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       Video quality for 720p videos
    Soodayo
    post Jul 23 2010, 11:16 AM
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    Hello,
    I have a WDTV hd 2nd Gen and i'm using it with a samsung LED tv through HDMI cable.
    This is really weird since HDMI is supposed to be better than USB for HD videos, but my tv also accepts usb, so I can play movies on it directly through USB.

    I used this to compare between USBTV and WDTV playing, and i really see a difference : the TV playing seems really Crystal Clear with a nice look whereas WDTV looks a bit weird with HD movies ( MKV, and AVI, haven't tried MP4 ). My problem with WDTV is a little like this one : http://wdtvhd.com/index.php?showtopic=17428

    I really where does this come from, and since I bought this device to play HD shows via HDMI, it's quite disappointing.
    If you tell me it comes from the video encoding, I will ask you why is it perfect with the usb cable?

    PS : I want to use WDTV to be able to hear DTS sound

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    post Jul 23 2010, 04:39 PM
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    QUOTE (Soodayo @ Jul 23 2010, 09:46 PM) *
    I have a WDTV hd 2nd Gen and i'm using it with a samsung LED tv through HDMI cable.

    Didn't you say in your intro that you had a Live? Are you sure which model you have? Use the first link in my sig below to confirm.

    QUOTE (Soodayo @ Jul 23 2010, 09:46 PM) *
    This is really weird since HDMI is supposed to be better than USB for HD videos, but my tv also accepts usb, so I can play movies on it directly through USB.

    It can play which formats directly via USB? Are you playing the same files via the WD TV?

    Also double-check the TV settings, 'cos it may have some advanced setup for HDMI connections etc.

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    PS : I want to use WDTV to be able to hear DTS sound

    I hope you realise that the player can only play 2-channel (stereo) DTS sound (which IMO is useless and ruins the whole concept of DTS audio). You need a DTS-capable receiver for full multi-channel support.
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    post Jul 24 2010, 05:15 AM
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    thanks for the reply,
    Yes I'm sorry, mine is a WDTV 2nd Gen, not a LIVE one.
    The USB TV player can read almost every formats, except that DTS in sound.
    Thanks for the explaination for the DTS, but even though it's just 2-channel DTS, i'm lazy to convert to AC3 for the TV..

    And Yes, I'm playing exactly the SAME file, that's how i really notice the difference between them.

    I might check if the TV has some HDMI options, but I don't think so cause i've never seen it..

    Thanks
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    I have no idea what the TV's in-built player is capable of (such as maybe applying some post-processing filters to clean up the video), but frankly, it seems to me you might be better off using that feature instead of the WD TV if it works so well.
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