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Old 11-01-2018, 19:22   #1
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Cry 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 11-01-2018, 21:35   #2
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What's wrong with it?

No idea, sorry. Try cleaning the laser?
It's not as if after 4 years at that price it owes you anthing.

However your TV, if it's a 1080p, upscales anyway. If it didn't you'd be watching everything with huge black bars all around the picture with it about a quarter the size of the screen in the middle.
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