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Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by sharper, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. sharper

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    Is it worth changing DVD player for 1. component and 2. progressive scan? I’m looking at one of the Toshiba’s when they come out. Will be running through Panasonic plasma, about to order the plasma.
     
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    Component will give you a crisper/sharper image although a good RGB connection can be comparable (at least that's what I've heard).

    In my opinion, progressive is where you'll see the most significant image improvement, especially on large screens. The Toshibas only handle NTSC disks though, PAL progressive is much harder to come by so it depends how many R1 disks you have.
     
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    If you go progressive it will naturally be via component and should give you a better picture.

    Component alone will not give much of an improvement over RGB.
     
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    Sharper - Check here for some examples of Prog Scan over interlaced.

    Paul
     
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    Yeh but don't you also need a Tv with Progressive Scan ? ? ,
    Otherwise you still won't get the best picture just via the
    dvd player with Progreeive Scan conneted to the Tv via Component ? ? ,

    This is what I have herd

    :D
     
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    To benefit from a progressive scan DVD player you need a monitor that will accept such a signal. You do not need that display device to also have any de-interlacing facility itself....so you heard wrong....

    Gordon
     
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    Gordon

    So if I connect a SD900E to my Tosh 32ZD09B Via component it
    will play region 1 dvd's in full Progressive scan mode and the picture should look COOOOOOl As Ice ,

    Many thanks for your help

    :)
     
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    I do not know whether that television is capable of accepting a progressive scan input signal. If it's the same as Oblivions then I guess it should...You'll know if it can't as you'll get a double image probably...or nothing at all.

    Gordon
     
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    I have tried my Denon DVD-2800 through the component inputs of a friend's Toshiba 32ZD09B. Although the picture came through fine when not Progressive, the screen became blue mute when Progressive was selected.
    This television won't accept a PS signal, the PQ through the component inputs looked slightly better than through RGB scart.
     
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    To benefit from a progressive scan DVD player you need a monitor that will accept such a signal. You do not need that display device to also have any de-interlacing facility itself....so you heard wrong....

    I think you caused a missunderstanding here: When he said "Yeh but don't you also need a Tv with Progressive Scan ? ?" I guess he didn't mean a de-interlacing circuit like e.g. Sony's DRC but instead PS compability as you described.

    Thus the display needs to support progressive scan, but it does not need to 'process' the image any further.

    So he heard correctly ... ;)
     

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