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Thread: Is progressive scan worth it on LCDs?

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by McGraw, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. McGraw

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    I have just been in a specialist audio/video shop. The salesperson had the Nemo DVD running through a 50" Pioneer plasma tv.

    I mentioned that I was going to run an Xbox through component progressive scan through a soon to be purchased 32" LCD.

    He said that these types of TVs (LCD/Plasma) are inherently progressive scan and proceeded to turn progressive scan on and off at the source. I noticed no loss of picture quality whatsoever. He also said that there is even less difference with Xboxes and that some TVs and projectors actually end up with a better picture if you feed them interlaced signals and allow them to do the processing themselves.

    This is important to me as I'm getting a 32" LCD WEGA and I have a UK PAL Xbox that will need modifying to output in high definition.

    According to this salesperson I may as well just run the UK component kit and the TV will do the rest without any noticeable lack of quality.

    Can I have your opinions on this please.

    Thanks very much.
     
  2. richard plumb

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    short answer - it depends :)

    All LCD screens will have a basic deinterlacer/scaler built in. Some of these are crap, and there will be a definite improvement using a PC or progressive scan DVD player / xbox.

    Some, like the philips, new sony and sharp, have excellent scalers, and you would be hard pushed to notice the difference.

    For me, I have a progressive DVD player, sending its signal to a projector (as it has a crap deinterlacer). It goes to my TV via svideo, and the picture is FANTASTIC.

    So I'd try without first. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
     

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