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Progressive Scan Better?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Allen H, Oct 16, 2001.

  1. Allen H

    Allen H Auditioning

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    I Just got a Toshiba 50 inch HD WideScreen, but even with my second generation player set to animorphic widescreen I can still see some artifacts especially during fast moving scenes.
    My friends tell me it's perfect but I know it could be better becouse I've seen better.
    I Wonder would a Progressive scan DVD Player clear this up & smooth it out?
     
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  3. Eugene Hsieh

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    Depends on what you're seeing. I see less aliasing with progressive scan, but still see many artifacts on mediocre discs. By nature, DVD is going to have artifacts since it's based on MPEG compression. If anything a progressive scan player which is doing minimal image processing will just should show those artifacts more clearly. A properly encoded disc will reduce these, hence the existence of superbit discs, and a progressive scan DVD player will more clearly show the detail on good discs. A poorly encoded disc will show artifacts up the wazoo on any TV and DVD player.
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  4. Allen H

    Allen H Auditioning

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    Thanks for all your help guys.
    I made upi my mind & decided to get a progressive scan DVD player. (just got it today)
    The difference is like night & day!
    Progressive is much better than interlaced!
    I'm happy. [​IMG]
     
  5. PaulKH

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    Allen - ok don't keep us in suspense, what player did you get? [​IMG]
     

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