OK Sezer...I am dying to hear if this thing plays Divx, if it does, (hoping), then I can finally make the decision to purchase a new player.sezer_79 said:Ok,
So I went out and got the S97 instead of the Toshiba. Holy Shomly I love the picture this thing puts out. I've got it hooked up through the HDMI connection converting up to 1080i on my PT47X54. No Complaints so far.
I have yet to have an in depth look at it in terms of being able to play Divx, as well as checking out some material that is encoded in MPEG4. By the way, does anyone know any material I can get my hands on for testing MPEG4?
I will keep you guys posted as I discover and learn new things about the S97.
I would love to test DivX, BUT I do not have an internet connection or cable yet as I have just moved to a new residence. I should be getting these services soon though.dm_4u said:OK Sezer...I am dying to hear if this thing plays Divx, if it does, (hoping), then I can finally make the decision to purchase a new player.
I do realize that the manual says it does not play Divx, however, it also states that it doesn't play DVD+R/RW and on the Avs forum, Paul states that he has checked and played those...so here's hopin'
This is a much longer battle than expected, what with all the supposed problems of the upconverting players and the lack of Divx.
I wish a manufacturer would make a DVD player that plays ALL Video formats, (in an upconverting player), and leave the CD manufacturers to worry about the small faction that want DVD-A and SACD, or at least wait until the VHS/Betamax issue is settled.
That seems to be the problem, there is not one player that can do both.zeta_msz_006 said:That's the Phillips DVP-642, I have that as my Divx, VCD and SVCD player which is great for the price!!! I have the LG 7832 as my regular DVD player. IMHO you probably won't want to upconvert Divx movies, since you'll more than likely end up magnifying the flaws on it as well, just like what happens when I upconvert my VCDs on the LG.
What I find odd is that they only support a small subset of MPEG-4 files. It would be like building an iPod that only plays MP3Pro files and not MP3 files. XVID is a fully compliant MPEG-4 ISO codec yet they don't specifiy if it plays ISO files. What are standards for if nobody is going to respect them. Now I can understand certain players only supporting certain profiles and feature sets.zeta_msz_006 said:Yeah MPEG4 support does not automatically equal support for Divx, very common mistake most people make.