KiSS DP-450 DVD Player

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The affordable DVD player market is awash with poor quality examples that'd have problems playing even the most basic DVD without crashing irreconcilably and displaying a whinging error message akin to a note from your mum to the P.E. teacher complaining of the rough treatment and unnecessary violence her son was exposed to on the rugby field. In short, they're next to useless and, despite filthily low price tags, they lack support for some of the most commonly used formats available for video compression. Come to think of it, the majority of high-end players don't support all the formats the KiSS 450 does. God, we're good.

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And now, every purchase of a KiSS DVD player comes with 2 months free membership with Webflix.co.uk, one of the UK's leading online DVD rental companies. This gives you unlimited DVD rental with no late charges, due dates, or postage charges.*

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The KiSS DP-450 has taken its cues from the PC-using video buff, most of whom use formats like MPEG4, DivX, and Xvid to compress their video, so the 450 can decode and playback all these esoteric, computer-based formats without breaking its stride.

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Best of all, the KiSS allows upgrades of its firmware via download from your PC, so it's virtually future proof. Can you say that about the £40 VideoLand player from your local supermarket? We think not.

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Sure, the KiSS is a little more rugged and handsome than some super-slim players on the market ( designed and manufactured in Denmark it does take design cues from another prohibitively expensive Scandinavian electronics brand), but it offers functionality that far outstrips anything you can buy at the moment, whilst allowing uninterrupted viewing of plain jane DVDs into the bargain.

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Unfeasible value for money aside, if your other half answers your calls to have a PC installed in the front room with barely concealed hatred, then the compromise of the multi-talented, multi-format, KiSS DP-450 should seem almost like a marriage proposal in comparison.

Please Note: The KiSS DVD player is not multi-region; as supplied it will only play Region 2 discs.
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    Description

    The affordable DVD player market is awash with poor quality examples that'd have problems playing even the most basic DVD without crashing irreconcilably and displaying a whinging error message akin to a note from your mum to the P.E. teacher complaining of the rough treatment and unnecessary violence her son was exposed to on the rugby field. In short, they're next to useless and, despite filthily low price tags, they lack support for some of the most commonly used formats available for video compression. Come to think of it, the majority of high-end players don't support all the formats the KiSS 450 does. God, we're good.

    Two Months Free Membership with Webflix.co.uk!

    And now, every purchase of a KiSS DVD player comes with 2 months free membership with Webflix.co.uk, one of the UK's leading online DVD rental companies. This gives you unlimited DVD rental with no late charges, due dates, or postage charges.*

    left side detail

    The KiSS DP-450 has taken its cues from the PC-using video buff, most of whom use formats like MPEG4, DivX, and Xvid to compress their video, so the 450 can decode and playback all these esoteric, computer-based formats without breaking its stride.

    DiVX logo

    Best of all, the KiSS allows upgrades of its firmware via download from your PC, so it's virtually future proof. Can you say that about the £40 VideoLand player from your local supermarket? We think not.

    front view

    Sure, the KiSS is a little more rugged and handsome than some super-slim players on the market ( designed and manufactured in Denmark it does take design cues from another prohibitively expensive Scandinavian electronics brand), but it offers functionality that far outstrips anything you can buy at the moment, whilst allowing uninterrupted viewing of plain jane DVDs into the bargain.

    disc drawer open

    Unfeasible value for money aside, if your other half answers your calls to have a PC installed in the front room with barely concealed hatred, then the compromise of the multi-talented, multi-format, KiSS DP-450 should seem almost like a marriage proposal in comparison.

    Please Note: The KiSS DVD player is not multi-region; as supplied it will only play Region 2 discs.

     

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    Webflix offer:

    Within two days of purchasing your KISS DVD Player + 2 months free Webflix.co.uk membership, Webflix will contact you to advise how to sign up for the offer. You will need to register with Webflix.co.uk to take advantage of the offer. By registering, you are agreeing to abide by the Webflix.co.uk Terms and Conditions.

