DVD player - grainy/crappy image

pusman83

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I just got a 20" iMac and the DVD player makes the video either hyper-pixelated or really grainy. Is this because it is LCD or is it a software issue? How sharp is the image supposed to be?
 

MisterMe

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pusman83 said:
I just got a 20" iMac and the DVD player makes the video either hyper-pixelated or really grainy. Is this because it is LCD or is it a software issue? How sharp is the image supposed to be?
Without knowing the source of the DVD, we cannot answer that question.
 

decksnap

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Apr 11, 2003
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Well DVDs look pretty crappy on my 20" Apple Cinema Desplay. I believe it's because of the pixelly/sharpness of the LCD vs. CRT. You just have to sit back a few feet. If you were to run the DVD at 'actual size' it would look great.(But why would you, it would be tiny)

I'm not a huge fan of LCDs at this point. For something like DVDs, CRTs blow them away. (But hey, just my opinion)
 

pusman83

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They were standard movie DVDs.

I think decksnap's right.

Though for Boogie Nights, the pixelisation of all the different blacks was brutal during the newline logo. But yeah, from far it's fine.
 

Sedulous

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I thought that the "pixelation" of dark colors on video was caused by the fact that there isn't a large range of "color" available in that range.

One thing I noticed long ago was "red" seem to pixelate more strongly than other colors.