Upscaling (1080p) DVD player running DVDs at half resolution


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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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If you read the reviews for that DVD player quite a few do complain the picture is "grainy and pixelated".

 

£15 seems incredibly cheap for a DVD player, I guess it's just luck of the draw if it actually ends up been any good unfortunately.

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10 minutes ago, InsaneNutter said:

If you read the reviews for that DVD player quite a few do complain the picture is "grainy and pixelated".

 

£15 seems incredibly cheap for a DVD player, I guess it's just luck of the draw if it actually ends up been any good unfortunately.

Hold thread revival, Batman! :D

 

I ended up throwing it away, in the end.

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