Question for Wega owners concerning Progessive scan.

Johnny wilson

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I have a Sony Wega tv. I was just asking your input on a progessive scan dvd player. Would thier be any advantages in buying one for this set for the 16x9 mode? Or is a regular dvd player fine. Also, I am currently using
S-video. Would this be any advantages getting component video or is S-video fine. I was just asking due to the size ( 24") of the tv. Thanks in advance.
 

Matt Stone

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Well...progressive would be useless since you don't have a tv that supports 480p.

Componant vs. S-Video is another question entirely. It's more subjective, especially with a small TV...
 

Allan Jayne

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Unfortunately this answer is almost impossible for anyone to benefit from because we don't know which DVD players, if any, do it this way.
A progressive DVD player that constructed the progressive video frames first, then downconverted the 16:9 enhanced programs for 4:3 TV sets, then re-interlaced the video for the S-video output to regular TV sets, will give a better picture on 4:3-only TV sets than a regular (non-progressive) player.
Video hints:
http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/viddoubl.htm
 

Jack Briggs

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Johnny:

The 24-inch WEGA conforms only to the NTSC specifications. It does not scan fast enough to support progressive scanning. You could purchase a prog-scan player with a view to future compatibility, while, in the meantime, using the machine's interlaced output.

As for component-video interconnects, I always say go with the best. Even though the picture-quality differences will be minuscule at best compared with S-video, it still is better nonetheless.

JB
 

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