Samsung 30 in HDTV Monitor question

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Gerard Martin, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. Gerard Martin

    Gerard Martin Second Unit

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    One of the features listed for this set is "analog to digital video signal processing", does anyone have an idea what this means in plain simple english. Thanks.
     
  2. Rachael B

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    It just means upconversion to digital video, de-interlacing. It means anything 480i (or less), the top resolution (DVD resolution) of our old analog TV system is going to go through this circuit and be digitized and turned into a digital signal for display. Nearly all HDTV's do this. There are a few rare exceptions. I remember a Sampo set a few years back that required an outboard signal processor/de-interlacer to display any non digital signals.
     
  3. Allan Jayne

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    For the buyer choosing a TV, "analog to digital processing" conveys no useful information.

    All non-CRT TV's require analog to digital processing to put the picture from analog sources and also from component video inputs on the screen.

    All good comb filters and all de-interlacers require analog to digital processing of incoming analog video.

    Some HDTV's use all analog processing for externally fed HDTV signals and analog to digital processing of older analog broadcasts.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     

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