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Progressive PAL on the cheap?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by prusling, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. prusling

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    Hi,

    I'm buying a plasma today - a progressive-compatible Hitachi 32" 852*1024 which is supposed to have an intelligent upscaler from 576p to 1024.

    I already have a couple of good but non-progressive DVD players; I can't really justify spending £100's more on a replacement DVD player at this stage, and there seem to be very few which yet support PAL pro - essential as most of my collection is region 2...

    An option I am considering is to use my PC (fortunately situated fairly close to the plasma) with a SigmaDesigns XCard (£80). These are currently limited to 480p, but there is a fix to enable 576p via VGA out, and an update to enable 576p via component is expected.

    Has anyone experience of this card with a progressive display, or other suggestions for PAL pro on the cheap?!

    Thanks, Peter
     
  2. MarkTaylor

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    Hmm.. I wouldn't chase PAL progressive too hard as it probably isn't the best signal to feed your display with anyway as it is not a progressive display.

    The Hitachi with 852x1024 resolution is based on the interlaced ALiS glass from Fujitsu and it performs best with an interlaced signal.

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