Progressive scan useful?

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  1. Ben We

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a 32" sony wega flat tube tv (not hdtv) and currently an older sony dvd player without progressive scan. The dvd player has a optical out and compnent jacks, but is it worth upgrading to a better one for this tv?

    Thanks Ben
     
  2. John Garcia

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    You won't be able to use progressive scan unless the TV is HD capable, so no it won't be a benefit to you.
     
  3. John S

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    You probably can't use the component video with progressive scan unless the TV is HD Capable. There was a short lived vintage that may do it. Got the Sony display model number?

    Even if it isn't, the component video should provide the better picture even at 480i.
     
  4. ChrisWiggles

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    It may be better because the DVD player you buy may be better than the previous one, but if your display doesn't accept progressive scan, then that specific feature will not be useful to you.
     

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