Which Divx player

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  1. dej23

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    I am looking for a dvd player that will also play divx movies. At the moment I have three options, a Yamada 6100, a Kiss dp-100, or a modded xbox.

    I would also like to use this dvd player as my main DVD player. I have a tosh 36zp38 TV at the moment. I am currently using a Tosh SD330 dvd player.

    Which of the above 3 players play divx files the best?
    And will progressive scan output from the above players be better than the rgb output of my toshiba dvd player?

    Thanks

    Dej
     
  2. bonzobanana

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    I don't think the Yamada is capable of progressive scan. No component ports I think. Xbox does only NTSC progressive scan and the Kiss DP-1000 seems to have problems with progressive scan at the moment. Possibly a firmware issue but not currently working anyway I think.

    The xbox is the best for versatility as you can easily upgrade it for later codecs but worst for picture quality. The Yamada and Kiss aren't as versatile as an xbox but give a better picture, are quieter and less hassle configuring.

    Picture quality wise I would rate them;

    1. Kiss DP-1000 (especially if progressive is sorted)
    2. Toshiba 330
    3. yamada
    4. xbox.

    For versatility of reading different formats;

    1. Xbox
    2. Kiss
    3. Yamada
    4. Toshiba
     
  3. dej23

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    Does the Kiss dp-450 have problems with progressive scan?
     
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    Depends what you call problems. In the secret menu it has 720p and 1080i modes for component out but they don't work at all. However 480p NTSC and 576P PAL both work brilliantly with a superb image. It also has VGA out options but these don't support playing of macrovision protected dvds.

    I must admit I think the DP-450 is a much better player than the DP-1000. The reasons being;

    It looks much better.

    Its better ventilated.

    Multiregion is an option. Not sure of the situation regarding DP-1000 but it wasn't possible last time I looked.

    Progressive scan works.

    You have an on/off switch on the front meaning you can power cycle the player easily to reset it. You have to go to the wall socket with the DP-1000.

    Kiss know the DP-450 hardware well but are still learning the DP-1000 hardware. Seems to me the bugs in the DP-1000 firmware are all the same ones as the DP-450 plus some of its own exclusive ones.


    Good stuff about the DP-1000

    Its small

    Its got dedicated component sockets I think. Need a scart to component adaptor with DP-450

    The DVD drive works with copy protected audio cds.


    thats all I can think of.

    Both players suffer from no auto switching between pal and ntsc so you have to select them manually.
     
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    I went for the Yamada over the Kiss players becasue of price and I needed the 6 channell output of the Yamada compared with the DP1000. I have found the unit very capable of playing all my Divx / mpeg 1 and 2 files (you just put them on a dvd and it comes up with a folder view) and you can have mixed file types on one dvd.

    Hope this helps.


    Ohh yeah amazon have the yamada for £80 now including postage which isnt bad.


    Robert.
     
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    The Yamada are nice players. Ideal for conventional televisions via scart but have no progressive scan functionality. Also Kiss are guaranteed for 2 years which helps.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
    Can the Kiss players play mpeg1/2 files off a cd/dvdr?
     
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    Depends what you want as well really, if you want quality then from what the other guy is saying it sounds like the kiss players are better. I just wanted a 6 channell output divx player for the bedroom and allready had Philips Q50 in there to play dvd's (which I still use it for).

    The Yamada has a good picture and is really convenient, just the pictures contrast is not as good as the Philips.
     
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    Cheers for that, just did a bit of research, and it uses the exact same chip as the Kiss 450.
     
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    The ebay advert machine above, Elta 8883 use the MediaTek chipset not the Sigma as in the KiSS machines. Check it out on doom8.org forums for more info on the mediatek divx chipset.
     
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    Cheers for that, I checked out doom9.org, think I'll go that machine if I can get it at a decent price.
     
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    The 500 can so i imagine the 450 could too
     
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    Elta 8883 uses the new MediaTek MT1389 chipset, which is DivX accredited.
     
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    that doesnt count for much these days clayts none of the current chipsets support divx5's advanced features
     
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    MT1389 supports DivX Pro - see pdf press release here - is that what you mean by "advanced", Dukester ?
     
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    Cheers for all your help guys, I won an Elta 8883 on Ebay, ended up costing £114 including postage, will let you know what its like once i get it.

    :)

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    full review sir, it might just be time to flog the Kiss:smashin:
     
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    what do they mean by 'it doesnt support divx sound' how would you hear the divx files sound then?
     
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    he means the divx sound format, it will play mp3 which is the sound most DIvx Video's have encoded into them
     
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    do you think its worth buying over the yamada 6100?
    on the other forum they talk about it being 125 euros, is there a direct place where you can buy them at that price?
     
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    I would site tight for a month, it looks like there is gonna be a flood of these players released.

    let joe public test them for you.
     
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    a modded xbox wil play all types of divx files without any problems and others aswell.
     
  25. tvhustla

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    yup i think your right, its risky buying it from 1 or 2 reviews and the price should come down.
     
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    hmm if only that where true, the amount of times u have to fiddle with the settings for this movie and that movie
     
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    ive just learnt that the Elba 8883 is not DTS compatible despite appearing to do so in the description, is this the same for SD 330?
     

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