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DVD: Progressive Scan vs. Progressive output?

by coco / May 2, 2004 2:01 AM PDT

Buying my first DVD. My TV is a Philips-30" Widescreen HD-Ready Flat-Tube TV with Active Control-30PW850H. 2 q's:
1. I'm told i want PROGRESSIVE SCAN in order to get the best picture from my DVD player. Is there a difference between Progressive Scan and Progressive output?
2. I think i want a VHS/DVD combo. Any suggestions? The SONY SLV-D300P DVD looked cool, but the guy at Best Buy told me it keeps getting returned.

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Re:DVD: Progressive Scan vs. Progressive output?
by Art / May 2, 2004 2:30 AM PDT

I would think If you have a player with progressive scan but no progressive output that would defeat the purpose of the thing.

Unless you are having space problem, I would rather go with separate vcr and dvd player instead. Of course this is just my preference only.

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Just me guessing. Sony had an issue with recorded DVD media...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 2, 2004 3:08 AM PDT

When we first started making recorded DVDs, Sony DVD players were the worst at accepting said disks. We tried DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W and many of the Sony models would not play such.

The non-authoritive answer was that Sony was in a quandry if recorded DVD was a good thing or not. Remember that Sony has its hand in a media empire as well.


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Maybe not a complete answer but a suggestion...
by Charlie Thunell PL&T / May 2, 2004 7:01 PM PDT

I would definitely go for separated units. Personally I got this unit two or three years ago and it has worked as a Swiss watch! And we have seen many, many movies! And when I say many, I mean many! Picture is awesome, sound is fabulous (well, we happen to have quite good speakers though) and I have no complaints at all about this. Maybe the remote is a little hard to handle. At least the joy stick could be a PITA. But I strongly recommend it although it has a few years on the market now. There may be better stuff out now.

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