Help! Trying to get 480p from a progressive DVD player on a Loewe Aconda!

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  1. Darren Gross

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    I've had a Loewe Aconda 30" for a year or so now and am quite happy with it....except I can't get it to accept a Progressive scan DVD player through the component jacks. It displays 480i great, but the second I switch it over to Progressive, wham! the picture doubles, split down the middle and won't work. [​IMG] I've tried two separate progressive players through friends and got the same results from both.

    I want to upgrade my non-progressive DVD player to one that is progressive, but if it's not going to work I don't see any reason to spend the money.

    I've researched a few threads here on this but still have questions:

    Does the sets 480i imaging equal that of a progressive player due to the sets line doublers and automatic progressive circuitry?

    And if having a progressive player hooked up will improve the image quality that strongly, do I need some intermediary connector, instead of the component cables?

    Sort of a sidebar, but is there a way to switch thesidebar coloring on 4x3 programming to gray instead of black to reduce eventual burn in?

    Any tips would be tremendously appreciated! [​IMG]

    The manual states nothing about having to switch something on to get progressive to work....

    Thanks!
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  2. Darren Gross

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    Kicking this back up to the top. It disappeared so quickly. Any info, anyone? Anyone?![​IMG]
     
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    The Aconda 30 inch will only accept a progressive scan signal in the RGB input not the component. The 38 accepts a 480p picture from both inputs so you will have to get a component to RGB converter. But in my opinion hooking up a progressive scan dvd players will not increase the quality much at all(dependin on the model), because of the excellent job the Loewe's do of progessive scanning.
     
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    Thanks for the info, James.

    I'm currently running a Toshiba SD-2108 player through S-video.

    I was considering getting a (now impossible to find) Panasonic RP-82 or one of their equivalent models with the same chips and circuitry. Think that would show any difference?

    How much would a component to RGB converter cost? Are they easily available?
     
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    Darren, in my research on the Aconda 38" set various reviewers still gave the nod to progessive DVD players as being better then the set's excellent deinterlacer. Mostly they were a bit faster and had slightly less artifacts. Of course this all depends on a good player.
    I'll be (hopefully) taking delivery on this set in the next week. I plan to hook my DVD player to the component input, but then will be left with the problem of hooking up an HDTV set top box. It looks like VGA for that.
     

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