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Direct view 16:9 sets with defeatable line doubler?


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Andre Bijelic

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Posted May 05 2003 - 08:14 AM

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.
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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Dmitry

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Posted May 05 2003 - 01:00 PM

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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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Jack Gilvey

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Posted May 05 2003 - 11:23 PM

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

I absolutely agree with this. Although I'd think it more important on a 4:3 set, since most 16:9 material would be available in progressive (?). What country are you in?
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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Andre Bijelic

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Posted May 06 2003 - 04:02 AM

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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