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post #1 of 3 Old 05-05-2001, 05:26 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey, quick question. Is there an advantage to go with a scaler, like the Crystal Image or the Quadscan, when I already own a progressive scan DVD player(Sony 9000ES)?? Is the scaling better? My screen is 16 x 9 80" wide. I figure it will scale DSS better than my internal scaler but...Any help is, as alway, greatly appreciated.

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Generally speaking, external scalers/doublers do a better job than the doubler in progressive DVD players. Not sure about the Sony, might want to check out this

Here is the player comparison

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I agree with the above post (because of the extra AD DA convertion and external de-interlacer should be inferior)
IF you are using a projector that can take an input, then you must consider that the internal scaler of the projector must take your 480p and make it
So, if your projector has a poor internal scaler, than it may still mess up your feed from your good 480p DVD player.

In this case an external scaler would be better because it could feed a scaler XGA direct to your projector.

I am dying to test this with my Sanyo (Quadscan input vs 480p from iScan pro), just havent had the time.

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