Sony RMT-D176A Remote Control for 5-Disc DVD Player DVP-NC60P DVP-NC85
Customer Since December 2017
I have always been impressed with the items I received even after a couple years they continue to work. This is the reason why I always keep returning as a customer.
Customer Since March 2018
For the price I paid the quality was great and I use my 400 Disc cd changer everyday.
Customer Since July 2018
Very happy with what we got! I made the mistake of first getting this item from Amazon and received it not working at all… I will order from them again and highly recommend them to everyone!
Customer Since August 2018
For a couple of years, I have been looking for a replacement for my Toshiba DVD Recorder that was starting to break down. I had placed four orders with Amazon….3 of the recorders did not work and had to be returned, the fourth order was canceled by the seller before shipping with no explanation. An internet search brought me to spencertified.com and I found a refurbished Toshiba recorder similar to the one I was using. Without high expectations, I placed another order with them. SpenCertified let me know when my order was placed and kept me fully updated during the shipping process. The recorder arrived in about 4 days (much quicker than I anticipated) and works perfectly. The box included the recorder, remote and users’ manual and advertised. I am very satisfied with my experience with SpenCertified and plan to order additional equipment from them. I highly recommend them.
Customer Since May 2020
I was totally amazed with the speed of delivery for my order. Ordered on May 4 and received on May 8! It was very thoughtful of them to email me to offer assistance and to ensure I was happy with my purchase. Great Job!
Customer Since March 2018
Being a senior who refuses to give up VCR’S, I was in a panic because my last one died and no one sells them anymore in CA. Luckily I discovered SpenCertified, and will never have to worry again. I can’t begin to tell you how pleased I am with the fantastic service they provide. My sets arrived in a timely manner, extremely well wrapped and the friendly emails offering any help were appreciated. I will continue to do business with them in the future and plan to refer them to all my friends. Thank you, guys… YOU CAN BUY WITH CONFIDENCE.
Customer Since March 2018
When my beloved VCR died, I discovered new ones were not being manufactured as before. All my tapes, collected over many years – – lost!? All future recordings – – lost!? What to do? Then, I discovered SpenCertified. I was wary. Was this a scam? I was afraid. Would my purchase truly be guaranteed? I wanted, I NEEDED, a working VCR, so I made my order. The packaging was perfect, the VCR was even better than advertised, Spencer was extremely helpful. I am a very satisfied customer.
Customer Since June 2018
I just got my vhs dvd player in the mail. I was so impressed how well they kept me informed about it. When i got it it was well packaged no problems. We hooked it up and works great. Thank you so much will do buisness again.
Customer Since May 2019
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Sony PlayStation 2 as DVD player – Retro on DTF
Almost every retrospective dedicated to the Sony PlayStation 2 has a phrase in it: “a large number of consoles were sold because the PS2 was the cheapest DVD player. ” But how good was the console as a DVD player? Let’s figure it out.
I have an unchip “five thousandth fatka”, so we can dive into, say, 2002 as authentically as possible, and then we’ll see how it looks in 2021. No matter how funny it may sound, but in 2019I bought this console for watching movies and recording concerts on DVD. For the same reason, I was looking for a non-chip console with a live drive, because I immediately decided to put an HD-boot for games.
It so happened that I slowly bought discs without having at least some kind of player for the TV set. You can watch on your computer, even drive and connect it to the TV, but it is extremely lazy to do this in the evening. After a hard day, you want to take a disc, lie down on the sofa, put the remote control on your belly and watch a movie in a relaxed way.
So, in the yard of 2002, we are servants of Her Majesty (the console came to me from Foggy Albion) and just bought a new generation game console to have 2 in 1. We have an excellent pot-bellied TV from Panasonic, which has two inputs (in addition to antenna): RCA and Scart. For tulips, we have an obsolete but beloved VHS connected, so we went back to the store to buy Scart. In games, he gives a baldezhnaya picture, so it was a logical step to watch a movie with good quality. An, no.
PS2 can’t show movies through RGB Scart – the image loses its sharpness, and all colors are changed to green. Everything is in order with the cable: the settings are correct, so the picture is correct, both on the native license and with games from other regions launched from the hard drive. Well, the first brick on which wisdom stands: “Cheaper does not mean better.” Strange as it may seem, but the lack of support for a more progressive type of DVD player connection, even in the year the console was released, was a technically backward solution, if not outright redneck. Most DVD players were able to work with such a connector, which in those years was very promising in technical terms. Even video cameras at that time already knew how to both stereo sound and output to Scart, but here is such a bummer. I suspect that other ways of displaying the image are also not supported, because while I was googling the “green screen” problems, I came across in a Western forum the idea that the console can only show movies through tulips. How will the newfangled Chinese adapters-converters to HDMI behave? By and large, hardly anyone seriously tested their performance on films. So, it all depends on the directness of the hands of their manufacturer: if he made it so that the adapter can switch to simulate different types of connections, then it can work fine. Here it is necessary to clarify that these adapters to HDMI, as it were, “pretend” to be a native cable for the console. For example, for Sega Dreamcst, he pretends to be a VGA-box.
