Another problem with Children Of Men...? Or is my player kaput...?

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  1. Basil Plumley

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    Having had COM for about a month now, I have just put it into my Toshiba HD A1 player...it plays OK - but the encoding is terrible!! It's like watching a laserdisc. The main problem is jaggies - everything that has a straight line, dosent, IYSWIM. I have changed the picture mode on my player from auto to film and video and it's still the same...

    Anybody else get this or do I have a dodgy disc...?

    Edit - defo not the player - MI:III is fine.
     
  2. Basil Plumley

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    Just got the reply to an e-mail from those lovely people at Movietyme...
    Real shame as I love this film...:(

    But much kudos to Movietyme - sorted in less than an hour - thanks guys.:thumbsup:
     
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    I got the same response to my question regarding , Stalingrad HD-DVD not playing on my HD-E1 , and there are others here who have had no problems such as this.
    I thought the PQ on my COM was great.
     
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    I had this problem with Children of Men and The Good Shepherd. I switched from 720P to 1080I and it solved the problem.

    Can anyone explain why :confused:
     
  5. Basil Plumley

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    I shall try that befor I send it back mate - cheers.
     
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    I didn't try my Children Of Men on my previous firmware but when I updated my Tosh HD-A1 to the latest firmware by ethernet download, the disc worked perfectly and at points has stunning picture quality.

    Not sure what version firmware you have installed Armoured Tiger?
     
  7. Basil Plumley

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    I have the latest version...2.1 is it? Anyway, I set the player to 1080i and it worked!! It means there must be a problem in the line somewhere though as my TV is only 1280x720, so the TV is now downscaling the signal, whereas the player was doing it before...

    Still, be nice to know if it happens to anyone else.
     
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    You guys need to read the HD-DVD forum more.......

    Its been common knowledge since the day that the HD-A1 started shipping, that 1080i normally gives the best picture regardless of what resolution your screen is.

    It has something to do with how the players process the image......
     
  9. Basil Plumley

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    Sorry mate - 25 HD discs, 1 with a problem. Not common knowledge here I'm afraid...:lesson:
     
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    To avoid any confusion. We aren't talking about a slightly better quality picture, but a faulty image on 720P with CoD and tGS.
     

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