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Progressive scan on a TV

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by jayjay, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. jayjay

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    Hi folks - apologies if this is a dumb question.

    What exactly does it mean if a TV is progressive scan capable. Does it actually make a difference? I understand how it works with a projector but what about a TV - I thought that a TV was an interlaced device. Or am I just getting completely mixed up?

    Dependent on an answer to my first question. Does it make sense to buy a PAL prog DVD player if you're using a TV?

    TIA

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    Anyone?
     
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    Normal TVs indeed use intelaced scanning .

    Your PC monitor normally uses progressive scanning (although many can also use interlaced modes too).
    Recently a few TV manufacturers have begun to produce TVs that have , in addition to normal interlced scan , progressive scan capability.
    There is a Progressive Scan section within these forums if you want to know more (in the Tech. secction).

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     

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