Improving picture on DVD player

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  1. Josh P

    Josh P Agent

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    I have a standard dvd player without prog scan, is there another box I can add to the component output of the DVD player to change the signal to progressive scan. (Dont know what an interlacer does but is that it?) Does progressive scan only work for NTSC, why not fo PAL?

    Thanks for any help on this confusing topic
     
  2. Jan Strnad

    Jan Strnad Screenwriter

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    What is your display device? Can it handle a progressive signal and component inputs?

    Jan
     
  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    As Jan said, if your display is NTSC-only, then, no, 480p is out of the question. If you do have an ATSC-based display, its internal line doubler can offer a progressively scanned image from your interlaced DVD player.
     
  4. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    Yes there is such a thing as progressive scan PAL and it is conceptually the same, and can be made from interlaced PAL using the same techniques as used for NTSC.
    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/viddoubl.htm
     
  5. Josh P

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    Sorry currently my display is crap but i plan on buying a fptv which most likely will be ntsc and pal compatable, however i have heard that pal prog scan doesn't exist or that most displays won't support it. Is this true, if so it might not be worth looking for prog scan as i live in region pal. Thanks
     

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