Progressive Scan???

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Calvin Watts III, Aug 10, 2001.

  1. Calvin Watts III

    Calvin Watts III Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2001
    Messages:
    916
    Likes Received:
    0
    I went into my local BB today, & I decided to look at some DVD players. For once, I actually had a question or 2, but after getting waylaid by an employee with the 4-year service plan, I decided that I'd be better off asking here.
    Anyways, I have two simple questions...this post is the 1st! ( I'll do another post for the second.)
    My simple question is:
    What does progressive scan mean? Is it standard on all DVD players? ( It doesn't seem like it is, because I couldn't find any info from my DVD instructions) What are the benefits from having pro.scan & would it be worth upgrading from what I have?
    BTW, I own a cheap Samsung DVD-739 (but hey, it was free...) & a Playstation 2 (which I use as a backup)
    Any help would be nice and appreciated [​IMG]
    Calvin
    ------------------
    "Don't make me angry....You wouldn't like me when I'm angry......"
     
  2. Eugene Hsieh

    Eugene Hsieh Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    550
    Likes Received:
    0
    Click me!
    ------------------
    Eugene Hsieh, VisorCentral FAQ Editor
    1000 km on a tank of gas??? Check out the Prius and drive the future now!
     
  3. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 1998
    Messages:
    21,763
    Likes Received:
    2
    Eugene's link may have more technical detail than you want -- though it's hard to answer your question without a fairly detailed explanation of how film is translated to video. Try this link for an explanation better geared to the beginner. The section on progressive scan is near the end, but you'll need everything that leads up to it to understand it.
    The bottom line is that progressive scan is well worth having if you have a monitor that can display it. If your set isn't HDTV-capable, chances are that progressive scan won't do you any good.
    M.
     
  4. DanG

    DanG Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2000
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  5. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 1998
    Messages:
    21,763
    Likes Received:
    2
     
  6. Calvin Watts III

    Calvin Watts III Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2001
    Messages:
    916
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for your help,guys. Now I have a better understanding on how this works. It seems to me that in my current setup, having a progressive scan player wouldn't help out all that much...but it wouldn't hurt either...and I could always upgrade my TV later [​IMG]
    Thanks Again!
    Calvin
    ------------------
    "Never give up!!! .......... Never surrender!!!!!!!!!."
     
  7. Eugene Hsieh

    Eugene Hsieh Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    550
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hmmm... If already have two DVD players, I'd save up and upgrade your TV first (depending on the brand model).
    In general, an average DVD player with a higher end TV will give a MUCH better picture than a top-end DVD player and an average TV.
    Of course, a top-end DVD and top-end TV is always better. [​IMG]
    ------------------
    Eugene Hsieh, VisorCentral FAQ Editor
    1000 km on a tank of gas??? Check out the Prius and drive the future now!
     

Share This Page