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Old 01-11-18, 01:28 PM   #1
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Upscaling (1080p) DVD player running DVDs at half resolution

I have a Xenta VT-S205 1080p upscaling DVD player.

It was purchased in December 2013 for 15 from Ebuyer.

It hasn't been used in many years.

I plugged it in today (via. several different HDMI cables) into a Samsung UE46ES5500 TV (a 2012 model). I've also tried two other HD TVs.

All DVDs appear extremely pixelated. As in, below the standard DVD-Video resolution of 576p. They appear to be playing in half resolution.

There aren't many settings to change but those that do exist are all set correctly:
  • Aspect Radio: 16:9
  • View Mode: Original (not Pan & Scan or Zoom)
  • TV System: PAL (I tried NTSC, just in case)
  • Video Out: HDMI
  • HD Resolution: 1080p (I've tried 1080i also)
Anyone heard of anything like this happening before and what could be causing it?
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Old 01-11-18, 04:28 PM   #2
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Re: Upscaling (1080p) DVD player running DVDs at half resolution

Are the DVDs old titles? Some DVDs from the early days just weren't encoded very well and playing them on modern equipment shows those flaws.
OAR (Original Aspect Ratio) is not about more image, or less image. It's about the right image.
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Old 01-11-18, 04:28 PM   #3
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Re: Upscaling (1080p) DVD player running DVDs at half resolution

Looks like same problems from people who brought the same dvd player at Amazon. Almost as many 1 star reviews as there are 5 star reviews. Maybe time for a new dvd player.

Also this is the 4th msg board you asked the same question. Time to throw it in the thrash & buy a new one.
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