Question regarding 3:2 Pull down detection

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  1. halau

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    Hi there,

    I am new to AV forum and am thinking of buying a progressive DVD player.

    I have a question regarding 3:2 pull down detection.

    Currently, I have a progressive-capable rear projection TV which doesn't have 3:2 pull-down detection/compensation.

    If I have a progressive DVD player with 3:2 pulldown detection & compensation capability, is it going to help the picture ?

    Or to enjoy the good movie quality (where 3:2 pulldown is in effect), both the TV/monitor and the progressive DVD player have to have the 3:2 pulldown detection & compensation feature ?

    Any reply is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks !

    <br />Andy<br />Toronto, Canada.
     
  2. halau

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    Oh, I don't know if it is relevant. I forgot to mention that my rear projection is Toshiba 40H80(Canadian/US model) which is probably similar to 40PW03B in UK.

    Thanks again !
     
  3. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    Andy: In your situation the answer is that a progressive DVD player with 3:2 detection will make a huge difference. Only with film based DVD's though.

    The ability to re-construct the original frames of the movie and then replay them in a 3:2 sequence will result in a lot less artifacting. It should be a very worthwhile improvement.

    Where are you in Canada?

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  4. RichardA

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    Halau,

    As Gordon says, using a Progressive Scan DVD player with 3:2 detection will give you a significant improvement.

    you do not need 3:2 detection in the TV set as well as it is only required where you go from interlace to progressive scan (i.e. bringing related fields back to their correct frames)- in this case in the DVD player. Once the image is in progressive scan frames are frames and no further processing is necessary in your case.

    I hope this helps

    Richard
     
  5. halau

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    Thanks for your reply, Gordon and Richard.

    So the TV just treats the frames as frames, regardless of whether 3:2 pulldown applies or not.

    Hmm, I would keep my eye on some progressive DVD players.

    Since there is still uncertainty b/w DVD-audio and SACD as far as which is gonna to dominate the market or they will share the market in a different way, I will just hold on to purchasing a new DVD player.

    We don't have a winner among DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM either..

    At least I would wait for a player with progressive scan, HDCD, DVD-audio and/or SACD features.

    Of course, the price is also a concern. I am trying to look for one in mid-prices range, DENON DVD-2800 looks good but it lacks DVD-audio or SACD capability.

    Gordon, to answer your question, I'm in Toronto. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    Andy
     
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    Andy,

    I have prospective in-laws in Burlington!

    If you get the chance go to London and see Ric Ho at London Audio. They were the best a/v dealer I found in my visit to Toronto this summer.

    Gordon
     
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    Hi Gordon, Sure, I will. Thanks for telling.

    Hope you had a good time during your Toronto's visit. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    And I've read a few Home Cinema magazines recently. Good resource.

    <br />Andy
     

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