Dumb question about progressive scan and reverse 3:2 pulldown.

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  1. Jeremy Anderson

    Jeremy Anderson Screenwriter

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    I'm getting a Hitachi 43UWX10B widescreen projection unit delivered Saturday and I picked up a Panasonic RP-56 progressive DVD player to go with it. My question is this:

    The Movie Mode on the Hitachi does reverse 3:2 pulldown. But doesn't the RP-56 perform this conversion already in progressive mode? I'm just curious as to whether I should be using the movie mode on the TV at all or if using both will cause any kind of problem. Or does the Hitachi automatically detect a progressive feed and not do the 3:2 pulldown? I'm new to RPTV and a bit confused.
     
  2. Allan Jayne

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    The progressive player should do its own 3-2 pulldown sensing and optimizing. When the TV gets the progressive scan input (check the instructions to see whether that is automatic or requires a menu choice) the TV skips its movie mode operation.
    If you were to feed interlaced video from the player, such as via S-video, or watch a broadcast or VHS tape movie, then the TV will use its movie mode, sometimes manually selected.
    Some DVD players also have their own movie mode, live video mode, etc. you can choose from. This applies only for progressive scan.
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    Hi, It seems that either I am confused or others are confused judging from their posts. I would like to purchase both a TV and DVD soon. Would like to purchase HDTV. Now, would progressive DVD player make any difference with a TV that has line doubler anyway? Or, is the only benefit the 3:2 pulldown, if TV does not have this capability already. I have read that if you have HDTV w/ the 3:2, buying a progressive DVD is throwing money away.

    OT here, but what benefit would a progressive DVD offer those with a NTSC TV?
     
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