For some reason, when I play DVD’s using my computer (Windows Media Classic) the video seems distorted.
This kinda makes sense to me, considering that DVD’s are encoded (in original DVD format Spec) at 720 x 400 (or something simliar to that). I have a 22" Monitor, with a resolution set at 1680 x 1050. At full screen, 720 x 400 (again, whatever the resolution is), its no where near 1680 x 1050, and therefore it is logical to assume that the distortion is from streching the video to a larger resolution. (I think the term is pixelation)
If this is true, why then are standalone DVD players able to playback DVD’s on multiple screen sizes (I guess that means they have different resolutions aswell?) without distorting the video.
As an example, a DVD seems to be slightly distorted on my 22" monitor, yet it plays in perfect quality on my 40" flatscreen TV using a standalon DVD player, aswell as on another 26" TV.
Why does this happen and How is a standalone DVD player able to playback in perfect quality as mentioned above?
Is there a way to acheive this perfect playback quality on my computer?