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Do I really need Prog-Scan DVD player with Panasonic TH-42PW6 display?

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Uzey

Guest
One of my local dealers told me that the screen will de-interlace very well so my Toshiba 220 (via component out) will not need to be upgraded to a new progressive scan player.
Is this true?
 

hornydragon

Well-known Member
Quality of component from a tosh 220 is not as good as component from a higher spec machine so inmterlaced or not the Pq should be better on a higher spec machine, That said the panny is quite good but a higher specced deintelacer in a DVplayer may well give an improvement (it will) but whether it is worth the money is a different matter, one for you to decide on.
 
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Uzey

Guest
Hmmmmm.
I 'was' going to go for the Sony 930, but I unfortunately came across a 'DVD recorder' deal not to be missed and so am now budgeted into thinking of the Sony 730. Do you think this would be a waste of time and I should keep my Tosh 220 for now or should I go for the Sony 730? (or maybe I should sell my a**e down the docks and go for the 930!!!).
 

gingerone

Well-known Member
I've just bought a sony 730 to replace a jvc xv-n5 and there is a substantial hike in picture quality just with RGB but when I hooked it up using one of mark grants component cables and switched on progressive scan the difference was massive.
My wife could'nt believe the difference.
The sony does have a darkish picture mind so bear that in mind when making your decision.
Personally I think it makes the picture quite cinematic.
It's also substantially better sound wise than the jvc for both dvd soundtracks and with cd's
The only difference performance wise between the 930 and the 730 is the lack of sacd and a few picture tweaks.
 
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Uzey

Guest
Jesus!
If the wife noticed it then it must be good!

My missus can't tell the difference between VHS and DVD!!!!!!! She thinks I'm insane paying 2 grand-odd on a plasma screen!

"What's up with the little portable we've got upstairs" is one of many classic lines she comes out with!

Mind you, I once convinced her that the noisy 'bump' strips you find painted on the edges of motorways was so that 'blind people' knew when they were veering off the road!!!!!

Jeez.....I love that woman!
 

gingerone

Well-known Member
I know what you mean she was not impressed with me buying a new dvd player and paying 50.00 for a cable but the colour banding was annoying her and thankfully with progressive scan it is almost entirely gone.
 

gmt steve

Novice Member
A sort of banding effect in the colour:devil:
 
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Uzey

Guest
Aha! I think I've seen this on normal CRT televisions!
Is it common with plasma's?
 

gmt steve

Novice Member
Sorry I was being facetious (which is embarrasing since I can't even spell it). I think gingerone meant posturisation or solarisation. It's an optical illusion wereby instead of very gradual changes in shading are displayed as definite 'bands'. A perfect example would be a candle falme in a dark room; you would see circular bands of colour moving away from the flame. You shouldn't get it on CRTs.
 
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Uzey

Guest
I know what you mean now! It's as if the screen can't output enough colours, i.e. enough shades of red, so one shade harshly blends in to the next.
 

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