Progressive scan freezes color option??

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  1. PaulaJ

    PaulaJ Supporting Actor

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    If t his is not the right place to ask this question, or if the answer is in a FAQ or other thread somewhere, please direct me there.

    I have a 58" Pioneer Elite 620HD monitor connected to a Pioneer Elite DV-37 DVD player. The receiver is a Pioneer VSX-D811S.

    When the home theater techs first set up the system, they put the DVD player on interlace mode. I soon realized that there was this annoying pinkish band on the right hand side of the monitor whenever I watched a DVD. The band would disappear if the colors were bright or light. But as soon as darker colors (particularly neutrals) came on, the pinkish band was evident.

    Recently the tech came back to make some adjustments, and when I complained about the pink band, he switched the DVD player to progressive scan. Presto, the pinkish band is gone.

    What I didn't realize at the time was that in progressive scan mode, the color command under the monitor's Picture menu is no longer available. And now it's stuck a couple of notches below the "normal" middle setting. The home theater sales person assured me that this would have no effect on the DVDs, that the DVD player now automatically adjusted the color.

    But I swear they look more washed out than before, and the few DVDs that I felt required adjusting the color up look even more pale.

    Is my home theater sales guy right, that the color being stuck below normal does not affect the DVD, or am I NOT imaginging that it does affect the color setting? I wish they had told me progressive scan locks the color command -- I certainly would have moved it back to normal before they switched to progressive scan.

    Looking for advice/comments on this situation.

    I don't suppose there is any way to have both the color command available and progressive scan...?
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

    Steve Schaffer Producer

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    Paula,

    I'm unfamiliar with Pioneer sets, but don't know of any other brand that won't let you adjust color with a progressive scan signal. Perhaps the color can be adjusted in one of the dvd player's menus if not in the tv's.

    If you have access to the owner's manuals for your tv and dvd player, you might be able to find a way to adjust the color for your dvds.

    Sorry I couldn't be more help.

    Perhaps if you were to start a thread in the display devices/tvs/ monitors section with something like "Pioneer Elite color adjustment in progressive scan mode?" as a subject line, some other owners of this set will respond.

    Good luck Paula!
     
  3. PaulaJ

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    Thanks, Steve, I'll head over to that other section.
     

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