“PS2 to HDMI” type adapters are supposed to mimic component, S-Video or Scart as connection types that are as advanced as possible and use the maximum console connector pins. If the Chinese have soldered an imitation of RCA just in case, then the films should be shown, but the quality can suffer greatly.
Is RCA so bad for movies? Well, this is a bit of a controversial question, the answer to which depends on many factors. Watching an old movie on a DVD5 (single layer disc) that doesn’t exceed the resolution that the console outputs with this type of image output is perfectly acceptable. Especially acceptable on an old pot-bellied TV with good color reproduction. For comparison, I ran the same movie (“The Godfather”) on PS2 and PS3 and found no striking differences. There is a slight difference in color reproduction, but here everything is at the mercy of your TV. And if we take DVD9(double-layer disc, respectively) with a film that takes the most out of its format, that feeling that something was not given to us will not leave you until the console is turned off. What am I leading to? The final result is entirely dependent on the specific setup, the source of the film and the ability to compare with something of a better quality. In general, if you delve a little into the theory and look at the numbers, then for DVD5 PAL the resolution is 720×576 pixels, which already hints that pulling this picture on a 50-inch 4K plasma is a very dubious task. At the same time, the PS2 averages 640×480 pixels, although on paper it can show better results up to 1080i. However, when the film is not much better than our working resolution, everything will be fine. The better the film, the more small details we lose: inscriptions, some large angles with a lot of details, etc.
Already at this stage, we can say that the Sony Playstation 2 as a DVD player looked then and looks very doubtful now. It sounds ridiculous, because practice has shown that most consumers don’t care about quality. The main thing is to pay less and get two things in one case, and if you add PS1 backwards compatibility and playback of music discs, this is the purchase of the century.
Okay, back to 2002, we connected the console through the tulips and watch a movie, but using the gamepad as a remote control is somehow unusual, and the wire is constantly looming. I would like to take the remote control with an IR port in the old fashioned way and control it from there, and not constantly call up the player’s menu, and it’s not very convenient to hold down the rewind, and not press it once, especially if you wind it to the middle of the movie. Some of the functions (for example, play=start) are made as hotkeys, so you can not call the menu, but it’s still somehow not very convenient. We again went to the store and bought the coveted remote control. By the way, the remote control was of two revisions: with and without the Reset button.
There were also two configurations: with and without an IR receiver. The first fatki did not have an IR receiver, so they had to be equipped with a remote control. It plugged into the gamepad port, which wasn’t great because you have to constantly change the remote and gamepad. The next revision of the console has already acquired this element, so life has become more fun.
The remote control does not have any functions that cannot be accessed through the menu, the wire was simply removed and the need to call this menu. In other words, it allowed you to control the player, in fact, like a regular DVD player. I really like the harmony of the design of the console and remote, even the cutouts match. In principle, the remote control lies comfortably in the hand, there are no complaints, it performs the function. There is nothing more to say.
Let’s go back to our time. Now you can find the original remote control, but only without the complete IR receiver. One thing I do not understand, where do the battery cover go? There are also Chinese shaitan remotes, but they look extremely poor. It seems that there was a third-party version of the remote control from Mad Catz.
However, we have to admit that with the ability to connect a wireless gamepad, the remote has lost a couple of points to its usefulness. The main argument is to operate like a normal DVD player. By the way, this is not the only remote that was an official accessory for Sony consoles. On PS3, it was with an additional receiver, which was defined separately by the console as a remote control. There was no remote control on the PS4, at least the official one, but there is one for the PS5. I was even taken aback when I saw it on the store counter.
A few words about the menu. Sony must have been very proud of it as it made its way to the PSP, PS3 and PS4 almost unchanged. It’s not bad, just functional, without any gloss. A boring rectangular window filled with boring rectangular buttons that are placed without consideration for ergonomics.
Okay, back to 2002 again. Our cousin left for an internship in the USA, but we continued to communicate. He brainwashed us for so long what a cool movie he found there that he sent it by mail.
Well, let this one be.
So we opened the package and inserted a disk, and there was an inscription about the discrepancy of the region waiting for us.
