Progressive vs interlaced on Sony XBR450

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  1. Kevin Murnane

    Kevin Murnane Auditioning

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    As a newbie to HDTV & home theatre I'm afraid I'm doing something dumb. Recently bought a Sony 36XBR450 and am using an S-Video connection between a DirecTV receiver and the TV. Sat reception is from the basic DirecTV satellite. While watching sat broadcasts switching between the interlaced, progressive and "cinemotion" settings on the TV produces no or almost no discernible difference (I can't tell if there's really a tiny difference or I'm only imagining it). Is this the way it should be? I expected the line doubler in the TV to noticeably improve picture quality. Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to give.
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    What ever the setting is on your tv you are still going thru the sets line doubler...The only exception is if you have a HD set top box or native progressive scan DVD player thru the component inputs...
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    Thanks, Mike. I was under the mistaken impression that the Interlaced setting indicated that the TV was operating at 480i.
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    "Interlaced" displays at 960i
    "Progressive" and "Cinemotion" displays at 480p
    If you look closely, you should see a diff between 480p and 960i.
     

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