Progressive scan DVD player

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  1. McPaul

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    I've never had a prog. scan DVD player.
    I've got some money from BestBuy.ca and am looking at their players they have available. I'm tossing it up whether to get an expensive player, or a cheap one and then wait for the Blu Ray ones to come out.

    Has anyone here got any experience with a Panasonic S97?
     
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    I don't have any experience with that player.
    What type and size of display is it for?
    There are some pretty good inexpensive players out there. I would get an inexpensive one, then upgrade when the HD players are within your budget. That's what I plan to do.
     
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    Toshiba 50" HD CRT RPTV

    thanks for the input!
     
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    I think most prog. scan players will look excellent on that set. The Toshiba 3960 has gotten great reviews for an inexpensive player.
     
  5. Allan Jayne

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    You might want to choose only from the progressive scan DVD players that Stacy Spears and his reviewers had given high ratings to. Do a Google search for Stacy Spears Shootout Secrets and read the reviews pointed out.

    There are progressive scan DVD players out there that give a picture no better when using their progressive output compared with using their interlaced output. The reason is that the de-interlacer built into the player might not be all that good. Such a shortcoming would be seen with that player no matter what TV set you connected the player to. A player that does not have motion adaptive de-interlacing or does not have 3-2 pulldown sensing will likely have a lower score in reviews.

    Just about very TV that accepts both interlaced and progressive scan material has its own de-interlacer for interlaced inputs and displays all material on the screen the same way. So the only need to get a progressive DVD player is after you looked for and found interlacing deficiences in the final picture when using the interlaced component video output.

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  6. Arthur S

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    Allan

    Those ratings appear to be 5 years old. Am I missing something?

    Thanks
     

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