November 16, 2004
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My TV is not HDTV. Is buying a progressive-scan DVD recorder useless? Thanks.
| |Once a high-end luxury feature, progressive-scan video
(a.k.a. 480p) is now standard issue for just about every DVD product hitting the market, running the gamut from DVD recorders
to $49 bargain DVD players
Even if your current TV can't accept progressive-scan signals (most non-HDTVs can't), your next one probably will. Because of that--and the fact that the progressive-scan capability isn't costing you anything extra--it's a great future-proof, step-up feature to have. Just keep the progressive-scan feature turned off until you hook it to a TV that supports it.
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