Do you have an HDMI connection for your TV, because if you don't then you might as well get the 530, since it has a better video DAC than the 531. Or any other player with a better DAC if divx playback is not a concern.que3jxp said:Well, sounds like I will just wait for the new crop of players or a really good deal on a 531.
Thanks for the followup.
No one of my friends has the 530, but I have the 531 though, since I have the HDMI port on my plasma and I am up converting. I was using the LG DV7832 until recently and was using the Philips 642 for divx.que3jxp said:Do you have one Zeta?
If so, how has it treated you?
And no, I do not have a DVI/HDMI port on my current projector.
Please test the hell out of it and report back...eljay said:The 530 is on sale for $79.99 in today's Future Shop flyer. Having read the positive comments in this thread, I'm going to pick one up to try it out.
I would if I weren't so lazy. Sorry!que3jxp said:Please test the hell out of it...
That's normal as all HR material is presented in a resolution not supported by the player, so don't bother trying to play anything that was captured from an HR source.bobnoxious said:There was no image from the clip but the sound was coming through OK. The screen was just the background screen the player displays.
The xvid came from a down load of 24 from a Rogers newsgroup. This is the name in case anyone else has downloaded these things:
I've had it for almost 2 months and it works flawlessly and plays 99% of the material I have. The only files that it won't play is HR-captured stuff (too high a resolution) and *really* old AVI files and even those were the exception as I have lots of old stuff and it couldn't play only 3 files so far.que3jxp said:Please test the hell out of it and report back...
The 530 and 531 have the same spec when it comes to playing divx files, they both will only play files that are under 720x576 resolution. Any files with higher res. you will not get the display other than the LG logo and sound from the file.que3jxp said:Thanks for the feedback Strat.
I will have to take a pass on the 530 and focus on the 531 as I DL most of my TV shows in HD format.