Kiss DP-1000 DVD Player
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Unpacking - Control Menu
The retail package includes the unit, the remote control,
the stereo and the video cables, the Scart cable and the power cable.
As we can see the player has only two buttons on the unit, which are the
play/pause and the stop/eject respectively. On the left side is the loading
Below we can see the inside of the DP-1000, after removing
the cover, something which is not recommended since you void the
manufacturer's warranty. (Click on the image for an enlarged view).
Below are the two main chipsets used in the unit.
The unit's main chip is the MT1388E from Mediatek.
other main chip is Sigma's EM8500, a premium solution for DVD players,
enabling manufacturers to easily
incorporate support of MPEG-4, MP3, WMA and Picture CD content,
progressive DVD-Video, high definition scaling and audio CD playback. The
convergence of these applications into a single, cost-effective appliance
represents a substantial benefit to the consumer.
Video decoding capabilities include MPEG-4, MPEG-2 and MPEG-1 compressed
video formats while audio decoding includes Dolby® Digital, Windows Media
Audio (WMA) and MPEG-1 Layers 1, 2 and 3 (MP3). MPEG-4 video support is based
on the advanced simple profile and supports DVD resolution content. MPEG-2
video support includes full precision DVD decoding and Macrovision protection.
Any form of decoded content can be output in either progressive or interlaced
format. Beyond the normal decoding of content, the EM8500 offers a sophisticated
scaling and scan conversion of standard video to various HDTV resolutions,
which recreates many elements of cinema picture quality. Also supported is
Kodak's Picture CD (JPEG) format for viewing digital photo content, which
provides a substantially enhanced image when utilizing the high definition
output. Additionally, the chip offers an 8-bit full-screen on-screen-display
capability with alpha blending and flicker filtering, composite and S-video
TV outputs, interlaced or progressive analog component video outputs (YPbPr
or RGB) scalable up to HDTV resolution and 5.1-channel and S/PDIF digital
The EM8500 is designed around the system-on-chip concept with an internal
150 mips RISC CPU, system interfaces, busses and control ports to implement
a complete DVD player. Supporting a range of DVD drives, the EM8500 offers
both IDE and DVD loader interfaces for use of either standard or lower cost
proprietary devices. A built-in memory controller provides a direct interface
of up to 16MB of SDRAM and 4MB of Flash. Additional interfaces include I2S,
I2C, UART, 16 GPIO pins and front panel control.
On the rear panel are all the appropriate audio/video
outputs. Analytically they are:
the coaxial and optical
analogue stereo audio
output (L & R)
composite video and S-video output
the component video outputs
and the universal (Scart) line out
There is no built in 5.1CH
decoder, but this is something we wouldn't necessarily expect to find
on a low-priced DVD player.
excellent sound reproduction, DD5.1 and DTS, we recommend you to use one
of the two digital outputs.
As was mentioned, the DP-1000 also offers Component Video
outputs (PbPrY) for better image quality.
all in one SCART couldn't be missing.
package also includes the remote control for the device, which is the same
as that included in the DP-450 package. The remote control is absolutely
necessary for operating the device, since other than the two buttons on the
front panel, play/pause and stop/eject, there no
Click on the remote image for an enlarged view.
Below we have included screenshots of the main menus from