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Any point in prog scan DVD if I don't have HDTV? (1 Viewer)

Sean EH

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I'm looking for my first DVD player. I was thinking about getting the Panasonic RP56 or Toshiba 4700, but I only have a conventional 27" TV. Will they offer me any advantages over cheaper non-prog scan players, or should I save some money and get a bare-bones model? Thanks for the help!
 

Michael Reuben

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You won't get any benefit from progressive scan. Whether it's worth it to get a p/s player anyway depends on whether you think you'll be getting a new set anytime soon.

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BobJ

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With your current set there is no advantage to using a progressive scan player. If you are planning to upgrade in the near future, it may be worth it.
 

Jack Briggs

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Yep, if you're looking toward future compatibility, there's nothing wrong about going with a prog-scan player with reverse 2:3 pulldown. It will be ready to dazzle you when you get a 480p-capable display.
 

Sean EH

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So the question becomes: With the rapid improvements in electronics, will a prog scan player I buy now be any good a few years from now, or would it be better to buy a $100 player now to use until I get the HDTV? Thanks for the input!
 

Jack Briggs

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Up to you. The prices of prog-scan players are so low as to make this a moot point. May as well go with the better player.
 

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