    Please note:

    The lastest firmware update is now available from www.kiss-technology.com. This update fixes the following key issues:

    • Fixed issue with "Wrong region code" on DVD
    • Fixed subtitles synchronization after search in MPEG 4
    • Fixed issue with DVD discs which have a lot of PC content in the root
    Features:
    • Supports DVD, DVD-RW, VCD, SVCD, CD, CD-R/RW, MP3-CD, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG4, DivX, Xvid, JPEG picture CD
    • Progressive scan
    • Upgradeable firmware
    • Parental lock
    • Multi-Language, Multi-Subtitle, Multi-Angle
    • TV type: PAL and NTSC
    • Apect Ratio: 4:3 pan and scan, 4:3 letter box and 16:9 wide
    • S-Video Output
    • Component via SCART output
    • Dolby Digital MPEG Audio Decoding
    • Dolby Digital/MPEG 5.1 Digital Output
    • S/PDIF Outputs
    • Analog Stereo

    Connectors:

    • RCA Audio
    • Optical/Coaxial S/PDIF
    • SCART
    • S-Video
    • Composite Video
    • Component via SCART
    • RGB via SCART

    Dimensions: 430 x 76 x 290mm

    Power: 100 ~ 240 AC/50 ~ 60Hz
    Power Consumption: 15 W

    Package Contents: DVD Player, remote control, 2 x AA batteries, power cable, SCART cable, composite cable, user manual.

    What is a DiVX movie?

    Well, DivX first came popular around the time Microsoft released their ASF (MPEG4 v2) codec which allowed reasonable quality streamed video. DivX 3.11 was based on this codec and was deemed illegal because of the way DivX used hacked Microsoft code to encode the movie. Later, although the DivX name stayed, version 4 and the latest version 5 were written from the ground up and with each version huge improvements in quality, features and encoding time were seen. Because of the popularity of the DivX codec it is said that it is the MP3 of the video world.

    DiVX 3.11 Compatible!

    The KiSS DP-450 is now DiVX 3.11 compatible; the firmware update can be downloaded from the KiSS Technology website

    Frequently Asked Questions

    General Questions

    Q: How do I update the firmware in my DVD Player?

    A: It may sound tricky to update the firmware in your player, but it is actually a very simple procedure if you follow our guidelines on how to do it. The principles of it are:

    1. Download the zip-file containing an ISO image of the Update CD.
    2. Burn the image as an ISO file (NOT AS DATA DISC) on a CD-R / CD-RW
    3. Insert the update disc into you DVD-Player and powercycle the player on the main powerswitch.
    4. Choose either "Full" or "Partial" update.
    5. Wait until it finishes and you are done.

    A more detailed guide will follow in this FAQ's "Firmware" section.

    Q: What type of files can I play on my DVD-Player?

    A: The following filetypes are supported:

    • MPEG1 (e.g. raw or VCD)
    • MPEG2 (e.g. DVD or SVCD)
    • MPEG4* (e.g. DivX, XviD, RMP4, 3ivX)
    • MP3
    • Ogg Vorbis

    *XviD, DivX 4+ and 5+ are fully supported, except XviD & DivX 5.+ Pro feature QPEL (Quarter Pixel) which is not yet supported. Find more detailed information in the MPEG4 section of this FAQ.

    Q: How do I copy my DVDs to DivX (DVD-rips)?

    A: Ripping CSS Encrypted DVDs to DivX, XviD or other similar MPEG4 types is illegal and KiSS Technology A/S offers no support on this subject.

    Q: Is the DVD Player region free and without macrovision protection?

    A: No, the DVD-Player is not region free or without macrovision protection, nor are there any simple codes on the remote-control to crack them.

    Q: What kind of optical media are supported by the DVD-Player?

    A: The following optical media are supported:

    • CDDA (Normal music CDs)
    • CD-R (74min and 80min) Do not use CDs larger than 80min, doing this may cause the loader to jam shut.
    • CD-RW (74min and 80min) Do not use CDs larger than 80min, doing this may cause the loader to jam shut.
    • DVD-R
    • DVD-RW

    * (DVD+R and DVD+RW are not supported by the DVD-Player).

    Q: Why can't I play all my MP3s when there are JPEGs (covers) on the disc?

    A: You must not combine different file types on one disc. When this is done the player will automatically regard it as a JPEG (Picture CD) and disregard the rest of the disc's content.

    Q: What is the maximum supported bitrate for MPEG4 (DivX, XviD, etc.)?

    A: The maximum supported bitrate for MPEG4 is 3Mbps. Any MPEG4 content with higher bitrate than this is not guaranteed to play properly.

    Q: Does the DVD-Player support ID3 tag in MP3s?

    A: Yes, ID3 Tags version 1 are fully supported and all information will be displayed on the info page when playing MP3s. ID3 Tag version 2, is not yet supported but is under way.

    Q: How do I use DivX subtitles?

