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Progressive Scan DVD player: How much of a difference?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian Harnish, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. Brian Harnish

    Brian Harnish Screenwriter

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    The subject says it all. How much of a difference would I notice on my Sony WEGA KV-32FV27 while using a progressive scan DVD player? Would it accept a progressive signal through the component inputs? Would there still be an improvement in the picture quality to warrant upgrading? I currently have a Pioneer DV-525.

    BTW, the player I'm considering purchasing (after my audio system) is the Toshiba SD5700 Progressive Scan DVD player.
     
  2. Marc Rochkind

    Marc Rochkind Second Unit

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    If I am right (check me), this TV is not HDTV-ready. That is, its only display mode is 480i, not 480p or better. So, I don't think it can take progressive input at all.
     
  3. Chriss M

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    that is correct, only the XBR series of Wega's will accept a progressive scan signal.
     
  4. Brian Harnish

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    Does that mean that that player would be useless on my TV? Should I just stick with my Pioneer DV-525 until I get an HDTV-ready set?
     
  5. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    I would, unless there was some other reason for me to upgrade my player.
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