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PAL/NTSC & Progressive Scan

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by jimboexrad, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. jimboexrad

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    Hi I'm an absolute beginner both in the forum and with all the technical stuff I now seem to be faced with. I haven't recognised any of the equipment I have/wish to purchase, so I'm probably not in the same league as most on this forum. Could someone please explain a few things to me? I wanted to move from DVD Player to recorder and got a good deal on a Pioneer DVR 433H (not yet hooked up). In the manual, I see that it has a Progressive Scan capability. So I looked for a LCD TV with the same. I'm still making up my mind, when I see on your forum (if I have it right) that, if I have Region 2 DVDs (all of mine) they are played in PAL and the progressive scan doesn't work. My DVD also says Multi-region. Does that mean I can get Region 1 DVDs and play them in NTSC using the progressive scan feature? I don't know if I should ask this here, but the DVD also has component video output, scart and S Video. Which would be best please? This will make a difference on my choice of TV (agaoin, not high-end). Thanks to anyone who will plough through this and help.
     
  2. Welwynnick

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    The best video quality will always come from component or RGB scart. There is little to chose between them. Just avoid s-video and especially composite wherever you can.

    Remember that just because you can't output progressive PAL, doesn't mean that you can't watch it. If you have a flat panel display, that will de-interlace the video anyway. It's just that the source may do it better.

    For the other questions, DVDrs & PVRs are quite involved, and you are probably better off posting in one of the audio video sources forums, like DVD recorders, which is very well subscribed.
     
  3. jimboexrad

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    Thanks for this welwynnick. I'll do as you suggest.
     

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