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DVD Benchmark - Special Report

We first wrote about the Chroma Upsampling Error (CUE) back in April, 2001. At that time, we only told you half the story (because we had not worked out the second half yet)...

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DVD Benchmark - Part 3 - Functionality

What we covered in Parts 1 and 2 are the most commonly looked at aspects of DVD players. In Part 3 we take a look at another area of performance that I believe has been seriously neglected by everyone, including us (up until now)...

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DVD Benchmark - Part 2 - Audio

There's the old audiophile myth that measurements don't mean anything because something can measure the same, yet sound vastly different. If you take the specs provided by most manufacturers as measurements...

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DVD Benchmark - Part 4 - Usability

One of the areas that gets short shrift from many DVD player reviews is the actual usability of the players. Sure, some reviewers talk about the layout of the remote, but only indirectly communicate usability issues . . .

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Introduction to the Benchmark Tests

On May 13 and 14, 2000, Secrets hosted its first DVD player Benchmark Event (Shootout I) in Redmond, Washington, where we tested numerous DVD players as to their video, audio, functional, and usability qualities. Audio Precision and Tektronix instrumentation were employed to gather extremely accurate data.

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DVD Benchmark - Part 5 - Progressive Scan DVD

It has long been our feeling that one can learn much more about the quality of a DVD player by watching lousy DVD movie material than you can learn by watching great material. Great material tends to look fine on just about every player...

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DVD Benchmark - Part 1 - Video

Let's start with a little technical information on DVD. I am never really sure how much to cover and how technical to get. I will do my best to make things as easy as possible for everyone to understand...

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