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Progressive scan vs RGB scart

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by gingerone, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. gingerone

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    I've just bought a Panasonic th37pa20 plasma and currently only have a jvc xv-n5 dvd player outputting RGB through scart.
    How much of an improvement are we are talking about if you have a progressive scan dvd player through component?
    I'm debating whether or not I can justify the outlay of a new dvd player!
     
  2. gingerone

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    Anybody?
     
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    Not that much,you might as well stay as you are.
     
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    So does that mean I may as well stop obsessing about a progressive scan dvd player?
     
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    I beg to differ,
    Going from my rgb scart sony 735 dvd player to my Arcam dv27 progressive scan player the differences were unbelieveable!!!!!!
    But in fairness its like comparing a mini with a bentley!
    End of the day it depends on your budget and what you will be viewing it on....but a progressive scan image is better than an interlaced one @ the same resolutions using the same player etc

    Danny-p
     
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    I think an arcam is out of my budget by some way!
    Trouble is I feel like I'm not getting the best out of plasma at the mo.
     
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    My panny benefits from being fed a prog-scan image.

    If I set my Denon 2900 to output interlaced the image becomes a lot more grainy and skin tones look less realistic and panning shots don't seem as smooth.

    So I would say that it does make a big difference on my setup but I guess it would depend on what player you have now and what you planned to get.

    What player(s) did you have in mind ?

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    Progressive done well on a decent DVD player like the Denon is normally worth it, as they have very good de-interlacers (like SIL04, Faroudja etc)...BUT often entry level DVD players,DO NOT have very good de-interlacers and hence the difference between interlaced and progressive seems negligible.

    IMHO the better the DVD player (e.g. the better the de-interlacing chip onboard) the more the benefit progressive scan will give...

    This is often why people move up to video processors like the Iscan Ultra, Lumagen etc as these have very good de-interlacing chips to deliver top quality progressive scan images...

    JJ
     
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    I had been looking at the sony 730, but I think I'll wait until my budget stretches to something like a denon 2200 or 2900.
    Or until Pioneer make a slimline progressive scan player.(with my cabinet at the mo I can only house a slimline player)
     

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