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Old 03-05-02, 08:24 PM
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Please enlighten me on progressive scan...

Ok first let me say that I somewhat know how a progressive scan DVD player works.

An interlaced signal sends out 2 separate signals at 30fps that interlace to create 60 fields.

A progressive scan will send out all 60 fields at once, 60fps.

Also progressive scan will take a film format (24fps) and insert 3 frames on the first one and 2 frames on the second to make it 60fps.

Composite and s-video do not support progressive scan...

This is about as far as my knowledge extends. I know how it works, but how do monitors take advantage of the information? How can you determine if a TV is progressive scan compatible so you are not wasting your money? Is any TV with component input compatible with progressive scan dvd?

Old 03-05-02, 08:26 PM
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Read the FAQ http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=165672

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Ok I read the faq and it really didnt tell me anything more than I already know, how the dvd player creates the progressive scan.

I want to know how it works in relation to the monitor. How do you know if you have a television that takes advantage of the progressive scan?

I have been shopping for a 16x9 projection screen and no where does it say if they are "progressive scan" compatible. I have seen some that have their own version of what sounds like progressive scan but they use different terminology.

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Most TV's don't support prog scan. Look for HDTV models. Look for a 480p input (480 lines of resolution, p for progressive scan). Most, if not all 16x9's (in the United States) should support 480p.
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Try this link for an explanation on progressive scan


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