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How do you know if you have a Progressive Scan TV? We are having problems playing DVD's from video stores. It will play the previews, but when it gets to play the movie, it doesn't play. I can play them on my computer, but not on my new Philips DVD player.

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Well, a progressive scan TV displays in the same resolution as a normal interlace TV. It's very hard to tell the difference in all respect.

Progressive rewrites every single line/pixel on the screen. Interlaced simply skips a line and rewrites half of the lines every frame. So, progressive can show higher quality, but interlaced was more predominant as it was easier to create for TV makers in the earlier days.

Most of today's better televisions are strictly progressive and you won't have any problems.

I'd try a different DVD player with the selected titles and see if the problem persists. It could be the TV or the or the player itself. If the titles work in another DVD player. Try a newer television and see if it works there.

Hope these ideas help.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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