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Progressive scan & a JVC AV42PD20ES Plasma

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Tim Cooper, Oct 9, 2003.

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    Hi All,
    I recently posted a thread with regards to what dvd player to buy for a mate's JVC AV42PD20ES plasma TV, I assumed it could not take a progressive signal because it had no component inputs, however it does have a VGA input so my question is, can i connect a progressive enabled dvd player to the VGA input?
    Secondly, if it is feasible to connect a progressive dvd player to this display, which do you recommend? (up to £500)
    The blurb on the TV is HERE
    All advice etc greatly app'd
    Cheers.
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    It seems it's not feasible to input progressive scan via any ordinary DVD player. Some high end players have a vga output, I'm not sure whether these would work, as the list of signal inputs and synchronizations is pretty limited. A player with a good RGB scart output will offer the best picture, how about a Toshiba? Well priced, and the RGB results are good in the price range.
     
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    Cheers MAW,
    I thought by having a VGA input & the panel is ready to accept VGA signals from a PC, that that input could in fact accept a progressive signal, unless of course the plasma "downgrades" the progressive signals to an interlaced signal.
    Looks as if i'm going to have to email JVC.
    Thanks again.
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    Mild misunderstanding. I don't doubt the vga port can accept prog signal from a source, just the range of resolution and synch is so limited. I don't know what the vga output is like on these players, and you're looking at the £1k+ price bracket. It won't accept the signal froma VGA converter, the only other option is a pro-v or similar, and they're not really quite up to the job for plasma, more like getting tv on a 15" monitor.
     
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    Hi MAW,
    After more research it looks as if my mates going to be stuck with interlaced signal only, can you recommend a good player? i'm out of the loop so to speak as i use a hcpc so i'm not clued up on stand-alone dvd players, although it must be multi-region & be able to play all disc formats (dvd-r dvd-rw mp3 blah blah).
    Thjanks for your help.
    Tim.
     

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