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Old 25th November 2005, 07:43 PM   #1
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Question Improving Video on DVP

What, if anything, can be done to improve video quality on a SONY DVP NC555ES? I've been told:
"What you get is all that you're going to get"
"Adding a Superclock will have a salutatory effect"
"Work on improving the quality of the DVD/CD itself"
Any ideas/recommendations would be appreciated.
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Old 26th November 2005, 02:11 AM   #2
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This should go in the video section.

most upgrades you can find here are about audio but I think it should work with video too.

A better clock improves the sound so I guess picture should be better too.

Here you can find "superclocks" made by Elso Kwak, Guido Tent and others. They are made for audio but I guess it could be worth trying.

"What you get is all that you're going to get"
Upgrading, by example, can make a cheapo CDP a great one.

In fact, most upgrades you can find for audio here can be applied with video. There's just less info. A thing you could try could be to put an other video DAC, making a big difference.
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Old 26th November 2005, 03:48 AM   #3
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For video, the best quality image can be had with "component" video, Y Pr Pb. Next best is S video. A big step down is to use composite video. Progressive scan will look best overall, for movies shot at 24 frams a second (most are).

Set yourself up with a component video system before modifying the player. That will get you a much better result for effort vs any mods to a player in composite video mode.
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Old 26th November 2005, 12:40 PM   #4
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Hi wa2ise,

you can get big differences even with the composite signal.

The receiver is one of them : I have a cheapo TV. The composite input is aweful. If I use a comp -> RF video converter, the picture is much better. CH3 is sharper than CH4, etc.

Cables also change something.
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Old 28th November 2005, 01:56 AM   #5
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Because I havent seen the internal of the 555ES,so not sure whether it has video buffers or not.But if there arent any of them,you can add a few.
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