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DVD Player Compatibility with Philips LCD

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by cR4cKF0x 5TevE, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. cR4cKF0x 5TevE

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    I have a Philips 30PF9975 LCD television :thumbsup: which produces great pictures from both my Sky Box (via Monster Cables Scart) and my Marantz DV4300 DVD player (via QED AV4110 Sqart).

    However, I recently tried to hook up my DVD player via its component outputs, and have encountered some rather strange results. The picture shifts approx 1 inch to the right, cutting off the right hand edge of the picture. Also, with certain DVDs (some region 1, others region 2) the picture is moved across and down, and encounters significant flickering.

    Have spoken to Philips, who had no idea what the problem might be, though Marantz mentioned something called "beat noise" (their exact words) and suggested I use the RGB Scart output rather than the component output. I now have £70 worth of component cables doing nothing (though I did manage to blag a free QED Sqart from Digital Direct). Has anyone else heard of this problem; and, also, would it be worth upgrading to, say, a Denon DV2200 in order to utilise the component connections?
     
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    Sounds as though Philips need to do something about, rather than scratching their heads! Before you go spending money on a new player, tell them you'd like an engineer to look at the set, to confirm it does not have a fault.
     
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    Sounds like a reasonable idea. I'll give Philips customer service a ring and see where it gets me.
     
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    Was testing last night (girlfriend calls it fiddling) and got the DVD to output progressive to the LCD. Set the Marantz to output progressive scan via component, and set its TV output as NTSC.

    I believe (though could be wrong) that the compatibility problem was with the DVD player trying to output PSEUDOPAL (PAL60?) which created juddering and an offset picture. Have run PAL and NTSC discs through the player with the new settings and the pq is even better than through the RGB Scart.

    Should I expect any pq 'issues' with certain PAL discs though?
     
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    Hi

    Someone pointed this post out to me and i wondered if your image problems (if indeed you still have this kit) are still ok, i have a rented 30PF9975 and i am gettign a number of issues too connecting via component, although mine is with a Harman Kardon DVD Player
     

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