Progressive Scan on non-HDTV Wega!!!

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  1. Lev-S

    Lev-S Second Unit

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    I have the Sony KVFS13 Wega (27") and was wondering if 16:9 enhanced mode is activated and I run a progressive player through it (component interconnects) will it look better/worse/same than a basic interlaced signal? The set is an analogue one. Any thoughts? Anybody even tried this?
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    If your TV can't display a progressive signal -- and it sounds like yours can't -- then a progressive player won't make any difference.

    M.
     
  3. Jack Briggs

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    Correct, the FS-series WEGAs (as well as the FV series) cannot display a progressive-scan field. So, as Michael notes, there is no advantage to using a progressive-scan player (though having one means the machine is future-compatible for when a prog-scan display takes centerstage in your system; just use the interlaced output until then).
     
  4. Doug Schiller

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    And learn the difference between !!! and ??? [​IMG]

    I have a non HDTV WEGA and almost shouted for joy when I saw your thread title.

    Doug
     
  5. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    So, Doug, buddy, why didn't you ask the question? The answers are out there... [​IMG]
     
  6. DaleBesh

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    I also have a non-progressive 36" Wega, and the vertical compression feature (available after 2001) for 16:9 viewing, while not HDTV or 3:2 pull down, makes the set just good enough I can not justify to part with it yet.
    In every other way (I did extensive calibration including geometry adjustments) the picture is still excellent.
    But my older 32" Toshiba Cinema series still has a slight edge on color decoding, especially reds.
     
  7. Lee M T

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    I too have a WEGA. When looking for a low-end ($150) player, what should I be concerned with? I just recently got the TV, so I'm not even close to buying a digital television. Right now I'm looking at bottom of the barrel Onkyo and Yamaha single-disc variety's. But, from what I read at C-Nets site, the Sony 325 (which isn't progressive at all) had great interlaced playback. I see units like the Panny S35 have had poor interlaced play. So, I wonder how the Yamaha and Onkyo entry-level prog scan player will do.
     
  8. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Lee, which kind of WEGA, NTSC-only or an ATSC-capable one?
     
  9. Lee M T

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    Mr. Briggs: I'm guessing NTSC-Only. Where would I look to find out? The manual I suppose. I'll try to find it.

    I bought it at a Best Buy here in Texas, if that may make any difference.
     
  10. Jack Briggs

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    If you don't recall the model number do remember what you paid for it? The NTSC-only WEGAs are the FS- and FV-series models. The HS-, HV-, and XBR-series models are the ATSC-capable ones.
     
  11. Lee M T

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    I actually found the manual in record time, unbelievable.

    The model number is KV-27FS100. In the back of the manual it says "Television system: American TV Standard/NTSC."
     
  12. Jack Briggs

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    So there you go.
     

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