DivxHD players


Okay, so what I thought the new LG was, is in fact available.
The
Avel
LinkPlayer2
is one such player.

However, I cannot say for sure what it will do when confronted with an avi file that is not a standard HD resolution, such as the many 960 pixel wide avi’s posted under the moniker “HR” on torrent sites.

Published by

rae

Mac developer

6 thoughts on “DivxHD players”

  1. You really should see something like the (shamelessly marketted) “Girls Aloud” “Jump” video on a large screen TV, with the Amp set to “Thumping discotheque” at about 90dB, but bring some beta-blockers and a crash-cart, just in case.

  2. I should have made it clear that what I thought the new LG player was, was a player that would at least play 960-pixel-wide avi files, and possibly scaling them to various HD resolutions. So, when playing a 960×528 avi file, it would scale it up to 720p. (Note that the number used in HD indicates the *vertical* size of the screen)

  3. I’m off and at home on Friday. My player has a couple of quirks I could do without. The most annoying is that if I have a bad DVD-R (and you can tell it was a bad batch by their odd curvature), and the player can’t write to the disc and finalize it properly, the player hard-locks and has to be unplugged. No doubt the player’s engineers will blame the DVD-R maker, but IMHO computers should check error codes. As for Divx-HD… we are so close to home HD-DVD now, I’m definitely in wait mode.

  4. One more little techy type addition: When watching 16:9 enhanced DVD’s on a wide-screen TV it is important to sit just far back enough from the TV that you cannot see the pixelization. This is not the same as sitting closer to a small TV. If one places the couch at a position where the pixelization is just barely visible for a standard DVD, HD outputs (such as I guess this one), appear very clear from the same distance. At this distance, an unenhanced 16:9 DVD (requiring “zoom” mode on the TV), is distractingly pixelized. I have to sit behind the couch on a chair for the best looking image. It is a shame the old DVD technology didn’t let them switch between 4:3 & 16:9 as you went through the show, this seems to be the main reason some current DVDs I have use unenhanced 16:9 here and there. So as far as non-standard resolutions go, even the old anamorphic DVD’s came in a wide variety of vertical resolutions. ..and a very important thing, you may want to browse the Wired electronics buyer’s guide. There is a section on DVRs. Apparently several name-brand makers did not bother to solve the real-time O/S problem of accessing the hard-disk at a rate that permits smooth burning of DVDs, causing frequent destruction of your DVD-Rs during the writing process (!). I thought only the PVR makers were that stupid.

  5. I got all up-in-arms over the inability to play DivX HD video on my LG. I then whent to the DivX site and dowloaded their HD examples. I cannot believe how bad those examples are. The compression is too high and they are very pixelated. Just horrible.

    At least I could play the DivX HD video on my HTPC.

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