Progressive scan question

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by dood, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. dood

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    If you have a DVD player connected to a TV via component cables, does it matter if the progressive scanning is done by the DVD player or the TV? In other words, if the TV has digital progressive scan but the DVD player is not a progressive scan player, will you get prog scan or does the DVD player also have to be prog scan?
     
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    Depends on the merits of the two de-interlacers. Typically, those fitted to DVD players utilise either Silicon Graphics or Faroujda chipsets which are both very good. Whereas those fitted to TVs are (who knows?)

    Typically, those fitted to DVD players often utilise a flag on the disc itself to determine the field order and the de-interlacing method. Some discs have this flag set incorrectly, meaning that, to get best results, you have to amend the player's behaviour manually. Deinterlacers fitted to anything external to the DVD player (eg a TV) don't have access to this flag so they have to do it by reference to the signal itself. On the face of it, this should be more reliable.

    One pro and one con......
     

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