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HDTV Interlaced vs Progress Scan

by Tech_Guy / November 15, 2004 10:47 PM PST

What is the difference between the HDTV Formats of interlaced and progressive scan, which is better and when does one use them?

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Re: HDTV Interlaced vs Progress Scan
by Art / November 16, 2004 10:05 AM PST

Your input components determine what connections and formats to be use; and always use the connection which gives you the best qualities of course. You really don't have too much of a choice.

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Re: HDTV Interlaced vs Progress Scan
by THE_PUMA / November 16, 2004 12:48 PM PST

There are several HD formats. Progressive means all the lines of resolution (720p has 720 lines) are displayed on every frame (typically 60 frames/sec). Interlaced means the picture is split in half (odd lines one frame even on the next) but displyed quickly enough so your brain cant tell the difference. Usually p is preffered but it also depends on what the source is and the native resolution of your display device.

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