are flat tubes progressive?

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  1. Talal

    Talal Stunt Coordinator

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    forgive the newbie-ness of the question, but I was wondering:

    Do the 27" flat screen TVs from Sony, Toshiba and Samsung support what is called progressive mode?

    For example, if I have a game console that outputs a game in 480p, will the set be showing it in this resolution?

    thanks in advance for the help,
     
  2. Saurav

    Saurav Cinematographer

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    I don't think so. I think you need a TV that's HDTV or HDTV-ready or something like that to be able to handle progressive signals. I believe Samsung has a 27" flatscreen progressive-capable TV, as well as a 27" flatscreen regular TV.
     
  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Saurav is correct. The set must scan at the appropriate frequencies to be able to produce a 480p image.
     
  4. Talal

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    A follow-up question:

    Is there a noticeable difference on a 27" flat tv with anamorphic squeeze when it comes to interlaced vs. progressive?

    i'm asking for both DVDs and games.
     
  5. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    On a 27-incher, the differences between prog-scan "squeezed" images and their interlaced counterparts are less noticeable, but they are there. Non-critical viewers might not notice any differences; they will all go "ooh" and "ahh" when looking at a 16:9-encoded DVD movie on such a set (interlaced, that is).
     

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