Progressive Scan DVD Players

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  1. Rick

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    Is there a noticeable difference in picture quality on non-HDTV's? Or is it mainly for use with a HDTV?
     
  2. Buck-O

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    Yes, considerable difference.
    With HD it only gets better.
     
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    Progressive scan players are USELESS for televisions that are not HD-ready.
     
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    Yeah that's what the guy told me at Best Buy basically. I ended up picking up the Toshiba model just under the progressive scan for $129.
     
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    I second this motion.
     
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    While you will not be using the progressive portion of the player, many progressive players use better DACs, like 12 bit DACs. You will see the difference enve on an analog TV. Do your research. The Sony 700p doesn't loook to bad for a cheap player. I won it at work and its decent. I have the Marantz 6200 on order.
     
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    tekknikal Nothing's ever been better than that

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    Progressive scan is not compatible with non-HDTVs.

    As for the better DACs, this may or may not be the case, depending on the units your looking at.
    Remember, progressive scan is how the DVDs are to begin with. Ironically it takes added hardware to convert progressive scan to non-progressive (something ALL dvd players do). Its funny how manufacturers only included it in high end units to begin with.

    Personally I recommend Toshiba units for most people .. The Sony C1300 Error scares me a little much (in this case I'd definitely have to have an extended warranty..)
     

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