Limited budget for new TV

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  1. Alfred Seet

    Alfred Seet Auditioning

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    I'm looking to get a new progressive scan dvd player and TV. With my budget, I can either afford a 29" progressive scan 4:3 TV or go for a non-progressive 16x9 32" TV. I watch more dvds, so I'm leaning towards the 16x9. But it doesn't have progressive scan.

    What do you guys recommend?
     
  2. Neil Joseph

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    I am moving this to Displays/TV's/Projectors.
     
  3. Jan Strnad

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    At 27-32", progressive scan is hardly going to be a visible improvement, if you can see any improvement at all, so I'd go with the bigger screen as long as it has S-Video or component inputs.
     
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    For once I disagree with Jan: You very much can see the difference between interlaced and prog-scan images in the 27- to 32-inch range. Night and day, in fact.

    But I am unaware of any 16:9 32-inch sets available in the U.S. that are not capable of prog-scan. Nor am I aware of any 29-inch sets of any sort on the current market.
     
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    Well, I'm from Singapore. Most TVs sold here are 4:3 sets, some are progressive scan. The majority of 16:9 sets are plasma, which are way over my budget. CRT 16:9 sets are very rare, and those are definitely non-progressive scan.
     
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    This shouldn't be too hard to solve. Alfred, look at both sets in a store with a DVD playing, and see if any scan lines distract from your enjoyment or not. If so, better get the progressive, if not, may as well get the bigger one.

    It'd also be nice to hear you then post about the scan lines so everyone in the thread can hear your opinion on them. Personally, on a 30-ish inch set, I don't think progressive scan is going to do much of anything.
     

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