Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Robbie34, Oct 28, 2005.
Which is the better player? Should I go for the Umax or H&B?
I have been considering both players myself but have now rejected the H&B because it doesn't support packed bitstream (jerky playback of XVIDs unless you convert them). Not sure about the Yamada, though I don't think it supports PB either!
Does nobody have a view on these two?
This will be my first DVD player and I really would like informed comments.
The difference in the two that I can see is that the H&B has better connectivity and progressive scan. However, what about build quality and performance?
I have owned a Yamada 6100 since its release and it has served me well for playing DivX, MPEG and DVD's.
Yamada's are basically a budget, multi-format player and work well. One point of concern for me with the 6700 was its lack of optical output.
I've gone for the H&B.
Hope I've done the right thing.
I received my DVD player this afternoon. I'm not impressed with the remote control which seems to take a while for the player to react.
This is my first DVD player and the quality of the playback of a dvd - it was a freebie with the Daily Telegraph, Prime Suspect - is not impressive. The picture from my Freeview box is far superior. Could this be due to the quality of the recording or is this indicative of the quality of the player?
It's probably the recording. Most UK filmed TV drama in the 80s and 90s was shot on 16mm film, and unless it's been remastered then the source may have been analogue composite tape.
Try a recent feature film and see if that fares any better. DVDs should almost always look better than digital TV broadcasts due to the higher bit rate and 2-pass encoding.
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