Toshiba SD-P1700SE

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Ivan, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. Ivan

    Ivan Guest

    I wonder if anyone on this group can kindly supply some info, wifey kindly
    bought me a Toshiba SD- P1700SE portable DVD player for my Christmas
    present, feature wise it does everything I want, it supports MP3, Divex plus
    a variety of memory cards.

    Unfortunately however the displayed image can only be described as being
    bloody awful, if any object starts to move in a vertical direction it
    displays what can only be described as line pairing, similar to watching a
    simple PAL, or conventional PAL receiver with a knackered delay line.

    IMO the original UK 405 lines with dodgy interlace would display better
    results.

    Does anyone know if this is normal for this type of receiver, which
    according to the spec delivers 480H x 234V (which admittedly certainly
    doesn't sound too inspiring, but after all it's a only a seven inch LCD
    screen) and with a brand name like Toshiba, and the sort price I guess she
    paid for it, I would have expected a lot better and I certainly don't want
    to upset her by telling her that it's a load of painfully almost unwatchable
    shite.

    TIA Ivan
     
    Ivan, Dec 25, 2006
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    G Hardy Guest

    My little no-name LCD player looks better playing back in NTSC mode. Perhaps
    you should go into the setup menu and switch between the settings to see
    which is better...?
     
    G Hardy, Dec 26, 2006
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  3. Ivan

    Ivan Guest

    The menu seems a very basic with no PAL/NTSC settings available, although
    the spec says under 'Signal System' PAL/3.58 NTSC.

    I found out today that the wife paid £140 for this piece of equipment, yet
    my daughter bought two Tvion DVD players (at a cost of £59 each) from Liddle
    for the grandchildren as Christmas presents, and yes you've guessed it, the
    picture quality is excellent! so I'm assuming that there is a fault with the
    Toshiba.

    I will get it replaced next week and if the new one exhibits the same
    problem then I will be demanding a total refund as the goods aren't fit for
    purpose.
     
    Ivan, Dec 26, 2006
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    In message <z%hkh.21717$>, Ivan
    I should perhaps remind you that you have a choice of a refund, a
    repair, or exchange for a new one. If you choose the exchange for new,
    you can't then ask for a refund, only another exchange. I know it's
    crazy - but that's the way that consumer law works here in the UK.

    Having said that - if you first choose a refund, then buy a new one -
    you then have the three choices.
     
    Tony Morgan, Dec 27, 2006
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  5. Ivan

    Ivan Guest

    Thanks Tony for that very useful piece of information, and I'll ask to view
    before I repurchase.

    I hope they won't think I'm being a pain, but I find the problem so
    distracting as to make it unwatchable.

    By the way it's not present when connected up to a 28 inch CRT TV via its
    'composite' output (another moan, for that kind of money one would have
    expected at least an RGB output would also have been included) so it appears
    to be tied up with the actual LCD display.
     
    Ivan, Dec 27, 2006
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  6. Ivan

    Ivan Guest

    I would say that it is reasonably on topic by virtue of the fact that there
    are no doubt others reading these newsgroups who will be facing a similar
    kind of situation.

    I'm recovering after a recent heart attack and it seems that my wife wanted
    to buy me something a bit special for Christmas this year.

    She knew roughly what I wanted and obviously relied on the sales persons
    choice after telling him some of the features I was looking for.

    Funny thing, only a few minutes ago I heard on the radio that there are
    millions of unsuitable presents not returned after Christmas, because people
    don't want to hurt feelings, lack of a receipt, or simply think that the
    whole thing is too much hassle.
     
    Ivan, Dec 27, 2006
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  7. Ivan

    Ivan Guest

    Thanks, Ivan
     
    Ivan, Dec 27, 2006
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