Direct view 16:9 sets with defeatable line doubler?

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  1. Andre Bijelic

    Andre Bijelic Stunt Coordinator

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    Just wondering if anyone knows of any direct view, widescreen sets (preferably 34") that have defeatable line doublers.

    I dislike the overly "digital" appearance of upconverted 480i material on most sets and would simply prefer to view it interlaced.
     
  2. Dmitry

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    There was a Sampo set a couple of years ago that lacked line doubler alltogether. So you'd get your HDTV or 480p when using a set-top box or prog. scan. DVD player and plain vanilla NTSC for 480i.
     
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  4. Andre Bijelic

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    I live in Toronto, Canada. Currently, there's not a great deal of HD programming available. The vast majority is still 4:3 480i.

    I vaguely seem to remember hearing something about the Panasonic sets - that the line doubler could be switched off by hitting a "game" preset. I did a search but couldn't find any info on this. Does anyone know if this is the case?
     

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