, Blogger: Orry's Orations
This is just a moderate little blu-ray player I bought to go with a new small TV in a spare room. Funny thing is, I never did find a TV in the price range I wanted, so now I have this player and nothing to really do with it. However, I wanted to make sure it worked so I attached it to my main TV. Now what I loved is that it is really plug in and go. There is no setup. That's cool. I don't care about the network stuff, and a lot of folks said this was ideal if you just want the DVD element. So, I put in my new Ben-Hur (not blu-ray, just regular -- I don't own a single blu-ray disk). Here's what I don't like -- the color. Egads! Talk about vivid reds and pinks and greens. People's lips were like ... I don't know ... but it wasn't normal. I keep playing with the color display on the DVD, but I can't get it to be logical. I've toned down the color to something more reasonable, but their faces also look rather pale or powdered .. or whitewashed. It gives you the option of altering contrast, brightness, color, and sharpness ... there's about 4 "jumps" in each of those. If it weren't for this annoyance, I'd like the thing and might even buy blu-rays, but there's no plus in it here since I can't get the color to adjust right.