Hitachi 51SWX20B: Is Progressive or Interlaced DVD best?

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  1. John Macri

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    I've read a review that says due to the 51SWX20B's 480 to 540 up-conversion, progressive DVD input introduces artifacts, and they recommended using a non-progressive component DVD input instead.

    I'd hate to lose the extra resolution 480p allows, but...

    Have you found this to be true, and are you getting a better DVD image with a progressive or interlaced DVD player?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Jon Sciabica

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    i think someone in this situation is mistaken. I have this model and saw a significant improvement between interlaced and progressive. progressive is way better. I notice no artifacts, and think that you would relly have to be looking for them from 3 ft away to see them if they were there. I love the tv and cant imagine a better image
     
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    Thanks for the feedback John...
     
  4. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

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    You need to try it yourself. Some DVD players are better, sometimes the TV outperforms the DVD player.

    Regards
     
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    I have the 57" version of the set and agree that progressive scan DVD looks outstanding on the set. It's so accurate in fact that bad discs look awful. But good ones (Lord of the Rings is the best one I've found to date) are truly stunning.
     
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    Do non-anamorphic DVDs look better/worse using progressive input?
     
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    Depends on the player and the DVD and whether the TV locks into full mode or not.

    No blanket statement ... have to experiment yourself.

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