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05-19-2003, 02:25 PM
I just got a new TV (36" RCA (great openbox deal on it) ) and was wondering if I'd benefit from upgrading my DVD player to one with Progressive Scan. The RCA has a 3-Line Comb filter, but is not HD. Will progressive scan ONLY help on an HD set, or is that a myth. Just curious, thanks.
05-19-2003, 03:14 PM
Some tube sets have higher scan rates like Sony's wega. I believe Component (RGB) inputs on your set is the only way to get a progressive signal from P-DVD. This will also give more brilliant colors. Check your manual, it may tell you what the lines of resolution are for your set. Mantis may have more on this.
05-19-2003, 03:28 PM
The set does indeed have Component RGB inputs available.
05-19-2003, 03:40 PM
Then it should benefit from a progressive player.
05-19-2003, 03:51 PM
Thanks for the replies, now I just gotta convince myself to shell out the money on a new DVD player...glad to see that progressive scans can now be had for as little as $99.
05-19-2003, 04:14 PM
Don't forget to add the cost of a set of component cables, roughly $75 on up.
05-19-2003, 04:20 PM
Does having RGB inputs on a TV mean it can handle progressive scan? I have my progressive scan player hooked up to my tv via rgb and turning on progressive scan messes up the picture.
05-19-2003, 04:30 PM
You need a Digital TV to see progressive scan images. Hooking up your DVD's standard (not progressive) component output to a standard analog TV's component video input will increase picture quality, brightness and color. To get progressive images (60 full frames/sec.) and utilize 2:3 pulldown, however, requires a digital tv. Progressive scan filmlike, with more fine detail and less flicker.
05-19-2003, 10:39 PM
Actually I somewhat disagree........
I have noticed that sometimes when using interlaced players that the composite feed looks the best overall.Due to the better scaler inside the TV.Example Pioneer Elite sets.....enough said.
Correct,you need a compoment video cable to pass the signal.Only Digial ready or HDTV ready sets can decode the signal.
I would also suggest you use quality cables for video.
05-20-2003, 01:28 PM
Well, I've sent RCA an e-mail asking for their input also (now to see just how long a reply takes...). I thank all of you for your input so far.
Shameless Vanity Plug: I've updated my system showcase with pictures of how my system looks with my new TV. :D
05-20-2003, 03:27 PM
nice tube TV .. bet it looks great. you must be a gamer. I see nearly every console there on the floor.
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