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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Grant B

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Posted May 12 2003 - 06:39 AM

My 2 DVD players were both bought before progressive scan so I have always wondered what I am missing. Last night a buddy of mine brought over his cheapo phillips progressive scan DVD player. I played parts of gladiator on my sony 860 megachanger and on his player and 3 of us did not see any difference. I used the same component cables on both and used my Wega 32xbr450 HD ready set that I just calibrated using Avia set up disc. I know my 860 is not top of the line but it was a decent player when it came out. His player is the cheapest progressive scan philips makes (he got it for under a $100) So with that in mind should I have noticed a difference? If so, any clues on why I didn't?Would a better quality set really shine through. Anyone have a good disc or type of scene that would really show the difference? Anyways that cured my upgraditis for a little while Thanks Much Grant BTW I watch HD all the time on the set and it looks incredible so I dont think I have a problem there.....
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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Steve Schaffer

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Posted May 12 2003 - 09:19 AM

This is more an indication of just how good the DRC (line doubling in the set is than anything else. I have a Sony KP57HW40 57" widescreen rptv, and do see a difference between progressive scan and interlaced from my Panasonic CP-72 player with Faroudja de-interlacer chip. It's a small difference though, and probably more evident to me than to you due to the much bigger screen or possibly because the CP-72 de-interlacer is maybe better than that of the Phillips player you tried. In my opinion, a progressive scan player is not an immediate must-have with a late-model Sony HD-ready set because the set's line doubling is pretty darn good.
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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Grant B

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Posted May 12 2003 - 02:19 PM

Steve Thanks for the info. I never really saw a good demonstration between 2 DVD players, one being progressive and the other not. Most stores have such bad viewing areas and sets that were not tweaked it always made me wonder. I have a KV series Wega in the bedroom, from what you said the difference would be more pronounced. Thanks again Grant
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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   John-Miles

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Posted May 13 2003 - 06:27 AM

small tv decent line doubler means little difference between progressive and non progressive
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