Originally posted by eap_44
i don't if i am at the right forum. its just that i like this lite-on forum since i have one.
my question is: which dvd player will you recommend? right now i have a jvc xv-s502sl and it keeps on freezing every 2/3 of the movie. i want a reliable but not too expensive set top dvd player.
please help me decide which one should i buy.
Just recently bought a new XMS888 -> Plays virtually everything, burnt or not. SUperVCD, VCD, MP3.
Oh, and Divx
Not WMA, rm or mov, but not like I make any or intend to get any of those anyway
I still find it absolutely fascinating that 5.1/6.1/7.1 sound still comes from an original stereo recording.
Think about it.
Center front speaker = voices only.
Left/right stereo = Main speakers, a little voice, mostly High quality sound.
Left/right rear = no voices, mostly bassy for explosions and echoes.
Subwoofer, only VLF.
Center rear (6.1) and middle left/right(7.1) are simply the same as the Left/Right rear in 5.1 or a weighted combination of the front stereo and the rear speakers.
Not really a technological achievement.
Just think of the space on the dvd's they could save if they actually threw a little more processing power onto the actual DVD players rather than encoding 6 seperate channels, and just used some processing to get the channels from the stereo recording.
Maybe alot of wasted electricity though thru all those DSP chips to seperate the channels at the consumer end;)