    A: Just copy the subtitles to the disc and make sure that the subtitle filename is exactly the same as the movie filename, e.g. "my home movie.avi" and subtitle file: "my home movie.sub".

    Q: How do I make DivX subtitles?

    A: KiSS Technology does not provide support on making DivX subtitles - This feature is provided free of charge. Users are free to use it, but due to the various subtitle formats available and the quite complicated process needed to make them, we cannot provide support for this.

    Q: What subtitle formats are currently supported by the DVD-Player?

    A: Currently we support Subview Subtitles ( .sub ), other formats wich are similar may work.

    Q: Does the DVD-Player have a built-in AC3 decoder?

    A: Yes, it does. But only for downmix to analog stereo. AC3 sound is otherwise outputted as RAW or PCM through S/P-DIF Optical / Coaxial.

    Q: What does powercycle mean?

    A: Powercycle means to switch off the player on the main powerswitch on the front of the player and then switch it on again.

    Video questions:

    Q : What type of video files are supported by the DVD-Player?

    A: MPEG4:

    • DivX 3 is supported (with firmware update)
    • DivX 4 is fully supported
    • DivX 5 is supported (with the exeption of Quarter Pixel "QPel")
    • XviD is supported (with the expetion of Quarter Pixel "QPel")
    • RMP4 is supported
    • 3ivX is supported

    Audio in MPEG4 files:

    • MP3 CBR & VBR is supported
    • AC3 is supported
    • PCM is supported

    All supported video/audio files must be in AVI container to play.

    Q: My MPEG4 film plays, but video and audio is not synchronized?

    A: VBR audio will only be synchronized with a film if a high number of keyframes is used when encoded. As a guideline use 1 keyframe per 12 frames when encoding the film.

    Q: How do I make MPEG4 AVI files?

    A: There are many programs to choose from and many different results. Programmes that we recommend are Virtual Dub for conversions and FlashMPEG for AVI encoding.

    Audio questions:

    Q: What audio files are supported?

    A: The DVD-Player supports following audio types:

    • CDDA
    • MP3 (CBR and VBR)
    • Ogg Vorbis

    Q: Why won't my original music CD play?

    A: Discs that are copy protected will not play in the DVD-Player. Such Discs usually have a sticker on the back saying: "This CD will not play on a PC/MAC".

    Q: What are the specifications of the audio output?

    A: 24Bit 48KHz Sampling Frequency. (The Player can play 96 KHz discs, though output is only 48KHz).

    Q: Is DVD-Audio supported?

    A: No.

    Picture questions:

    Q: What type of pictures are supported by the DVD-Player?

    A: Only JPEGs are supported by the DVD-Player.

    Q: What is the maximum supported size for pictures in MB?

    A: There is no precise limit, but we have discovered that pictures over 4 MB in size can cause the DVD-Player to hang.

    Q: What is the maximum supported dimension for pictures in pixels?

    A: Pictures more that are more than 720px x 576px in dimension, will be automatically downscaled to 720px x 576px. We have not yet found an upper limit within the 4MB roof that cannot be downscaled.

    Firmware questions:

    Q: How do I make to firmware Update CD?

    A: You need the following things to make a firmware update CD:

    • CDR/RW recorder
    • The firmware .ISO file from our website.
    • A blank CD-R or CD-RW.
    • Nero Burning ROM v.5.5.10.0 or later.
    1. Unzip the zip file that you have downloaded from our site.
    2. Insert the blank CD-R or CD-RW disc into you CDR/RW recorder.
    3. Start Nero Burning ROM and follow this how to.
    4. When the CD has been created, insert it into your DVD-Player and powercycle the DVD-Player.
    5. When the Player has booted from the CD choose either Full or Partial update.

    Q: How do I get Nero Burning ROM?

    A: You can download Nero Burning ROM from their website www.nero.com

    Q: Can't I use other burning programmes?

    A: Yes, You can. Roxio's Easy CD Creator 5.0+ or can also make the firmware update CDs. There are probably many other programs that can burn the image correctly, but we offer no support on these.

    Q: Disc-At-Once / Finalize CD?

    A: Please pay attention to this part!

    When you burn the update CD, remember to set burning parameters to Disc-At-Once and Finalize CD. If you forget this you will get an Errorcode -11 and you will need to make a new disc.

    Q: Full or Partial update?

    A: The difference between Full update and Partial update is:

    • Full Update: Updates the firmware and resets DVD-Player to factory defaults.
    • Partial Update: Updates the firmware but keeps the DVD-Player settings

     

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