HDTV, Progressive Scan, and Projection TVS

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Pat_C, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Pat_C

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    Does a progressive scan DVD player make a noticeable difference in picture quality on a HDTV rear projection screen TV? Or does the picture quality suffer because of the projection enough that it doesn't make a difference?
     
  2. ChrisWiggles

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    This question makes no sense. The PQ improves if the set can handle the progressive, and higher resolutions (which is what HDTVs are for). Because it's projected is totally irrelevant.
     
  3. Pat_C

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    Sorry for the senseless question -- I had a guy tell me it made no sense to buy a progressive scan DVD player because I wouldn't notice it with my rear projection TV.
     
  4. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    It is possible that a RPTV with great line doubling will do a better job than a cheap progressive scan DVD player. So in some specific set of circumstances the guy could be right.

    But in the general case, he is wrong.
     
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  6. ChrisWiggles

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    Greg's answer is better.

    I'm stuck in the world of displays without deinterlacers, so i always forget they tend to come with them now.
     

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