Simple (Maybe) Progressive Scan Question

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by DennyL, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. DennyL

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    Some DVD players have 'PAL progressive scan', others have 'PAL/NTSC progressive scan'. What's the difference?

    This could mean that the PAL-only ones will work in PS mode only when feeding a PAL compliant TV, which I suppose most of us in the UK do have. Or it could mean that, when playing eg a region 1 DVD from the US, PG is not an option. Or it might mean something else.

    Do UK multi-region DVD players have the ability to convert NTSC DVDs to PAL, albeit at the NTSC frame rate, prior to outputting them to the TV/display, or do they require an NTSC-compliant TV to work? (I have an NTSC-compliant TV so don't know what's going on.)

    I'm asking this because I have a lot of DVDs from various regions and countries, and hope to be able to play them in PG mode, and need to know what sort of player I need to do this.

    Could anyone put me straight on this, please.

    Thank your for any comments.


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