- May 28, 2001
When I watch DVD's on my player, about half way through the movie theres always a little pause or skip that happens. What is this and are there any players that don't do this?
1.Auto aspect ratio adjustmentDoes such a thing exist? I have a decent Sony 9000ES player, the best pre-pro there is (OK maybe second best if you include the Mark Levinson 40... well OK maybe third best if you include a optioned-to-the-max Casablanca II), a very capable video scaler and front projector... and I still have to fiddle with aspect ratio...
This kind of bull*&^% should not be a problem on Panasonics top of the line MODEL! Honestly, how hard is it to just install a stupid buffer in the player. This problem should have been addressed before DVD players even hit the market.The at most 1/2 second layer change gets you so worked up? You need to get out more.
This problem should have been addressed before DVD players even hit the market.A bit of history. When DVD players first hit the market in spring 1997, dual-layer discs were only a theoretical possibility. The first one did not appear until later that year (I believe it was the Artisan release of Terminator 2), and it would be at least another year before such discs became commonplace. Some of the earliest players had trouble even loading these discs when they were first released. My Sony 7000 needed a service menu adjustment before it would read them.
Panasonics have always been slow on layer changes. Maybe it has something to do with their basic design. My Panasonic HD1000 cost a lot more than the RP91, and it has the slowest layer change I've ever seen. On the plus side, though, the picture is fantastic, and the pause for a layer change doesn't mean much to someone who can still remember what a laserdisc side break was like.