Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by tabs, Apr 18, 2005.
is progressive scan a "must" on a DVD player through a plasma tv ? thanks
I have read that it isn't, the plasma will do it for you...I think you have to spend over £500 on a DVD player to make it worth it.
Depends on the plasma as well - if the panel is an ALIS panel, progressive offers no improvement over non progressive (IMHO after extensive testing with a Hitachi 5300 & Arcam DV79 DVD player).
Non-ALIS plasma screens are inherently progressive, and the original source (the recording) is inherently interlaced. So something, somewhere along the line, has to convert the interlaced signal to progressive. But all plasma devices have a deinterlacer built in (otherwise you wouldn't be able to watch Sky/Freeview/Cable on them!) So you certainly don't need a progressive scan player to use a plasma.
However, with a good quality DVD player, it may be the case that the player's deinterlacing device is actually better quality than the one built into the screen. If so, then using that player's progressive scan output might give you a slightly better quality picture than you'd get if you fed the screen an interlaced signal.
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