Progressive Scan or not

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  1. Daniel T

    Daniel T Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a question about Progressive Scan. I do not have a HDTV ready Television. I do not plan to purchase one for another two years. So would I be wasting money by buying a progressive scan DVD? If so what would be the best interlaced scan DVD player. I would appreciated any suggestion on the right DVD player for me.
     
  2. MichaelGomez

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    Depends on what you want. Progressive scan will not work without an HDTV.

    But, the new sony and panasonic players are progressive scan for less than $300. If you know that you will get an HDTV and aren't worried about new technology between now and then. . .
     
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    When I buy a HDTV, I plan to upgrade the DVD to the latest technology whatever it is. Also, my receiver only plays Dolby Digital and I plan to upgrade the receiver before I plan to upgrade the TV. So I guess it will be better to buy a DVD without Progressive Scan for now. I would just be spending extra money on a DVD player and not be able to use it to its full potential. I would like a suggestion on which non Progressive Scan DVD player to buy(JVC, Panasonic, Toshiba, Sony, Etc.)
     
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    The other thing is that sometimes you get better DVD players in the progressive scan models. There was a good review of the panasonic and sony models in the Jan/Feb issue of the perfect vision. It actually gave the sony a better score as far as normal (non-progressive) functioning is considered. It was the Sony dvp-ns700p. It lists on the sony page for $350 but can be found a lot cheaper. If you compare the cheaper models to this one you might just want to go for this one.
     

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