DVD & HDTV - Progressive DCDi vs Upconvert 480i

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Tommy Haupfear, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. Tommy Haupfear

    Dec 31, 1998
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    Just got my Tosh 50HDX82 and it appears this set will upconvert 480i sources to 540p. My question is will I see a "major" difference by upgrading my Yamaha DVD-C900GL DVD player to something like the new Yamaha DVD-C920 with it's progressive scan and Faroudja DCDi processor?
    I'm using component video (480i) currently and it looks very good but I hear good things about this Faroudja DCDi processor. I also hate that Yamaha no longer makes gold DVD players to match my bling bling DSP-A1 Integrated amp. [​IMG]
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Feb 12, 1998
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    Someone else is asking virtually the same question in this thread; only the equipment is different. The question is asked routinely, and it's impossible to answer.
    A progressive scan player will usually create a superior image to an external line doubler, because the player generates its 480p output entirely in the digital domain, thereby saving several intervening stages of digital/analog conversion. Whether the difference is considered "major" is too subjective for anyone but you to evaluate. Line-doubling circuitry in newer sets (and in affordable units like the iScan Pro) has become very good, and some people claim to see little improvement with p/s players. Others see a major improvement. The only thing you can do is try it and judge for yourself.

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