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How to test Samsung DVD-HD950

hattori
12-31-2005, 06:06 AM
Hello, i bought the dvd player in the title. i wanted to test the high def playing some sampler (avi, mpeg1, mpeg2, wmv format) found on internet with 1280x720p resolution, but none of them worked on the dvd player. Does anybody know what to try to test the high def, i've tried almost all, but hd dvd: maybe with 1280x720p vob it will play? anybody know where to find any sampler in vob format? Thanks for any help

borromini
12-31-2005, 07:59 AM
I think you're somewhat misinformed about what upconverting DVD players do.

The Samsung isn't a DVD drive like what you have on a computer. Read the specs, I don't think it supports any DVD data discs, which is what you'd be trying to play if you, for example, took a WMV file and wrote it directly on to a DVD disc. You need to create a standard DVD video disc which then converts any file into standard MPEG2/480i video. The player only supports CD Audio, SVCD, SACD, DVD Audio and of course standard DVD Video.

The "HD" aspect of any upconverting DVD player is that it takes standard DVD video (480i) and scales it up to HD resolutions (720p/1080i) with mixed results. They are not true high-def DVD players...those aren't available yet.

hattori
12-31-2005, 08:01 AM
not even "kiss 600" would play such files without converting them before?

Chris Gerhard
12-31-2005, 08:10 AM
I own the HD950. It will upscale standard DVD video to 720p and 1080i but will not play any true HD discs regardless of format, period.

Chris

hattori
12-31-2005, 09:44 AM
from what i read about "kiss dp-600" it should read wmv hd and hd divx isn't it?

hattori
01-01-2006, 03:37 PM
but let me understand: does the dvd-hd950 player play any 1280x720 resolution source? or it just do upscaling? since hd-divx and wmv are not supported, i don't know how to play any 1280x720 source on it :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Chris Gerhard
01-01-2006, 03:49 PM
but let me understand: does the dvd-hd950 player play any 1280x720 resolution source? or it just do upscaling? since hd-divx and wmv are not supported, i don't know how to play any 1280x720 source on it :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Maybe I didn't make it clear the first time I tried. The Samsung DVD-HD950 upscales standard DVD but will not play any 1280x720 source or any other HD resolution source regardless of format, period.

Chris

hattori
01-01-2006, 04:04 PM
ok then the guy that sold me the player fooled me: shame on me that didn't looked better at dvd player specs before buy. thanks

borromini
01-01-2006, 04:48 PM
You should complain to the store manager if he did in fact misinformed you about what upconverting DVD players do. Take numbers and kick @ss! :)