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Upgrading DVD quality

Does it maximize the DVD quality. I only see it flash 480i when loading a DVD. How do you know it is "improving" the video to the max?

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It displays 480i or 480p because that is the maximum resolution of a DVD. DVD cannot go over that limit.That is already improved to the max.

To get an higher resolution you need to use blue ray.

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

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    Ginko Apr 08, 2010


    I have seen that this is an upscaling system. It should be already be playing at 1080p if supported by TV, 480i is native resolution.


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Do i need a s cord for sound when hooking up dvd player to tv

  • The connection you choose depends on the kind of connections available on your TV and on your DVD player. Some manufacturers provide only one kind of connection, others two kinds, and still others all three.
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How to set up a home theatre system ?

Considering a home theatre system, you will have to connect both the audio and the video cables of your home theatre system to your DVD player, so let us first start with the connection of the audio cable.

Step 1:Firstly you must find the digital output point on the back of your DVD player. It will be labelled as "COAXIAL" or "OPTICAL". Some of the DVD players may have both the Coaxial and the Optical output. In that case you must connect only either of them. Both the outputs require different kind of output cable. The Coaxial output uses a standard shielded RCA cable which is plugs in an RCA jack which is labeled "COAXIAL DIGITAL". The Optical output uses a fiber-optic cable which has a square shaped connector at both the ends. Both the outputs deliver almost the same quality of sound but the Optical cable sometimes allows us to prevent ground loops. Both these digital cables do not carry any video signals. Now connect either of these to the digital audio input which is at the rear of your reciever.

Step 2:Now you must connect the video cables. Before you start doing that you must decide if you want to connect the video cables through the A/V reciever and then connect it to the TV or just directly connect it to the TV. By connecting the wires to the A/V reciever and then to the TV usind two separate cables has its advantages in which you find convenience if you want to switch the reciever to watch a DVD and also you will be able to see the on-screen menu on your TV. By directly connecting the cable to the TV you will find it easier but again you would not be able to see the on-screen menu.

Most of the DVD players will have three video outputs. Connect all three of them inorder to recieve maximum video clarity from a DVD. It is necessary to have component outputs on your TV and/or your AM reciever inorder to connect all the three video outputs. In case you dont have an component output then you will have to connect only one s-video cable to your TV input. This s-video cable is a single cable with a multi pin plug. In case there is an component output for your TV. then you will require three cables(RCA) which have different colour codes(which are sometimes binded togethr). the colours are usualy Red , Green and White. Using the component output gives you the best video quality next to which is using the s-video output. The DVD player may also have an HDMI or DVI connectors. These help in maintaining the video in its digital form rather than converting it to anolog form.

Step 3: Make sure you dont turn the volume of your surround sound too high in which case any one of the speakers might call attention to themselves. In other words, in case the volume of the surround sound is too high then sometimes one of the speakers on your rear may call your attention separately. Hence it is recomended to keep the volume in its optimum level. Many of you might even wonder if the surround system is actually functioning properly until you experiance an of-screen sound such as a phone ringing at the backround or the sound o thunder in case of a rainstorm . Hence you must know that a surround system is not for loud noises and rather to experiance a three dimensional environment in between a movie.

There are certain things which you can do inorder to experiance a better feel using your surround sound system. Few of them are as follows,

1. It is advisable to get a test DVD which will help you adjust the surround sound levels and make maximum use of the system. For instance get a Sound and Vision magazine home theatre tune up DVD. IT will help you in maximizing the effects of the system.

2. Always remember to keep the central channel speakers setting at low. In case the setting is high then there is a loss of clarity of speech.

3. Try changing the seating arangements around the surround speaker system. Sometimes you might feel better audio quality at certain positions.

4. Always keep the brightness of the TV on optimum range. This is better for viewing more particular details in the picture quality as well as increases the life of the TV. Hence high brightness will reduce the life of the TV as well as give u less details on the picture being viewed.

5. Always have the volume of the sub-woofer at medium when you play music and then gradually increase it to how much ever necessary.



on Sep 12, 2010 | Home Theater Systems


How to rip DVD to Apple TV with proper settings on Mac?

This guide is to show you how to rip DVD for enjoying on widescreen TV via Apple TV with Pavtube DVD to Apple TV Converter. The converter, which is one of best DVD to Apple TV transcoding tool, is very easy of use. Follow this guide and you will learn how to proceed the conversion with simply a few clicks. Now let’s step through the conversion.

