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AV88 Users, fancy doing an SVCD test?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by cussycod, Apr 15, 2001.

  1. cussycod

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    have a look at www.vcdhelp.com
    click on dvd players on left hand side then do a search for the arcam.
    according to them its not compatible.
    cod
     
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    Er.... no it doesn't not play SVCDs AFAIK. There are 2 reports there from users, neither of which has apparently tested it with SVCD. One report does however say "Excellent picture - loads and plays all cd-r VCDs produced by both Adaptec and Nero".

    The DV88 should play SVCDs too - and I recall testing it satisfactorily with a couple purchased in Hong Kong last year. Haven't tried it with home brew ones however.

    John Dawson (Arcam)
     
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    Anyone fancy doing an SVCD test?
     
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    According to Arcam spec for the DV88, it DOES support SVCD.. But before I shell out £900, I want to test this for myself.

    We can answer this easily.. I have a SVCD here, which I can send to anyone who is willing to help..

    All they have to do is play it and write back if it plays or not.

    There are 2 things I want to test:

    1. Does the SVCD play at all.

    2. Does the SVCD play ALL of the picture.

    From tests I have made on other players, there is a strange phenominon seen on some DVD players, where it only plays the centre part of the MPEG picture. This means that the image is blown up and therefore details around the outside of the image disappear off the side of the screen.

    So.. Anyone fancy a free SVCD to do a test?
     

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