Non-progressive vs progessive scan difference??

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  1. Kevin Silence

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    OK, I now have a 56" HDTV, but I am still using a non-progressive scan dvd player. It looks great to me, but... if I upgrade to a progressive-scan player, will it make a big difference or not. I am looking at purchasing the Panny CP-72. I've read all the reviews. I'm just looking for some honest opinions. Will a see a big difference in picture quality or not. I am now using S-Video, but I would switch to component.

    I would appreciate any comments or thoughts. Thanks.

    Kevin
     
  2. Craig Robertson

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    "big difference", doubtful, most likely it would be a subtle improvemnt. it really depends on whether the de-interlacer in the dvd player does a better job than the one in the tv. post your tv model and perhaps someone with the same model will chime in.
    you could also see a modest improvement if you switch to component on your existing setup. as you probably already know, you will have to switch to component to get progressive scan as s-vid will does not have the bandwidth to pass it.
     
  3. John Royster

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    Depends on your TV really. I've had many friends come watch DVDs on my mits/rp56 and immediately buy a progressive scan player the very next day. Try it and see, maybe you can boworrow one.
     
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    [​IMG] ON MY TOSH 65H82 WITH A TOSH 3800 DVD PLAYER I DIDNOT SEE
    A BIG DIFF,BUT WHEN MY 3800 DIED AND I GOT A SONY 715 WOW IT
    BLEW ME AWAY.I AM SOLD ON PROGRESSIVE SCAN DVD PLAYERS,BUT
    HAVING SAID THAT TV AND DVD COMBINATIONS FROM WHAT I HAVE
    SEEN DO CHANGE THE PICURE QUALITY.AS FOR THE PANA DVD PLAYER
    I JUST DONOT LIKE THEIR PRODUCTS,BUT THEY GET GREAT WRITEUPS.
     
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    Craig Robertson Supporting Actor

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    Dennis, lose the caps-lock.[​IMG]
     
  6. Sergio Z.

    Sergio Z. Stunt Coordinator

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    I am looking to upgrade from a basic player (Toshiba SD-2300)to a progressive. I have an Samsung HCM4215W RPTV.
    I currently watch all dvds through the component video (jacks direct from the player to the TV). Looks great but can it be greater with a prog scan player? Significant? or not that significant? I would appreciate any feedback or pointers to other relevant threads. Thanks a lot everybody.
     
  7. JimC_A

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    I just hooked up my new cp72 tonight. I am very pleased with the initial trial run. We just finished a very colorful movie (Spiderman), and it looked incredible.
     

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