Progressive scan question

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  1. doug zdanivsky

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    I keep hearing about progressive scan DVD players, and kind of understand what they do for picture quality, and the price has come down enough..

    My question is: Does just the DVD player make the difference, or does the output device (TV, projector) have to be progressive-scan compatible as well?

    Would the Sony W400Q be compatible? I seem to remember hearing how the projector that replaced the 400Q (the name escapes me) WAS progressive-scan compatible, but didn't hear wether the 400Q was not..

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    Only digital TV's will be able to display a progressive signal. Does you TV have Component connections and is it digital?
     
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    It does have component connections, I don't think it's HDTV ready, though. Is that what you wean by digital?
     
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    If I remember correctly, the 400 will take a 1080i or 480i signal through the component inputs, but not a 480p. So no, I don't think you can use a progressive scan player with that projector. Check out www.thebigpicturedvd.com They used to have a 400q forum, although I haven't visited it in a long time.
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    Ok, thanks Tim.
     

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