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|Originally posted by oleus
ok guys....after 2 months of flawless operation, my 975 just seemed to quit on me tonight. i can see the dvd player menu screen, and it can get as far as recognizing the type of dic that is in there (it will say either cd or dvd on the face).....but that's it. it can't play anything, and the only way to eject a disc is to unplug it, make sure my projector isn't on the dvd player input, then plug the sony back in and press eject.....this is all very strange.
i am still seeing all the dvd player setting menu screens through hdmi-dvi, but no disc activity after loading.
is this typical of the problems this player has been giving people? what's the best way to get sony to issue a replacement??
|Originally posted by liberatusvirus
Digital upconversion elaborates on the 480 lines of resolution on a DVD, but it will not change a film's aspect ratio. Anamorphic films shot at 1.85:1 will fill the 1.78:1 widescreen frame on your plasma, but any aspect ratio wider than that, like 2.35:1, will leave black bars at the top and bottom, whether fed to your monitor via HDMI or component.
I'm not sure what's going on with your zoom icon, but pressing "clear" should remove it. The zoom function applies only to still images and video CD, not DVD.
Your Panasonic has a native resolution of 1366x768. It will scale whatever you feed it ultimately to that resolution. Though I seem to recall at least one Panasonic plasma that would not accept a 720p signal, I'll bet that yours does, leaving the plasma only a little more work to do to achieve 768p. I'd upconvert to 720p within the Sony menu. If the Panny won't accept the result, you're stuck with 1080i.
|Originally posted by CORRY
Does anyone know what the situation with this player is?
Sony Canada doesn't sell it anymore. I can't find it on sonystyle.ca.
I checked with someone at the Sony Store but they don't have any information in their system if this dvd player will be on the market again.
Probably this model will be replaced by a different one...
|Originally posted by kdog044
Can someone who owns this player tell me what the FF/RW playback speed options are? The manual doesn't seem to make sense as it goes from 2X-1-2-3. Does this indicate that 2X is the fastest or am I missing something?
Also, I would like to know the range for contrast, brightness, sharpness, color and hue. I would look in the manual but again it doesn't indicate the range, unlike the Panasonic S97 manual.