Panasonic E85 – Progressive scan seems to make no difference?!?!

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  1. Tejstar

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    I finally got round to setting up my Viera and E85 via component last night.

    I used Monsters Inc as a test disc and then toggled between component and RGB scart to see how much of a difference it actually made to pq.

    I must have spent half-an-hour toggling between the two modes. Being completely honest, I noticed no improvement on progressive over RGB scart. I don’t think there is anything wrong with the way I set it up (and yes, progressive scan is on!)

    I’m just wondering, should I be expected to see a vast improvement (like a lot of people seem convinced there is) or are the differences very minute?
     
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    Plasma and LCD displays are inherently progressive. That means that, of necessity, they have an onboard de-interlacer. What's at issue, then, is which device has the better de-interlacer - the player or the display? If they are about equal then there will be little or no difference.

    Where to spot the difference (if there is one) - scrolling end-titles are usually revealing - watch for flickering in the horizontal strokes of characters like E.
     
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    I didn't try end-credits; I'll give that a whirl tonight to see if there's a difference :smashin:
     
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    Try component with progressive off. Maw and HD reckon that the deinterlacer in the viera is better that the one in the E85.
    I've done it and it is better. But marginally.
     
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    OK cheers happyh - I'll give that a try too!
     
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    Is this also aplied to 100Hz TV?
    Since the image is 'stored' perhaps there is some de-interlacer too... (just guessing).
     

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