Using a DVD player in the interlaced mode, the Faroudja Processor will work?

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  1. Rivera

    Rivera Auditioning

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    Hi,

    My question is if a DVD player can use it's Faroudja processor when it is producing interlaced signals? For example, I have an Infocus 340B DLP projector that does not accept Progressive scan images. The DVD player I have is a non-progressive Panasonic DVDA-120 (about 4 years old). I like to improve the image, specialy the blacks on the image. I'm thinking in the Denon DVD-1600, it has the Faroudja Processor and I read it has a special video setting, called "Cinema" who betters the black color on screen. I

    Please, anyone help in this one...

    Richard!

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  2. Charles Gurganus

    Charles Gurganus Supporting Actor

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    As far as I know, the Faroudja chip is only used when producing the progressive video signal.
     
  3. Don Munsil

    Don Munsil Stunt Coordinator

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    The Faroudja chip is only used for progressive video. The Cinema mode has nothing to do with the Faroudja chip, and does work with interlaced output, but I don't think it causes any gamma change (which would tend to make the blacks look blacker). I believe it just changes the frequency response, rolling off the high frequencies a bit more to get "smoother" looking video.

    Don
     

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