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Mathew Shelby

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While watching a movie the other night (Copycat), I accidentally hit the setup button and I guess I never took the time or learned how to do it correctly, but I was welcomed by tons of options to tweak the dvd player. My problem is that DVDs seem to have better picture clarity in Interlaced format than Progressive Scan. I know this shouldn't be right, so I was wondering if anyone could look at my settings and help me see where I am going wrong. FYI: I have a 47" Samsung HDTV, Toshiba Progressive Scan DVD player (hooked directly to TV via Bettercables.com Silver Serpent Components), Kenwood receiver and Polk for mains and surrounds. Okay here goes:

Picture
TV SHAPE: 16:9 WIDE (Addl options: 4:3 NRML, 4:3 LETTERBOX)
PROGRESSIVE 4:3 OUTPUT: 4:3 (Addl options: Full)
PROGRESSIVE CONVERSION: Auto (Addl options: Video, Full)

Audio
PCM Down Sampling: Off (Addl options: On)
Audio Out Select: Bitstream (Addl options: PCM)
Dynamic Range Control: Off (Addl options: On)
Karaoke Vocal: Off (Addl options: On)
**I should mention that I am using an optical cable from the DVD player to the receiver -- are the settings correct?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

GregLee

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Maybe everything is ok. I believe it is possible for interlaced to look better than progressive, if the TV is converting interlaced to progressive internally and is doing a better job of it than the DVD player.
 

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