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Quality dvd player with jgpeg playback

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by andrewmellor, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. andrewmellor

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    Hi,
    Looking for some help please, I'm trying to get a quality dvd player that will also play back jpeg cdr discs burnt from my digital camera.
    I seem to be struggling to find a quality (brand name) player that does this, it just seems to be on all the low end budget players though!
    I have actually just purchased a Mico sofia from Sainsburys (89quid!) that will do jpegs but I'm sure the picture quality of dvd playback is not as good as my old bottom end panasonic rv20
    picture seems dark and sometimes jerky?? and the black sometimes seem to go slightly flourescent?? don't know if that makes sense to anyone but I'm starting to think that I was hoping for a little too much out of a cheap player.

    TV is a Sony32FQ75 playing dvd through AV2 (non RGB) but is s-video as I use AV1 (RGB) for digibox

    Any comments or advice appreciated

    cheers..Andrew
     
  2. gingerone

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    Both the Toshiba sd-520e and the Pioneer dv-550 play back jpeg cd-r's. Both are £199.99 delivered at www.webelectricals.co.uk
    I'd go for the Toshiba it's an excellent player!
     
  3. karl.g

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    Are you sure that the 520 plays back JPGs. There is no mention of this in a recent review or on the Tosh sepc on their site. I want this facility and have heard that the Pioneer has reboot problems (see dv-550 post above).
     
  4. andrewmellor

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    Thanks Ginger, as questioned by Karl though are you 100%?
    I have often wondered if some players may be capable but not highlighted in all reviews ads etc...seems silly not to advise of the utility tho if that's the case. Suppose the reviewers only interested in the dvd/audio aspect on the quality players?
    I will certainly look into the players you stated....

    cheers..Andrew
     
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    The Limit 9900SE is playing back JPEG's. I use it all the time with the Photo CD's that I have made.

    £199 from Richer Sounds and you get PAL PS thrown in, Picture quality is fantastic in PS. Haven't tried it on a normal tv though...

    Cheers,

    Jean-Paul
     
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    Just got a Toshiba 520E today, sold my £450 player, and paid £210 for the Toshiba(Multiregion), it is a superb player.
    I may well put a review up soon, after i`ve had a bit of time to play with it, just too involved watching films in progressive at the moment. :)

    My pa has a 550 Pineer, and uses it for JPEGs, take an age to load, and is a real pain.

    Spoony.

    I got mine for £210 delivered from a superb firm, who specialise in modding, if you want a link, LMK.
     
  7. karl.g

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    So Spoonman, does your new 520 play JPEGs then? I would prefer to get the Tosh if it can. The reboot problem and slow JPEG loading on the Pioneer sounds like a pain.
     
  8. andrewmellor

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    Karl..you beat me to it!!

    I too would be most interested in whether it can as, all the reviews point to this being a great player.

    Must add that the Mico player too is very slow as processing jpegs but in saying that the dvd functions also seem very slow compared to the Panasonic so I'm not sure that different players would be faster.

    Last night I had a look in the manual and realised I had both s-video and RGB enabled as outputs and it stated this can give darkened playback (I know but we all rush in don't we!) so after switching to s-video only it did improve the brightness so I'm hoping to give it another bit of a review when I get chance and will maybe try it in AV1 RGB mode and see if digibox quality OK on AV2 (non rgb)

    Has anybody got any reviews/comments on the Pioneer550 re:quality of AV playback...speed of jpeg display is not too important as long as I have the option there.
    What I am thinking of doing is trying to get hold of another player and put it next to the Mico to compare as I only have the PanasonicRV20 and I know it gets a crap reviews anyway.

    thanks...Andrew
     
  9. dolph

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    Check here for DVD playing abilities...

    vcdhelp.com

    Would appear this CAN cope with .jpg files
     
  10. gingerone

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    The 520 does definatley playback jpegs as this is one of the reasons that I am getting one, have spoken to people who have the player and they have confirmed that it does!
     
  11. NX3

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    does it resize them to fill the screen ? or are they the origianl size so you scroll around them ? or both :)
     
  12. gingerone

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    I think you can select which size you want them to be, although don't quote me on that!
     
  13. karl.g

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    I would have thought it depends what size you make the JPEG on Photoshop or whatever before you save. I guess the settings on your TV come into it as well.
     

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