Do I need progressive-scan????

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  1. GeorgeP

    GeorgeP Auditioning

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    I currently have a low end Panasonic DVD player (A-110,with no component out, only S-video), that I bought three years ago connected to my new HT. I have a Pioneer Elite PRO610-HD monitor with Anthem MCA-5 amp and AVM-2 reciever. Currently I am very happy with my picture while watching DVD's.Will a new DVD player with progressive-scan and component out provide me with a noticeable improvement? Thanks for your input.
     
  2. Chip E

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    Simply put... Yes, it'll provide a better picture, no doubt.
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  3. Jay Mitchosky

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    The PRO-610HD has an excellent built-in line doubler. As such you would see relatively less benefit from a progressive scan player compared with a lesser monitor. But generally speaking you are likely to see the best results from a progressive player where deinterlacing is accomplished in the digital domain. Just remember to look at progressive players that have on-board aspect ratio control; the PRO-x10HD series locks in full mode when receiving a progressive signal, fine for anamorphic discs but not for basic letterboxed transfers. Given the quality of the 610's line doubler this isn't as much of a concern, but nevertheless a strong consideration. Our own Robert George owns a 710HD and has reported exceedingly good results with the new Panasonic RP-91.
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