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Progressive Scan DVD Players and Older TVs

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Barrie Maxwell, Jun 8, 2002.

  1. Barrie Maxwell

    Barrie Maxwell Stunt Coordinator

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    I want to replace my existing DVD player. I have a Pioneer Elite PRO-98 RPTV which is about 5 years old. Will a new progressive scan DVD player work with such a TV since I'm not planning on upgrading my TV for a few years yet. I understand that my TV can't take advantage of the progressive scan capability, but does that also mean it can't play a signal from such a player at all?

    Thanks for any help.

    Barrie
     
  2. John Royster

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    It'll work just fine. Progressive scan players have a switch that allows you to select interlaced or progressive. You'll just be running it interlaced.
     
  3. Joe.Kuta

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    as long as the dvd player has a switch for "interlaced" you can play it on ur old tv. it won't offer any improvement on a non-progressive player though.
     
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    I'm in a similar situation. I have a new TV (which I just bought a few weeks ago, so I do not plan to upgrade for a long time) that is analog, and am in the market to replace my old DVD player. So you're saying that a progressive scan DVD player wouldn't improve picture quality on a non-digital TV? So I would be better off getting a "higher-end" non-progressive scan DVD player than spending money on a progressive-scan one? Thanks!
     
  5. Joe.Kuta

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    hdtv's use progressive scan, reg. tv's are interlaced.
    therefore, you would have to bypass this benefit in order to use the dvd player w/ a reg. tv, by outputing in "interlaced."
    Thus making the progressive dvd player just a regular interlaced dvd player.

    Unless you plan to upgrade to hdtv and want to be ready w/ ur dvd player, get the non-progressive.
     

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