Question about quality of Progressive DVD vs. HDTV signal

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mark Giles, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. Mark Giles

    Mark Giles Second Unit

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    I went to my local electronics store last night and saw they just got in these new sony 65in wv series:
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    They were receiving a HDTV signal with a dish that made the movie on the tv look PERFECT!!! I then asked if they could hook up there best progressive scan dvd player to the tv so I could see the quality of the picture. Watching Gladiator, I noticed the picture wasn't nearly as good as the HDTV signal. Why is this? Was there a setting on the player he didn't set right? I would think that the dvd player would give the best picture out of any source. Can someone explain this to me?
     
  2. Paul.R.J

    Paul.R.J Auditioning

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    Mark

    I had the same problem when I went to see the Sony 57" I bought. After some further investigating they had the progressive scan DVD hooked up through the S-Video. I asked them to use the component and it showed a beautiful picture.
     
  3. Jim_F

    Jim_F Screenwriter

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    Progressive scan DVD players are wonderful, but are not close to HDTV on a professionally calibrated display.

    A good progressive scan player yields a nice, smooth 480 horizontal lines of resolution, while HDTV is 1080 lines (or less often, 720 progressive lines)
     
  4. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Even if they hook it up correctly and enable progressive playabck (which at some stores is a crap shoot in itself)-- progressive DVD is a little more than 1/2 the resolution of true HDTV- so chances are that HTDV will look obviously better than Progressive DVD, even to an un-experienced eye.

    -Vince
     

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