Fancy Progressive Scan DVD Player?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by BrentCelmins, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. BrentCelmins

    BrentCelmins Auditioning

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    I'm in the process of building up to getting my new Sammy 43" DLP, and I'm going to need a new DVD player. Now, the TV has a Faroudja de-interlacer, so doesn't that imply that I can save some serious cash on a player? In other words, does the type progressive scan player matter with that television? Obviously, I'm not going to by an Apex or Orotron or whatever, but if I can buy a $99 Toshiba instead of a $300 Denon, then I'm happy to do so. Note that DVI output is not a requirement for me (obviously, since I'm asking about these lower end DVD players). The only other requirement besides progressive scan is the ability to player DVD-R's. So, comments and suggestions, please.
     
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    Don_Berg Supporting Actor

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    No, there is more to the good models than just the de-interlacer. The top-rated models like the Panasonic XP30 have excellent video circuitry for flat frequency response besides the Faroudja de-interlacer. Also its best to do the de-interlacer in the digital domain in the player. With an interlaced output (using the de-interlacer in the TV) you are converting the signal from digital to analog and back to digital in the TV, that can introduce some artifacts. I'd recommend a good top-rated Faroudja model like the Panasonic XP30 regardless of your TV.
     

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