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Panasonic PW5 handling of 576i/p signal

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by IceCube, Nov 3, 2002.

  1. IceCube

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking to buy a PW5 sometime in the near future, but I'm still in the research stage. I have a few questions for anyone here with a PW5 that pick up a PAL signal.

    I have read one or two posts elsewhere which indicated that there is a great loss in quality when downscaling from 576p to the TV's 480p capability. I understand that 100 lines will go missing as a result, which I can deal with, but does it really affect the overall picture quality that bad?

    I plan to use the TV to view SD broadcasts (576i) and play back both NTSC and PAL DVD's (hopefully both in progressive mode). I am concerned now that all the great things I've read about this TV will mean nothing when run under a PAL signal due to this downscaling issue.

    Anyone's opinion on the matter is most appreciated.
     
  2. steelej

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    I've never seen Pal DVD's look as good as they do on my PW5. Don't worry about the downscaling, the picture is outstanding.

    John.
     
  3. IceCube

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    Excellent. Thanks John.
     

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