Wait 3-4 months and get the new Samsug DVD plaver that will output 720p and maybe(?) 1080i on DVI connection. I just upgraded to a XP30 and will probably upgrade again when this unit comes out. These two things , native resolution out and direct digital connection will yield a pretty good PQ increase.
I've run across mention of the "chroma bug" but I'm not clear on exactly what it is. How can I tell if my Toshiba SD-4800 has that problem?
I recall something about it showing up on white credits scrolling against a black background. I watched "The Bourne Identity" a couple nights ago, and it pretty much has that style of credits. I didn't notice anything obviously wrong.
The chroma bug doesnâ€™t show up on white credits. It shows up on something entirely different. I could tell you exactly what the chroma bug is and exactly where it shows up, but are you sure you really want to know? After I learned what the bug was, I started to see it in all sorts of DVDs. I began to hate my DVD player of the time and had to upgrade it. When it comes to the chroma bug, ignorance is bliss.
The following is a description of the â€œchroma bugâ€. If your DVD player has the chroma bug and you read the following description, you may begin to hate your DVD player and feel the need to upgrade it. Youâ€™ve been warned.
The bug appears as a jagged edge around objects, in the video, that are heavily saturated with red. It also appears as thin red lines just above and just below the red objects. Itâ€™s most noticeable when the red objects are on a dark background. Red movie credits would really make it show-up, though I canâ€™t think of any movies that have red credits.
The following is a list of some scenes where the bug shows-up.
Toy Story â€“ scene with checkerboard
Star Wars Ep1 â€“ red clothing of the queenâ€™s handmaidens
Loganâ€™s Run â€“ giant symbol on the wall outside of the stadium where the older people are exterminated
Pearl Harbor â€“ red plane at the beginning of the movie (look at the upper and lower edges of the wings)
Itâ€™s difficult for me to think of more scenes than this because it has been months since Iâ€™ve had a bugged player.
Explaining exactly what causes the chroma bug in certain players is rather difficult, so Iâ€™ll let the following link explain that.
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