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What is progressive scan?
Most video you see via cable or satellite is interlaced. This means each each frame of video is divided into two parts: odd and even lines. For each frame (30 each second) the odd lines are scanned first, then the even.

Progressive video is different. It simulates the way film is projected by scanning the whole frame at once. ince most DVD movies started out on film, the image is being displayed more closely to its native format. This can actually create smoother video.

Many better DVD players offer progressive scanning which makes playback smoother. Of course, you need a progressive scan television and DVD player in order to use this feature. Many new widescreen TVs, such as plasma, DLP and LCD are progressive scan.

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