Thanks for your reply.
What mode did you use to make the backups, and what was the “Quality %” shown in the lower part of the text window during the Copy (“Task 1”) part of the process?
I used the store bought actual DVD of Pirates of the Caribean (not a BU) to test the plasma. The opening scene of the faces showed blotchy skin tones, like when 8 or 16 bit color is selected on a computer monitor (instead of 32 bit). I didn’t use a backup.
Are you using the same player on the other TV, where they look OK?
That’s a good idea, unfortunately I have only 1 plasma screen. The DVD looks fine on the 22" LCD computer monitor and fine on the 36" CRT “standard” 4:3 TV.
It may be that the player or TV is trying to upconvert the image to HD with poor results. Try turning this feature off if you can.
I didn’t find a menu setting for this on the plasma. I did try turn off the 720p and 1080i setting on the player.
You should also be using the component video inputs (3 video jacks) if both the player and HDTV have them (or HDMI if both are so equipped).
The toshiba is using HDMI cable direct to the plasma. I couldn’t get an RCA jack into one of the component video recepticals.
Perhaps I will take the player to the store and try it on another plasma. Also get another HDMI player to try on my screen here. I can return it if not helping.
How good should a DVD look on a plasma? The plasma shows great detail when watch HD football games, but blotchy when playing a DVD.