possible.



    In the meantime... Do not buy a 975V without a Sony Warranty... Do not buy any electronics without a manufacturer's warranty... Common Sense, No?


    you can make that three now. i have had it for about two weeks and just had the tray lock-up experience. i am going to try that trick and see what it does.


       
    svtec

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Dec 16, 2004
    Posts: 9
    From: tacoma, wa

      Posted: 2005-01-10 01:47


    • Member Quote

    On 2005-01-04 18:42, jsteeleii wrote:
    This is my first time posting here. I bought the dvp-ns975v in Nov., and it worked great for 4-5 weeks, awesome picture, etc. It stopped working and began doing the same exact thing that luisandres58 posted about above. I also tried everything to no avail. I have since sent it back to Sony for repair. Has anyone else had any similar problems? I hope Sony can iron out these problems, bc I loved this player when it was working.


    i just opened this thing up by taking off that tab on the bottom of the player and using a knife to slide the tray release mechanism. i pulled the disk out and was so pissed that i put another one in and watched it for a while. i went to sony's website and the problem is documented, but no fixes. i can't return mine to the place where i bought it, so i am going to send it to texas and hopefully they can figure out something.

    i loved it while it was working. if anyone hears anything from sony they need to bump this thread.


       
    cjjezews

    Rank: Sony Fan


    Joined: Jan 10, 2005
    Posts: 1
    From:

      Posted: 2005-01-10 02:01

    I too just bought this SONY 975v DVD player for my new Cineza HS51. looked fantastic.

    4-5 weeks? No 4-5 movies. It started by loosing voice/picture Sync on third movie.then mine also failed to recognize chapters/Disc. wouldn't play and wouldn't open. Had to turn off projector and DVD to get disc out.

    I returned it and got another. Which so far works for the first two movies. I will now try and return it altogether. I don't got time to be no guniea PIG.




       
    btorphy

    Rank: Sony Buff


    Joined: Dec 01, 2004
    Posts: 13
    From: The Windy City

      Posted: 2005-01-10 18:24

    Well, we can add mine to the list.  No locked tray (yet), but unable to read disks, etc.  I am going to excahnge mine at ABT and maybe check into an extended warrantee.  All though I dont feel that I should have to pay for extra warrantee to cover a product defect!

    I hope Sny issues a fix soon!


       
    thefaulkner

    Rank: Sonyphile


    Joined: Mar 07, 2003
    Posts: 499
    From: Calgary, Ab

      Posted: 2005-01-10 20:19

    Sony Canada's national lab is aware of the problem (they suggested I try holding stop, FWD and Open/Close simultaneously and hold... didn't work for me) I'm forwarding my player to them for examination and hopefully we'll have a fix soon. Sony Japan and USA are aware of the problem as well... the only bulletin suggests the stop/fwd/open trick above... and that's from Japan. Perhaps it'll work for some of you.


       
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