Do I really need progressive scan??

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  1. SteveW

    SteveW Agent

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    I have been doing alot of reading and researching and really can't find an exact answer to this question. I will be upgrading most of my home theater and have put myself on a budget. I will be getting the Hitachi 57S500 to start with. My current DVD player is a Panasonic DVD-RA60 which is not p-scan. In my reading I have discovered that alot of projection TVs have upscaling.

    My questions is will the upscaling in the Hitachi be good enough for now or should I go ahead and spring for a p-scan DVD player. Will I see a noticable difference?? I am really trying to save a little money as I am probably going to upgrade my Onkyo TX-SV545 receiver because of the lack of digital and component inputs. I do have a chance to buy a Pioneer Elite DV45A for $175 from a friend who upgraded but that takes away from the TV/speaker/receiver budget.

    Any input is appreciated.
     
  2. Drew_S

    Drew_S Auditioning

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    If your TV is HD, I think speding th money on a PS DVD player is a must. I just bought a Toshiba 4900 for $79. It has a MUCH better picture than my Sony Non-PS DVD player had. If your TV is not HD I do not think it would matter.
     
  3. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Have you looked a this thread:

    Is a progressive scan DVD player a must?

    I'll quote what I said there:

    My advice: Get the TV, and see how your current player looks on it. It you like the image, leave it alone.

    M.
     
  4. SteveW

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    That thread was a very good read. Learned a little more. I think I will just try my current player when I get the TV. If it looks good I'll let it ride until next year which frees up a little more money for an even better receiver now.

    I guess this whole progressive scan thing has alot of hype built up behind it. Just like monster cables. Not that I doubt p-scan makes a difference in some cases. Just not all. People like me who got into HT before p-scan was around and are now upgrading when it is hot are made to believe that you "have" to have p-scan for the best picture. Forums like this help people like me save a little money.

    Now if someone could point my in the direction of a thread(s) that talks about the big differences between using digital audio inputs as oppposed to anaolg inputs maybe I can save a little more money and retain my current receiver for a little longer.

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  5. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    Take a look at the Receivers forum. If you already know the difference between digital and analog audio, you're beyond Basics. [​IMG]

    M.
     
  6. John S

    John S Producer

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    If I bought a TV with the DCDi logo, I would not get a new DVD player.

    If I bought a TV that could do progressive scan from a 48oi DVD player with component video, but did not have the DCDi logo, I would try it before deciding.


    With that said, until just a few years ago, to get DCDi you had to anti up real big bucks. So being able to get it now for a couple of hundred bucks, almost makes the choice a no brainer. (Just do it!!!! lol)

    I am facing the same choice now. I have a cheap non-progressive player, that looks way great letting my TV do the progressive scan, which as me waivering back and forth on the issue.
     

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