philps 32pw9527

dmach22

Novice Member
HI All,
Its my first post so excuse my inexperience. I 've been reading about the ongoing debate about the 9527 model and I think I must be very lucky because i've had one for a couple of months ( paid only £988 @ QED ) and the picture quality is superb. Anyway my query is when I play a DVD/SVCD recorded in the NTSC format through a RGB scart I find a new option in the digital options menu in called Progressive scan, it seems to add more depth/detail to the picture without any digital nasties unlike pixel plus which is very unatural and in my opinion is a bit of a white elephant. Any ideas?
Thanks
Duncan
 

rct

Novice Member
Does the "Double Lines" option disappear in NTSC mode? If so then "Progressive Scan" is just a renamed Double Lines mode, [any other 9527 owners care to elaborate??] and I suspect, "Progessive Scan" mode are displayed using an internal de-interlacer and line doubler (interpolator).

The image I get using "Double Lines" on my 9617 (using NTSC and PAL) is very good, but I personally prefer Pixel+ even though it does have ocassional artefacting. :)
 

dmach22

Novice Member
Thanks,
Yes you are right about double lines being missing but also the normal 100hz setting dissapears when I switch to the progressive scan setting, mind you I have been able to have all 4 settings available when I leave the dvd/svcd playing and switch channels to EXT1 where I have a Digital STb input but normally the progressive scan setting dissapears once I change the option.
Thanks
Duncan
 

Zacabeb

Active Member
Double Lines is actually not progressive, but interlaced (1152i instead of 576p; 50 fields/sec). With 60Hz input though, the Double Lines mode would become identical to the 60Hz version of Pixel Plus (960i; 60 fields/sec), and that is why it is not available then.

I don't know why they even kept the Double Lines mode on the Pixel Plus sets, since that mode was intended for 60Hz input. It's weird. It would have been better if they kept the raw 100Hz mode. :rolleyes:
 

rct

Novice Member
Originally posted by Zacabeb
Double Lines is actually not progressive, but interlaced (1152i instead of 576p; 50 fields/sec).
Odd... I could have sworn that I read somewhere that Double Lines Mode on the 9617 was an internal progressive mode. Your explanation certainly does make sense though given that Double Lines disappears with NTSC... the 100Hz option is still available to me however (which I assume is actually 120Hz).

Apologies to dmach22 for the misleading info.

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