Hmm, regional protection. A reasonable question may arise: “What the hell was it to put?” The answer is as simple as the world: to bend to the media conglomerates that run the DVD release. Of course, such restrictions are not intended to protect the consumer from buying a film that does not have a regional language, age rating, or something like that. The inability to replace one copy of the film with another from another country is needed in order to fully control the pricing for each disc separately. But here it is worth clarifying that this is necessary for countries whose spoken language is the same (for example, the USA, Australia and the UK, France, the USA, the UK and Canada). It is clear that a Japanese will not buy a film without Japanese, and a German is unlikely to buy a film with only Japanese (there may be exceptions, but general statistics are not based on them). In other words, such a restriction stinks of pettiness. However, it is not clear why Sony is so helpful. And here at the same time everything is simple and complicated.
There was a case with the mini-disc format, which Sony refused to place additional restrictions on music copying. This led to the fact that all the big uncles who sell music showed a fig and, apart from Sony Music, not a single publisher released an official album on this medium. Apparently, having decided not to quarrel anymore, Sony made all the concessions. Well, oh well, everything that was said referred to, so to speak, the civilized world. With this protection, we have our own dances with a tambourine. Here’s the irony, since legal and semi-legal discs can cause problems for their owner, but squeezed pirates will always work. What am I talking about? I have a wonderful egregious case.
This is the Dollar Trilogy, which has two PAL discs and one NTSC disc. At the same time, all the inscriptions and knurling convince that all three PAL.
What is the moral of this example? The vast majority of us owned players that did not have regional protection and did not even suspect what kind of tin was going on with the regions of our disks. And even more people bought stamps at twenty from the tray at the tram stop, choosing 10 in 1 collections (remember, stamps with new releases that were recorded with a video camera in a movie theater?), which are generally purple for all regional restrictions.
Let’s touch on the issue of recording discs for PS2. Globally, there are three options to get a working movie for this console. 1. Clone someone else’s disk with a movie, after checking its performance. 2. Burn DVD-Rip. 3. Make a DVD disc from a regular file using special programs. The first option is the simplest and does not require additional comments. The second option is also not abstruse: we take the image made by kind people and write it down. Remember, if rip was removed from our disks, there may be region inconsistencies that I mentioned. And we came to the third option. In nature, there are many programs for converting to DVD Video, but I would single out two of the most worthwhile.
If you are a supporter of a free license, Free video to DVD converter is the best one. This software is as simple as a pencil. Select the file, region, quality and start button. It is possible to select a language track if there are several of them, but they are not signed, so you have to search at random. The program does not know how to create any menu, only a naked movie – insert a disk and watch. Finished files can be burned in the free ImgBurn. In principle, this pair will be enough for you in 80% of cases. However, the end result is not ideal for two reasons. Firstly, the compression algorithm is a little rough, and if you reap the initially high quality, the image becomes pixelated and full of “soap”. Secondly, I would not recommend converting concerts because the sound quality will suffer. Some kind of bacchanalia is going on with the frequencies, and the overall impression “like from a pipe” will spoil the pleasure. On movies (unless it’s a musical) it doesn’t feel that way, you might not even notice the difference, but music does get in trouble.
The best result, in my opinion, shows Nero Video + Nero Express bundles. Nero Video presses video and audio much more pleasantly, allows you to make a menu both from blanks and take your own art. There are various options for the quality of the conversion, the ability to edit the source, and the like.
We have dealt with the most important issues, but there are a few general applied nuances that will be described later (I did not think of another place in the main text).
Since many PS2 owners have drive problems, this part may come in handy. I came across something that I couldn’t google. It was like this, I’m watching a movie, everything is fine, and then towards the middle the picture twitches, and after a while it generally gives an error “Unable read disc”. If the laser were in a bad condition, then the film would not show normally for some time. The problem also showed up in games. They were launched, but with wild shoals. For example, scripts were not loaded, models could be bugged, etc. I thought and wondered, and then I remembered about the warranty seal on the bottom of the console.
Some workshop apparently changed the drive for which it gave a guarantee. However, they did a shit job, because to change – they changed, but did not set it up. Drive Attention:
The first thing to do is to scroll the “worm” with your finger and make sure that the carriage slides easily in all areas, but if you need to make an effort to move, then stop.
Normally, the bottom bracket is removed by unscrewing one guide using the gear (indicated by the red arrow). So, by rotating the same gear clockwise or counterclockwise, we ensure that the carriage moves freely along the guides. After that, we take the film and look at the red dot, looking at the screen (do not forget to remove the nickel from the drive cover that presses the disk). For example, I turned on rewind and made sure that the dot “did not stumble.” If an error occurred again, then he twisted the gear until he achieved full work. That’s the whole repair.
Another interesting thing is how the console reacts to scratched discs. PS2 when it can not read the site knocks out a disk error and stops. A logical result, but if the disk is without markings, then there will be sadness. But the PS3 does it tricky – it looks for a section that it can read after the problem area.
We can put an end to this. The moral of this fable is this: if now you need a DVD player for every day, then it’s better to take some BBK and use it with pleasure.