Does the deinterlacer matter if I already have one?

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  1. JohnnyKretentiv

    JohnnyKretentiv Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a DVD player with a Faraodja chip (Denon 1815). That means I really shouldn't worry about the deinterlacer in the projector as long as it can be turned off. Right????
     
  2. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

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    One may be better than the other, so try each combination and pick which looks best.
     
  3. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Simply selecting "interlaced" from your DVD player "turns off" or rather skips the player's built in de-interlacer. Feeding in progressive scan video "turns off" or rather skips the projector's (or TV's) de-interlacer. Thus only one de-interlacer will be (should be; is allowed to be) in the video signal path.

    Since your DVD player has the Faroudja DCDI de-interlacer, I believe you are going to have a hard time finding fault with it. You could refer to Stacy Spears' Shootout (Google for that web page) and buy a variety of movie DVD's that represent de-interlacer torture tests, but I wouldn't bother.

    Quality of video cables is more critical with progressive scan from the DVD player. If you do not notice a deficiency when viewing the "200 TVL resolution" pattern of the AVIA DVD, you don't have to worry about that.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/viddoubl.htm
     

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