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More weird Blu-Ray player weirdness

Postby stypee » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:33 pm

I've noticed a really strange thing about my Blu-Ray player; it plays standard DVD'S really, really badly. The picture is all muddy and grainy and it doesn't even fill the screen. It looks dreadful. When I play a Blu-Ray disc, it's outstanding, everything is as it should be and more. I can see every little detail in all it's Blu-Ray goodness.

Now here's where I think it gets weird: I have three or four other DVD players, all hooked up to my Hi-Def set. I have a Samsung DVD/DVD Recorder that provides a stunning picture, even for standard DVD. It upconverts to 1080p, just like my Blu-Ray, but what I don't understand is the picture quality between both players. The Samsung picture is flawless, if I dare say it, the picture is up-to-par with my Blu-Ray. I can't for the life of me figure out why this is?
All HDMI cables are attached as they should be, everything is set up pretty much the same, I just don't get it.
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Re: More weird Blu-Ray player weirdness

Postby Hank1215 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:37 pm

What brand and model Blu-ray player do you have?
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Re: More weird Blu-Ray player weirdness

Postby stypee » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:48 pm

Hank1215 wrote:What brand and model Blu-ray player do you have?


Hi,

Here's a link to my player on Amazon... I thought it'd be easier to do it this way so you can see all it's specs.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001VZ ... ss_product
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Re: More weird Blu-Ray player weirdness

Postby Hank1215 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:03 am

There is something wrong with your link.
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Re: More weird Blu-Ray player weirdness

Postby stypee » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:44 pm

Sorry, I can't get the link to work...

I have the Panasonic DMP-BD70V Blu-ray Disc/VHS Multimedia Player, any info would be much appreciated.. Thanks in advance :)
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Re: More weird Blu-Ray player weirdness

Postby mkiker2089 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:35 pm

What do you mean by "doesn't fill the screen?" Are there black bars all around it? Also are you sure that the DVD is widescreen and enhanced for widescreen TV's.

Beyond that not all players upscale. You said it does well with VHS though so it's odd that it doesn't do DVD properly. Is there a setting to tell it what to do with DVD? I'll look for the manual later, or someone can find it and hotlink it for us.
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Re: More weird Blu-Ray player weirdness

Postby Dan Mancini » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:48 am

Does it have a Settings menu specifically for DVD playback/upscaling? Since BDs and VHS look great, it sounds like something is set incorrectly for DVDs. You might also check the display setting for upscaling. If it's set to 4:3 instead of 16:9 or Native, VHS probably wouldn't be affected since they're mostly 4:3 to begin with, but anamorphic DVD would look like ass.
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