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Interlaced/Progressive scan

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by bobbypunk, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. bobbypunk

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    Is progressive scan impressive enough to break out of it's price barrier.
    If you have a no frills £1200 dvd player that only outputs interlaced pictures from component would you expect it to give a better or worse picture than a £600 feature packed player like the Denon DVD2200?
    Basically is progressive scan done basically worse than interlaced done well?
     
  2. KraGorn

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    Depends on your display .. some displays feature far better de-interlacers and scalers than DVD players, I saw a review of the Toshiba MT8 which said:

    If your display has such an on-board unit then buying one in a DVD player seems wasteful to me.
     
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    The display is a panasonic 36pd30 later to become a pioneer pdp434
     
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    In that case the PIO will greatly benefit from a progressive signal I would think, though I'm not a plasma man myself I'm not aware of the PIO having a 'great' doubler/scaler.
     
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    if this is any help...

    I moved from an arcam DV88 to and FMJ DV27 (upgrade was for audio mainly), but the picture improvement on my panasonic 3 series was significant (interlaced->progressive).... granted plasma displays have moved on a but since mine, but i suspect the R&D hasnt gone into the scaler circuits.

    Im moving to a Pionner 434 shortly, and am sure that the prog dvd player a good route...

    of course, if you are considering an external video processor that would be better still, and is an alternate route to changing your DVD player....

    Kev
     

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