DVD Player - page 2
Unpacking - Control Menu
The retail package includes the unit, the remote control,
the stereo and the video cables, the Scart cable, PCMCIA card with the PC-Link
software CD and the power cable. S-Video cable is also included in non European
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-1504, after removing
the cover, something which is not recommended since you void the
manufacturer's warranty. (Click on the image for an enlarged view).
The internal drive's chipset is coming from Mediatek and its MT1388E series.
Below are the main chipset used in the unit. DP-1000 had the
EM8500 chipset. Now there is EM8550. The basic differencies are summarised
in the table below.
- Supports MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 over IP.
- Supports DVD-Video, Superbit? DVD, DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW (conditional), SVCD,
VCD, Picture CD, CD/CD-R/CD-RW (audio, WMA, DivX?*, MP3, JPEG and MPEG-4
- MPEG-1, MPEG-2 MP@ML, MPEG-4 ASP@L5** video decoding.
- Dolby Digital, MPEG-1 Layers I, II and III (MP3) and Windows Media® Audio
(WMA) audio decoding.
- Embedded RISC to run system software and applications.
- Integrated IDE (ATA/ATAPI-4) and DVD loader interface supports a wide
variety of DVD loaders, DVD drives, HDDs and CompactFlash.
- Local Bus for interfacing to external MPEG encoder and networking chips.
The drive's main chip is the MT1388E from Mediatek.
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 universal (Scart) line out
the Ethernet port
and the PCMCIA slot for wirless Ethernet connection
Component Video outputs (PbPrY) are missing from this unit.
As with DP-1000 here is still no built in 5.1CH
decoder, but this player has a different direction.
excellent sound reproduction, DD5.1 and DTS, we recommend you to use one
of the two digital outputs.
For wirless network connection you 'll need a PC Card ( Transmitter) and
an Access Point ( receiver). Both are extra accesories and not included in
the players package.
all in one SCART couldn't be missing.
package also includes the remote control for the device. 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's image for an enlarged view.
Below we have included screenshots of the main menus from