I recently purchased the Philips 763SA for its ability to read SACDs as well as SVCDs and it's handled most SVCDs without any trouble. But for certain SVCDs that I throw at it the screen just starts clipping horribly and although the movie does play, the resulting picture looks like a TV that is severely out of tune with the picture scrolling through the screen vertically. Even removing the SVCD will not fix this problem. I actually have to turn off the player in order to get it to stop. I have no idea what might be causing these problems since these SVCDs work perfectly fine in my computer. I'd appreciate any suggestions you guys have, I really don't want to have to send this thing back.
It turns out the SVCDs this thing won't play are PAL encoded even though it's supposed to play PAL encoded SVCDS so what am I supposed to do now?
You could try to configure the drive , using the menu's , to autodetect wether it's a NTSC or PAL, but i doubt if this works for (S)VCD. It does work for DVD playback though.
Already tried that, no go. I just got off the phone with philips tech support and they told me that their DVD player will not send out an NTSC signal from a PAL encoded SVCD, and since my tv probalby only supports NTSC (this is no where in the TV's documentation for some reason), this means I'm just shit out of luck. Funny because my cheap $60 samsung dvd player plays the PAL discs back without a hitch. Looks like this $150 piece of junk is going back. Any recommendations for a versatile SVCD player?
Perhaps "American TV Standard" = NTSC
Originally posted by Kal525 Perhaps "American TV Standard" = NTSC
Sure is , PAL is Europe ,except for the French , they got Secam.
You could convert your svcd titles using Tmpgenc and Nero writing software.
I just picked up a nice Panasonic S35S and it plays all my SVCDs beautifully.