Are Progressive Players Hothouse Animals?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mary M S, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. Mary M S

    Mary M S Screenwriter

    Mar 12, 2002
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    This question to you who have adready upgraded from non to progressive players. Are progressive players more finicky?

    Have a Pioneer DV-C302D 3 disc changer (non-progressive), and it has been a trooper. Had a few miniscule 'skippy' moments but its pretty much handled everything thrown at it. Double duty as CD/DVD player.

    Came home with the Sony 12 bit 108 MHz DVP-NS715P my first foray into Prog. players.

    The Sony hung twice on discs requiring a play button enter before it would cont. Hitched and jumped forward a large chuck once, hitched and jumped forward (as when a Satellite has catch-up moments when a storm is coming in) for lesser amounts several times. Paused for layer change (I think? still trying to grasp LC) longer than the old Pioneer has ever paused.

    I have a collection of abused and non-tended DVD’s.

    Are all Progressive players ‘twitchy’ about surface condition of the DVD’s, due to more complicated sophisticated electronics and I am being picky? Or could this Sony be a player that does not handle certain situations as adeptly as other offerings?
    Thanks for any input!
  2. Michael St. Clair

    May 3, 1999
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    Progressive players read the exact same amount of data of a disc as an interlaced player, and at the same speed.

    There is nothing about a progressive player to make it more touchy.

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