Newbie question about Progressive scan DVD vs regular

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  1. David_J

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    I'm I correct to assume that a progressive scan DVD player is useless unless you have a digital TV? I just bought a digital TV (Zenith C27V22) but I'm still using a non-progressive scan DVD player (Panny A120U). I plan on buying a new DVD player, but for now should I hook up my panny to the HD component inputs, or just the standard component input. From looking at the manual it appears that I have one set of inputs for 1080 and one set for 480. It has 2 additional svideo inputs for VCR and standard cable box. I'm thinking that it will do no good at all to hook a standard DVD player up to 1080 inputs because the signal is no better than 480 to begin with.

    I know it's not the best HDTV in the world, but I got it for less than $349 which is on par with a standard flat screeen 27 inch TV.
     
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    You cannot hook up a progressive scan player to the 1080 inputs either, unless that player is capable of outputting 1080 (there are only a few that do). Whether progressive or standard the resolution is 480; the difference is whether the scan lines are interlaced or progressive.
     
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    I think the HD component input is 1080i and 480p. Does that make sense. Like I said I'm a newbie so be gentle.
     
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    Use the 480 component inputs. I'm not familiar with the particulars of your TV, but it should have a line doubler, which basically turns a standard, interlaced signal into a progressive one. If it will ONLY accept progressive signals in the 480 than you'll have to go with the s-video connection.
     

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