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Old 09-22-01, 11:55 PM   #1
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Should you go with a player that has Progressive Scan?

If so what would be the reason? What does that do for a player?

I ask because I want to pick up an Apex dvd player and most of them don't offer it. It would mainly be for playing mp3's but if I ever wanted to watch a dvd on it, I wanted to know if I should go with a model that has this?

In every ones opinion, which one of the models is the best?

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Old 09-23-01, 01:13 AM   #2
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Does your TV accept a progressive image? Or will you be buying a TV that does within the next year or two? It not I would save your money and get a non-progressive player.

I recommend getting the Panasonic RV-31 for a great inexpensive player that plays MP3's.
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Old 09-23-01, 05:15 AM   #3
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A TV picture has 480 lines of resolution. The way conventional TV displays these lines is called "interlaced" scanning, where the electron guns in the picture tube draw first the odd numbered scan lines, then the even numbered scan lines. This happens so fast, you see a complete picture without realizing what's happening.

Progressive scan DVD players put out all 480 lines of resolution in order. This is how computer monitors work, and it essentially doubles the amount of picture information getting to the TV screen at any one time. The image is much smoother.

However, to take advatage of a progressive DVD player, you need a TV capable of displaying a progressive image. In the United States, this pretty much means an HDTV.

If you don't have an HDTV and don't plan on getting one in the near future, save your money. Progressive scan technolgy is changing rapidly, so by the time you upgrade your set, you're likely to be able to get a better player for less money.
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Old 09-23-01, 09:01 AM   #4
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Ok thanks, guys I was trying to understand what the progressive scan was. It doesn't have any thing to do with the problems that the Apex players have had with the brief skipping you see and hear when watching a movie?

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Old 09-23-01, 10:38 PM   #5
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It doesn't have any thing to do with the problems that the Apex players have had with the brief skipping you see and hear when watching a movie?
No, it has absolutely nothing to do with your problem. You may be talking about the layer change, or you may have a defective DVD player.
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Old 09-24-01, 12:41 AM   #6
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Ok thanks, guys I was trying to understand what the progressive scan was. It doesn't have any thing to do with the problems that the Apex players have had with the brief skipping you see and hear when watching a movie?
Unforunately, this is a pretty common complaint about Apex players.
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Old 09-24-01, 07:23 AM   #7
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Unforunately, this is a pretty common complaint about Apex players.
Has any one found a fix for it? Would upgrading the filmware chip help out at all?
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Old 09-24-01, 09:46 AM   #8
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Has any one found a fix for it? Would upgrading the filmware chip help out at all?
Upgrading to another brand of player might help.
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Old 09-24-01, 04:26 PM   #9
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Upgrading to another brand of player might help.
Well I haven't gotten it yet. Are there any other players in that price range that could play mp3's as well as VCDs?
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