As my old DVD player (interlaced only) has been on the fritz of late, and with a new DVD "blue-laser" player format war ensuing, I decided to replace the failing unit with a middle of the road unit (Denon 2815), figuring that for CD's the carousel would be a nice feature... Anyway, it supports both interlaced and progressive scan modes.
Since I was blown away by the Aconda's performance with my old JVC low end player, I was expecting to see a difference in my newer, better, progressive scan equipped Denon unit.
The interlaced playback mode looked great. As I was unable to do a side by side comparison between the old and new DVD player, I can't honestly say that it's any better looking, but certianly no worse.
Switching the player to progressive scan mode however, threw the image out of whack (this was corrected by setting the Aconda to DVD 460p (versus the DVD 460i set previously)). Though the picuture was now not doubled/distorted, it looked terrible! Very washed out and... grainy? (I can sum it up with one word - blah). It was reminiscent of viewing broadcast TV with rabbit ears on my old TV.
I should point out that I'm cabled thus:
Does anyone have any information about this?
I seem to remember hearing that the Aconda doesn't play well with progressive scan, but haven't been able to find anything definitive. Loewe's site offers not technical information, and the manual is next to useless.