is progressive scan what i need?

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  1. nate-x

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    I recently purchased a Samssung 27" flat-screen analog TV. The set does not have 3:2 pulldown although it does a 16:9 compression (similar to Sony's). It is a great piece of equipment. I currently have an older model Sony DVD player (non-progressive scan) and would like to upgrade. I am using Monster component cables and the picture looks fantastic. But, I know it could look better.

    Will adding a progressive scan DVD player (3:2 pulldown) add a more filmlike quality or will it not matter on my analog t.v.?
     
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    Hi,

    Unless you tv is actually capable of handling a progressive signal, then it's of NO use to you. If your tv is capable of handling a progressive signal (3:2* pulldown is handled by the chip in the progressive dvd player) then you'll see an improvement in the picture.

    3:2 pulldown is to do with how the dvd player handles the video fields/frames and is nothing to do with the 16:9 aspect of the tv.

    Brian
     
  3. Cool-hand

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    nate-x

    Do you own a blue Ford Escort?
     
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    so there is absolutely no picture enhancement when using a progressive scan over a "regular" DVD player playing on an analog tv?
     
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    There'll be absolutely no picture at all nate!

    Feeding a progressive signal into an interlaced only display will result in no image!
     

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