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Old 20th January 2004, 19:11   #1  |  Link
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Elta 8883: image display +stability WTF ?

Hi,


I receivd a 8883 a few days ago and I am not that impressed with stability! Most of my movies play ok but:

-CDs with any sort of srcatch plays very badly
-CDRW I tried played very badly (more testint to be done)
-VCD I tried was very bad as well (played fine on my other player)
-Divx I encoded myself wasn't very fluid and would not read past 58th minute...

Well, I still don't know if my player has a problem or if out of bad luck I only tried formats that the player does not like. But not a good start!!


but most importantly, I realised by switching the zoom level that the image showing on my TV is not the full image!
Some of the 4 sides get cut out! as if the image was displayed with some sort of permanent zoom! I probably lose about 10-20% of the image!

Does this happen to anyone else ? How can it be fixed ?

PS: happen on AVIs, not sure about DVDs.


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Old 20th January 2004, 20:22   #2  |  Link
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Re: Elta 8883: image display +stability WTF ?

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but most importantly, I realised by switching the zoom level that the image showing on my TV is not the full image!
Some of the 4 sides get cut out! as if the image was displayed with some sort of permanent zoom! I probably lose about 10-20% of the image!
In most cases this is just the overscan area of your tv. Especially old TVs have huge overscan areas.
From capturing the output of the elta with a pc i would say it cut off up to 8 pixels from the sides (720xXXX).
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Hmmm not sure that is the answer. My TV is only 3 years old it is a toshiba 21 inches. Nothing flash, but not old! And I think it takes more then that out it is more like an inch on each side! AND the setting menus and stuff are full screen!
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Old 20th January 2004, 21:49   #4  |  Link
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Hi-

An inch from each side is still only about 10% and, although a bit high, can still be accounted for by the TV's overscan. So Zhnujm's right. If you can get into the service menu, you might be able to adjust it so there's less overscan.

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According to the user manual in the tv display settings Elta 8883 has three options.
1: Normal/PS
2: Normal/LB
3: Wide

If you read the descrption for the first two you wouldn't find anny differences. By changing the options, nothing changes on the display. I thought PS and LB is not the same. Have I missed something here or has Elta? Anyway the player cut off the first word of the subtitle on each line of my avi. I enoded subtitle placed left.
Elta 8883 doesn't seems to support any kind of subtitle (not even selectable subs in SVCD) but those of DVD.
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Old 21st January 2004, 15:10   #6  |  Link
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Normal/PS can only be used if the DVD has a Pan&Scan track. Its used to zoom the picture to 4:3 and keep the most important place of the picture in center.
VERY few DVD support that feature so its no wonder that it does not make a difference to Normal/LB.
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