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  Reply # 561914 27-Dec-2011 17:39
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Your welcome.
Yeah they arent really designed for the big hard drives.

Mine crapped out after about 8 months.




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  Reply # 561949 27-Dec-2011 19:08
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Warehouse had the veon bluray player for $78 when I was there on the 26th, and I think it was a 3 day sale?

Anyway, another $50 and you are playing a less outdated disc format, just saying ;)




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  Reply # 561974 27-Dec-2011 20:34
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The $99 Toshiba BluRay's are the best bet IMHO. There's a mutli-region DVD in the box that allows you to unlock the hidden menus... allowing you to change the BluRay and DVD playback zones. Making for a name brand $99 multizone BluRay player. Nice.

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  Reply # 562135 28-Dec-2011 12:20
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The Tosh does a good job with BD playback but is awful with DVD.


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  Reply # 562136 28-Dec-2011 12:23
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ilovemusic: The Tosh does a good job with BD playback but is awful with DVD.



In what way? Slow or picture? If pic isit just bad "upscaling" being applied or what?




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  Reply # 562142 28-Dec-2011 12:45
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NotReally: Thanks to richms and quickt. Tried both the 4cc changer and the mpeg modifier but couldn't get it to work. The original files played fine on a friend's Panasonic (disc and usb) so I took it back and got a refund.


Did you try this program:
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/MPEG4-Modifier

I used to playback xvid (avi) files on my DVD player and they used to jitter a bit - especially on panning shots.

The trick was (from memory) when you opened the file with this program an indiactor would show "Packed Bitstream" and there was a checkbox to unpack. You just clicked that and saved the file. It always sorted the problem. Takes a few seconds to 'convert' the file.

 




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  Reply # 562579 29-Dec-2011 17:57
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ilovemusic: The Tosh does a good job with BD playback but is awful with DVD.



In what way? Slow or picture? If pic isit just bad "upscaling" being applied or what?


hi richms,

picture quality and scaling are sub-par even for a budget bdp.

come to think of it sound quality wasn't so hot either.

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Hey people! i am by no means a tech whiz at all, was going to buy a media player but saw the visione player at Harveys for so cheap and thought it would be stupid not to buy it! anyway connected my 1 terrabyte hard drive into it with no luck, so I then chucked in my little 2g flashdrive in and BOOM worked straight away - so was wondering does anyone know how big a hard drive can you put into the USB on these players? also is there a way for me to be able to use my terrabyte drive? any help would be primo,

Cheers.

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