Step One. Run DVD to Apple TV Converter and load DVD.
Launch Pavtube DVD to Apple TV Converter for Mac and the interface below will pop up. The source DVD movie could be loaded either directly from the disc or ISO image file. Click ‘DVD Folder’ to import movie from DVD. All the chapters are listed in the file list area and checked by default. You could double-click on a chapter if you would like to preview it. Right below the file list area there are ‘Subtitle’ and ‘Audio’ option where you can specify subtitle and audio track. (Note that some chapters have no subtitle or audio). Make sure all your desired chapters are checked. Also, you may uncheck those unwanted chapters like titles and menus.


Step 2: Set Output format.
Click on “Format” bar to specify output format. Follow ‘Apple TV’ and select a proper format from the list. Here you will find MPEG-4 512*384(*.mp4), MPEG-4 720*432(*.mp4), H.264 720*480 AAC (*.mp4), H.264 AAC 1280*720(*.mp4). Typically I would recommend you to choose H.264 AAC 1280*720(*.mp4) for your HD TV so as to save space and fit for the screen.


If you’d like to further customize video and audio parameters, please click “Settings” button. Here you could adjust video codec, audio codec, frame rate, bit rate, video size, audio channels. For instance, you can change the video bit rate to 5000kbps, audio bit rate 160kbps for better output quality, or input 960*540 as video size. Do not forget to click on “OK” to confirm your settings.
In ‘Export to’ box you could specify destination for the converted file.

Step 3: Start ripping DVD to Apple TV.
Click on “Convert” button to start ripping DVD to Apple TV friendly format. The converter will generate files with admirable video quality. After conversion you can click ‘Open’ button to locate the converted files. Sync them to Apple TV with iTunes and then you can enjoy the ripped movies on HDTV freely.

Small Tips:

1.Thumbnail- click ‘Snapshoot’ button when previewing the video. Click ‘Option’ to set the image format of screenshots.
2.Deinterlace- click ‘Editor’, switch to ‘Effect’ tab, find ‘Deinterlacing’ box, and check it to eliminate interlacing lines.
3.Combine files together- check the files to be merged in file list and check ‘Merge into one’ box beside ‘Settings’ button.
4.Trim a section of the movie- click ‘Editor’, switch to ‘Trim’ tab, and input time point in start and end box.
5.The higher quality you set, the longer time it costs. The resolution 1920*1080 is for HD DVD and Blu-ray disc ripping, the best resolution for standard DVD ripping is 1280*720.

on Apr 14, 2010 | Home Theater Systems

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HI Guys. I just upgraded to DirecTV HD-DVR ( I have aHR24-200) installed which is connected via HDMI to my Samsung HD TV. I have a Samsung HT-C550 Digital Home Theater System which is now directly...

You're correct and that is exactly how I always recommend setup (contrary to what the manuals tell you). It makes no sense to me to run any signal through any electronics or interconnections that neither use it nor improve it. Hence, I have NO SOURCE VIDEO going to or through my receiver and NO high end audio going to my TV (which could just as well be a monitor with NO audio capabilities, right)?

Audio electronics should receive the BEST digital audio directly from it's root source.
The TV should receive the BEST video directly from ITS root source.

THAT is why most all high end A/V gear has separate audio and video in/outputs.

If that means you have to make some switching choices when using different sources, oh well. At least you won't have experience potential degradation from multiple hops or have to troubleshoot problems that could be anywhere in that chain.

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Panasonic SC-HT730 Green picture when showing DVD's

The DVD player of this system will output to a TV on either composite (Yellow jack), component (RGB jacks) and S-Video (a small round jack that looks like a mouse or keyboard connector) jack. Since the tint is off, I would guess that you're using the more desirable component or even the S-video jack. Try removing & re-seating the plugs into the jacks at the DVD and at the TV; then check the picture color. If it still is wrong, try using a different cable type - use a standard video cable between the yellow jacks on both the TV and DVD. You may need to set the TV input to reflect the use of the new jack - and possibly set the DVD to 480i or Interlaced if you used the Progressive Scan or 480P output when using component RGB video cables (Red, Green & Blue). Check for correct color.

Chances are the connection got dirty and caused the color issue - or less likely, the cable or even less likely - the DVD output has failed.

Good luck!

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Convert DVD to good quality MPG or VOB

I have been looking for a program to help me convert some of my DVD movies to MPG or VOB formats with good output quality, so that I can make use of them to do other use. After spending an entire weekend Google-ing the Web and trying different packages I decided to purchase Pavtube Blu-Ray Video Converter Ultimate, since it works with not only DVDs, but also Blu-ray discs and almost all video files, which provides one-stop service and versatile functionalities. The most important thing is that it works well, without audio and video out of sync issues and guarantees an excellent output quality to meet my needs. Suppose you are having the same requirements like me, please find the step-by-step instruction I shared as below:
BTW, you can free download Pavtube Blu-Ray Video Converter Ultimate here.
Step 1: Launch this program, and click "Load DVD" to add DVD files.
This program will tick all the imported files by default, but generally, the one with the longest duration time would be the main movie, so you can right click on the file to uncheck all, and then tick off this one.

