Worthwhile to upgrade DVD player with interlaced TV?

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  1. David Ely

    David Ely Supporting Actor

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    I've been using a Sony 650 5-disc DVD player for quite some time now. I was wondering if it would much of a difference to buy a new player. I'm currently using a Toshiba 50" non-progressive RPTV.

    Any comments?
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    I dont think you would see any dramatic improvement over that sony.

    Some people have noticed that Sony units display a softer picture than other brands like Toshiba. But these 'sharper' pictures show more artifacts. So it's a trade off.

    The newer DVD players tend to have faster processors which give the software more time to fix things.

    But all of these improvements would be subtle, small things.
     
  3. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Bob, of course, is referring to a Sony's method of downconverting a 16:9-encoded DVD for display in a 4:3 letterbox format. Does that RPTV let you collapse the scanning-line raster into a 16:9 window?
     
  4. David Ely

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    Nope, the Toshiba set doesn't do the 'squeeze trick'.
     

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