Help the newbie!!! I need laymen speak of HT terminology!!!

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  1. Jeff Rogers

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    All right ladies and gents.

    I broke down and bought the Mitsubishi ws-46809. It is being delivered next week.

    I need simple answers regarding Film mode (3:2 pulldown) and screen burn. I know that it is bad -- and watching HD programs with the side bars should be avoided.

    I am not getting the HD signal for a while so I don't think that should be a problem. Are there any other concerns involving burn in?

    But I need clarification on the pulldown. I have tried to understand it and all of the frames/second and NTSC stuff has me confused. Put it to me simple.

    If it helps, I have the Harmon kardon DVD-5 (not progressive)

    Any other tips would be great!! Thanks
     
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  3. Jeff Rogers

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    Danke'

    One more question. If a prog. scan dvd player bupasses the line doubler in the tv...what is the point of getting a prog. dvd player then? If the tv. doubles it to 480p why would I need a prog. player to put out at 480p originally?
     
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    Jeff;

    Chances are, a DVD player that can send a progressive video signal to your TV will produce a better picture than if you used the line doubler in your TV.
     
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    What Jeffrey F. said. DVDs store video information digitally. A good progressive-scan player reads the digital information, generates a 480p image entirely in the digital domain, and then converts it to analog (number of conversions = 1). An standard player converts the digital video information into analog 480i; then the line doubler in the Mits converts it back to digital and converts the line-doubled image back to analog (number of conversions = 3). It takes a very high-quality doubler to outperform a p/s player.

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