Using a DVD Player/Recorders de-interlacing

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  1. GadgetObsessed

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    I have a Panny PD30 TV that can take a pal PS input.

    I believe that I can pass my Sky+ output through a pal p.s. DVD recorder (e.g. JVC DRM1) to use the recorders de-interlacing.

    My question is whether this is also possible with a PAL p.s. DVD player? (i.e. non-recorder)
     
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    I'm afraid not.
     
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    Does that improve the quality of the picture?
     
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    For DVD players, having a pro-scan output is definitely better than outputting an interlaced picture and then having the TV de-interlace it.

    Passing an interalced source such as Sky through an external deinterlacer (such as the JVC DRM1) will only improve the picture quality if the external de-interlacer is better than the one in the TV. (Also the Panny PD30 appears to have some problems with interlaced RGB/component sources that do not crop up with pro scan component sources.)

    I have considered something like the iScan Ultra to do this - many plasma users report that its de-interlacing is better than that built into their plasma display. However, the IScan is a very expensive option.

    Ideally I'd like to find out how to mod the Panny PD30 to accept a 1080i HD signal (review in What Video mentions that such a mod exists - but I can find no details) and then find an external de-interlacer/scaler that can output 720p/1080i.
     
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    I know what progreesive scan is! :)
    I'm just asking, wether the de-interlacing of a recorder is better than pannys own internal de-interlacer?
     
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    Sorry jdg didn't mean to teach you how to suck eggs. :)

    I don't know if an external de-interlacer is any better than the sets internal one. However, given the problems that I have seen with the sets RGB/component inputs and other users reporting no such problems with PS DVD players I was keen to try a PS input device. I'm wondering if a PS input bypasses some internal Panasonic processing and this is why there are less problems with PS than interlaced inputs.

    90% of my viewing is Sky rather than DVD so I was looking at ways of deinterlacing the Sky outut. As I also want a PS DVD player anyway getting a JVC DRM1 seemed like a possible cheap combined deinterlacing option. I was just wondering if I could use a standard player with an RGB input such as a Sony 730/930 instead.

    One day I'd like to get a 1080i scaler or a DVD player recorder that outputs 1080i like the new Samsung.

    I'm guessing that you are a PD30 owner....
     

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