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I have two choice for our(wife and I) first HDTV, the Samsung 2796 and 2797.


2797:
http://www.samsungusa.com/cgi-bin/na...M2797HFX%2fXAA

2796:
http://www.samsungusa.com/cgi-bin/na...M2796HFX%2fXAA


Both are identicle except for the 2797 has 3:2 pulldown and BBE sound.

Here's a good reference for 3:2 pulldown.(which for some reason is not very clear for me)

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...e-10-2000.html


The 2796 is $137 less at Bestbuy then the 2997 is at Sears.(B.Buy does not stock the 2797).


I'll probably add 5.1 speakers next spring so the sound is not crucial, i'm only worried about the 3:2 pulldown.


1) In games only, from what i read 3:2 pulldown only relates to DVD movie transfer from film, so in console systems like my XBox/PS2..and soon GameCube, is it indeed true 3:2 has no effect on the visual quality of these games?


2) Now about the 3:2 pulldown in effect to movies, we do rent a few a month and were thinking a new DVD player will be a gift this Christmas.(from a family member)

But..most likely, this DVD player has no progressive output.

Does 3:2 pulldown effect non-progressive DVD players more then progressive?

Can you tell (picture quality) the effect of 3:2 pulldown makes in DVD movies?


(btw: Other then DVD/VHS? movies, i'm gathering 3:2 pulldown had nothing to do with movies on digital cable, is this true?


Thanks so much for any help here.


Philip O.
 

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If you get a progressive DVD player (they do the 3:2 pulldown for films) you won't really need the 3:2 pulldown function in the TV itself.
 

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On my mits, 3:2 pulldown can be applied to any 480i input. That would include OTA, VHS, laser disc, satellite, etc. I suspect the Samsung is the same.


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It is important to have 3:2 pulldown detection and compensation in any device that converts interlaced signals to progressive. So if you use a DVD player with progressive-scan output, it is important that the player have 3:2 pulldown detection/compensation. But if your TV converts all 480i input to progressive (I think those Samsungs convert all 480 to 480p), it is important that it also provide 3:2 pulldown detection/compensation, even if you use a progressive-scan player. The reason is that you will need it for good quality when viewing broadcasts of movies or TV programs shot on film.
 

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IMHO: 3:2 pulldown detection and compensation is Very important. I would not buy another DTV without it. Even if you have a progressive scan DVD player, there are other sources out there that will need the extra garbage that results from 3:2 pulldown thrown out- say laserdisc and cable/satellite.
 
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