View Full Version : Progressive or Interlaced?
01-02-2007, 09:28 AM
I was just wondering which way is better. Progressive scan or interlaced? I notice aliasing a lot and I read the progressive scan gets rid of a lot of it. But I read that there are some downsides to progressive. For example that it reduces motion smoothness.
Which is better for anime?
*I do have a TV that accepts progressive scan signals.
01-02-2007, 11:28 AM
IBut I read that there are some downsides to progressive. For example that it reduces motion smoothness.
Huh? This doesn't even make sense. You must be confusing when someone was talking about same-rate deinterlacing of pure interlaced video. That reduces the smoothness of motion in the pure interlaced signal (very noticeable in sports). There is nothing inherent to progressive scan that makes motion less smooth, the frame rate is the deciding factor.
01-02-2007, 11:30 AM
I suppose it's a bit of a preference thing but with interlace, all motion will have some "combing". Progressive video will often have a sharper picture and a look that is closer to film.
If you have a display intended to display progressive video, then you want to feed it progressive unless it has a better built-in de-interlacer than your player. If you have an interlaced TV, then just feed it an interlaced input.
The only HDTVs that are interlaced are some CRTs and some plasmas. Pretty much everything else is progressive. Computer monitors are pretty much all progressive now.
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