Progressive DVD and s video

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  1. Ronald K

    Ronald K Auditioning

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    Using an s video connection, is there any value in upgrading to a progressive scan DVD player or does the improvement need a Component Video connection?

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  2. John Kotches

    John Kotches Cinematographer

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    This is an easy one.
    Progressive scan can only be sent via Component Video or RGB, not via S-Video.
    Plus, the TV has to support progressive input [​IMG]
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  3. Scott Merryfield

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    If your television can only accept an s-video connection, it is not capable of receiving a progressive scan video signal. As John mentioned, progressive signals are sent via either component or RGB video connections. That being the case, you can still use a progressive scan DVD player with your TV, since the player will also have s-video and composite video outputs. However, these will be standard interlaced video and offer no increased video performance over a comparable interlaced-only player.
     

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