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576p/50Hz & 480p/60Hz display modes

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by ddavewoods, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. ddavewoods

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    Hi
    sorry for the newbie question.
    when I put a uk sourced disk in my DVD player connected through component connections, the plasma comes up with 576p PAL.
    I play a disk sourced in japan and the plasma diplayed 480p PAL.

    both pictures look fantastic

    the specs of the panel say 480p/60Hz & 576P/50Hz. amongst others

    I was just wondering why the different display modes, there is nowhere to select the mode manually on the player, so I guess it must detect what sort of disc is inserted ?
    :)

    cheers

    Dave
     
  2. MarkE19

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    This is just a pure guess, but.......

    your DVD player could be set to output PAL only. Therefore when it plays an NTSC disc it converts it to PAL, but the resolution is obviously not changed.

    Have a look in the setup menu and see if there is an output setting. If set to PAL then try changing it to 'auto' if available. Otherwise it means sticking with it the way it is or manually changing to NTSC each time you play an NTSC DVD.

    Mark.
     
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    Japanese discs are NTSC
     
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    That sounds very odd. I didn't think there was such a thing as 480p PAL? Also, 480p isn't a PAL or an NTSC signal. PAL and NTSC refer to interlaced images.
     
  5. ddavewoods

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    hi
    thanks for the replys, i shouldnt have posted while drunk, lol, it doesnt say PAL after the 576P / 480P at all, just component 1 576p or 480p

    Crispy was correct the Jap disc is NTSC and therefore 60Hz so the TV displays it at 480P/60Hz.

    The UK discs being PAL 50Hz are displayed at 576P/50Hz.

    thanks again
     
  6. CrispyXUK

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    lol
     
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    That's true in that the discs themselves will be either 576i (PAL) or 480i (NTSC), the 'i' standing for 'interlaced'. A progressive scan dvd player will then de-interlace the signal from those discs and output 576p and 480p respectively, the 'p' standing for 'progressive'. The result will almost always be better picture quality.
     

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