Step 2: Select your needed subtitle and audio track
This program is capable of recognizing all the subtitle and audio track information, which enables you to select your desired languages to convert.
Step 3: Select MPG or VOB as output format
Click on the drop-down menu of "Format", and then the output formats profile will pop up. To output MPG format, there are "Common Video" and "HD Video" to choose from. I’d like to output good quality files, so I select "HD Video"-"MPEG-S HD Video (*.mpg)" as an example.

There are also vob formats customized for different regions. Notice that NTSC is a video format used in North America, Central America, Japan, and parts of South America; PAL is the video format used in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, most of Asia, and parts of South America; SECAM is used in Africa, Asia, Pacific Islands, Former USSR, and Americas. You should select one according to your geographical regions.

Step 4: Click "Settings" button to adjust audio and video parameters
You are allowed to adjust codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channels to customize the file quality and file size.
Step 5: Click "Convert" button to start ripping DVD to MPG or VOB
Once finished, you can get the output files via clicking on "Open" button with ease.
Additional tips:
How to adjust Brightness, Contrast, and do Deinterlacing
One more reason I prefer to this DVD to MPG or VOB converter is that I also love the way to make the video quality brighter or darker and adjust the contrast and do deinterlacing. Go to "Edit" icon, and then the following editor window will show off. Hit on "Effect" button firstly, and then drag the slider bars under "Brightness", "Contrast", and "Saturation" to do adjustment. Meanwhile, you can click on the pull down menu of "Effect" to add special effects to your videos, and tick off the checkbox "Deinterlaing" to remove the obvious lines that go across the image.

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Many people complain that the video quality is not as clean as the original DVD after they ripped DVD to standard video. For an ordinary DVD movie is often 7-8 GB in size, if we convert them to standard video formats the size would be hundreds of MB, so we have to face the problem that the code compress process would destroy most of unimportant data and the video quality get bad. Then what can we do to resolve this issue? The answer is to rip DVD to High Definition video formats, for these HD videos are often bigger than standard video and decrease the video damage. So the HD video seems to be lossless compared with the original DVD.

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Step2. After you add the DVD, you can edit the video effect by clicking "Edit" from the menu bar, this software video editing function is very powerful and utilitarian which includes video crop, video effect adjust, video trim and watermark edit.

Step3. Select the output video format, this software supports various video formats, almost any video formats you can name, and it supports many PMPs such as iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP, Creative Zen etc. Here we select HD MP4 as output format.


Step4. Click the "start" button to start the conversion. Then you can get a cup of coffee and come back later to check if the conversion is finished. Furthermore, this DVD Ripper offers the option to automatically shut down the computer when the conversion completed.


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on Feb 08, 2010 | Home Theater Systems

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without a model name and number, I can only guess. Press the progressive button a second time or get into the setup of the player. You may have to connect the composite video out to a TV to see it. The composite video out will be in 480i, not P. The player usually has to be in stop mode to change the output.

Mar 11, 2010 | Home Theater Systems

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Sound Quality

Preferential Quality Connections in order of higher quality are: 1st>HDMI, 2nd>DVI, 3rd>Component/S-Video, 4th>Composite Video. Make sure you only use the surround setting on 1 of the 2 components, which ever is of better quality. If you use them both it WILL sound like mud. (older receiver-newer tv>probably tv) but you must connect all tv audio channel outputs to receiver. (newer receiver-older tv>receiver would be better)
Receivers also tend to have more wattage to drive larger speaker loads than most TVs. The key is to turn off the surround and SRS functions on the TV if you use the surround decoders on the receiver. Either way you use it, make sure you use the set-up feature to balance the outputs of the various channels for either source (the levels of the two will probably be very different).

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Progressive scan turned on - how do you turn it off?

I'm not very familiar with this namebrand on electronics, but they are all the same anyways.To check if this function is on, usually the player's lcd screen would have a "P", "PROGRESSIVE" or "P-SCAN" on it. First, make sure you remove all dvd's or cd's from the player, then look for a button on the remote, or the unit itself that say's "P-SCAN", "PROGRESSIVE" or "RESOLUTION", once you find it, push it, sometimes they would indicate the resolution on the player's lcd screen (480i, 480p,720p,1080i, 1080p), if not, on the tv itself. The resolution you are looking for is 480i for the type of cables you are using (composite RCA). Give it a try, and let me know how it goes...

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