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TV, HD, DVD, Progressive...difference?

Old 11-15-02, 11:43 PM
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TV, HD, DVD, Progressive...difference?

Im kinda new to the new HD technology and how progressive scanning works. My question is, what is the difference in the resolutions for all types of formats?

Someone told me that even HD is presented in two formats...720p and 1080 NTSC...what is the difference?

What is the best resolution for HD? for regular TV? for Digital TV?for DVDs? for Progressive DVD Players? So many formats...so many questions...can you guys give me the simple answers and the way to go?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-16-02, 05:33 AM
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You may want to read the FAQ at the top of the hardware area. It'll answer most of your questions.

That said, the person who told you about two different HDTV formats was partially right. There's 720p (progressive) and 1080i (interlaced). Neither is NTSC format, which is the old analog (current) format used in the U.S.
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Old 11-16-02, 10:08 AM
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You may want to read the FAQ at the top of the hardware area. It'll answer most of your questions.


Read the FAQ, then post a new thread if you still have any questions. Or better yet, use the search feature and make sure your questions haven't already been answered and then post.
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