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HDMI or Progressive scan player?

by tonyh5 / September 30, 2005 2:09 AM PDT

Im in the market for a new DVD player for my S/S. I have a KLH w/ all decoding features but P-Scan or HDMI. Their was no progressive scan @ the time. I have a Toshiba-52HM84 DLP tv w/ HDMI & Onkyo-TXSR502 6.1 reciever. Should i go w/ HDMI Player or a really good P-scan player. Im down to 3 player's under $250.00: Toshiba SD5980, Sony DVP-NS90V or the LGDVB418. What U guys think or recomend for up to $250.00?

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by ginty32 / September 30, 2005 9:48 AM PDT

I'm sorry I don't have an answer for you. I would recommend you look at It's where I have looked for info on projectors and have found those guys know there stuff. They have mentioned products I never knew existed.

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HDMI *and* progressive scan
by snoopy2 / October 1, 2005 12:31 AM PDT

hi, you're mixing things up a little here. HDMI is an interface (how the signals are outputted) while progressive scan is a rendering technology. a DVD player can be both progressive scan and have HDMI outputs. in fact, i can't imagine *any* HDMI-equipped DVD player not having progressive abilities these days. but, yes, you definitely want progressive scan and you have to hook it up to your TV with either component video cables or an HDMI cable in order to take advantage of the better output progressive scan provides. component video is analog so there is a lot of conversion back and forth going on whereas HDMI allows a straight digital signal and is therefore preferable. HDMI also carries the audio signal so you won't need a separate set of cables for that plus HDMI is often required for upconverted signals (DVD has less resolution than HDTVs are capable of so some DVD players upconvert the signal to make the picture look better on HDTVs). in conclusion, buy a HDMI-equipped player...i'd imagine any DVD player over $80 these days is already equipped with progressive scan.

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by stewart norrie / October 1, 2005 9:44 AM PDT

I just bought a DENON 2900 d.v.d. player with d.v.i. output and a GIFIN d.v.i. switcher So now I get a stunning picture from my d.v.d. player and hi-def Sat sysyem. I just set the DENON player to 1080 If your t.v. has h.d.m.i input you can get a h.d.m.i to d.v.i. ( h.d.m.i carries audio and vidio) d.v.i. carries just the vidio as long as your using a seperate amp for your sound there is no difference good luck stewart norrie

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To think...
by Allin4greeN / October 2, 2005 10:19 AM PDT

that a solution you used in your home theater is going to be "the solution" for everyone is just plain ignorant, IMHO. Furthermore, and what has prompted my post, to recommend your solution in post after post as "the answer" just becomes tedious. We don't even know with any certainty whether the original poster is looking for an upconverting player or simply the best connection possible between a progressive scan player and monitor.

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