DVD quality

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Camille, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. Camille macrumors regular

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    Hi!
    I'm wondering, why does the quality of the DVD I insert in my mac doesn't look good???
    I have an iMac G5, the fisrt that came out, a year ago.
    Thank you in advance,
    Camille
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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  3. Camille thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    Are you watching fullscreen or is the movie presented in a small area in the center of the screen?
    Is your display set to a native resolution?
     
  5. Camille thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am watching thea movie full-screen.
    What is native resolution?? hod do I set it???
    Thanks
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Chances are, they poor quality is normal. DVD's aren't that great of quality when you watch them on a good screen.

    They look good on TVs because the imperfections get blurred out (normal TV's resolution is much lower than that of a computer screen).
     
  7. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    What EricNau said.

    Your computer monitor has a significantly higher resolution than a TV and your computer monitor is a progressive display where as TVs are interlaced.


    Lethal
     
  8. Camille thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool!
    That means it's normal! :eek:
    But...what is the future of movies on hte mac???
    When will the quality be better???
    lol
     
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    It'll get better with the introduction of Blu-Ray or HD-DVD, shouldn't be too much longer.
     
  10. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    where is deinterlace


    this might help me, since the DVD perf on my 20" intelmac is not that good
     
  11. eva01 macrumors 601

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    It is in one of the drop downs (video) at the bottom make sure there is a check next to it. if there is not then click deinterlace
     

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