Alba 7 Inch Portable DVD Player - Black
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Once you have turned everything on and set the TV channel to view the DVD player output, refer to the user manual to change the language display on the DVD home screen, if necessary. Alba is an iconic British brand in the audiovisual world. Founded over a century ago, it started by manufacturing radios before branching out to televisions and many other consumer products. However sometimes it is necessary to change some of the base settings of a DVD player to suit your TV. This article tries to help with initial set up if your DVD player picture isn’t absolutely perfect. The main culprit for causing picture quality degradation is the aspect ratio of your TV and the aspect ratio the DVD player is set up for. Firstly a very brief explanation of what is aspect ratio. Known for low cost, no frills approach, many homes in the UK have had an Alba product in them at some point. Even today, the brand continues with a range of televisions, radios and players sold exclusively by Argos. If something goes wrong you will usually find in the last main section of the setup menu for your DVD player a section called “MISC” and in here is invariably an option for “reset to default settings” or “factory settings”… choose this option to wipe the slate clean and return you to the original settings the DVD player came out of the factory with. These settings usually are designed to suit the majority of TVs and will work on just about every set… even if it’s not the most ideal and perfect set up for your screen.
Set the DVD player on a shelf near the TV. Make sure the DVD cables will reach the TV from the shelf you choose. Because the player has a motor inside, it creates heat. Placing the DVD on top of or underneath other devices may cause overheating [source: Fleischmann]. Plug the DVD player's power cord into an electrical outlet in the wall. Always plug in the power cord after you have connected all the other plugs. Connecting the electricity first may set the TV channels incorrectly. Plug in the TV and turn it on also [source: Sony]. Many DVD players come with a video setting set to “stretch to fit” or similar setting. What the player does if this is the chosen option is stretch the video content to fit your screen. This is fine if your TV aspect ratio and the video content are the same however if they aren’t and the DVD player has to stretch the content this can degrade the quality of the picture and give a very poor quality image. The resolution is very easy… go in to the SETUP menu for your DVD player using a button on your DVD remote usually labelled as “Setup”.