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Best PAL Progressive picture

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by TR Singapore, May 14, 2004.

  1. TR Singapore

    TR Singapore

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    I have a large collection of PAL DVDs and a Samsung DVD-HD938 DVD player with DVI (and component) output, capable of putting out a 576p signal - and can also upscale to 720p for whatever that's worth. Looking for a display that will truly optimise for this.

    The Pioneer 434 is the clear winner on paper, based on all the reviews and HDMI input (I believe I can use a DVI-to-HDMI cable or adaptor with no picture loss).

    However, when I view them on display (and they are all over Singapore at the moment due to a big Pioneer promotion) I invariably find them a bit blurry. It is difficult to control for different sources and usually they are running NTSC interlace, so this may explain it. If I were running DVI with full PAL progressive on the 434 would it be a whole different world?

    The heretical option would be a high def LCD. I know all the theoretical reasons Plasma is better than LCD but I saw a 32" JVC LTZ32s2 (768x1280) and it had outstanding clarity. It is also PAL progressive capable. I'm upgrading from a 31" Loewe Aconda CRT so I'm used to a very sharp picture. Also about 60% the price of the 434.

    Any views?

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