USB ports in DVD players

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dgarmaise, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. dgarmaise macrumors member

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    I have a Pioneer DV-410V DVD player with a USB slot. It is hooked up to my LCD TV with an HDMI cable. So, I can use a memory stick to play AVI files, WMV files and several other formats through the USB port. But when I try to play a high definition file using the USB port, I get a message saying "resolution of this file not supported," even though both my DVD player and my TV support a wide range of resolutions. Has anyone encountered this problem?
     
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Standard DVD players are not high definition devices (they're NTSC or PAL devices, depending on your region), which likely explains why the USB port on your player won't read HD content from a USB drive. A lot of people confuse the fact that newer DVD players upscale DVD video to HD scan rates (720p, 1080i, 1080p) to improve picture quality when connected via HDMI to a display with real HD content. The player is still reading SD material...
     

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