Progressive Scan Player on a non-progressive TV?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Robin Smith, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. Robin Smith

    Robin Smith Stunt Coordinator

    Sep 27, 2000
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    I have a Panasonic 27" TV (I know, I know...) and a Toshiba SD2109 Old Skool DVD Player. I am having ongoing problems with the player with freezing (not pause, but total freeze) on the layer shift. Plus it won't play VCDs, CD-Rs, MP3s or anything. These are features I would like.

    Thus the convenient excuse to upgrade!

    I know a guy who knows a guy who can get sub-dealer cost on Panasonic products. Thus I am in the market for a Panasonic DVD-RP82 or RP62. Both are progressive scan units.

    My main question is how will the progressive scan look on a my non-progressive 27" TV? Better, worse, no difference? So long as it is not worse, I am happy with that, but I have no idea what to expect.

    Both players seem to have pretty similar features, and for the extra $100 Canadian dollars, I would plump for the RP82, unless anyone has negative things to say about either.

    Eventually, I will be getting a front projector system (possibly a deal from another contact on a CRT projector) so the player will eventually be able to be used with a display that can take advantage of the progressive scan features.

    Input would be appreciated.


  2. Ken Seeber

    Ken Seeber Supporting Actor

    Nov 5, 1999
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    You won't be able to watch a progressive signal on a non-progressive TV. You'll have to switch the player to interlaced mode.
  3. Bob Sheen

    Bob Sheen Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 14, 2002
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