Who is progressive scan for?

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  1. Kootuu

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    Hi all,

    This has been bugging me for some time.

    What actually is progressive scan and who should use it? I hear a lot about the NTSC format being mentioned but as I do not have any region 1 discs so at the moment it hasn't bothered me.

    I know it makes the picture sharper, but for what? Pal or NTSC? Or both?

    It's kinda confusing to me...hope someone can clarify?
     
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    Hi,

    Check out the "sticky" thread in the Progressive Scan forum for all the gen.

    Steve
     
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    PS brings mostly benefits to people with big displays, ie. those where you can see the scanning lines (small black lines which you can see on small tellys only if you get really close).
    PS will eliminate those lines since one frame is then 'painted' in one go (instead of two).
    PS works with both, PAL and NTSC - but it must be supported by the source (DVD player) and the display (plasma, TV, projector etc.). The preferred connection for this is Component (aka YUV).

    PS was first available for NTSC and is now becoming more widespread for PAL, too. Reason for this where of course copy protection worries (by the industry).
     

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