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Prog Scan Plasma's

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by vanwel, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. vanwel

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    Hi,

    I was on the lookout for a 32" widescreen tv and have read alot about them the past few months. However, plasma tv's have drawn my attention! I've read some reviews about the new Hitachi 32PD3000 and it seems to be very good. Although I'll probably have to wait a few months before they will be sold here in the Netherlands (and as always, they'll be more expensive here!). This plasma tv has prog scan. Does that mean it only has NTSC ps, or also PAL ps???
     
  2. Dutch

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    Hi,

    I'm sure that it would do PAL PS - Pioneers and Panasonics certainly do. Maybe you could check this with Hitachi.

    Steve
     
  3. Joe Fernand

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    Vanwel:

    Not had a chance to view the new Hitachi as yet so not sure on the progressive scan question.

    Dutch:
    Its only the Pioneer MXE Plasma Display models that are PAL progressive compatible (and not on the DVI input!).

    The Pioneer HDE PlasmaTV models are only NTSC progressive scan compatible.

    Many of the two box TV models which use an external tuner only offer NTSC progressive scan compatibility - the Panasonic TU600B tuner being one exception.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  4. vanwel

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    Thanks for the replies.
    The specs say "Progressive Scan (625/50p / 525/60p)". I don't know alot about the subject, so I'm not sure what to make of this.
    Isn't Pal Prog 720p?
     
  5. vanwel

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    I couldn't edit my previous post, so here's a new one.
    I just did some research on my own and found out that 625/50p means PAL! Well, at least I think so... I'd still like someone to confirm it...
     
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  7. Dutch

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    Hi,

    Yes PAL ps is called 625P but is usually known as 576P - 576 being the visible scan lines of the PAL signal.

    Steve

    (Thanks for the clarification on the Pioneers, Joe)
     
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    Another question. It says 'Split Screen Function - Picture and Teletext, PC and Picture'. If I have a DVD player with a tuner, does that mean I can have some sort of picture in picture? Watching 2 programs at the same time?
     

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