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Panasonic PD30 - progressive ?

efraga

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Hi,

My only problem with my PD30, now, is that when I put a region1 DVD in my Pioneer 656A (both in RGB and component) my only option is to watch it in Progressive mode.

I can not select between 100Hz, Progressive and Acuity scan modes because in the picture menu the 100/Prog/Acuity option just isn't there any more.

1- Is this normal?

2- Since the 656A is not oficially Progressive scan what does this mean ?


PS- I bought my 656A in Portugal, first it was region2 and I made it multi-region.


Thanks in advance,


Eduardo Fraga
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Lizzard

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Progressive is superior to any picture mode because you get rid of the scanlines.
 

Bratfud Recusant

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Originally posted by efraga
...My only problem with my PD30, now, is that when I put a region1 DVD in my Pioneer 656A (both in RGB and component) my only option is to watch it in Progressive mode. I can not select between 100Hz, Progressive and Acuity scan modes because in the picture menu the 100/Prog/Acuity option just isn't there any more.
1- Is this normal?
2- Since the 656A is not oficially Progressive scan what does this mean ?
PS- I bought my 656A in Portugal, first it was region2 and I made it multi-region...
Hi there Eduardo,

This isn't actually a problem as such. Firstly, for the PD30 to only be accepting a Progressive signal it must be receiving a 'progressive' input:lesson:

Yes, it is 'normal' for the PD30 to act in this way, since a pure progressive signal cannot work with 'interlaced' scan modes anyway, and as Lizzard says, Prog. Scan is superior to interlaced, so who'd want it to:confused:

So since your Pioneer isn't officially progressive, :)lease: this is my specualtion) it seems as if by your making it multi-region, it maybe outputting a PAL60 signal, which equally only plays back in Progressive mode on the PD30.

Hope that helps,

Best regards,

LAGAVULIN
 

efraga

Standard Member
Thanks Lagavulin,

I'm pleased to know that it's somehow a normal behavior.

Please can tell me whats Pal60 ?

or give me a link to a good web site.

In terms of quality > Pal60 versus NTSC ?


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Eduardo Fraga
 

Bratfud Recusant

Well-known Member
Originally posted by efraga
Thanks Lagavulin, I'm pleased to know that it's somehow a normal behavior.
Hi Eduardo,

No probs, happy to help.

Originally posted by efraga
Please can tell me whats Pal60 ? or give me a link to a good web site. In terms of quality > Pal60 versus NTSC ?
Ok, in basic terms; the PAL (i.e. mostly European + Aussie and South African I believe) colour standard runs at 50hz (hertz), or another way of putting it 50 frames (of pictures) a second, e.g. 50fps. NTSC (US & Jap) colour standard runs at 60hz, or 60fps. But making PAL run at 60hz (or 60fps; i.e. PAL60) allows an NTSC signal to play back on a PAL colour standard TV set. This is the type of 'technology' used on those VCR's which can playback NTSC video tapes. It is also a technology used for encoding PAL video games to run smoother than bog-standard PAL50 stuff.

However, as a general rule, most top brand TV's (i.e. the PD30 et al) don't really need a PAL60 signal as most decent DVD players can output a pure NTSC signal, rather than converting it to a quasi-PAL format, e.g PAL60. Obviously, a pure NTSC signal is prefered to a pseudo-NTSC signal, so pure NTSC should be better than PAL60, and PAL60 should be better than normal PAL50:zonked:

As to why this might be happening on your Pioneer though is beyond my limited understanding. I can only assume it's a result of making the player multi-region:confused:

Hope that helps,

Best wishes,

LAGAVULIN
 

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