Joined: Dec 26, 2002
From: Huntsville, AL
Posted: 2003-02-06 11:02
Huy Guys: A search has not given me the answers I need.
I have a Sony DVD DVP-NS715P with 3.2 pulldown, the 32HS500 with 3.2 pulldown. I have the player set as Prog/Interlace selectable through the set-up menu. I usually view DVDs as progressive. Of course the TV DRC mode is disabled. My questions are:
Is 3:2 only applicable in interlaced mode? (Cinemotion is disabled when progressive)
Is setting the TV to cinemotion while outputting interlaced activating 3:2?
Is there any indication anywhere that 3:2 pulldown is being utilized?
Can anyone out there tell the difference? (No matter what I've tried, I can't)
Does the DVD have to have some sort of encoding for this circuitry to kick in? If so is there any way to tell?
Thats a lot of questions. If anyone knows of a good reference, I would like to read it.
3) Not that I have ever seen.
4) I can't tell much of a difference, either.
5) No, the DVD doesn't have to be encoded specially, but 3:2 pulldown is only applicable to things that were originally shot on film (movies) as opposed to shot on video (most TV Shows)
For a really good reference/explanation on progressive video and 3:2 pulldown, read the Progressive DVD Shootout and in particular, the chapter on progressive scan.
You should get the best overall resolution from your DVDs by setting the DVD player to progressive mode (assuming you're using component video, of course). This lets the DVD do the 3:2 pull-down conversion in the digital domain, without having to pass the signal through another "layer" of D/A-A/D conversion in the TV.
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